CHICAGO, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- InterCall, the world's largest conferencing and collaboration services provider, today announced that it has acquired Stream57, a leading provider of fully customizable web event and streaming media solutions and services.
Businesses continue to harness rapidly advancing streaming technology as they seek to connect remote employees and bolster collaboration from within. Organizations are also leveraging streaming for virtual events, as they combat declining physical attendance, rising travel costs and recession-era marketing budgets.
"By acquiring Stream57, InterCall is affirming our vision for the future of event streaming which is changing how companies get their messages out to customers, employees and partners," said Scott Etzler, president, InterCall. "Stream57's incredible streaming technology combined with our global footprint and diverse customer base is a powerful combination unmatched in the marketplace."
Streaming media software and infrastructure have evolved rapidly over the past few years, making event web streaming a "must-have" technology for all businesses. Already the leader in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries for e-learning, online training and promotional programs, Stream57 provides event web streaming software, services and event expertise to clients across the business spectrum. With an emphasis on in-house platform development and innovation, Stream57 has earned a reputation for platform stability while maintaining a commitment to engaging viewers with the most efficient and effective programs through a platform that provides:
- Easy-to-use live and on-demand streaming video and audio
- High level of customization to meet unique client needs
- 100% Adobe™ Flash, a technology that is installed on over 99% of computers
- Comprehensive reporting and administration tools
"We have remained at the forefront of the streaming industry due to a dedication to Flash software innovation and an emphasis on providing the best possible viewer experience," said Ben Chodor, founder of Stream57. "We're thrilled to now be a part of the InterCall family and together we will change the way customers across all industries can utilize and benefit from custom streaming communications."
InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation, is the largest service provider in the world specializing in conference communications. Founded in 1991, InterCall helps people and companies be more productive by providing advanced audio, event, Web and video conferencing solutions that are easy-to-use and save them time and money. Along with a team of over 500 Meeting Consultants, the company employs more than 1,500 operators, customer service representatives, call supervisors, accounting, marketing and IT professionals. InterCall's strong U.S. presence, which includes four call centers and 26 sales offices, is bolstered by a global reach that extends to Canada, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. For more information, please visit www.intercall.com.