FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
InnoMedia and Blumice Launch IP Videoconferencing Trial for Singapore’s Supreme Court and Law Firms
Solution Geared to Enhance Communications and Productivity While Reducing Costs
Singapore and San Jose, CA – February 19, 2002 – InnoMedia™ Pte Ltd, a leading supplier of Internet and broadband access IP telephony solutions and Blumice International P/L, a Technology and Application Service Provider specialising in management software, today jointly announced the launch of a trial to provide an IP Videoconferencing solution to the Supreme Court and law firms in Singapore. Under the terms of the agreement, InnoMedia will supply its award-winning IP VideoPhone product while Blumice will execute the project, including managing the technological, implementation and marketing aspects.
The Supreme Court has deployed the InnoMedia IP VideoPhone on a pilot basis for matters heard in chambers before a registrar, in particular, ex parte cases, including Pre-Trial Conferences. With such a facility, lawyers can “appear before the court” right in the comfort and convenience of the law firm’s premises. In addition, legal procedures that usually require lawyers to personally appear before the registrar in chambers such as requests for early hearing dates can now be undertaken by using the IP VideoPhone. This in turn increases productivity, made possible by the reduction in travel time and litigation costs, as lawyers no longer need to be physically present at the courts. Some of the leading law firms who have signed up as trial participants include Allen & Gledhill, Drew & Napier LLC, HelenYeo & Partners and Lee & Lee.
“This videoconferencing trial is part of an ongoing effort to provide more efficient and effective communication channels between the legal profession and the Supreme Court,” said Tan Boon Heng, Senior Assistant Registrar, the Supreme Court. “The trial will provide the legal profession in Singapore an effective visual communications conduit which translates into enhanced productivity and communication between the law firms and the Supreme Court.”
“We are constantly seeking innovative ways in deploying video communication over broadband,” said Ng Kai Wa, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of InnoMedia. “The ability to conduct visual communication over distances not only enables the lawyers to adhere to the necessary visual authentication procedure, but also accelerates the decision making process. This results in savings in terms of costs and time. We are pleased to provide a valuable communication tool to bridge the various constituents of the legal profession in Singapore.”
The InnoMedia desktop IP VideoPhone takes the complexity out of videoconferencing as it allows users to make person-to-person video calls over a quality of service broadband connection. This plug-and-play system is especially convenient and cost-effective for companies, enabling users to benefit from high quality face-to-face video communication without a PC. The portability of the IP VideoPhone also allows the unit to be easily transported from an office to a conference room, home or hotel.
For more information on the IP VideoPhone and videoconferencing service, please visit www.blumice.com/videophone.htm. Singapore law firms and other related agencies who are interested in registering as trial participants, please contact Patrick Ng of Blumice at (65) 6533 3381 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1995, InnoMedia is a privately held multinational organization with operations in the United States, Singapore, Taiwan and China. InnoMedia provides end-to-end IP telephony solutions for consumers, enterprises, service providers and OEM customers. The company’s integrated family of products and its quality-managed network services enable enhanced telecommunications services by employing the power of the Internet. For more information on InnoMedia, visit the company’s web site at www.https://www.innomedia.com.
Blumice was founded in 1999 and incorporated the following year as a Technology and Application Service Provider (TASP). The company specialises in creating credit management software and is managed by a team of entrepreneurs from various professions. Their latest creation, Dynamic-E, is a patent filed software that tracks and notifies the latest insolvency proceedings. For more information on Blumice, visit the company’s website at www.blumice.com.
1Ex parte applications allow for one on one interaction.
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