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Virtual PBX Announces the First Mainstream Hosted PBX Service to Embrace Open VoIP Peering Standards

New Service Provides Cost Savings, Enhanced Call Quality, And More Choice for Small Business Clients


Virtual PBX®, the inventor and leading supplier of hosted business phone services, today announced a major industry milestone with its introduction of native support for open-system VoIP peering.


Small businesses looking to take advantage of the cost-effectiveness of traditional hosted PBX services and VoIP technology now have the best of both worlds. Customers will be able to mix and match a VoIP network, softphone and handset to best meet their needs for features, cost and reliability. In addition, clients can choose VoIP calls for cost savings or traditional phone service (PSTN) for calls to landlines or cellular phones, or enable both and let the system automatically send calls via the most appropriate method. more

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Top Telecoms Consultant Joins Martin Dawes Systems

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Cato Rasmussen Takes on New Solutions Strategy Role  


WARRINGTON, UK-November 21, 2008–Martin Dawes Systems, international BSS solutions provider, today announces the appointment of Cato Rasmussen as its new head of solution strategy.  


This senior level appointment builds on the company’s commitment to delivering relevant, business-focused solutions to international telecommunications clients.  This has seen the organization launch a next generation edition of its core technology and win major new business from clients as diverse as AOL Broadband and Aircell.  


Cato Rasmussen brings to Martin Dawes Systems over 20 years experience working at senior levels in the telecommunications industry including Alltel, BT and Telenor.  


He joins Martin Dawes Systems from HP.  Previously he was a senior consultant at Logan Orviss where he advised on BSS systems for clients throughout Western Europe and the Middle East.  Cato began his telecommunications career working at Digital Equipment.


In his new role, Cato will take charge of how Martin Dawes Systems continues its evolution as a solutions provider.  He will be working cross-functionally to coordinate the way in which the business engages with clients and prospects.


Dewi Thomas, managing director, Martin Dawes Systems, said: “Cato brings into the business a unique combination of strategic insight and leadership skills at the highest levels.  This is further demonstration of our commitment to supporting the business imperatives of our international service provider clients.”


Commenting on his new position, Cato Rasmussen said: “Martin Dawes Systems has a tremendous reputation within the industry for technical and service excellence.  There is a great opportunity here to marshal the company’s rich resources and processes to build on our success in delivering meaningful and effective solutions for our clients’ complex and critical challenges.”


About Martin Dawes Systems

Martin Dawes Systems specializes in delivering advanced billing, customer management and data analytics solutions to the convergent communications market.  We consistently deliver complex projects on time and to budget.  


Combining process innovation with robust and proven systems, Martin Dawes Systems offers attractive propositions that help build customer loyalty, improve efficiency and increase revenue for telecommunications, media and web players.  Choosing our Managed Service also streamlines implementation, reduces operational impact and helps control CAPEX and OPEX. 


Headquartered in the UK, we have offices in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific from which we support customers, including Vodafone, O2 and BT, internationally. For more information please visit our website: www.MartinDawesSystems.com


Press contact:


Jaime Tero

GBC

jaimet@gbc-usa.com

(415) 989-9803

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AirWalk Communications Recognized as One of Dallas’ Fastest Growing Private Companies by Dallas 100TM

Dallas—November 21, 2008 – AirWalk CommunicationsTM, an innovator of CDMA IP-based cellular radio network equipment, was ranked 22nd among the Dallas 100TM fastest growing companies in North Texas. The 2008 award recipients of the Dallas 100 were honored at a celebratory ceremony at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center on November 20. more

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Fanfare Launches iTest 3.3

Quality and Time-to-Market Benefits Take Precedence in Downturn Economy


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – November 19, 2008 – Fanfare, delivering innovative testing solutions to service providers (SPs), network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), and enterprises today announced the latest release of iTest®, the company’s flagship test automation product.


iTest 3.3 is a comprehensive testing solution for heterogeneous system and device testing. It builds on the capabilities of earlier versions to integrate test assets and automate complex system testing using hardware and software from a variety of different vendors. iTest 3.3 also enables broader use across the quality chain, from the development stage through to customer testing sites. The result is a strong test automation platform for sharing test assets that reduces product release cycles while enhancing the overall quality of product being released to the marketplace.


