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Leader Technologies Provides Critical Telecommunications
Conference-calling service allows governor, state services
COLUMBUS (Sept. 2, 2005) - Leader Technologies, a business communications
solutions provider, responded to an urgent call Tuesday, Aug. 30, from
Louisiana officials following Hurricane Katrina to provide critical telecommunications
"Every agency, including many elected officials, was able to be
linked up at once to discuss how to respond to this overwhelming disaster,"
he said. The company put five engineers on the call. "If they can
get a dial tone, we can keep them in communications."
Ironically, Keith Voigts, CEO of Leader, is based is Pass Christian, Miss., an area nearly wiped out by the powerful storm. His wife had evacuated just before the storm. "Friends report that our home is badly damaged," he said. "They found a fish in the 2nd floor chandelier."
Leader is also actively involved with Homeland Security, providing infrastructure and support for incident command and tactical alerting. Leader Alert, a scaleable, two-way, rapid-deployment alert platform, was employed by Pass Christian harbor to alert boat owners prior to the arrival of hurricanes Dennis and Katrina.
LeaderPhone® Teleconferencing Service is a service of Leader Technologies, a Columbus, Ohio communications software company. LeaderPhone® enables work teams from both large and small businesses to set up conference calls themselves at much less cost using its patent-pending web-based conference-calling platform. The service overcomes the limitations of legacy conferencing systems while combining many of the features desired by businesses that rely on conference calling. For more information about LeaderPhone®, visit www.leaderphone.com.
Leader Technologies has developed an enterprise-class communications
platform called Leader2Leader® that connects voice, video and data
across existing application systems to enhance collaboration and decision-making.
Companion applications include Leader Alert® for alert dissemination
and notification and Leader WebDemo for web and video conferencing.
For more information, contact John Frees at 614-939-1674 or Michael McKibben at 614-890-1986.