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More Interactive and Productive Meetings Possible
Thanks to iBAHN and VisionTree
Leaders in Broadband and Communications Technology
Provide Real-Time Audience Response Solutions
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - (Oct. 16, 2006) – iBAHN, the leading global provider of broadband services to corporations, hotels and meetings venues, has aligned with VisionTree Software, Inc. to create unique turnkey event network software, allowing for real-time audience response during meetings.

Called VisionTree® Conference Enterprise, the technology uses iBAHN’s secure, reliable network and gives meeting and event owners the ability to create more effective interactive and productive experiences for attendees, no matter the meeting size.  
“With VisionTree Software’s audience response applications and iBAHN’s secure, reliable network, we are addressing the needs of the meetings industry and improving event communication and attendee satisfaction,” said Martin Pellinat, CEO of VisionTree Software.
Conference participants can use their own Internet-enabled handheld devices and laptop computers, or they can be provided with wireless personal digital assistants (PDAs) loaded with the Conference Enterprise software.  The software allows panelists to present information, gain immediate audience feedback through custom surveys and free-text input, and collaborate in real-time while gathering relevant data.  The software can then present the data to the audience in the form of graphs and charts for immediate analysis.
“VisionTree turns the traditional one-way conference session into a truly two-way interactive session that increases audience participation and collaboration, enhancing the value for the conference presenters, audience members and hosts,” said Ron Cornell, director of World Congress – a corporation dedicated to healthcare research and the hosting of related global forums – which utilizes Conference Enterprise at its worldwide events.

The development of this audience response solution fortifies the commitment iBAHN and VisionTree share of creating and providing secure, cutting-edge technology solutions and transforming the meetings industry.
“By hosting the VisionTree Conference Enterprise on iBAHN’s protected, reliable broadband network, participants are ensured an interactive experience that is uninterrupted and secure,” said Paul Sullivan, managing director of iBAHN’s Enterprise Conference Solutions, a division of iBAHN that specially caters to the needs of the meetings industry.  “Participants needn’t worry about privacy, as their data will be kept safe by iBAHN’s end-to-end patented security.”

About iBAHN
iBAHN provides secure, reliable broadband services for travelers and groups at hotels and conference centers worldwide.   Monthly, more than one million business travelers around the world use iBAHN’s secure broadband services.  iBAHN provides service to over 2,000 hotels and meeting and conference venues in 18 countries around the globe.  More information on iBAHN’s broadband technology services can be found at

About VisionTree Software
VisionTree Software, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, CA, develops and markets web-based, interactive communication and data collection technologies. The VisionTree Conference Enterprise platform delivers proven, mobile solutions for real-time documentation and interaction in any meeting, conference or strategic process. VisionTree’s Conference Platform has more than 50,000 users to date and clients consist of leading organizations and academic institutions across the country. For more information, visit:


Heather Keroes, YPB&R Public Relations

Wendy Kelley, VP Marketing

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