“The need for this has never been greater,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of Fanfare. “As we face uncertain economic times, it is essential for companies to maximize the efficiency of their testing resources without sacrificing quality or time to market. Fanfare has become the de facto standard for maintaining a competitive edge in today’s challenging market environment.”


New features of iTest 3.3 include:

• Intelligent Response Parser (IRP) – allows pass/fail criteria to be determined in a single mouse click

• Automatic Response Map – enables IRP pass/fail criteria to be easily maintainable across several releases, even when software changes

• iTest Assistant – reinforces workflow for a particular company’s quality process, and assists new users of iTest

• Serial Port – a new functionality that automates testing of systems and devices accessed via the Serial Port

• Features to ease the testing of High Availability functionality in carrier-class devices


Several additional enhancements have also been made to the product line to strengthen overall functionality for sophisticated system testing.


“We are excited to offer our customers innovative capabilities such as IRP and automatic response mapping,” said Greg Fairbanks, director of product marketing at Fanfare. “These features will allow even new users to build powerful analysis into their test cases.”


Existing Fanfare customers with current maintenance or subscription licenses are able to upgrade to iTest 3.3 as part of their maintenance contract or subscription license. Annual subscription rates are as follows:

• $1,700 for iTest Personal

• $6,500 for iTest Team, the most popular iTest edition

• $9,000 for iTest Enterprise


iTest 3.3 is now generally available.


About Fanfare

Fanfare provides software solutions to high-tech equipment manufacturers and service providers that simplify and accelerate device and system testing. Developers and testers create and share automated tests that control and analyze results from multiple devices, traffic generators, and applications while automatically documenting each test with pass-fail criteria. With Fanfare solutions, companies can move along the path toward automation while accelerating QA cycles, reducing time to market, and increasing the quality of released products. Industries such as communications, aerospace and defense, consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, and medical devices have benefited from Fanfare products. For more information please visit www.fanfaresoftware.com.


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InnoPath Continues MDM Leadership by Announcing Support for the Newly Ratified OMA-DM SCOMO Standard

As part of InnoPath’s continuing support of OMA-DM, and commensurate with the leadership role we play, today we announced the advancement of SCOMO to Candidate Enabler. This is a major step, in that vendors may now develop to and test against what is considered a stable implementation. The company was the first to demonstrate a pre-standard implementation at the Mobile World Congress in Feb 2007 with pre-standard clients from Nokia, as well as with our own client, and since that time has worked with both operators and handset partners to complete the standard. SCOMO, as well as continuing work on LAWMO, DCMO, and Diagmon, will complete the remaining pieces of the OMA-DM puzzle, enabling a rich set of standards-based advanced customer care and Enterprise Device Management capabilities.

Here’s a quote from the release: “Mobile Device Management is evolving from point products based on customized platforms to a general solution providing care for both consumers and enterprises,” said David Ginsburg, InnoPath’s VP of Marketing. “That the industry has converged on SCOMO for lifecycle application management is a sign of a maturing market.” Read the full press release here.

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Enhance Technology Joins VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program

Santa Fe Springs, CA. Nov 18, 2008 - Enhance Technology, a provider of enterprise and SMB storage solutions, proudly joins VMware’s Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. Together, Enhance Technology and VMware bring a combined knowledge of storage and virtualization to provide a high performance, scalable, and flexible solution for enterprise and SMB.


Enhance Technology strives to assist users with the fastest in data transfer storage solutions that are cost effective and reliable.  Enhance Technology provides storage solutions that take advantage of virtualization capability with the security of RAID.  With the combined efforts of Enhance Technology’s advantage of speed and security and VMware’s versatile virtualization, the flexibility and efficiency are second to none.


The UltraStor RS8 and RS16 SAN Storage Systems are Enhance Technology’s optimal storage solutions for virtualization where multiple operating systems are used.  With the necessity of increased storage and high speed data transfer to run multiple operating systems, the UltraStor RS8 and RS16 Expandable Enterprise RAID Series are the perfect choices with different interfaces such as GbE iSCSI, and Fibre Channel 4G to match the needs of any user.


The VMware TAP Program is designed to support VMware’s goal to assist customers to virtualize their IT infrastructure by virtualizing computing, storage and networking, while being easily managed.  Additionally, VMware’s program supports its partner’s development efforts for VMware solutions, allowing partners to help customers achieve their goals in virtualizing their data center.


