Lipstream's Live Voice™ Fuels Real-Time Voice Chat for GlobalEnglish.com
February 29, 2005 — Lipstream Networks, Inc., a leader in real-time voice communication over the Internet, today announced GlobalEnglishTM Corporation, the leading solution for learning English online, has selected Live VoiceTM to enable voice chat on its web portal, GlobalEnglish.comTM. GlobalEnglish.com will leverage Live Voice, Lipstream's real-time Internet voice service, to help English language students practice listening and speaking skills in a real-world setting.
"Our goal is to integrate leading-edge technology with proven teaching methods to ensure our students receive a well-rounded educational experience over the Internet," said Dr. Martin Rice, GlobalEnglish vice president of education strategy. "Real-time voice communication using Lipstream's Live Voice is a natural addition to GlobalEnglish.com, allowing our students to further practice speaking and listening skills anytime, anywhere."
GlobalEnglish.com combines expert instruction and innovative technology to create the most effective, engaging learning environment for non-native speakers everywhere. In addition to real-time voice chat, the site offers a Listening Center, Grammar Center and interactive support tools including an automatic study plan reminder and a Personal Tutor that help students schedule appropriate courses and practice activities based on their learning goals. Additionally, the site offers four free assignments from each course- the equivalent of more than 100 total free hours of instruction - with no registration required.
"GlobalEnglish.com is an ideal platform for taking advantage of Lipstream's Live Voice service," said Matt Jones, president and CEO of Lipstream. "Real-time voice enhances the learning experience on the Internet by allowing students to practice their conversational skills with teachers and students in a more interactive environment."
How It Works Lipstream's Live Voice service is very easy for consumers to use. Visitors to GlobalEnglish.com need only a 28.8 kbps or above Internet connection, a sound card, speakers and a microphone. The Lipstream Live Voice Web client auto-installs into the browser in less than a minute. After the one-time download is complete, first-time users can start speaking immediately.
About Lipstream Networks, Inc.
Lipstream Networks, Inc. is the leading Internet voice service provider for eBusiness. Lipstream enables real-time voice communication for eCommerce, customer service, education and community Web sites and applications. Customers include AltaVista, EF Education, eShare, Excite@Home, Kana, Miadora, MyFamily.com, PeopleSupport, Quintus and Terra. Lipstream is privately held and investors include American Express Company, Compaq Computer Corporation, Crosslink Capital and Sequoia Capital. Lipstream is located in Cupertino, Calif., and can be found on the Internet at www.lipstream.com and contacted via telephone at 408.861.8200.
Lipstream and the Lipstream logo are trademarks of Lipstream Networks, Inc.
About GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish is the leading provider of online assessment, learning and support for Business English communication for the world's top companies. The company offers a suite of scalable, on-demand products that help employees improve their ability to communicate effectively in English and enables companies to succeed in the global marketplace.
GlobalEnglish is proudly made up of a team of global consultants who partner with clients to assess their Business English needs, ensure successful implementation and provide ongoing local support to over 30 countries worldwide.
GlobalEnglish is the preferred choice of the world's largest companies, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, GSK, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, Unisys and Wyeth.
For more information, please visit www.GlobalEnglish.com.