Allied Telesyn, Inc.

January 23, 2006 09:01 ET

Allied Telesyn and Aastra Technologies to Offer Affordable Enterprise VoIP Networking Solutions; Relationship Established to Promote IP Networking and Telephony Technologies

SAN JOSE, Calif. & TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Jan 23, 2006) -

Aastra Technologies and Allied Telesyn announced today that they have entered into a business relationship for the development, marketing and distribution of IP Telephony solutions to the global Enterprise marketplace. In the first phase of the relationship, Allied Telesyn will incorporate Aastra Technologies VentureIP™ portfolio into the Allied Telesyn VioCall™ Express Connect VoIP networking solution. Targeted at the small and medium business customer, the VioCall Express Connect solution combines traditional PBX voice functionality and data networking in a single product offering.

"As a leader in the global IP and Ethernet markets, Allied Telesyn is advancing its technology position to include solutions directly improving our customer's productivity and strategic competitive position," said Allied Telesyn CTO, Phil Jopa. "Working with Aastra Technologies, a market leader in the voice segment, will speed up the introduction of Allied Telesyn VioCall™ solutions. Our customers will benefit from turn-key voice and data networking solutions from two global companies."

"We are excited by the synergies created by this relationship," said Hung Lam, Director IP Portfolio, Aastra Technologies Limited. "Allied Telesyn's knowledge of data networking, combined with Aastra's ability to develop and deliver high quality voice products will enable us to bring to market enhanced IP networking solutions that will exceed customer expectations."

Small businesses can benefit immediately from the combined strengths of Aastra Technologies and Allied Telesyn. The VioCall™ Express Connect solution is available from major national distributors of enterprise products in Canada and the United States. Over the coming months, additional VioCall™ solutions are scheduled for announcement in North America, Europe and Asia.

About Aastra Technologies Limited

Aastra Technologies Limited (TSX: AAH), headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Canada, develops and markets products and systems for accessing communication networks. Aastra's products include a full-range of IP and traditional residential and business telephone terminals, enterprise Private Branch Exchanges (PBX), network access servers and high-quality digital video gateways. Aastra serves clients across North America and Europe. For more information on Aastra or its products, please visit the website at www.aastra.com .

About Allied Telesyn, Inc.

Allied Telesyn was founded in 1987 with the goal of producing reliable, standards-based networking products. Focused on secure Ethernet/IP solutions geared to application solutions, Allied Telesyn offers carrier-class access-edge products including Layer 3/2 switches and routers, transport systems, fiber/copper Multiservice Access Platforms, and CPE/media converters. Our customer-focused approach has made Allied Telesyn the ideal choice for IT/SP professionals looking for high-quality, feature-rich network IP/Ethernet network solutions. With an extensive product portfolio that covers telephony POTS to 40G transport systems, Allied offers providers a one-stop networking choice for IP/Ethernet.

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