Sylantro and Citel Announce Hosted PBX/IP Centrex Interoperability; Partnership Enables Enterprise End Users to Obtain Benefits of Sylantro's Synergy Hosted IP Platform While Leveraging Existing PBX Handset Infrastructure
CAMPBELL, Calif. & SEATTLE --(Business Wire)-- May 16, 2006 -- Sylantro Systems Corp., the leading developer of software solutions for hosted VoIP applications and services for business, consumer, and wireless customers, and Citel, the VoIP Migration Company(TM), today announced interoperability of Citel's SIP Handset Gateway on the Sylantro Synergy platform. The combined Sylantro / Citel solution enables enterprise end users to obtain the next-generation features and applications of Sylantro's Synergy platform, while at the same time leveraging existing PBX handsets, wiring, and LAN infrastructure with Citel's SIP Handset Gateway.
"Service providers understand the long term value of a feature rich hosted voice platform, such as Sylantro's Synergy, to grow their base of enterprise end user customers," said John Weald, chief technology officer at Sylantro. "This solution allows service providers to migrate enterprise end user customers onto our platform quickly and with little business disruption."
Service providers deploying Sylantro's Synergy platform for Hosted PBX/IP Centrex services provide a broadband connection to the enterprise premise, which is connected to Citel's SIP Handset Gateway through a router. Existing PBX handsets, wiring and LAN infrastructure remain in place, saving on cost and minimizing business disruption. After installation, existing PBX handsets are supported by Sylantro's call control, allowing service providers to deliver next-generation features and applications through the existing infrastructure.
"One of the primary inhibitors enterprises face when deploying VoIP is the cost of their existing PBX infrastructure," said Leigh Fatzinger, vice president of marketing for Citel. "With Citel's SIP Handset Gateway, service providers have the ability to overcome this common objection and more quickly deploy Sylantro's robust Hosted PBX services and applications."
About Sylantro Systems
Sylantro Systems, based in Campbell, CA, USA, provides the premier software platform for business, consumer and mobile hosted VoIP solutions. Sylantro allows network operators to rapidly deliver high-value, high-margin managed telephony services without the cost and complexity of today's in-house PBX and key systems, and gives consumers new flexibility in their communications services. Sylantro customers include AT&T Inc., Swisscom, China Unicom, and next generation service providers such as Bandwidth.com, Covad and Lightyear Network Solutions. For more information please go to: www.sylantro.com.
About Citel Technologies
Citel Technologies is the VoIP Migration Company(TM). Citel enables SMBs, large enterprises and service providers to realize the cost and productivity benefits of IP telephony while at the same time leveraging their existing PBX infrastructure. Businesses with single or distributed locations and PBX vendors can now deploy next-generation IP applications and services at their own pace, with little business disruption. Service providers can deploy hosted IP telephony services quickly, without having to "rip and replace" existing enterprise PBX handsets. Citel is a privately held company with corporate headquarters in Seattle, and development offices in Calgary, Alberta (Canada) and Nottingham, England (UK). For more information, visit www.citel.com.
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