As a proud member of the VMware TAP program, Enhance Technology will provide IT organizations with scalable solutions that will bring performance and efficiency while maintaining reliable performance that is cost effective. Together with VMware, Enhance Technology guarantees continued support for full compatibility with VMware’s virtualization solution.


About Enhance Technology, Inc. 


Founded in 1997, Enhance Technology designs and manufactures high performance storage systems for digital content creation, medical imaging, security surveillance, post production, data archive and IT market places. Headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California with Asia branch in Taipei, Taiwan, Enhance Technology has become the world leader in designing and developing hybrid I/O storage solutions. For more information about Enhance Technology and the UltraStorâ„¢ RS Series, please visit www.enhance-tech.com or contact your local dealer. 


About VMware


VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter.  Customers of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2007 revenues of $1.3 billion, more than 120,000 customers and more than 20,000 partners, VMware is one of the fastest growing public software companies. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is majority-owned by EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC).  For more information, visit www.vmware.com.


 


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Azuki Systems Announces Company Expansion and Growing Industry Appetite for Interactive Mobile Media Services

Mobile Innovator Doubles Operational Footprint, Enters Additional Customer Trials and Builds Greater Momentum in Dynamic Industry


ACTON, Mass. – November 18, 2008 – Azuki Systems, Inc., an innovator in the interactive mobile media technology market, today announced a significant company expansion. Since its June launch, Azuki has doubled its physical footprint and aggressively brought in additional talent to further the development of innovative interactive mobile media services. In addition, the company has entered into customer trials with major media companies, which are piloting the MashMedia Platform to help purpose their rich media assets for mobile and enable hassle-free content monetization.


“Our company expansion, both in terms of real estate and our employee-base, is a significant feat especially given the overall economic downturn – and as such, is a testament to the demand for the seminal services we’re offering to enhance the mobile experience,” said Azuki co-founder and serial entrepreneur Cheng Wu. “Azuki has a pivotal role to play in this dynamic industry, and we look forward to continuing to help content publishers create, differentiate and monetize mobile media services – thereby providing consumers with an individually customized and highly social experience.”


Azuki’s MashMedia Platform, which is in trials with companies including leading sports and national broadcast outlets, will enable them to provide “snackable” and interactive mobile media services that engage mobile users. The trial customers are eager to apply the power of the platform’s core mashup engine, which harnesses contextual user intelligence and content metadata to dynamically assemble Web, premium and user-generated content services with targeted in-video advertising – based on content themes or user preferences.


Additional milestones since Azuki’s June launch include:



  • Expanded product offering – In October, Azuki enhanced its MashMedia Platform with the innovative ClickZoomâ„¢ technology, enabling the seamless chapterization of mobile content into snackable segments and enabling an industry breakthrough in in-video mobile advertising.

  • Customer momentum – In addition to its work with leading automotive content provider WheelsTV, Azuki also is helping to mobilize rich media content for Boston.TV, a premier online video entertainment network.

  • Partnerships – In recent months, Azuki joined forces with global content delivery network Limelight Networks to deliver rich media services that expand virally, as well as thePlatform, the leading white-labeled video management and publishing company, to deliver an optimized rich mobile media experience.

  • Key employee appointments – Azuki now has a staff of 40 employees and recently appointed industry veterans Andy Roberts, vice president of advanced technology, Mark Basler, vice president of business development, and Dan Carney, vice president of operations.

  • Speaking engagements – Azuki executives have been invited to speak at key industry events, including Digital Hollywood, Mobile Internet World and the Harvard Business School (HBS) Centennial Entrepreneurship Conference.


“We look forward to building on this momentum and to a successful 2009,” said Azuki CEO Jim Ricotta. “Mobile users are hungry for a richer, more personalized and more interactive user experience, and we are committed to helping content publishers deliver on that vision.”


About Azuki Systems


Azuki Systems provides the industry’s first comprehensive interactive mobile media services platform. Azuki enables content publishers and mobile operators to build, engage and monetize mobile audiences around rich media services. The Azuki platform provides everything needed to establish new revenue streams through the delivery of highly interactive and personalized mobile-content and social-networking services. Based in Acton, Mass., Azuki is led by an executive team that has built some of the communications industry’s most successful companies, including ArrowPoint, SightPath, Arris Networks, Acopia Networks and DataPower. For additional information, please visit www.azukisystems.com or call +1-978-844-5100.


