VoIP Gateway connects remote sales and support groups.

Press Release Summary:

Connecting phones and fax machines to IP network, MultiVOIP(TM) FX Gateway is suitable for sales offices, apartment buildings, or call centers. Analog equipment connects to 24 ports and IP network connects to gateway using 10/100 Ethernet® interface. Calls can then be sent through gateway over IP network to other VoIP-equipped locations or to central control center for PSTN routing. Gateway supports SIP protocol suite for IP voice communications and voice compression to 5.3 K per call.

Original Press Release:

Multi-Tech IP Telephony Connects Remote Sales and Support Groups

For Hosted Service Providers or Enterprises Connecting Up to 24 Users

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 12 / -- There are a number of ways an organization can connect to a group of workers at a remote location using voice and fax over an IP network or the Internet. Most of them are expensive involving IP phones or an IP PBX. Multi-Tech(R) Systems, Inc., a leading data communications technology company based in suburban Minneapolis, is now shipping an inexpensive solution in the form of a 24-port Voice over IP (VoIP) gateway. The new MultiVOIP(TM) FX gateway (MVPFXS-24) is designed to connect phones and fax machines within a relatively small area such as a sales or support office, apartment building or a call center to an IP network. Analog equipment connects to the MultiVOIP gateway's 24 FXS ports and an IP network connects to the gateway using its 10/100 Ethernet(R) interface. Calls can then be sent through the MultiVOIP gateway over the IP network to other VoIP equipped locations or possibly to a central control center for PSTN routing.

"This is a very straightforward solution to adding a group of sales people, support staff, or any other workers to your IP telephony network," states Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. "We find that organizations ready to make the step towards using Voice over IP in connecting remote workers are faced with some potentially expensive choices, such as throwing out their existing analog phones and fax machines. With the MultiVOIP, existing phones and fax machines can keep on providing their services, while the company's IP network or the Internet provides savings associated with the new technology."

The new MultVOIP Voice over IP gateway (Model MVPFXS-24) provides telephone and fax connectivity to the Internet or an intranet for up to 24 FXS (Foreign Exchange Station) devices. These devices can include analog phones, fax machines and key system equipment access ports. The MVPFXS-24 also includes one 10/100 Ethernet interface for connecting an IP network. With FXS equipment and IP network connected, the MultiVOIP VoIP gateway integrates voice and fax communications into the data stream of the connected IP network. The MultiVOIP VoIP gateway supports the SIP protocol suite for IP voice communications, voice compression to 5.3K per call including ITU G.723 and G.729, T.38 real-time fax relay for interoperability with other VOIP equipment, DiffServ protocol voice prioritization, along with configuration and management using a web browser or Windows(R).

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 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 www.multitech.com/ .

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 of Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., +1-763-785-3500, pkraska@multitech.com, or EMEA, Dilip Mistry, +(44) 118 959 7774, dmistry@multitech.co.uk

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