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Rich Tehrani

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[May 9, 2005]

Quintums Switch now iBasis DirectVoIP Certified

BY JOHANNE TORRES


VoIP technology provider Quintum Technologies was happy to announce this morning that its Tenor AXT and AXM VoIP MultiPath Switches have just received the iBasis, Inc.s DirectVoIP certification. Burlington, MA-based iBasis awards this certification to products that interoperate with the companys international VoIP network.

iBasis explained that certifying Quintum will enable customers and partners deploying the Tenor AXT or AXM Series VoIP MultiPath Switches to establish direct interconnections to exchange international traffic with the iBasis network. Prior to certification, clients would deploy these products in their networks where analog termination was required and digital circuits were not available. iBasis and Quintum engineers collaborated to develop the necessary software enhancements to enable the Quintum platform to achieve DirectVoIP certification as a more cost-effective analog solution. iBasis required refinements to provide effective call supervision to support iBasis' higher quality standards.

"Quintum was very responsive to our technical requirements, and we collaborated very effectively to enhance call supervision and overcome interoperability challenges," said Paul Floyd, iBasis senior vice president of research and development. "As a result, we're able to provide our wholesale trading partners an effective analog interconnection to our VoIP network in those difficult international markets where digital connections simply are not an option."

"Carriers and service providers can now benefit from Quintum's integrated VoIP solutions and expand their termination revenue," said Chuck Rutledge, VP of Marketing for Quintum. "At the same time, they can leverage iBasis' superior quality and operational expertise in deploying IP to IP interconnections. Our inclusion in the DirectVoIP Certified program also makes it easier for Quintum's service provider customers to work with iBasis and gain access to the high volume of international traffic iBasis carries."

Todays news follows Quintums recent partnership with Vonexus Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Interactive Intelligence Inc. Vonexus signed an agreement enabling it to package its Microsoft-based IP PBX software with Quintum Technologies' SIP Tenor VoIP MultiPath switches.

According to Vonexus, its IP PBX, called Enterprise Interaction Center (EIC), is designed exclusively for Microsoft small to medium-sized business customers. EIC applications include SIP-based switching, auto-attendant, presence management, call routing and queuing, and Exchange-based unified messaging. Out-of-the-box screen-pop and IVR integration will be available in the second quarter for Microsoft Great Plains and MS CRM.

"We reviewed gateways from other vendors, but they required that a complete QoS IP network be implemented at every router, so any portion of our customers' network that wasn't supporting QoS would be vulnerable to outages," said Vonexus president, Jerry Fleming. "In addition to this critical differentiator affecting reliability, the Quintum switch also offered our customers a unique MultiPath design that gives EIC intelligent connectivity to both analog devices and the PSTN."

Quintum Technologies
www.quintum.com

iBasis
www.ibasis.com

Vonexus Inc.
www.vonexus.com

Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She can be reached by e-mail at jtorres@tmcnet.com

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