SOURCE: Empirix Inc.

October 30, 2006 16:38 ET

Empirix Brings Hammer VoIP and IMS Testing Solutions Direct to Germany

Worldwide Testing Leader Expands EMEA Presence

BEDFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 30, 2006 -- Empirix® Inc., which helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence, announced today that it has introduced its award-winning Hammer solutions for VoIP and IMS testing to the German market.

For more than a decade, Empirix has been involved in testing a variety of complex technologies before they hit the general market. Today, all of the world's Top 10 Network Equipment Manufacturers (NEMs) and virtually all Next-Generation service providers use Empirix's Hammer solutions to ensure the performance of their devices, networks and services. Over the years, the company has helped these customers successfully transition through all the large communication technology waves, including TDM, IVR, CTI, NGN, VoIP -- and now IMS. In addition, Empirix has received numerous awards for its Hammer technology, including Product of the Year from Internet Telephony and Communications News magazines, and Product of the Year from research firm Frost & Sullivan.

Having previously demonstrated its strength in Contact Center and Web application testing in the German market, Empirix has increased its staff in the country and is already working with several of the industry's top NEMs and service providers on their VoIP and IMS testing initiatives.

"With VoIP and IMS adoption happening quickly across Europe, we're pleased to be able to offer companies in Germany an opportunity to experience the benefits of our VoIP and IMS testing solutions," said Duane Sword, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Empirix. "Response to date has been outstanding."

Empirix's Hammer Offers Unparalleled Testing Benefits

As the recently named worldwide market-share leader for IMS Voice Testing and Monitoring by Frost & Sullivan, Empirix saw early on the importance of creating testing solutions for VoIP and IMS platforms.

Empirix's Hammer portfolio includes:

--  Feature and functional testing for verifying new VoIP and IMS
    services;
--  Load and stress testing for guaranteeing network scaleability;
--  Infrastructure device emulation tools that enable multi-vendor
    interoperability tests;
--  Network simulation tools that mimic real world and worst case network
    conditions; and
--  Call analysis for diagnostics and troubleshooting in complex network
    environments.
    
Empirix will demonstrate its Hammer solutions at VON Europe Autumn 2006, booth #310. The show begins next week, taking place 6-8 November, ICC Berlin, Germany, and Empirix's German-based staff will be on hand.

Empirix Publishes White Paper on IMS Testing Strategies -- Download for Free at www.empirixinc.de

In support of its launch in Germany, Empirix has just published a white paper on IMS Testing Strategies. To download the paper, visit www.empirixinc.de, and for an executive summary of the Frost & Sullivan IMS Voice Testing and Monitoring report, visit http://www.empirix.com/ims_report.

Reach Empirix's German office directly at labinfo@empirixinc.de or +49 (0)1624580344. In North America, reach Empirix at 1-866-EMPIRIX or visit www.empirix.com.

About Empirix

Empirix helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence. We combine the industry's deepest knowledge of telecommunications and self-service applications with award-winning testing and monitoring solutions to ensure our customers realize the promise of their technology investments. Empirix is the only company with expertise that spans the evolution of these advanced technologies across multiple markets -- from testing in R&D labs through monitoring the end-user experience. For over a decade, thousands of quality-conscious network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises worldwide have trusted Empirix to reduce the time and cost of integrating new technologies into existing environments. Visit www.empirix.com.

Empirix and Hammer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Empirix Inc. in the United States. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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