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[June 04, 2007]

Parlano Demos Video Calls from Within MindAlign Persistent Group Chat at Microsoft Tech-Ed

ORLANDO, Fla., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering a glimpse into the future of Unified Communications, Parlano this week at Microsoft Tech-Ed 2007 is demonstrating video calls launched from within the company's MindAlign(TM) 2007 persistent group chat application.

This is the first demonstration of fully integrated group chat and video calls utilizing the soon-to-be released Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and the SIP/SIMPLE unified communications standard.

The demo is significant because it exemplifies MindAlign's position as the ideal launch point for any communications modality, whether a video call, phone conversation, conference call or web conference. MindAlign organizes cross-functional teams in topics-based business-class chatrooms for efficient communication and collaboration. Since users are organized around ongoing business-critical discussions and activities inside chatrooms, the necessary participants for any communication or collaboration session are already pre- assembled, making the environment an effective starting point for branching into other forms of group or individual communications. Video calls provide a robust communication option for the occasions where professionals need deeper personal interaction than text chat provides.

Parlano will also demonstrate other features of MindAlign 2007 as well as MindAlign Mobile(R), which keeps users connected when they are out of the office, on the road or in bustling workplaces.

Who: Parlano, Inc., the leading provider of persistent group chat
solutions, including: Nick Fera, CEO; Bob Serr, chief technology
officer; and Jeff Schultz, senior vice president of
worldwide marketing.

What: Tech-Ed 2007, Microsoft's premier annual conference for IT pros
and developers

When: June 4-8

Where: Booth 1526, North/South Building, Orange County Convention Center,
Orlando, Fla.

About Parlano, Inc.

Parlano is a leading provider of persistent group chat solutions. Parlano's MindAlign solutions deliver instant, intelligent and persistent group and topic-based messaging to securely connect employees, customers and partners with the right people, information and context to execute business processes more efficiently. Companies including ABN AMRO, Bank of America, Cantor Fitzgerald, Cargill, Citigroup, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS and others rely on Parlano to utilize messaging as a strategic business tool. Backed by Longworth Venture Partners and Oak Investment Partners, Parlano supports its customers and partners from its worldwide headquarters in Chicago, Illinois and EMEA headquarters in London.

For additional information please visit http://www.parlano.com/ or call the HQ in Chicago at +1 (866) 727-5266 or +1 (866) PARLANO or the EMEA office at +44 (20) 7743 6480.

Parlano, MindAlign and the Parlano MindAlign logo are
registered trademarks.
All other company and product names may be trademarks of their
respective owners.
Copyright (C) 2007 Parlano, Inc. All rights reserved.

Parlano, Inc.

CONTACT: Jeff Schultz of Parlano, Inc., +1-312-655-8330 x233,jeff.schultz@parlano.com; or Ed Marshall of Beaupre & Co. Public Relations,+1-603-559-5816, emarshall@beaupre.com, for Parlano, Inc.

Web site: http://www.parlano.com/

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