Glance Networks Debuts StreamShaping(TM) Technology

New Technology Improves Multi-Guest Sessions Across Varied Network Speeds



Mar 28, 2007, 01:00 ET from Glance Networks, Inc.

    ARLINGTON, Mass., March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Glance Networks, Inc.,
 creators of the "one-button-simple" Glance.net(TM) desktop sharing service
 for PCs and Macs, today announced the release of its new StreamShaping(TM)
 technology, which lets all participants in multi-guest sessions enjoy the
 best possible viewing experience, regardless of their different network
 connection speeds. Glance's StreamShaping continuously optimizes each
 person's view to the speed of his or her network connection. Each guest
 sees updates as quickly as possible and no one falls behind.
     "Poor performance due to one participant's slow or unreliable
 connection is an issue that has affected much of the web conferencing
 industry. We're thrilled to offer state-of-the-art technology that delivers
 a great experience to every participant in multi-guest sessions," said Rich
 Baker, co-founder and CEO of Glance Networks. "StreamShaping continuously
 optimizes each guest's view to match his or her actual network speed. Fast
 connected viewers go fast, while slower ones stay right on their heels.
 Everyone gets the best possible view. No one is left in the dust."
     Many web conferencing services perform poorly when participants connect
 at different network speeds. People with slow connections will often find
 their views eventually fall many seconds or even minutes behind those on
 faster networks. To avoid this problem, Glance used to send screen updates
 only as fast as the slowest-connected guest could download them, so
 everyone's view stayed in sync. That worked well when everyone had a good
 connection. But if one guest was on a slow connection, everyone else's view
 would slow to that guest's speed.
     Glance's new patent-pending StreamShaping technology eliminates all of
 these issues. It delivers the best possible experience by sending
 participants as many updates as their particular connections permit,
 without letting anyone fall behind. Guests with fast download speeds see as
 many screen updates as their network connections allow. Those with slower
 connections may take slightly more time to receive updates, but they never
 fall behind. StreamShaping continuously adjusts what is sent to each
 person, based on his or her instantaneous network speed. If a guest's
 network initially is congested and then opens up, that person's view speeds
 up as well.
     StreamShaping also automatically and transparently re-connects a guest
 whose Internet connection momentarily drops. This can be important for
 participants on wireless or other networks subject to fades or brief
 outages. StreamShaping works to quickly re-establish the dropped connection
 and catch up to the most current view. Most guests will not even notice
 they had a connection problem. They just sit back and watch.
     About Glance Networks
     Glance Networks, Inc. provides a simple one-button desktop sharing
 service that lets users instantly show their live PC or Mac computer screen
 to anyone online. Companies worldwide use Glance to deliver web demos,
 sales presentations, training and technical support. Founded in February
 2000,
     Glance is privately held, with headquarters in Arlington,
 Massachusetts. For more information, please visit http://www.glance.net.
 
 

SOURCE Glance Networks, Inc.
    ARLINGTON, Mass., March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Glance Networks, Inc.,
 creators of the "one-button-simple" Glance.net(TM) desktop sharing service
 for PCs and Macs, today announced the release of its new StreamShaping(TM)
 technology, which lets all participants in multi-guest sessions enjoy the
 best possible viewing experience, regardless of their different network
 connection speeds. Glance's StreamShaping continuously optimizes each
 person's view to the speed of his or her network connection. Each guest
 sees updates as quickly as possible and no one falls behind.
     "Poor performance due to one participant's slow or unreliable
 connection is an issue that has affected much of the web conferencing
 industry. We're thrilled to offer state-of-the-art technology that delivers
 a great experience to every participant in multi-guest sessions," said Rich
 Baker, co-founder and CEO of Glance Networks. "StreamShaping continuously
 optimizes each guest's view to match his or her actual network speed. Fast
 connected viewers go fast, while slower ones stay right on their heels.
 Everyone gets the best possible view. No one is left in the dust."
     Many web conferencing services perform poorly when participants connect
 at different network speeds. People with slow connections will often find
 their views eventually fall many seconds or even minutes behind those on
 faster networks. To avoid this problem, Glance used to send screen updates
 only as fast as the slowest-connected guest could download them, so
 everyone's view stayed in sync. That worked well when everyone had a good
 connection. But if one guest was on a slow connection, everyone else's view
 would slow to that guest's speed.
     Glance's new patent-pending StreamShaping technology eliminates all of
 these issues. It delivers the best possible experience by sending
 participants as many updates as their particular connections permit,
 without letting anyone fall behind. Guests with fast download speeds see as
 many screen updates as their network connections allow. Those with slower
 connections may take slightly more time to receive updates, but they never
 fall behind. StreamShaping continuously adjusts what is sent to each
 person, based on his or her instantaneous network speed. If a guest's
 network initially is congested and then opens up, that person's view speeds
 up as well.
     StreamShaping also automatically and transparently re-connects a guest
 whose Internet connection momentarily drops. This can be important for
 participants on wireless or other networks subject to fades or brief
 outages. StreamShaping works to quickly re-establish the dropped connection
 and catch up to the most current view. Most guests will not even notice
 they had a connection problem. They just sit back and watch.
     About Glance Networks
     Glance Networks, Inc. provides a simple one-button desktop sharing
 service that lets users instantly show their live PC or Mac computer screen
 to anyone online. Companies worldwide use Glance to deliver web demos,
 sales presentations, training and technical support. Founded in February
 2000,
     Glance is privately held, with headquarters in Arlington,
 Massachusetts. For more information, please visit http://www.glance.net.
 
 SOURCE Glance Networks, Inc.