Great America Networks Announces Launch of New Conferencing Division

Launch brings BTI Group one step closer to being one-stop solution for its clients

CHICAGO (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) September 7, 2005 -- Great America Networks, Inc., the sister company of BTI Communications Group, Ltd., announces the launch of its newest conferencing and collaboration division, Great America Networks Conferencing, LLC. Already operational, the new division provides audio and video conferencing solutions as well as Web-based collaboration applications at a significantly competitive rate.

”Great America Networks Conferencing is the most recent step towards reaching the goal of being a one-stop shop for all of our clients’ telecommunications needs," according to Reno Provine, president for Great America Networks Conferencing, LLC, and chief operations officer for BTI Communications Group, Ltd. “While BTI and Great America Networks already allowed us to handle a significant portion of our clients’ telecommunications needs, the ability to service their audio, video, and web collaboration needs seemed like the logical next step.”

The launch of GANC provides several synergistic opportunities for BTI’s new and existing clients, according to Provine. The fact that a client can receive a phone system with all of the associated hardware and software, their network services (such as Local, Long Distance and Internet Access), and their Audio, Video and Web Conferencing is unique in the industry. In addition to this, they are able to receive significant discount volumes across the board for all of the services that they may choose to utilize within the BTI family.

Special consideration should be paid to the fact that a customer can receive all of the above services on one single invoice, and that their rates can all be customized to take advantage of price blending across services. The executive team will consider GANC a successful launch by measuring the amount of services that are utilized by our existing customer base. To us, this will be the ultimate indicator that the GANC offering accomplishes it's true goal, which is to be the one-stop shop for all of our clients’ telecommunications needs.

GANC’s current product lineup includes automated and operator-assisted audio conferencing options, dial out, video conferencing, Web collaboration, as well as a number of added features, such as participant polling, transcription, and call recording of audio conferences to enhance the conferencing experience.

“QuickConnect® and QuickPresenter® have to be at the top of the list for greatest benefit to users,“ says Provine. QuickConnect® is a simple-to-use, but highly efficient audio conferencing tool that allows individuals to host conference calls on the fly for instantaneous collaboration among employees with no need for creating reservations or for learning complex codes and systems. QuickPresenter® goes hand in hand with QuickConnect® by allowing users to instantaneously work on the same document together, collaborate and view the document and make edits where appropriate.

“Our clients’ can rest assured that the same quality and reliability for which the BTI name has always been known is inherent throughout each of the three organizations – BTI Communications Group, Ltd., Great America Networks, and Great America Networks Conferencing, LLC – and the attention to detail and customer service that has always separated BTI from its competitors for the past 20 years will only improve with the addition of our latest business entity,” says Provine.

About Great America Networks
Great America Networks Conferencing, LLC, the conferencing and collaboration subsidiary of Great America Networks, Inc. (GAN), was created to add audio and video conferencing and Web collaboration tools to small- and medium-sized businesses worldwide rounding out GAN’s service offerings.

Great America Networks, the sister company of BTI Communications Group, Ltd., was started in 2002 to provide reliable and cost-effective local and long distance service. GAN is licensed to service California, Illinois, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Texas and Illinois and is continually working to expand its service areas.
Prior to GAN’s inception, BTI offered both local and long distance service, as a sales agent for other carriers for voice, video and communication needs for businesses. Due to limited control over quality of service as an agent, BTI created GAN to provide clients a comprehensive lineup of services creating a one-stop solution for all communications services to small- and medium-sized businesses. More information can be found at

About BTI Communications Group
BTI Communications Group Ltd., an exclusive business partner with Inter-Tel, Inc. (NASDAQ: INTL), offers a unique and comprehensive package of ProfitSolutions™ that integrates both phone and data needs and includes a strategic business plan to fit both the clients’ applications and financial needs.

As an Exclusive Business Partner, BTI is consistently named one of Inter-Tel’s Top 10 Dealers annually and was the 2003 recipient of Inter-Tel’s Exclusive Business Partner of the Year award. BTI’s ProfitSolutions™ provides performance-enhancing applications, technically-qualified personnel, support systems, continuing client education, unified billing structure, and a financial program that ensures long-term success measured in a daily return on investment. In addition to telephone equipment and systems, BTI provides local, long distance and Internet access through its sister company, GAN.

Eric Brackett founded BTI Communications Group, Ltd. in 1985 in Chicago, Ill. BTI opened its Los Angeles branch in December 2001 to serve its West Coast clients. BTI’s clients include The Options Clearing Corporation, Lawndale Christian Health Center and Anthony International. More information can be found at

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