NEW YORK, NY--(December 7, 2006)--The wait is finally over for the hundreds of colleges and universities worldwide that have already reserved Pronto. This morning, Horizon Wimba, the leading provider of collaboration tools and software applications to the online education market, officially added another tool to its collection of collaborative tools--Pronto--a free instant messaging and voice chat tool that allows students and instructors to spontaneously meet live online at any time to discuss their coursework.

Pronto is unique to education because it works with course management systems such as Blackboard and WebCT to automatically populate students' contact lists with their classmates'...

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