SIP Gateway and Server keep remote offices running.

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MultiVOIP(TM) SS addresses needs in establishing IP telephony at remote offices. It operates using de facto SIP IP telephony standard, addresses IP PBX and hosted IP telephony service needs, and provides secure 911 emergency services during network failures. Available in 2-, 4- and 8-port models, product provides basic features of centralized IP telephony system to remote locations during IP network failures. It also provides gateway functionality, bridging PSTN to IP network.

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Multi-Tech Systems Remote Office Telephony Adds Survivability

MultiVOIP SIP Survivable Gateways Keep Enterprise IP PBX Remote Offices Running

MINNEAPOLIS, March 20 / -- As VoIP (Voice over IP) technology becomes mainstream in corporate networks, its implementation in remote offices is proving to be beneficial in reducing telephony costs, improving communications with the central office and increasing worker productivity. With the proper implementation of an IP (Internet Protocol) PBX (Private Branch eXchange) or hosted IP telephony services, a remote office worker can have all of the productivity features of being an extension of the corporate PBX, but be physically anywhere the network reaches. With all that connectivity happening courtesy of the IP network, it is important that planners also take into consideration what happens at the remote office when the IP network fails. Having a system that lets the remote office still function is called survivability, and is possibly the most important part of planning a company's upgrading to IP telephony in the field.

By developing its patent-pending MultiVOIP(TM) SS survivable SIP gateway and server, Multi-Tech(R) Systems, Inc., a leading data communications and telecommunications company based in suburban Minneapolis, has a product that addresses many of the needs in establishing IP telephony at remote offices. It operates using the de facto SIP IP telephony standard, addresses both IP PBX and hosted IP telephony service needs, and provides secure 911 emergency services during network failures. Being demonstrated at this year's TelecomNEXT exposition in Las Vegas this week, the new MultiVOIP SS server is a natural fit for the show's theme of presenting leading edge products that advance the state of communications technology.

"The Internet and other IP networks are, and will continue to be, the transport media of choice for evolving business communications applications," states Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. "And with SIP being the current de facto standard protocol for business IP communications, having your communications survivability built around SIP and IP is a sound approach. That is why our new MultiVOIP SS survivable SIP server and gateway is such a good choice. It is a leading edge technology that marries the Internet's reach with the functionality and resources of IP PBX and hosted IP telephony services.

The patent-pending MultiVOIP SS survivable SIP server and gateway provides the basic features of a centralized IP telephony system to remote locations during IP network (i.e., WAN) failures. It also provides gateway functionality by bridging the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to the IP network by connecting one or more analog trunks. The MultiVOIP SS will also connect to analog phone and fax machines. With this Multi-Tech solution, once it is determined that communications with the main server or PBX are not available, remote office IP phones can register with the MultiVOIP SS server, be it local or remote via a different IP network, and have some level of operability. Our new patent-pending MultiVOIP SS survivable SS server and gateway has the features needed to provide basic IP telephony to smaller offices during a WAN failure, and to bridge the PSTN to the IP network by connecting up to eight analog trunks. It is a cost-effective way for enterprises to empower small offices with IP telephony, and still allow them to conduct business without a functioning connection to a centralized IP telephony server."

The MultiVOIP SS survivable SIP server and gateway is shipping immediately and is available in two-, four- and eight-port models. The MVP210-SS two-port model sells for an MSRP of US$999, the four-port MVP410-SS for US$1599 and the eight-port MVP810-SS for US$2599.

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 35-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 over 60 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.

TelecomNEXT '06, Mandelay Convention Center, Booth #1358

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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