Joint Venture Results in Chorus Call Asia Launch

               Joint Venture Results in Chorus Call Asia Launch

Chorus Call and Hitachi High-Technologies Establish Regional Services Provider

PR Newswire

MONROEVILLE, Pa., March 31, 2013

MONROEVILLE, Pa., March 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --A close, year-long
collaboration between Hitachi High-Technologies and Chorus Call has resulted
in the launch of a new communications service provider for the Asia Pacific
region. The new company, Chorus Call Asia Kabushiki Kaisha, will launch April
1 in Tokyo, Japan, and will provide advanced hosted conferencing and
collaboration solutions for the expanding economic region. Chorus Call, the
world leader in high quality conferencing services, is headquartered in
Monroeville, PA and has operations and offices located around the globe to
provide local and international customers with advanced and feature-rich audio
and video collaboration tools.

This new endeavor is the end result of a productive joint partnership between
Chorus Call, the Compunetix Video Systems Division (VSD) and Hitachi
High-Technologies that was focused on developing a strong brand and services
approach to the competitive Japanese communications market. The effort,
started over 12 months ago, has already converted significant corporate
customers to the service which is built upon the CONTEX Summit™ and the
EVERGREEN^® collaboration media processors. These facilities, together with
the Chorus Call service model and the Hitachi High-Technologies sales reach,
combine to provide a unique offering focused on high quality, high definition
and high reliability.

"We are excited to make official the launch of our joint venture," states Mr.
Tadao Kondo, President and CEO of the newly formed company. "The EVERGREEN
video and the Summit audio platforms, along with the global Chorus Call
follow-the-sun operations, allow us to offer an exceptional, high-quality
service to our discriminating client base."

Dr. Giorgio Coraluppi, President and CEO of Chorus Call and Chairman of the
Board of the new joint venture adds, "The strong Hitachi partnership and
support, combined with the technologies of Compunetix and Chorus Call, should
allow for continued aggressive penetration into the conferencing market in
that growing region."

The new service will offer a wide range of collaboration and conferencing
solutions, from fully hosted services to on-site managed services. Chorus
Call Asia Kabushiki Kaisha will offer on-demand audio, video and web
conferencing, event management and advanced meeting services with a special
emphasis on high-definition and scalable video collaboration.

About Hitachi High-Technologies
Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation aims to be a successful enterprise
trusted by all our stakeholders and contributing to social progress through
business activities that emphasize value creation through high-tech solutions.
We are committed to open, transparent, and reliable business practices. As we
continue to grow, we will value the environment and strive to build a
prosperous community, fulfilling our social responsibility and contributing as
a corporate citizen with passion and pride in our work. For more information,
please contact Matsumoto at +81 3 3504 3258, or visit the website at

About Chorus Call
Chorus Call, the Diamond of Teleconferencing, provides premium international
audio conferencing, video conferencing, audio and video media streaming, and
collaboration tools including iPresent and Data Presenter. For more
information, contact Sabina Coraluppi at +1 412 858 1378, or visit Chorus Call

SOURCE Chorus Call

Contact: Sabina Coraluppi, Phone: +1 412 373 8110, E-Mail:, or Tadao Kondo, +1 81 50 3139 4559,
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