October 08, 2009 06:30 ET

AltiGen Communications Announces MAX Communications Server 6.5

MAX Communications Server 6.5 Adds Secured Voice Communications, Remote Survivability, and Enhanced 3rd Party SIP Phone Support

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 8, 2009) - AltiGen® Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATGN), a leading provider of 100 percent Microsoft-based VoIP business phone systems and Unified Communications solutions, announces the availability of AltiGen's MAX Communications Server 6.5 VoIP Unified Communications platform.

MAX Communications Server (MAXCS) 6.5 includes the following technology enhancements for businesses looking to deploy a complete, software-based IP-PBX:

--  Secured voice  (TLS/SRTP) support
--  Enhanced 3rd party SIP phone support for Aastra and Polycom devices
--  SNMP Support for reporting critical PBX system events
--  Global extension rerouting over the local PSTN when the WAN connection
    between remote offices is unavailable
--  Automatic AltiGen VoIP phone redirection to an alternate remote MAXCS
    server when its home server becomes unavailable
--  32-bit and 64-bit Operating System support for Microsoft Vista and
    Microsoft Server 2008

"MAX Communications Server 6.5 is an important update bringing more enterprise class PBX features to our customers," said Jerry Fleming, president and chief operating officer. "Enhanced security with native support for TLS and SRTP encryption standards will ensure our customers' conversations will remain private while our expanded 3rd party SIP phone support and remote survivability options will continue to provide an increased return on investment to our larger, distributed customers."

"The ability for our customers to deploy new features as soon as they become available is a benefit of AltiGen's software-based architecture," said Shirley Sun, vice president of research and development. "Our solution is positioned to provide our customers with value-add feature enhancements during the product's life cycle without the need for traditional 'forklift' upgrades."

The MAX Communications Server (MAXCS) 6.5 is an update to AltiGen's next generation full-featured VoIP phone system and Unified Communications solution designed for scalability and simplified management. MAXCS 6.5 utilizes standard Intel® based servers to handle all VoIP voice processing.

MAX Communications Server 6.0 key features and benefits include the following:

--  Scalable, Microsoft-based distributed softswitch architecture
--  Native Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 integration for a complete
    unified messaging solution
--  Native voice and presence integration to Microsoft's Office
    Communications Server 2007
--  Microsoft Windows-based desktop telephony clients with enhanced call
    control features
--  Built-in meet-me conference bridge with scheduling application
    supporting 120 concurrent participants


MAX Communications Server v6.5 is now generally available and can be obtained by contacting your local Authorized AltiGen Partner.

About AltiGen Communications

AltiGen Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATGN) is a leading provider of 100 percent Microsoft-based VoIP business phone systems and Unified Communications solutions. Having more than 10,000 customers around the world, AltiGen solutions are designed for high reliability, ease of use, seamless integration to Microsoft infrastructure technologies, and are built on a scalable, open standards platform. AltiGen's worldwide headquarters is in Silicon Valley, California, with international operations based in Shanghai, China. Local sales, service and support are provided by AltiGen's worldwide network of over 300 certified partners. For more information, call 1-888-ALTIGEN or visit the web site at www.altigen.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including, without limitation, statements regarding the continued market acceptance of our Voice over IP telephone systems, AltiGen's successful introduction of our new MAX Communications Server 6.5 including several new features and specifically the ability to support up to 5,000 users on a single server in the market place. These statements reflect management's current expectation. However, actual results could differ materially as a result of unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, risks related to AltiGen's limited operating history. For a more detailed description of these and other risks and uncertainties affecting AltiGen's performance, please refer to AltiGen's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008 and all subsequent current reports on Form 8-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to AltiGen as of the date hereof and AltiGen assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.