Lipstream Brings Real-Time Voice Services to Cultura Inglesa Online Language Courses

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lipstream Networks, Inc.

    CUPERTINO, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Lipstream(R) Networks, Inc.,
 the leading provider of real-time voice over the Internet for business, today
 announced that its VoIP services have been integrated with the Cultura Inglesa
 Online (www.culturainglesaonline.com) language education portal. The addition
 of Lipstream's voice services enhance Cultura Inglesa Online's Internet-based
 courses with a complete, real-time voice solution that delivers a highly
 interactive human experience for connecting online class participants with
 instructors and each other.
     Lipstream's PC-to-PC voice service enables Cultura Inglesa Online's
 language instructors and students to engage in group discussions, one-on-one
 conversations and send text messages in real-time, enhancing student
 comprehension and retention, and allowing for written language practice and
 spoken language pronunciation feedback.
     "Cultura Inglesa Online has always provided valuable online language
 learning services such as writing, listening and reading exercises," said
 Roberto Beck, CEO at Cultura Inglesa Online. "However, conversation is crucial
 to the correct learning of a spoken language. With the addition of Lipstream's
 advanced VoIP services, we're now able to offer students and teachers a
 real-time speaking service, and a complete, cutting-edge online education
 solution."
     "Effective communication is essential to the learning process and is
 especially important to an online language education scenario, such as Cultura
 Inglesa Online's," said Matt Jones, President and CEO at Lipstream. "By adding
 our live voice services to its Web-based language courses, Cultura Inglesa
 Online is bringing the immediacy and effectiveness of online voice interaction
 to the virtual classroom."
 
     Lipstream's Real-Time Voice Services in the Virtual Classroom
     Lipstream's real-time voice service is an ideal online tool for distance
 learning environments. Lipstream's VoIP services run over the Lipstream
 Network, which is based on a unique architecture providing a high quality,
 secure and highly scalable medium for the transmission of real-time
 communications. Unlike other VoIP vendors, Lipstream's network features
 multiple redundancy and rapid problem correction to ensure the best available
 voice quality for every connection. Lipstream's flexible termination options
 of connecting to PC's, a local phone number, toll free 800 number, or on
 premise voice gateway enable businesses to choose the service that best meets
 their infrastructure and cost needs.
     In virtual classroom environments, Lipstream allows students and
 instructors to conduct voice discussions with a single click. Participants can
 talk from PC-to-PC or PC-to- phone anywhere in the world where Internet access
 is available. With Lipstream's voice services, students and teachers can
 converse naturally, just as they would in a real classroom. The results are
 greater comprehension and more effective learning. Students can send text
 messages and research the Web while they are attending a training session, and
 training conferences can be recorded and saved for review at a later time.
 Educators can combine online course content with real-time voice instruction
 so that students can ask questions as they arise and obtain answers
 immediately. As more students are enrolled, Lipstream makes it easy to add
 more users.
     Lipstream's voice services are now available with Cultura Inglesa Online's
 language education portal. Other Lipstream customers in the online education
 space include EF Education and Global English. For more information on the use
 of Lipstream's real-time voice services in online learning applications,
 please visit Lipstream's website at www.lipstream.com.
 
     About Lipstream Networks, Inc.
     Lipstream Networks, Inc. is the leading provider of real-time voice over
 the Internet for business. Lipstream provides a full suite of real-time
 PC-to-PC, PC-to-Phone and Phone-to-Phone voice services enabling solutions for
 customer care, eMarketing, business communication, training, learning, and
 community applications. Lipstream manages a global real-time Internet
 infrastructure, delivering the highest quality voice service and platform,
 enabling businesses to transform the communications experience. Lipstream
 offers a unique and simple-to-use experience and provides the highest voice
 quality available on the Internet today.
     Lipstream is privately held and investors include American Express
 Company, Compaq Computer Corporation, Crosslink Capital and Sequoia Capital.
 Based in Cupertino, California, Lipstream can be found on the Internet at
 www.lipstream.com or contacted via telephone at 408-861-8200.
 
     About Cultura Inglesa Online
     Launched in September 2000, Cultura Inglesa Online aims to become the
 largest language-learning portal in the Latin American market. Their courses
 offer bilingual support and focus on the areas that are problematic for Latin
 American students. This unique approach utilizes the vast resources of the
 Internet, enabling students the freedom to study any time, anywhere. All
 four skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) are comprehensively
 developed, with the help of state-of-the-art technology. The education
 portal's online teaching staff are always on hand to answer students'
 questions about grammar and vocabulary, and offer useful tips on how the
 students can improve their language learning. Internet users can choose from
 general English courses (available at all levels), business English courses or
 exam preparation material for the Brazilian university entrance exam and TOEFL
 (including mock exams).
 
