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Multi-Tech Connects Cellular Wireless to PBXs

CallFinder GSM Cellular Gateway Routes Cellular Wireless Calls Through Phone Systems

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 28 // -- Adding cellular to a PBX can allow toll-free calls to other cellular phones, provide back-up for PSTN failure including emergency 911 service, become a primary voice network for remote locations, and provide a primary voice network during disaster situations. The new CallFinder(R) GSM cellular gateway from Multi-Tech(R) Systems, Inc., a leading data communications and telecommunications technology company based in suburban Minneapolis, can do all these things and more. Now shipping, the CallFinder GSM cellular gateway is an answer for companies that need their current phone systems to connect to cellular wireless networks. It connects to a standard telephone system analog port, which then allows sending and receiving of phone calls via any contracted cellular wireless network. It is an excellent way to bring to businesses the cost efficiencies of lower priced, long distance cellular wireless communications for a variety of tasks.

"Cellular technology and the productivity gains enjoyed by businesses using it now can be further enhanced by integrating this capability into office telephony systems," states Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. "Connecting a CallFinder GSM to the company's telephony system creates a gateway to the cellular networks that can save money and provide emergency communications in the event of a service interruption. The attractive pricing for long distance charges on cellular service plans makes them advantageous to use for everyday business communications when those mobile accounts are shared via any telephony system utilizing a CallFinder GSM. In addition, multiple CallFinder GSMs can be used if a business needs more than one cellular line. The CallFinder GSM can bring both cost savings and communications security to businesses of any size."

The cellular wireless CallFinder GSM CF100 cellular gateway can interface to most call-processing systems utilizing the system's analog FXS (Foreign eXchange Subscriber) or FXO (Foreign eXchange Office) interface. The CallFinder GSM cellular gateway is managed and controlled using AT commands entered via the unit's serial port. The CF100 is programmable and can operate with either an FXS or FXO interface.

Multi-Tech Systems is an ISO 9001:2000 certified global manufacturer of award-winning telephony, Internet and device networking products that connect voice and data over IP networks, add connectivity to equipment using embedded technologies, and provide the latest in cellular wireless technologies. With a 36-year history of inventing products known for their reliability and performance, Multi-Tech Systems still employs the same mission on which the company was founded: To provide solutions that solve real business problems. To reinforce this philosophy, Multi-Tech Systems prides itself on developing and fostering mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with its worldwide network of technology partners, sales channels and customers.

Privately held, Multi-Tech Systems has 75 U.S. patents and numerous international patents. The company's intellectual property portfolio includes patents covering transmission of multiplexed voice, data and video packets used in technologies such as Internet telephony, PC telephony, voice over IP or frame relay, and DSVD modems. For additional information, contact Multi- Tech in the U.S. at 800/328-9717 or +763/785-3500, via fax at +763/785-9874, EMEA at T: +(44) 118 959 7774 (UK) or T: +(33) 1 64 61 09 81 (France), and via fax at F: +(44) 118 959 7775 (UK) or F: +(33) 1 64 61 09 71 (France) or browse the company's World Wide Web home page at

Multi-Tech and Multi-Tech product names referred to in this news release are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. Other company names and their products mentioned in this news release may be the trademarks of their respective companies.

CONTACT: Paul Kraska, +1-763-785-3500, or , or EMEA, Dilip Mistry, +(44) 118 959 7774, or , both of Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.

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