PIKA Expands Executive Team with VP of Technology and Operations


OTTAWA, CANADA - November 13, 2007 - PIKA Technologies Inc., a developer of media-processing hardware and software, today announced the hiring of Tom Duxbury as vice president of technology and operations. The position is effective immediately.

"Tom joins PIKA at a most exciting time for the company," said PIKA co-founder and president Jim Pinard. "With his broad range of experience and skills, we are thrilled to welcome him to our executive team. Tom will play a key role in PIKA's continued development and delivery of products for the voice-processing application-developer market."

Most recently, Duxbury was a co-founder of Gridpoint Systems, where he oversaw operations and the introduction of new products. He has also held senior technology and management positions at DragonWave, Newbridge Networks and Mitel Corporation.

"My position at PIKA will enable me to put my years of technology and operations experience to good use within a well-established company, where my expertise will be instrumental in the continued delivery of emerging voice-technology solutions," Duxbury said. "I look forward to working with the rest of the PIKA team to solidify the company's position as a leader in Voice 2.0."

Duxbury, who is a University of Waterloo graduate in electrical engineering and also holds an MBA from Queen's, will be responsible for strategic technology planning, product management and development, manufacturing and materials management, and quality assurance.

About PIKA Technologies

PIKA Technologies for over 20 years has been providing developers with the tools they need to build advanced voice and fax applications like IP PBX, fax broadcast and self-service IVR. As the technology landscape has changed, so too has PIKA, building out its product offering so its customers can choose the right tool set for their applications. Whether building applications using board-based media processing or using host-based solutions, application developers of all kinds turn to PIKA for their development tools.

In addition to its traditional line of hardware and software solutions, PIKA now offers a family of gateways and appliances that provide top-quality performance out of the box. PIKA sells these products directly and also makes them available through its growing network of resellers and distributors. Known for its exceptional customer service, PIKA's customers can expect the same high level of personalized, fast and free support that the company has always delivered. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, the company has ranked in The Branham 300, an authoritative ranking of successful Canadian high tech firms, for five consecutive years. Visit www.pikatechnologies.com or call +1-613-591-1555 for more information.

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