Concentric Signs Net Broadcast Deal, Expands Small Business Product Line

Concentric Network announced today
it entered into an Internet Broadcasting alliance with ITV.Net and expanded its ConcentricHost
line of access and hosting products.


Concentric and ITV.Net will collaborate on the development of solutions for
corporate and distance learning Internet broadcasting, the first of which
will be customized for corporate training, distance learning, and education
applications.


The companies said their bundled services will enable turnkey multimedia
solutions based on Microsoft NetShow, and will feature applications
consulting, outsourced video production and integration services, Web hosting
services, live event management, streaming multimedia asset management, and
7×24 customer support.


“ITV.Net’s Webcasting expertise and sophisticated Webcasting tools,
combined with Concentric’s state-of-the-art network and scalable hosting
services, will make this the most complete package available to enable
Internet-based training and education,” said Henry R. Nothhaft, chairman,
president and CEO of Concentric Network.


The Cupertino, CA-based company also announced today the addition of
ConcentricHost Internet Suite service packages to its ConcentricHost line
of products.


Ranging in price from $59.95 to $199.95 a month, ConcentricHost Internet
Suite includes dial-up access, e-mail accounts, bandwidth allotment, shared
SSL security, and full domain names. An “instant Intranet” solution is also
included to offer users a password protected internal or extranet
collaboration space, in addition to e-mail and dial-up Internet access
accounts.


“We are very pleased to add Internet Suite to our award-winning
ConcentricHost line of hosting and access products, and can now meet the
diverse needs of small and medium-sized companies with one product line,”
said Henry R. Nothhaft, chairman, president and CEO of Concentric Network.
“The offerings are affordable, reliable, and scalable, keeping pace with the
changing nature of this market segment.”

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