 



For additional information, please contact azuki@daviesmurphy.com.

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Proxim is First to Break the 300 Mbps Speed Barrier for 802.11n Solutions, Enabling WLAN Networks at Half the Cost


Proxim is First to Break the 300 Mbps Speed Barrier for 802.11n Solutions, Enabling WLAN Networks at Half the Cost


Proxim’s 802.11n APs Reduce Cost and Simplify Deployments While Achieving Industry’s Highest Throughput


Silicon Valley, November 17, 2008Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM), a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play, today announced the availability of the industry’s first 802.11n solution to achieve 320 Mbps of throughput with a dual-radio solution.  In addition, Proxim’s new 802.11n products have been designed to be customer-friendly and overcome the barriers of cost and complexity faced by competing products to deliver 802.11n networks at half the price of existing WLANs. With Proxim’s ORiNOCO® AP-8000 and AP-800 802.11n access points, organizations of all sizes can achieve higher performance than their existing wired and wireless LANs while avoiding the costly controller upgrades, deployment challenges, and additional network planning that have deterred enterprises from upgrading to 802.11n.


Proxim's ORiNOCO AP-8000 Dual-Radio 802.11n AP


Realizing the Truly Unwired Enterprise


IEEE 802.11n is the next generation of the Wi-Fi standard.  The primary advantages of 802.11n-compliant products are significantly higher throughput and longer range. With the advent of 802.11n technology, the truly unwired enterprise is possible – yet many organizations cite the high cost of migration and the complexity of deployment as barriers to moving to 802.11n.


Proxim’s ORiNOCO AP-8000 dual-radio and AP-800 single-radio APs overcome the challenges hindering adoption by achieving numerous key industry firsts:



  • First 802.11n solution to achieve greater than 300 Mbps throughput performance, with dual-radio throughput rates tested at 320 Mbps

  • First 802.11n solution to work within the 802.3af (POE) power requirements in both single- and dual-radio 3×3 MIMO 11n configurations, eliminating the cost and hassle of additional wires and power injectors to each AP that are typically required with competitive 802.11n products

  • First solution to support Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) globally in all 5 GHz bands, which eliminates the worry of network interoperability and interference and provides 10 times the number of channels available at 2.4 GHz

  • First solution to support both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz operation on each 802.11n radio, providing the flexibility for deployment in various environments

  • First 802.11n solution that utilizes the same mounting hardware as existing Proxim 802.11a/b/g APs, greatly simplifying upgrades unlike competitive 802.11n products which often require new mounting hardware


“802.11n is the most important development in wireless LANs since the original standard of 1997,” said Craig Mathias, a Principal with the wireless and mobile advisory firm Farpoint Group. “Proxim has been building wireless LANs since before there was 802.11 and Wi-Fi, and their experience shows with new .11n products that allow for simplified upgrades to existing installations and also appeal to those just getting started with wireless LANs. 802.11n offers better performance than most wired networks, along with the flexibility and convenience of mobility - Proxim’s announcement clearly shows that the era of the unwired enterprise has truly arrived.”


Proxim ORiNOCO AP-8000 and AP-800


Proxim’s ORiNOCO AP-8000 and ORiNOCO AP-800 access points enable the industry’s highest performance, easiest to use, and most cost-effective 802.11n networks for enterprises of all sizes. Proxim 802.11n solutions have achieved the industry’s highest performance to date with throughput exceeding 170 Mbps with a single radio and 320 Mbps with a dual radio solution. However, Proxim focused on more than just introducing a product with the industry’s leading throughput – Proxim engineered its products to be simple for its customers to use.  Many competitive products require substantial investment in additional infrastructure before they can be installed. These real-world costs can quickly deter enterprises from upgrading to enjoy the benefits offered by 802.11n products.  Proxim’s AP-8000 and AP-800 provide an 802.11n solution that enables customers to quickly, easily and cost-effectively deploy the highest-performance 802.11n network available.