     NOTE:  Lipstream and the Lipstream logo are trademarks of Lipstream
 Networks, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties
 of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Lipstream Networks, Inc.
    CUPERTINO, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Lipstream(R) Networks, Inc.,
 the leading provider of real-time voice over the Internet for business, today
 announced that its VoIP services have been integrated with the Cultura Inglesa
 Online (www.culturainglesaonline.com) language education portal. The addition
 of Lipstream's voice services enhance Cultura Inglesa Online's Internet-based
 courses with a complete, real-time voice solution that delivers a highly
 interactive human experience for connecting online class participants with
 instructors and each other.
     Lipstream's PC-to-PC voice service enables Cultura Inglesa Online's
 language instructors and students to engage in group discussions, one-on-one
 conversations and send text messages in real-time, enhancing student
 comprehension and retention, and allowing for written language practice and
 spoken language pronunciation feedback.
     "Cultura Inglesa Online has always provided valuable online language
 learning services such as writing, listening and reading exercises," said
 Roberto Beck, CEO at Cultura Inglesa Online. "However, conversation is crucial
 to the correct learning of a spoken language. With the addition of Lipstream's
 advanced VoIP services, we're now able to offer students and teachers a
 real-time speaking service, and a complete, cutting-edge online education
 solution."
     "Effective communication is essential to the learning process and is
 especially important to an online language education scenario, such as Cultura
 Inglesa Online's," said Matt Jones, President and CEO at Lipstream. "By adding
 our live voice services to its Web-based language courses, Cultura Inglesa
 Online is bringing the immediacy and effectiveness of online voice interaction
 to the virtual classroom."
 
     Lipstream's Real-Time Voice Services in the Virtual Classroom
     Lipstream's real-time voice service is an ideal online tool for distance
 learning environments. Lipstream's VoIP services run over the Lipstream
 Network, which is based on a unique architecture providing a high quality,
 secure and highly scalable medium for the transmission of real-time
 communications. Unlike other VoIP vendors, Lipstream's network features
 multiple redundancy and rapid problem correction to ensure the best available
 voice quality for every connection. Lipstream's flexible termination options
 of connecting to PC's, a local phone number, toll free 800 number, or on
 premise voice gateway enable businesses to choose the service that best meets
 their infrastructure and cost needs.
     In virtual classroom environments, Lipstream allows students and
 instructors to conduct voice discussions with a single click. Participants can
 talk from PC-to-PC or PC-to- phone anywhere in the world where Internet access
 is available. With Lipstream's voice services, students and teachers can
 converse naturally, just as they would in a real classroom. The results are
 greater comprehension and more effective learning. Students can send text
 messages and research the Web while they are attending a training session, and
 training conferences can be recorded and saved for review at a later time.
 Educators can combine online course content with real-time voice instruction
 so that students can ask questions as they arise and obtain answers
 immediately. As more students are enrolled, Lipstream makes it easy to add
 more users.
     Lipstream's voice services are now available with Cultura Inglesa Online's
 language education portal. Other Lipstream customers in the online education
 space include EF Education and Global English. For more information on the use
 of Lipstream's real-time voice services in online learning applications,
 please visit Lipstream's website at www.lipstream.com.
 
     About Lipstream Networks, Inc.
     Lipstream Networks, Inc. is the leading provider of real-time voice over
 the Internet for business. Lipstream provides a full suite of real-time
 PC-to-PC, PC-to-Phone and Phone-to-Phone voice services enabling solutions for
 customer care, eMarketing, business communication, training, learning, and
 community applications. Lipstream manages a global real-time Internet
 infrastructure, delivering the highest quality voice service and platform,
 enabling businesses to transform the communications experience. Lipstream
 offers a unique and simple-to-use experience and provides the highest voice
 quality available on the Internet today.
     Lipstream is privately held and investors include American Express
 Company, Compaq Computer Corporation, Crosslink Capital and Sequoia Capital.
 Based in Cupertino, California, Lipstream can be found on the Internet at
 www.lipstream.com or contacted via telephone at 408-861-8200.
 
     About Cultura Inglesa Online
     Launched in September 2000, Cultura Inglesa Online aims to become the
 largest language-learning portal in the Latin American market. Their courses
 offer bilingual support and focus on the areas that are problematic for Latin
 American students. This unique approach utilizes the vast resources of the
 Internet, enabling students the freedom to study any time, anywhere. All
 four skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) are comprehensively
 developed, with the help of state-of-the-art technology. The education
 portal's online teaching staff are always on hand to answer students'
 questions about grammar and vocabulary, and offer useful tips on how the
 students can improve their language learning. Internet users can choose from
 general English courses (available at all levels), business English courses or
 exam preparation material for the Brazilian university entrance exam and TOEFL
 (including mock exams).
 
     NOTE:  Lipstream and the Lipstream logo are trademarks of Lipstream
 Networks, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties
 of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Lipstream Networks, Inc.