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Evoke Unveils Application Sharing

Evoke Communications (Nasdaq: EVOK), a leading provider of virtual meeting services, today (Dec 6) announced the launch of Evoke Collaboration 4.5, with new features like enhanced application sharing and support for Flash 4.0 during Web Touring.

Evoke Collaboration 4.5 raises the standards for web-based virtual meetings by offering the ability to collaborate online with 100% Java functionality and high-end features such as enhanced application sharing with remote control and requires no downloads or plug-ins for use.

"The launch of Evoke Collaboration 4.5 is significant because we are offering several features that address the needs of traditional business customers as well as enterprise MIS managers," said Todd Vernon co-founder and CTO of Evoke Communications. "By utilizing a 100 percent Java client, virtual meeting participants do not have to download any software or browser plug-ins. In addition, our customers can now Web Tour and share sound from Flash-enabled sites and interactively share applications among all participants."

Evoke Collaboration functions across multiple platforms and enables moderators to publish a portion or their entire desktop to all other conference participants. With this newest release, enhanced application sharing allows participants to receive control of the moderator or co-moderator's desktop during a presentation. Conference participants can request control and subsequently edit documents and manipulate applications in real-time.

In addition to enhanced application sharing, Evoke Collaboration 4.5 meets the scalability, customization and feature requirements necessary to successfully host thousands of simultaneous participants in a single online event. Evoke Collaboration 4.5 users can do everything from lead a tour of their company's new Flash-enabled website to execute participant polls. Poll results can immediately be displayed on a bar chart within the application.

Evoke Collaboration's standard service features include online whiteboarding, Web Touring, real-time polling, interactive text chat and recording of live presentations with audio. The collaboration server platform runs on Microsoft Windows NT/2000, Unix and Linux operating systems and moderators and participants can attend events using any Java-enabled browser on any major platform.