“Proxim has been responsible for deploying and managing our Wireless LAN for the past 7 years at each of our Microsoft TechEd EMEA conferences. This year we had 4300 connected wireless users at the IT Professionals conference in Barcelona where Proxim had installed 5 of their brand new 802.11n access points. The access points performed flawlessly at the conference with a peak usage of 70 users per radio and peak throughput of 175 Mbps,” said Luca Balbo, Group Manager, Event Marketing at Microsoft Corporation. “We have added an additional 2 access points for this week’s Developers Conference and will also be using the AP-8000 at next week’s Microsoft Convergence conference in Copenhagen. These events have a very large number of power users and the performance of Proxim’s new 802.11n access point has been remarkable.”


Higher Performance than Existing Wired LANs/WLANs


Proxim’s ORiNOCO 802.11n products enable enterprises of all size to finally unwire the wired LAN by providing greater performance than existing Ethernet networks.



  • Highest throughput with single radio rates of over 170Mbps and dual radio rates of 320Mbps

  • Substantially higher throughput than typical 10/100 wired LANs

  • No need to run new cable to add stations to a LAN

  • 7x the throughput of existing typical WLANs

  • High reliability for quad play applications

  • The only solution to provide dual 2.4 GHz and dual 5GHz operation

  • The first solution certified to work for the entire 5 GHz spectrum worldwide


Half the Cost of Existing WLANs


Proxim’s 802.11n solution drastically reduces the cost of WLAN deployments using 802.11a/b/g products.



  • With the added range and throughput, ORiNOCO 802.11n deployments cost only half of today’s 802.11a/b/g networks when deployed to achieve the same capacity

  • Proxim’s 802.11n solution provides two times the range of standard 802.11a/b/g APs to ensure enhanced signal strength to hard-to-reach clients in the office, which simplifies deployment


Reduced Cost of Upgrading to 802.11n


Proxim’s ORiNOCO 802.11n products are the first to overcome the deployment challenges and the associated costs of competitive 802.11n products by eliminating the need for forklift upgrades, additional wiring, or additional network planning.



  • Because Proxim does not require costly WLAN controllers, Proxim 802.11n networks can cost-effectively scale to meet increasing bandwidth demands in the future

  • ORiNOCO 802.11n APs are the only APs on the market that are completely 802.3af compliant in all configurations, which avoids the cost of additional wiring or power injectors as required by 802.3at compliant APs

  • Proxim’s 802.11n APs utilize the same mounting hardware as existing Proxim 802.11a/b/g APs, enabling simple swap out of old APs and making upgrades a snap


Distributed WLANs with Centralized Management


To provide centralized management of Proxim 802.11n networks, the ProximVision ES network management system supports the ORiNOCO AP-8000 and AP-800 products. The ProximVision ES network management system provides rapid network deployment and mobile configuration – providing a complete view of the wireless network and comprehensive device configuration. The product installs on Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista and supports SNMPv1, SNMPv2 and SNMPv3. Primary benefits include:



  • Rapid Network Deployment ProximVision ES automates configuration processes for faster, more efficient deployment of Proxim Wireless networks.

  • Mobile Configuration Capabilities ProximVision ES gives network managers a mobile option for exhaustive device configuration with a software-based tool.

  • Greater Ease of Use and Upgradability ProximVision ES can support a greater number of APs than competitively priced solutions and provides the simplest path to configuration and upgrade.


Pricing and Availability


Proxim’s ORiNOCO AP-8000 (dual-radio) and AP-800 (single-radio) products are available immediately for $1,099 and $799 respectively. For more information on how to buy, please visit: http://proxim.com/buy/default.aspx.

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Acme Packet Showcases Border Control Solution Leadership at Interconnect 2008

BURLINGTON, MA, NOVEMBER 17, 2008 — Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced a series of live solution demonstrations to be presented at Interconnect 2008, the company’s fourth annual worldwide user conference being held November 16-18 in Miami, Florida. Nine interconnected demonstrations showcase new capabilities for delivering enterprise, contact center, wireless/FMC and wireline services and applications. The demos collectively feature all of Acme Packet’s products—session border controller (SBC), session routing proxy (SRP) and multiservice security gateway (MSG), and integrate selected products and services from Acme Packet partners. These partners include AirWalk Communications, BroadSoft, Chinook Hosting Corp, EXFO Navtel Product Group, NetNumber, NewStep Networks, Stealth Communications and Tatara Systems.


“‘Smartly simplifying communications delivery’ is the theme of this year’s conference and these demonstrations show our customers how to do that,” explained Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet’s vice president of marketing and product management. “We are especially thankful to those partners who contributed their assistance this year and we look forward to including more partners from the many on our roster at future events.”


