Long Beach , CA (February 4, 2008) – Free Conferencing Corporation of America, the leading provider of FREE collaborative communications solutions, today announced the creation of the industry's first ad-supported free conferencing service - AdConferencing.com. Expanding on the company's suite of free and fee-based conferencing and collaboration solutions, AdConferencing.com integrates the technology of VoodooVox's In-Call Media™, offering a new approach to host teleconferences.
“The launch of AdConferencing.com represents a new approach to offering teleconferencing services,” said David Erickson, CEO and Founder, Free Conferencing Corp. of America. “Working with VoodooVox, we can now leverage our pioneering conferencing and collaboration services to deliver the first ad-supported solution with the new AdConferencing.com.”
Similar to traditional teleconferencing services, AdConferencing.com users are prompted to enter a pass code and will hear a brief ad-supported message as the parties are joined in the conference call. The message, inserted directly into the call stream by VoodooVox, replaces the standard ring that callers normally hear before connecting to a teleconference.
VoodooVox is the driving force behind In-Call Media, the patent-pending process of inserting ad-supported audio content directly into the call stream of high-call volume companies. Currently integrated into hundreds of leading telecom "publishers" generating 300 million calls monthly, the VoodooVox In-Call Network powers free or reduced price telephony services for world-renowned brands including IDT, Univision, Virgin Mobile, Nokia, Microsoft and Showtime, among others.
“Free Conferencing Corp has emerged as the clear leader of free audio conferencing services, and is an ideal company to benefit from ad-supported In-Call Media,” said J. Scott Hamilton, CEO, VoodooVox. “The market opportunities for this new ad-supported teleconferencing model are powerful, and we look forward to delivering innovative solutions that leverage our platform.”
Similar to the company's suite of free and fee-based conferencing and collaboration solutions, AdConferencing users can benefit from a full set of in-call features such as call lock, mute and free recording. Other highlights include:
VoodooVox™ is an advertising, technology, and services firm that has created an international marketplace for In-Call Media. The company enables the creation and delivery of interactive audio media into the massive telephony market. VoodooVox has developed technology that combines web marketing techniques with the unique qualities of the phone network. The company's proprietary In-Call Network Exchange (ICNx) provides the mechanism for call publishers to bring their telephony applications to the network and instantly access a robust advertising market. Advertisers, in turn, enjoy simplified access to hundreds of millions of calls from a diverse network of call publishers through the ICNx. VoodooVox is backed by venture capital investors such as Apax Partners, Steamboat Ventures (The Walt Disney Company), Softbank Capital, and Village Ventures. For more information, visit www.voodoovox.com.
About Free Conferencing Corporation of America
Free Conferencing Corporation of America, with headquarters in Long Beach, California, is the industry pioneer and leading provider of FREE collaborative communications solutions. With more than 5 million users per month and more joining daily, the company's FreeConferenceCall.com flagship solution offers a high-quality, reservation-less conferencing service that is extremely easy to use. As further validation, more than 100 Fortune 500 companies are presently optimizing FreeConferenceCall.com, including public sector agencies. Unlike other competitive offerings from paid and non-paid audio conferencing services, FreeConferenceCall.com's pioneering all digital network is built on voice routers versus analog-based conference bridges that can be prone to static and other noise. FreeConferenceCall.com uses the PSTN (public switched telephone network) to deliver unparalleled, high-quality audio conferencing. For more information, visit www.freeconferencecall.com or call (844) 844-1322.