Open Source Web Conferencing Company Receives High Marks from Education Community

Dimdim Virtual Classroom Pack is Launched at EDUCAUSE 2008

BOSTON, MA AND ORLANDO, FL; October 29, 2008 – Following the overwhelming
positive response received from the education community for its easy and open
source web conferencing solution Dimdim (www.dimdim.com), today announced
the launch of its first-ever education-specific product line. Dimdim Virtual
Classroom Pack empowers 10 teachers to host up to 40 students at a time in their
own hosted, customizable web-based classroom at a fraction of the cost of other
conferencing products. Dimdim Enterprise is also available with educational
discounts supporting the needs of educators worldwide and is already in use by
leading universities, K-12 school districts and education companies who are using
Dimdim to promote greater participation across academia at a fraction of the cost
of traditional alternatives. In concert with its push into education, Dimdim also
launched a Zimbra Collaboration Suite Zimlet, to enable unified collaboration across
campus-wide email systems using the popular open source email solution, which is
used by over 400 universities including Georgia Tech and Texas A&M.

“Dimdim was launched with the goal to bring the world together, across all
disciplines, whether in a business environment or on an academic campus,” said DD
Ganguly, CEO and co-founder of Dimdim. “We feel it is our responsibility to provide
easy to use, low cost collaboration tools like Dimdim Virtual Classroom Pack for
schools and educational causes worldwide, and we are thrilled that several
academic leaders have already embraced Dimdim to interact and share knowledge
and ideas.”

Universities Cheer for Dimdim
Many education facilities including Ohio State University and University of
Pennsylvania have already integrated Dimdim into their cross-campus
communication platforms so that students and faculty can collaborate in real-time
about any topic; continue their classroom experiences with other students online;
enable distance learning to remote students or simply enable virtual meeting rooms
for live discussions during faculty office hours.

Integration with Dimdim Makes Teaching a Snap
International and domestic companies such as Myngle and TutorJam are using
Dimdim’s platform to promote learning across borders. Myngle, a global online
marketplace for live interactive language instruction, uses Dimdim to teach more
than 20,000 registered users conversational foreign language skills. TutorJam uses
Dimdim’s platform as its online classroom where tutors worldwide teach different
academic subjects right inside student’s homes via a simple web browser – with no
software to install anywhere.

Dimdim Nurtures Collaboration across Academia
To demonstrate its commitment to fostering education and learning across the
globe, in addition to launching the affordable Dimdim Virtual Classroom Pack and
providing aggressive prices for Education, Dimdim also released the Dimdim Zimlet
for Zimbra Collaboration Suite, shipped new integration modules with Moodle
Course Management System version 1.9, and updated the Claroline collaborative
learning environment module.

Features available with Dimdim Virtual Classroom, including:
• 100% Hosted Software as a Service: Educators can instantly add web
conferencing without adding any resources or paying hosting or bandwidth
• Right Size/Right Price: Departments can purchase the Dimdim Virtual
Classroom Pack for $2199 and immediately enable 10 teachers to each host
virtual conference rooms at any time with up to 40 students in each room.
• Customizable: Teachers can customize their room with the school logo or
their own image, landing page, and more.
• Video Chat Included: Teachers can remotely enable any student’s webcam so
everyone in the classroom can see and hear the teacher and the student.
• Audio Bridge Included: In addition to Dimdim’s built-in VoIP service, 10 free,
unlimited audio conferencing accounts come with each Dimdim Virtual
Classroom Pack for those using traditional telephony.
• Superior tech support: A Dimdim support representative is available via web,
chat or email with enterprise-class turnaround and support.

Dimdim will demonstrate its education offerings during EDUCAUSE 2008, a leading
information technology-related conference for higher education, in booth number
213, alongside Zimbra.

Dimdim on the Web
To learn more about Dimdim’s new education offerings, please visit

About Dimdim
Dimdim – the world’s easiest web conference – lets you deliver synchronized live
presentations, whiteboards and web pages while sharing voice and video over the
Internet – with no download required. Dimdim provides multiple free, commercial
and open source versions capable of supporting hundreds and even thousands of
attendees per meeting. Use Dimdim to instantly reduce money spent on your
existing web conferencing bill, and save time, travel and trouble, all while
protecting the planet from harmful carbon emissions. Dimdim is backed by the
original investors in Skype, Hotmail, and MySQL and is based in Boston, Mass., with
offices in New Hampshire, Canada and India.

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