Demonstrations being presented at Interconnect 2008 include the following:


FMC services for dual-mode Wi-Fi/GSM phone

Acme Packet’s MSG and SBC deliver FMC services to a dual-mode Wi-Fi/GSM phone running NewStep Networks’ mobile SIP client. The MSG secures delivery over the Internet and Wi-Fi networks using IPsec tunnels for SIP and RTP traffic to and from the phone. The Net-Net SBC interfaces to NewStep Networks’ Converged Services Node (CSN) for call anchoring and voice call continuity with seamless handoff between the Internet/Wi-Fi and GSM cellular networks.
FMC services for CDMA femtocell-connected phone

The Net-Net MSG and SBC are also used to deliver mobile services to a CDMA phone via AirWalk Communications’ EdgePoint femtocell access point. The femtocell converts CDMA protocols from the phone to SIP and RTP, and tunnels the traffic over the Internet using IPsec to the Net-Net MSG. The Net-Net SBC provides SIP session control and interfaces to Tatara Systems’ Tatara Convergence Server (TCS) for interworking and session hand-in/hand-out with the 2G/3G cellular network.
High-definition video delivery with Quality of Service

In this demo, the Net-Net SBC controls the delivery of Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)-based video over a bandwidth-constrained broadband access network. The SBC controls video stream admission into the access network by querying an external policy server and assigns appropriate QoS marking for the stream’s packets. The SBC also provides access controls and topology hiding for securing the video servers.


SIP trunking for Unified Communications and IP PBXs

Acme Packet’s Net-Net SBC securely consolidates SIP trunking for Unified Communications services and IP PBX systems from leading vendors.


Microsoft OCS to BroadSoft® BroadWorks® interworking for “click-to-call” applications

Acme Packet’s Net-Net InterWorking Gateway seamlessly integrates Microsoft OCS unified communications platform with BroadSoft’s BroadWorks business telephony platform. The gateway enables “clicking” on any name or number on a Microsoft Office Communicator client and “calling” that name/number using the BroadSoft phone and platform. Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner, Chinook Hosting, and its parent company, implement.com, are demonstrating both service provider-hosted and enterprise-hosted deployment models utilizing Microsoft’s Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) version 4.5 integrated with BroadSoft’s BroadWorks.


Routing for “find me/follow me” services

In this technology demonstration, Acme Packet’s Net-Net SBC and NetNumber’s TITAN platform, a private ENUM database solution, provide routing for a basic “find me/follow me” service across SIP wireline and mobile phones. The Net-Net SBC functions as SIP registrar for the SIP endpoints and updates the ENUM database with endpoint location information via dynamic DNS. Net-Net SBCs query the ENUM database to retrieve routes to multiple subscriber endpoints as well as current subscriber preferences.


Core session routing and IP interconnect

Acme Packet’s Open Session Routing (OSR) architecture will be on full display as the Net-Net Session Router (SR) provides transaction-stateful routing for the Interconnect 2008 demonstrations. NetNumber’s private ENUM server will guide the routing of local calls. Stealth Communications’ Voice Peering Fabric (VPF) will provide ENUM-based URI-to-E.164 number resolution so that endpoints located in the demo area can initiate and receive calls to and from the PSTN. 


Net-Net 4500 SBC performance

Acme Packet’s new Net-Net 4500 SBC will be tested with a
Navtel/EXFO InterWatch R14 SIP load generator and demonstrate SIP signaling performance that is 2-3 times more than the Net-Net 4250. Like all Acme Packet platforms, the Net-Net 4500 features carrier-class high availability. It supports up to 64,000 media sessions to handle media-intensive next-generation services such as interactive video.


Net-Net EMS and embedded management enhancements

Enhancements in Acme Packet’s embedded management system and the Net-Net Element Management System (EMS) have increased performance and capacity for managing networks with an ever increasing number of Acme Packet systems. These enhancements have reduced configuration discovery, save and activation times; and increased the number of network elements and users supported by the Net-Net EMS. Integration of Acme Packet’s products with third-party management tools will also be shown.


About Acme PacketAcme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, large enterprise and contact center networks—from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols—SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248—and multiple border points—interconnect, access and data center. Our products have been selected by more than 580 customers in 85 countries, including 29 of the top 30, and 84 of the top 100 service providers in the world. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.Acme Packet and Net-Net are registered trademarks of Acme Packet in the US and/or other countries. BroadSoft and BroadWorks are registered trademarks of BroadSoft, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.


