SOURCE: Nectar Services Corp.

November 20, 2008 13:27 ET

Nectar CMP Solution Now Rated "Avaya Compliant"

Converged Network Management Application Is Compatible With Avaya Communications Manager 5.1

FARMINGDALE, NY--(Marketwire - November 20, 2008) - Nectar Services Corp., an IP communications services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Juma Technology Corp. (OTCBB: JUMT), today announced that its Converged Management Platform (nectar/CMP) is compliant with key Internet Protocol (IP) telephony solutions from Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.

The Nectar Converged Management Platform helps businesses monitor and manage the different layers of their converged network and systems infrastructure. The service is now compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with Communication Manager 5.1.

"For our Nectar Converged Management Platform, achieving the Avaya Compliant status is an important affirmation for our service offering," said Edmond Baydian, Nectar's Senior Vice-President of Product Development and Marketing. "We invested a tremendous amount of time developing intelligent modules based on the Avaya Communication Manager platform. To have Avaya's leading interoperability engineers test our product and give it their stamp of approval really puts a feather in our hat," said Baydian.

David Giangano, President of Global Channels for Nectar, said the Avaya Compliant rating will help to drive even greater success for Nectar's Channel Program. "As we continue to grow our channel of Nectar resellers, the DevConnect compliance is a key validation of proven interoperability. For our channel of largely Avaya partners, this sends a clear message that the Nectar Converged Management Platform is a solid offering that has been tested and verified."

Nectar Services is a member of the Avaya DevConnect program -- an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company's investment in its network.

As a Platinum member of the program, Nectar is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab in Lincroft, N.J. There, a team of Avaya engineers develops a comprehensive test plan for each application to verify whether it is Avaya Compliant. Doing so ensures businesses can confidently add best-in-class capabilities to their network without having to replace their existing infrastructure -- speeding deployment of new applications and reducing both network complexity and implementation costs.

"By participating in Avaya's compliance testing program and committing to open standards, development partners like Nectar are helping businesses get more out of their network investment," said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya. "Our customers are able to easily communications-enable critical business processes, change the way they work and uncover new value that can help them build their bottom line."

About Avaya

Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com. For more information on the Avaya DevConnect program, visit www.avaya.com/devconnect.

About Nectar Services Corp. (www.nectarcorp.com)

Nectar Services Corp. is an IP communications firm specializing in managed services for voice and data networks. Nectar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Juma Technology Corp. (OTCBB: JUMT), maintains a suite of service platforms: Enterprise Session Management (ESM), Hosted Telephony Systems (HTS) and the Converged Management Platform (CMP). The Nectar offerings preserve investments in existing telecommunications systems while transitioning to IP and provide advanced monitoring and management for complex networks. These innovative solutions deliver significant cost savings, inherent business continuity, intelligent call routing and the centralization of both applications and management.

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