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Leading Vendors Initiate Voice and Video Over IP Quality Alliance
[September 11, 2006]

Leading Vendors Initiate Voice and Video Over IP Quality Alliance

VON Fall - BOSTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ditech Networks , Empirix, Global IP Sound, JDSU , Polycom and Telchemy jointly announced today that they will take a leading role in establishing the V2oIP Quality Alliance (, an alliance of communication industry innovators that will help shape and support the direction of voice and video- over-IP (V2oIP) quality issues. The new alliance will combine the expertise of key technology providers, service providers and industry experts to define industry best practices as well as help educate the market about relevant technologies, standards, and deployment methods.

"I am pleased to see vendors, service providers, and industry experts collaborating under the Alliance umbrella and furthering the IP Communications space," stated Jeff Pulver, chairman of

"One of the most important areas of voice and video over IP is quality," said Paul Waadevig, Industry Manager for Frost & Sullivan's Conferencing & Collaboration practice. "We believe that a proactive, cooperative industry effort focused on understanding, measuring and improving quality will accelerate development and deployment of high-quality IP voice and video solutions and services, while helping avoid some of the pitfalls that are commonly encountered with wide adoption of emerging technologies."

About V2OIP Quality Alliance
The V2OIP Quality Alliance is a new industry group comprised of vendors, service providers and industry experts that wish to increase the adoption of voice and video over IP collaborating by providing information leading to the advancement of voice and video quality technologies and implementations.

The V2oIP Quality Alliance will include a diverse range of V2oIP solution vendors, service providers, system integrators, and forward-looking enterprises-each of whom offers a unique perspective on V2oIP issues. Vendors will be able to contribute information and expert content on V2oIP quality. Other Alliance members will gain a single source of qualified information and expertise, as well as the ability to collaborate on new solutions and provide feedback on V2oIP development efforts.

The V2oIP Quality Alliance is currently being organized. Prospective members may contact Joel Fisher, director of strategic marketing for Ditech Networks at or 650-623-1356.

About Ditech Networks
Ditech Networks supplies voice processing equipment for telecommunication networks around the world. Ditech Networks' solutions incorporate advanced voice processing, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), and security technologies delivered on carrier-grade scalable platforms to enhance the delivery of communications services over mobile, Voice over IP, and wireline networks. Ditech Networks' customers are premier network operators including Verizon Wireless, Sprint/Nextel, Orascom Telecom, and others that collectively serve more than 150 million subscribers. Ditech Networks is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit

About Empirix
Empirix helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence. We combine the industry's deepest knowledge of telecommunications and self-service applications with award-winning testing and monitoring solutions to ensure our customers realize the promise of their technology investments. Empirix is the only company with expertise that spans the evolution of these advanced technologies across multiple markets - from testing in R&D labs through monitoring the end-user experience. For over a decade, thousands of quality-conscious network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises worldwide have trusted Empirix to reduce the time and cost of integrating new technologies into existing environments. Visit

About Global IP Sound
Founded in 1999, Global IP Sound develops embedded voice processing technologies for real-time communications over packet networks. GIPS SoundWare(TM) provides better than PSTN voice quality and fidelity in end-to- end IP communications with robustness against packet loss. Global IP Sound's world-renowned speech processing and IP telephony experts deliver these solutions to applications developers, gateway and chip manufacturers. Companies using GIPS SoundWare(TM) products include Nortel Networks, Skype, WebEx, Yahoo!, AOL, EarthLink and other key players in the VoIP market. Global IP Sound is a member of the Intel(R) PCA Developer Network, the Motorola Design Alliance, Symbian Platinum Partners and Texas Instruments' third party developer network. Global IP Sound has headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Stockholm, Hong Kong and Boston. More information is available at

About JDSU
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) is committed to enabling broadband & optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. Furthermore, JDSU is a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. More information is available at

About Polycom
Polycom, Inc. is the worldwide leader in unified collaborative communications (UCC) that maximize the efficiency and productivity of people and organizations by integrating the broadest array of video, voice, data and Web solutions to deliver the ultimate communications experience. Polycom's high quality, standards-based conferencing and collaboration solutions are easy to deploy and manage, as well as intuitive to use. Supported by an open architecture, they integrate seamlessly with leading telephony and presence- based networks. With its market-driving technologies, best-in-class products, alliance partnerships, and world-class service, Polycom is the smart choice for organizations seeking proven solutions and a competitive advantage in real-time communications and collaboration. For additional information call 1-800-POLYCOM (765-9266) or +1-408-526-9000, or visit the Polycom Web site at

About Telchemy
Telchemy,(R) Incorporated is the global leader in Voice and Video over IP Performance Management Technology with its VQmon(R) and SQmon(TM) families of service quality monitoring and analysis software products. Telchemy is the world's first company to provide Voice and Video IP performance management technology that considers the effects of time-varying network impairments and has led the development of VoIP performance management protocols within the industry. Founded in 1999, the company has products deployed worldwide and markets its technology through leading networking, test and management product companies. Visit:

Ditech Networks

CONTACT: Press: Janine Fogal, +1-650-623-1469, or Investors: BillTamblyn, +1-650-623-1309, both of Ditech Networks

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