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Video-Conferencing Firm Nuvixa Changes Name To Personify
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Personify CEO Sanjay Patel demonstrates his company's video-communication technology in March 2011, when the company was called Nuvixa.
CHAMPAIGN -- Nuvixa, a start-up company at the University of Illinois, has changed its name to Personify.
The company, formed in 2009, provides technology that allows people making presentations to put live images of themselves into the content. The technology can be used in video calls and online meetings, such as Web conferences.
The firm's flagship product -- once known as Stage Presence -- is now called Personify Live.
"We're targeting the product toward sales and marketing people," said Sanjay Patel, the UI professor of electrical and computer engineering who is on leave from the university to help the company grow.
"The product lets you, the sales person, put yourself front and center in your message," Patel said.
Adding a live image adds "emotional input" to what would otherwise be only information, the company says. Plus, it attracts the viewer's attention and makes for more effective training.
Patel said the Nuvixa name made people wonder if the company was a pharmaceutical firm.
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