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TechWeb’s VoiceCon San Francisco 2008 Highlights Industry Leading Vendor Announcements

November 3, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ — TechWeb’s VoiceCon(R) today released the growing list of major new product announcements that will be made at VoiceCon San Francisco 2008, which will run November 10-13 at the Moscone North Convention Center. VoiceCon is recognized as the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise decision-makers who are evaluating their options for migrating to IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications, and it presents the ideal platform for solution providers to showcase their new offerings. For more information visit: http://www.voicecon.com/sanfrancisco/.

“With a great amount of transition and change occurring in enterprise communications, we are pleased that VoiceCon continues to be the premier platform for vendor leaders to introduce their latest products and technologies,” said Fred Knight, VoiceCon General Manager. “VoiceCon San Francisco presents an ideal setting for attendees to experience and interact with these new technologies, and to gain a better understanding of how to expand and leverage their communications platform.”

The VoiceCon San Francisco 2008 exhibitors making announcements or demonstrating their new products for the first time continues to grow as the event nears, and currently includes the following:

911 Enable will be introducing Desk Alert, an emergency reporting application that notifies security personnel of 9-1-1 calls in progress through a pop-up window on their workstations. The alert provides the caller’s name, callback number, location information, and a link to location and employee-specific information.

Fluke Networks announces Visual Performance Manager 4.0, a unified system that provides integrated views and data correlation for effective management of VoIP and application performance and response time analytics. Included is a new Application Performance Solution, vastly more efficient at analyzing relevant traffic information for efficient delivery of business services.

Mindsharp will present the most useful, comprehensive instruction available for designing, deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting Microsoft Unified Communications (OCS 2007) core components. As premier technology educators, Mindsharp is known for matching business needs to technology and creating fresh ways to teach people how to use technology to achieve success.

MXL Technology Division will showcase the MXL AC-404 USB Conference Room microphone and MXL AC-405 Personal Computer speakerphone. Both products offer radical improvements to voice quality on computer and laptop conferencing and are a perfect complement to internet telephony services like Skype(TM). Booth #247

NetIQ will debut the latest iteration of NetIQ(R) Vivinet(R) Diagnostics, version 2.3, the most comprehensive performance analysis tool for diagnosing and troubleshooting voice quality issues. New features include: Layer 2 and 3 path tracing across VLAN configurations and deeper support for Nortel hybridized Ethernet, router and switch data gear.

NetQoS is launching version 2.0 of its VoIP monitoring product with expanded support for unified communications, including quality of experience monitoring for video. The product also includes enhanced diagnostics and reporting for Cisco IP Telephony environments to better monitor VoIP performance across the network.

Polycom will demonstrate new unified communications solutions across its voice, video and telepresence portfolios. Polycom will exhibit its: expanded VoIP phone portfolio with new desktop models that further the adoption of its revolutionary HD Voice technology; 1080p telepresence solutions; Microsoft OCS integration; and Converged Management Application.

Psytechnics is unveiling Experience Manager 4.0. Experience Manager 4.0 enables service providers and enterprises to proactively manage and rapidly diagnose user quality issues in video conferencing and voice. The new capabilities will help drive video conferencing as businesses strive to reduce their carbon footprints and lower costs.

ShoreTel will feature its new release of Converged Conferencing that frees enterprises from expensive conferencing services with a flexible, integrated conferencing and instant messaging solution. Converged Conferencing 7.1 helps improve collaboration and lower costs, with all the Web collaboration tools users require in a user-friendly, simple to manage package.

VIXXI-PBX is a new E911 solution for PBX users or vendors, providing exact location information of an emergency caller from within a PBX network as opposed to the location of the main switch. The technology’s use of x, y, and z coordinates promotes the speed and accuracy of emergency response.

VoIPshield Systems introduces two new models in its VoIPguardTM line of VoIP Intrusion Prevention Systems (VIPS) — designed to protect enterprise Voice over IP systems. VoIPshield will feature live product demonstrations of the VIPS10 at the booth at VoiceCon and have information on the VIPS1000 — the new carrier grade model.

Xorcom will unveil EPICAcce, a turnkey solution from EasyRun that bundles its multimedia contact center software with Xorcom’s Asterisk(R)-based IP-PBX to control, manage, monitor and support blended inbound/outbound corporate communications. EPICAcce integrates seamlessly with any existing PBX and delivers immediate ROI through increased efficiencies. Product demo in Xorcom booth #740.

For a schedule of all educational sessions, keynote addresses and participating exhibitors, visit http://www.voicecon.com/sanfrancisco/.

About VoiceCon(R)

Now in its 18th year, VoiceCon(R) is the leading conference and exhibition in North America for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications. VoiceCon(R) brings corporate IT executives together with the industry’s vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. As the momentum toward IP Telephony and convergence has grown, VoiceCon has expanded to include two yearly shows in the United States: VoiceCon San Francisco, November 10-13, 2008 at the Moscone North Convention Center, VoiceCon Orlando, March 30-April 2, 2009 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel; and recently entered the European market with VoiceCon Amsterdam on October 14-16 at the Amsterdam RAI. VoiceCon Orlando was recently named one of Tradeshow Week’s Fastest 50, a distinguished award recognizing the fastest-growing tradeshows, for growth between 2004 and 2006. VoiceCon also has launched No Jitter, (http://www.nojitter.com/), providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with two weekly email newsletters — VoiceCon eNews (http://www.voicecon.com/enews) and VoiceCon UC eWeekly (http://www.voicecon.com/unified-communications/) — and the VoiceCon Webinar Series. For more information, visit http://www.voicecon.com/.

About TechWeb

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

   *13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections    About United Business Media Limited  

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM’s businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion

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CONTACT: Natalia Wodecki, PR Manager, VoiceCon, +1-415-947-6762,NWodecki@techweb.com

Web site: http://www.voicecon.com/




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