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Connect2 Communications                                

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Acme Packet

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Wavesat 4G Technology Helps Establish Montreal - Shanghai Research Initiative

Wavesat Wireless Broadband Solutions Central to Successful Launch of Remote Research Collaboration Facility for Canadian and Chinese Companies


Montréal, Canada, November 12, 2008 – Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless semiconductor solutions announced today that it has participated in a multi-partner initiative that launched a new Remote Research Collaboration Facility (RRCF) on November 7, 2008. The initiative was spearheaded by Prompt Inc. and the Shanghai Research Center for Wireless Communications (WiCO) The RRCF is a transcontinental virtual laboratory that will provide researchers in Montréal, Canada and Shanghai, China with remote access to microelectronics and telecommunications equipment. Wavesat provided funding, research and development expertise as well as products for the set up of the RRCF. ZTE, the world’s leading telecommunications device supplier, also actively participated in the demonstration.


With leading researchers, government, academic and industry leaders watching on, the successful live demonstration took place at WiCO’s world-class research and development facility located in Shanghai. It was the first intercontinental experiment between researchers at the Montréal-based École de technologie supérieure (ETS) and WiCO. The successful live demonstration proved that microelectronics equipment located in Shanghai could be managed by students located more than 11 thousand kilometers away. The demo showcased both the research capability available through the RRCF and how it will benefit innovators in both countries. Wavesat’s Odysseyâ„¢ 8500 WiMAX USB device was central to both the demonstration and future collaboration at the RRCF.


Throughout the project, the Wavesat Odyssey-based broadband wireless devices will be used as the platform for research with the goal of improving realistic deployment models as well as antenna technology algorithms. Further to the initial collaboration, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between ZTE and Wavesat in September 2007 engaging both companies to continue to support the project towards establishing a real-life WiMAX field environment. The Wavesat Odyssey 8500 chip is ideal for such a project given its unique multimode and programmable architecture.


In addition to facilitating new research and development collaboration, the RRCF creates a cost-effective and efficient means for Canadian and Chinese companies to demonstrate new wireless technologies to prospective customers across the globe. Wavesat intends to showcase its latest broadband wireless technologies supporting multiple protocols at the RRCF facilities.


“The RRCF creates an international customer interaction centre for Wavesat, enabling us to demonstrate and promote our innovative broadband solutions to prospective customers in China’s telecommunications industry,” said Mr. Raj Singh, President and CEO at Wavesat. “We look forward to the positive impact on our product development and the opportunity for greater reach into lucrative Asian markets.”


“We have helped to create a virtual research environment that promises to stimulate practical–and profitable–research results for both university researchers and companies such as Wavesat and ZTE,” said Dr. Charles Despins, President and CEO of Prompt. “It demonstrates how the Prompt partnership model can directly impact the growth of Québec-based companies, by stimulating new commercial opportunities and facilitating access to new global markets.”


About Wavesat


Wavesat is a global leader in mobile broadband, providing advanced semiconductor solutions to the world’s leading carrier and mobile device manufacturers to deploy future-proof broadband services and products. With award winning technology, Wavesat delivers silicon that enables customers to deploy multiple Broadband Wireless technologies such as WiMAX Wave2 and XG-PHS today and to migrate seamlessly to future 4G technologies such as LTE. Wavesat is a principal member of the WiMAX Forum®. Wavesat was awarded the 2008 Frost and Sullivan Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Excellence in Technology Award and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top Ten Technology companies for 2009. For more information, please visit www.wavesat.com.


About Prompt Inc.


Prompt is a non-profit corporation that stimulates industry-university R&D partnerships to increase the competitiveness of the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sector in Québec. With financial support from the Government of Québec and the private sector, Prompt aims to enable new R&D initiatives that add value to Québec-based companies, increase the benefits of public investments in research, and bolster the provincial innovation system. The partnerships facilitated by Prompt are financed by the private sector, the Government of Québec and the Government of Canada. As these initiatives often receive additional funds from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and other granting agencies, and scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) tax credits from provincial and federal governments, the value of every dollar invested by a company can generate a return of more than seven. For further information, please visit www.promptinc.org.


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