Today’s Triple-Play Webinar

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Today’s Triple-Play Webinar

I am really looking forward to working with Allied Telesyn and NetCentrex on today’s webinar:

Allied Telesyn and Netcentrex Announce University Market Partnership; Launch University Programs, Including Webinar and Joint Presence at ACUTA Trade Show

SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- June 27, 2005 -- Today, Allied Telesyn, a global provider of secure Ethernet/IP access solutions, and Netcentrex(TM), the leading enabler of converged voice-video-data networks and next-generation services, announced a partnership to jointly market and sell their respective offerings to the university market. The joint Netcentrex-Allied Telesyn solution formalizes a relationship forged during the pioneering deployment at San Jose State University, a previously announced customer of both companies. In addition, the partners announced a webinar highlighting their joint strategy for universities. Entitled "Fostering Digital University Communities with IP Triple Play," the webinar takes place June 28th at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Attendance is free and registration is available at: http://www.tmcnet.com/university/netcentrex.aspx. Finally, the partners invite University communications professionals to join them at the ACUTA trade show July 17-21 in Kissimmee, Florida, where a demonstration of their joint solution will be unveiled.


The partnership pairs the market-leading VoIP and IP services solution with one of the leaders in secure IP infrastructure. Netcentrex, a founding member of the IPlay3 Consortium and the VoIP application server market leader with a 41% worldwide share, according to Frost & Sullivan, has developed a custom bundle of applications uniquely tailored to the university market. The bundle, called "U-Play3," includes basic services such as residential VoIP for low-cost calling on or off campus and IP Centrex for faculty and staff. Advanced services include video calling, e-learning, and affinity programs for alumni and the local community such as university-branded broadband telephony and prepaid calling cards. Allied Telesyn provides the converged campus architecture. Allied Telesyn's extensive line-up of carrier-class Ethernet solutions enables the rapid adoption of IP/Ethernet as a core technology for the delivery of enhanced voice, video and data services to the education market, as well as residential and business subscribers. A leading force in the secure IP infrastructure market, Allied Telesyn offers end-to-end solutions built around its iMAP access platforms, iMG multiservice gateways, advanced Layer 3 switches and optical transport.

"Universities have the opportunity to take back some of the 75% of voice traffic they have lost to cell phone usage since 1999," said Brian Mahony, Netcentrex, Inc. Vice President of Marketing. "Right now they are spending millions maintaining TDM-based PBXs that offer no new services and are a sink-hole of expenses. With U-Play3, students can use softphones or WiFi phones over the University data network. Universities can expand their scope of services with e-learning or video calling, or their reach by becoming a provider of University-branded broadband voice and video calling services for off-campus students, alumni, and the local community."

"Allied Telesyn has a long history of working closely with the education sector where our advanced product sets and outstanding value has proven to be a winning formula," said James Mustarde, VP Marketing and Business Development for Allied Telesyn, Inc. "Today's tech- and media-savvy students are demanding broadband access to services that traditional networks are simply unable to provide in a cost-effective manner. IP voice, video and data applications on the campus and in the dormitory have become essential for higher education institutions who want to stay competitive."

The joint Netcentrex-Allied Telesyn offering is the most reliable, scalable and future-proof university solution available today. It can be deployed quickly and with no disruption of services. The partners will provide a program manager for technical support and training for up to one year to ensure a successful deployment.

About Allied Telesyn, Inc.

Allied Telesyn was founded in 1987 with the goal of producing reliable, standards-based networking products. Focused on Ethernet/IP solutions geared to applications, Allied Telesyn offers carrier-class access-edge products including Layer 3 switches, fiber/copper Multiservice Access Platforms, and CPE. We're also a leading global manufacturer of media converters, unmanaged switches, and NICs. Our customer-driven approach has made Allied Telesyn the ideal choice for IT professionals looking for high-quality, feature-rich network solutions at a lower price.

About Netcentrex(TM) (www.netcentrex.net)

Netcentrex develops unique next-generation network (NGN) voice and video solutions that optimize network infrastructure and enable telecom operators and service providers to deliver voice-video-data and fixed-mobile converged services for both the consumer and enterprise markets. Solutions include IP telephony, video telephony, Triple Play, IP Centrex, voice/video VPN, contact center and IVR services. All solutions are built on the same IMS-compliant infrastructure that includes an application softswitch, media services and management. This core infrastructure provides user services, network connectivity, single point of provisioning and monitoring. Founded in 1998, Netcentrex has sales and partner representatives in over 25 countries and over 40 operator and service provider customers. Leading European and US venture capital firms back the privately held company.



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