Citrix Licenses Global IP Solutions for Enabling High Quality Voice Conferencing to the Desktop
Citrix GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar Use GIPS State of the Art Technology as Foundation for its Voice Communication
SAN FRANCISCO and SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Global IP Solutions (Oslo Børs: GIPS), the leading provider of IP multimedia processing solutions, and Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), announced today the two companies entered into an OEM license and distribution agreement to provide integrated VoIP and PSTN audio conferencing in GoToMeeting® and GoToWebinar®. Using GIPS technology, Citrix has enhanced its ability to deliver easy, true one-click meetings with this new combination of VoIP, phone and web conferencing that enables online meetings and Web events of all sizes.
“GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar make it possible for anyone with a PC or Mac® to easily, securely and cost effectively collaborate, present information and demonstrate products at their desktop,” said Bernd Oliver Christiansen, Citrix Online’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “We’re pleased to have GIPS as our partner to help us deliver the highest quality audio experience to our GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar customers.”
“With current economic conditions, there’s an increasing demand for unified communications and collaboration capabilities, which help to offset travel expenses,” said Global IP Solutions’ CEO Emerick Woods. “Citrix offers the easiest user-friendly one-click meeting service on the market to satisfy this growing demand. We’re delighted they selected GIPS Voice ConferenceEngine and VoiceEngine as the enabling technology for VOIP and PSTN audio conferencing, critical components in a high quality, real-time Web conferencing experience.”
Citrix® GoToMeeting® and Citrix® GoToWebinar® include GIPS Voice ConferenceEngineTM and VoiceEngine to ensure users have the best experience possible. Based on GIPS’ award-winning and patented technology, GIPS Voice ConferenceEngine is powerful software that handles all aspects of audio mixing and processing in a conference or collaboration environment. GIPS’ software handles audio processing issues typical on IP networks, such as delay, jitter, packet loss, background noise and echo; thereby ensuring excellent audio quality, even under adverse network conditions.
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 215,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100 percent of the Fortune 100 companies and 99 percent of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 8,000 partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2007 was $1.4 billion.
About Global IP Solutions
Global IP Solutions (Oslo Børs: GIPS) provides best-in-class voice and video processing in IP communications. GIPS enables its customers to deliver unmatched quality, with a faster time-to-market and with less risk than alternative solutions. GIPS serves application developers, wired and wireless service providers and network and telecommunications equipment vendors. Its customer list includes Gadu-Gadu, Google, IBM, Mail.ru, LG Electronics, Movial, Nibuzz, Nortel, Oracle, Radvision, Samsung, Citrix, Yahoo!, Tencent, and other key players in the voice and video over IP markets. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Stockholm, Boston and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.gipscorp.com.
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