Pandora Networks, Inc.

January 11, 2007 08:02 ET

Pandora Networks Partners with D-Link to Promote Worksmart Unified Communications Services

Announced at 2007 International CES, Pandora and D-Link to jointly sell bundled solutions of D-Link IP phones with Pandora's SMB managed communications.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 11, 2007) - 2007 CES (Booth 31434) - Pandora Networks, a leading provider of unified communications services, has announced today that Pandora and D-Link will jointly sell D-Link hardware with Pandora's hosted communication solutions for small and medium-sized business (SMB). This permits SMBs to purchase "off-the-shelf" bundled solutions that include hardware and services that deliver a hosted IP-PBX along with unified communications applications.

The Worksmart UCX™, or Unified Communications Exchange, uniquely delivers a complete IP communications service that includes voice, video, messaging, and collaboration services for a fraction of the cost of other solutions. Since its release in 2005, Worksmart has received technical and customer acclaim. Technology Marketing Corporation's TMC Labs (and its publication INTERNET TELEPHONY®) named Worksmart winner of the 2005 Product of the Year Award and 2006 Internet Telephony Excellence Award.

"The combination of Worksmart and D-Link hardware delivers a total communications package for SOHO and SMB customers that can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Worksmart is not just another VoIP service, but a complete communications offering that also provides messaging, conferencing, on-line web meetings, and much more," says Pandora Networks' co-founder and CEO Walter Snell. "D-Link is a perfect partner for us since they provide all of the hardware our customers need including IP phones, Wi-Fi phones, switches, and VoIP-enabled routers."

D-Link has pre-configuring several bundled options designed for a variety of office environments. Included in the bundles will be IP phones, switches, routers, and VoIP acceleration hardware to ensure a high quality VoIP connection to Pandora Networks' Worksmart hosted service. Pandora is showcasing Worksmart with D-Link at the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas, one of the largest trade shows of the year.

"Worksmart is a good fit for our long-term marketing strategies as their solution interoperates seamlessly with our phones, routers and switches," adds D-Link's Tom Paterniti, Associate Vice President, Business Development. "Building unified communications solutions for SMBs is simplified with a single purchase that is easy to install and offers a great value. We look forward to their participation at CES and beyond as we work together to promote our respective solutions in the marketplace."

Both organizations will be selling the bundled packages through their channels. The combined packages will provide the best price/performance solution in the industry.

About Pandora Networks

Pandora Networks is a leading provider of hosted IP Communications for the small or mid-sized business. The Company's Worksmart solution integrates voice and IP calling, switchboard and call-distribution services, instant messaging and conferencing, with options for advanced collaboration and call-center support. Pandora's service-based on-demand delivery keeps capital investment low and aligns operating expense to business value. Services are sold exclusively through service providers, distributors and resellers under their private labels, the Company's Worksmart™ brand, or co-branded. The Company is privately held with headquarters in Emeryville, California. For more information, visit http://www.pandoranetworks.com or call (800) 805-0558.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company continues to strive for excellence as an award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link U.S.A., Canadian, and Mexico headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.

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