3Com and CrystalVoice

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3Com and CrystalVoice

Just a quick release to share regarding 3Com & CrystalVoice. By the way, is it me, or does 3Com seem quiet these days in the VoIP space? They have a great SMB IP-PBX, but I don't seem to hear much from them whether its new releases or asking me for a TMC Labs review within Internet Telephony. Now that I say that, I'll probably receive a phone call in the next 5 minutes...

here's the release...
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Today 3Com and CrystalVoice announced that CrystalVoice has met the interoperability testing requirements of the 3Com® Voice Solution Providers Program (VSPP). CrystalVoice Remote Extension is the first product certified for both the 3Com NBX® and 3Com VCX(TM) 5.0 IP Telephony modules through the VSPP.

CrystalVoice Earns Expanded Role in
3Com® Voice Solution Providers Program

CrystalVoice is first interoperability certification for both 3Com NBX® and VCX(TM) Internet Protocol telephony module customers

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., and SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Jan. 11, 2005 3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) and CrystalVoice Communications, Inc., a provider of enterprise Internet Protocol (IP) communications software, today announced that CrystalVoice has met the interoperability testing requirements of the 3Com® Voice Solution Providers Program (VSPP). CrystalVoice Remote Extension is the first product certified for both the 3Com NBX® and 3Com VCX(TM) 5.0 IP Telephony modules through the VSPP.

The new certification confirms that CrystalVoice's Voice over Internet (VoI) software solutions are fully compatible with the 3Com NBX and VCX IP Telephony modules, providing enterprise customers with an advanced portfolio of real-time telephony, presence, messaging and conferencing solutions. CrystalVoice Remote Extension delivers an important component to a distributed or mobile work environment through combining CrystalVoice's advanced Acoustic QoS(TM) technology and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) support, which provides high-quality voice communications over the Internet, with its secure, scalable, high-availability architecture. CrystalVoice's solutions are designed to deliver productivity enhancing, cost-effective solutions for remote and mobile employees, interoffice communications, contact centers, collaboration, conferencing and interactive on-line learning.

"The recent lab testing expands the relationship between 3Com and CrystalVoice to build upon the success of the CrystalVoice solution for the 3Com NBX IP telephony platform," said Pat Rudolph, 3Com vice president of solutions architecture. "This certification confirms the CrystalVoice Remote Extension software solution as interoperable with both the 3Com NBX IP telephony system for small business and medium enterprises and the VCX IP telephony system for large enterprises."

"CrystalVoice is proud to complete the rigorous testing process and receive the 3Com VCX system certification," said Steve Zola, CrystalVoice president and CEO. "This certification is a testament to CrystalVoice's partnership with 3Com, and the company's commitment to providing industry leading, enterprise-class IP Telephony solutions to the enterprise. The company intends to offer its customers and partners the most advanced solutions available to meet their voice communications needs."

About CrystalVoice
CrystalVoice Communications is the leading provider of Voice over the Internet software solutions and is a "3Com Approved" member of the 3Com® VSPP (VoIP Solution Provider Program). CrystalVoice's award-winning enterprise products include Remote Extension, Click-to-Talk, and Interoffice Voice Trunking. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., the company has developed leading edge technology to enable consistent, high-quality voice to be transmitted over the Internet, while meeting the security and reliability demands of the enterprise. CrystalVoice provides applications for business communications, e-commerce, customer relationship management, conferencing, distance learning and enhanced telephone services. The CrystalVoice website is www.CrystalVoice.com.

About 3Com IP Telephony
3Com has been a major contributor to the convergence industry since the introduction in 1998 of the world's first IP-PBX, the 3Com® NBX® system. The company developed an architecture for a distributed softswitch for AT&T and brought the first commercially deployed carrier softswitch to market in 1999. The 3Com® VCX(TM) IP telephony module was first introduced in 2003 for large enterprises. Today, the company combines these products under the 3Com Convergence Applications Suite, which includes IP Telephony, IP Messaging, IP Conferencing and IP Contact Center capabilities. For further information, please visit www.3com.com/voip.

About 3Com Corporation
3Com is a leading provider of secure, converged voice and data networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes. 3Com offers a broad line of innovative products backed by world-class sales, service and support, which excel at delivering business value for its customers. When customers exercise choice, their choice is 3Com. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox.

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CrystalVoice is a registered trademark and Acoustic QoS is a trademark of CrystalVoice Communications, Inc. 3Com, the 3Com logo and NBX are registered trademarks and VCX is a trademark of 3Com Corporation. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders.




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