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Virtual Collaboration Tool Gets New Name, New Customers

Qwaq rebrands itself as Teleplace as it continues to preach the gospel of virtual worlds for business collaboration.

Qwaq rebrands itself as Teleplace as it continues to preach the gospel of virtual worlds for business collaboration.Qwaq, which creates 3D virtual worlds for enterprise collaboration, is changing its name to Teleplace. Its also landing new customers, including the Air Force, which has used the application to train programmers at the Keesler Air Force base in the Python language.

The company is also launching Teleplace 3.0. New features include improved scalability to support hundreds or thousands of users, and the ability to conduct live broadcasts from a virtual environment using standard desktop media players.

Teleplace lets companies create virtual-world environments similar to Second Life, but oriented toward business collaboration. Users can import common files such as PowerPoint, Excel and Word documents and enable groups to collaborate on and change those documents in real time. Users can mark up a whiteboard, show videos, and import files from 3D drawing tools. Organizations can also use Telespace to train employees on business applications, industrial processes and more.

In addition to the Air Force, current Telespace customers include Chevron and Intel.

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