Multi-Lingual Conferences

WebEx Communications launches support for multiple languages within a Web conference

SAN JOSE, CA  December 5, 2001 WebEx Communications, Inc., an interactive communications infrastructure for business meetings on the Web, today announced that it now offers multiple language interfaces for its Web conferencing services. This new technology constitutes the first Web conferencing service that allows every participant within a meeting to select a different language preference. 

WebEx's communications services support data, voice and video and allow users to hold interactive Web meetings with customers and colleagues through a standard browser. Languages supported include French, German, Japanese, Korean, and traditional and simplified Chinese. Additional languages, including Swedish will be available in early 2002. WebEx is the only service able to support multiple language preferences within a single Web meeting, allowing users to work in the language of their choice.

"NTT-ME and WebEx are working closely together to develop the Web conferencing business in Japan," said Shuji Arima, senior vice president at NTT-ME, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT, the world's largest telecommunications company. "This is the beginning of a new era of Web-based communications and the WebEx network's multilingual abilities will significantly increase demand in the Japanese market."

"By adding support for multiple languages, we significantly widen our potential customer base and effectively leverage the viral nature of the WebEx service," said Subrah Iyar, chairman and CEO at WebEx Communications. "Multiple language interfaces allow WebEx to better serve our global corporate customers and international telecommunications partners. WebEx is ideal for international sales, training, support and product development."