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Iformata announces launch of the PangeAir Telepresence Gateway in Dayton

July 29, 2008 | Chris Payatagool

Ohio Company will provide full video concierge service for new vendor.

DAYTON, Ohio - On Friday, July 18, PangeAir, the Digital Airline Service, together with
Iformata Communications, celebrated the much anticipated grand opening of their first
franchise at the Dayton Convention Center. Local & State government officials,
television media and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce gathered to experience a
newly available public-access video communications and media solution, known as
Dayton's PangeAir Gateway.

ribbon_cutting_ceremony.jpgFrom Left: Chris Kershner, VP - Public Policy & Economic Development with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce; Brian Kinne, Executive Vice President -Iformata; Josette Allen, Director - PangeAir; David Allen, Chairman-PangeAir; Rhine McLin, Mayor City of Dayton, OH; Judy Dodge, Montgomery County Commissioner; Bob Briggs, CEO-PangeAir

The PangeAir telepresence solution is available to rent for the purpose of hosting or
attending meetings, facilitating civic events, educational classes and training seminars.
Participants can interact and share data with one another through video on the two
high-definition 65-inch LCD monitors. Up to 25 people can join a meeting from inside
the state-of-the-art suite in the Dayton Convention Center, and communicate with
multiple sites as though they are face-to-face. According to Bob Briggs, CEO of
Indianapolis-based PangeAir, "Businesses and organizations can bring together distant
employees, executives and clients without the challenges of long distance travel in an
environment that can best be described as interactive high-definition TV."

Thumbnail image for Briggs_Allen.JPGPangeAir CEO Bob Briggs (standing) in the new PangeAir suite connected to the Iformata Video Network Operation Center on the left and Iformata CEO Scott Allen, and President Rebekah Allen on the right screen

Iformata has been selected by PangeAir as the managed service and network provider
of all their new franchises. "We are tremendously excited to be involved with PangeAir
and to support their initial voyage into the world of public-access telepresence. This is
truly the beginning of the future", states Iformata Executive Vice President, Brian Kinne.
Essentially, all that would be required of the end-user is to show up and begin the
meeting, while unseen meeting producers work remotely to yield a successful result.
Iformata acts as the person behind the curtain, ensuring that the customer's meeting
experience goes smoothly. "Our strategy is to help entities like PangeAir by building the
necessary service based tools which enable them to succeed. Moments like today
continues to validate the power of Iformata in this industry", added Kinne.

Iformata Communications, a privately held company, is the industry's longest serving
Telepresence service provider for Global 100 and 1000 companies around the world.
With offices in the United States, Europe, and India and customers in 37 countries, they
continue to push the envelope of video communications service levels. For contact
information please see or call +1.937.832.6900.

PangeAir is a franchisor that has identified potential audiences who could benefit from
public access video communications suites, from corporations to universities, healthcare
to law. Foreseeing an opportunity to create face-to-face interaction without the need for
travel, they understood that telepresence technology had endless applications. "Dayton
is the birthplace of aviation and this is the beginning of a brand new business travel
venue, the launch of a digital aviation gateway," said David Allen, chairman of PangeAir.
For more information regarding new cities coming online this year and into the future,
please visit

Contact: Jennifer Smith
Iformata LLC
[email protected]

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