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     April 14, 2004

FEATURE: Why Is SIP So Hot Right Now?
We sense that the market finally sees an opportunity with SIP to finally break the shackles of the proprietary hardware equipment.


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Enterprise Communications Association, TMC to Train Resellers to Profit in IP Communications
Moving to address the critical shortage of convergence-capable resellers, the Enterprise Communications Association (ECA) is joining with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to present Reseller Strategies for Convergence Channel Success, a one-day seminar on May 5th at the Westin Hotel in downtown St. Louis.

AdventNet Offers Enhanced Network Simulation And Testing Tools With The Launch Of Simulation Toolkit 4.1
AdventNet, Inc., the leading provider of affordable network and systems management software today announced the release of AdventNet Simulation Toolkit 4.1. The tool kit offers a comprehensive set of agent and network simulation tools to develop and test network management applications, setup powerful demonstrations, educate network staff, and do exhaustive evaluation of new management products.

RADCOM Introduces Next-Generation Protocol Analyzer for Multi-Service Network Architectures
RADCOM Ltd. , a leading network test and quality management solutions provider, today announced the immediate availability of the Performer Analyzer. The Performer Analyzer is a comprehensive test solution for monitoring and troubleshooting LAN, WAN, ATM, Packet over Sonet and Metro technologies at up to 2.48 Gbps OC-48 rates. A high-performance, high-port density test solution, the Performer Analyzer expedites product-to-market cycles and network troubleshooting processes. Unique features include the GEAR and the GenFEP (generic front-end processor). The GEAR, a proprietary, full custom ASIC chip-based processor, powers the Performer Analyzer's full line rate processing and filtering capabilities. The GenFEP, a protocol, technology and rate independent hardware solution, supports a wide range of multi-port line interface modules. The total solution provides customers with a strong return on investment.

PIKA Technologies Announces VoIP-enabled Voice Boards
The volume of VoIP news is on the rise; it is clear that the IP-centric world has arrived. PIKA Technologies, a developer of innovative computer plug-in voice boards and software, is proud to announce that VoIP capabilities will be delivered in PIKA MonteCarlo Software Developer Kit (SDK), Release 6.2, in June 2004. Using PIKA boards and software, application developers will be able to design cost-effective VoIP- enabled voice and fax solutions for their customers.

Ixia Launches Cost-Effective Tool for Field-Testing IP-Based Telecommunications Services
Ixia (Nasdaq:XXIA), a leading, global provider of IP network testing solutions, announced today IxChariot Runtime, a new version of its industry-leading IxChariot application performance test software that is designed for field validation of newly installed IP services by a service provider's field-service team.

eyeP Media Software Development Kit Chosen for Voice Component of New Aastra IP Telephony System
Aastra Telecom Schweiz AG has chosen eyeP Media software as the voice component of its recently launched digital telephony terminal, the Office 1600IP. Aastras decision to use the eyeP Stream SDK software development kit in its new generation of IP telephony solutions reflects the superior voice quality and modularity of the Swiss-based software companys product.

DRD Communications Deploys Kagoor's Session Border Controllers To Deliver Hosted VoIP
Kagoor Networks, a leading provider of session border control solutions, announced that DRD Communications plc, a premier business communications solution provider within the Greater London area, has chosen Kagoor's VoiceFlow remote Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal application to enable hosted VoIP services. DRD is the second announced European customer for Kagoor, which recently opened its European headquarters.

Qovia VoIP Monitoring and Management Products Selected by Peoples Bank, NA; Ventura County Schools; and Banks Engineering
Qovia, Inc., a technology and marketshare leader in enterprise voice over IP (VoIP) monitoring and management technologies today announced that its products have been selected by Peoples Bank, NA, a subsidiary of Peoples Bancorp Inc. ; Ventura Unified School District of California and Banks Engineering of Sarasota, Florida to provide monitoring and management systems for their VoIP telephony installations.

TuVox and Softel Partner to Provide VXML and SALT Enabled Packaged Speech Applications
TuVox, the pioneer in Conversational Voice Response (CVR) applications for call centers, and SoftelOFTEL, a leading provider of professional services to call centers, announced today that the two companies have engaged in a partnership to develop and deliver packaged Conversational Speech applications.

Microsoft Extends VoIP Platform in Next Version of Windows CE
Microsoft Corp. has announced upcoming voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) features for Windows CE 5.0 (previously code-named Macallan). The company also announced that leading vendors are delivering a wide variety of VoIP-based client devices and services such as desktop and wireless phones, IP set-top boxes, residential gateways and thin clients running the Windows CE operating system.

MetaSwitch Expands VoIP Capabilities with SIP and IP Centrex Latest Software Release Enables Interoperability with SIP Devices Including IP Phones and Feature Servers
MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of Class 5 VoIP solutions, announced that the latest software release for its VP3500 Next Generation Class 5 Switch includes support for IP Centrex and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) v2.0. Support for SIP extends the MetaSwitch VP3500's interoperability to a wider range of devices including SIP phones and SIP-based feature servers.

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