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Aastra selects Octasic OCT6100 device for CNX Conference Bridge Appliance
[March 08, 2005]

Aastra selects Octasic OCT6100 device for CNX Conference Bridge Appliance

SAN JOSE, CA, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Octasic Inc., a leading fabless telecom semiconductor company, today announced that Aastra Telecom, has selected Octasic's OCT6100 devices for their newest conferencing product, the CNX Conference Bridge Appliance.

The Aastra CNX provides a flexible, cost effective solution for small and medium sized enterprise conferencing requirements. Allowing participants to access a conference via the PSTN, legacy PBXs or VoIP networks, the Aastra CNX uses a simple Web interface for easy management and control. In a single device, the OCT6100 allows Aastra to offer customers industry-leading voice quality in a scalable package that provides conference mixing, acoustic and electrical echo cancellation, automatic gain and level control, dominant speaker selection and adaptive noise reduction.
"When selecting a device to develop our CNX platform around, the Octasic OCT6100 device stood out as a clear winner with field-proven quality." explains Tomasz Konopka, Director of Hardware Engineering, Aastra. "The OCT6100 not only provided a cost effective solution; the high level of integration combined with Octasic's scalability capabilities enabled us fast development with excellent potential for future expansion"
"We are delighted that Aastra selected Octasic's innovative silicon and software solution," said Fabio Gambacorta, VP Business Development, Octasic. "The Aastra system is a great example of how our devices take into account the requirements for today's competitive equipment vendors, and offer a flexible tailored solution allowing our partners and customers to build a complete system."
About Aastra Telecom
Aastra Telecom (TSX: "AAH"), headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Canada, develops and markets products and systems for accessing communication networks. Aastra's products include a full range of residential and business telephone terminals, Enterprise Private Branch Exchanges (PBX), network access servers and high quality digital video gateways. Aastra serves the majority of telephone companies and certain cable operators and broadcasters in North America and Europe, with a presence in South America and Asia. For more information on Aastra, visit the Web site at .
About Octasic Inc. and the OCT6100 Series of devices
Octasic Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company designing, marketing, and supporting best-in-class silicon solutions that deliver exceptional voice quality for network equipment providers within the wireless, VoP, and TDM segments of the telecommunications industry. Octasic's innovative approach involves processors that are optimized to perform key voice functions such as carrier-grade echo cancellation, packetization, and compression. For more information about Octasic and its products, please visit .
The OCT6100 Series of echo cancellation and voice quality enhancement devices feature low power and space requirements and densities ranging from 32 to 672 channels. Key features of the OCT6100 Series include carrier-deployed echo cancellation with high-quality noise matching, automatic level control, adaptive noise reduction, acoustic echo control, advanced tone detection and high-capacity conferencing.

CONTACT: Octasic: Paige McEachren, Communications Manager,(514) 282-8863, [email protected]; Aastra Telecom U.S.:Robert Welbourn, Business Development Manager, (978) 436-4125,[email protected]

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