SOURCE: AltiGen Communications, Inc.

AltiGen Communications, Inc.

May 05, 2011 15:00 ET

AltiGen Communications Expands Partner Network With the Addition of The Via Group

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - AltiGen Communications, Inc. (OTCQX: ATGN) (PINKSHEETS: ATGN), the leading provider of integrated Microsoft-based Unified Communications solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of The Via Group (http://theviagroup.com) to its partner network.

The Via Group, founded in 1990, has a long history of providing consulting, professional and managed services, message networking, communications and network integrations. The Via Group is recognized as a global leader in providing Microsoft Unified Communications expertise to their customers. By leveraging strategic relationships with industry-leading manufacturers, The Via Group is able to provide customers with solutions that drive competitive advantage and improve business processes. Anchored by the company headquarters in The Woodlands, TX (near Houston), continued expansion has led to a national presence with employees in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Jackson, MS; and Manchester, NH (Boston Area).

As one of the premier Microsoft solution providers, The Via Group continues to stay on the forefront of innovative technologies. "We are seeing a continuing shift from traditional telephony hardware and applications to communication enabled business processes and applications, like Microsoft Lync, running on standard hardware. The new trend in applications allows customers to seamlessly integrate communications into the way they do business, and achieve an ROI benefit within a very short period of time," stated David Bickford, Chief Technology Officer. "We looked at several alternatives for call center and mobility to use with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. AltiGen provides The Via Group with a solution for both customer needs, in a single server platform. We are also extremely excited about working with the AltiGen sales teams across the US to bring The Via Group's UC expertise to customers."

"The Via Group will be a great addition to our network of quality partners. Their industry expertise and national coverage offers AltiGen an opportunity to continue expanding in to the enterprise market as well as companies with multiple locations," stated Bill Glau, Director of Channel Development. "The continued adoption of Microsoft Lync 2010 is very exciting and there is clearly significant opportunity to ensure a successful partnership with The Via Group."

About AltiGen Communications
AltiGen Communications, Inc. (OTCQX: ATGN) (PINKSHEETS: ATGN) is a leading provider of Unified Mobile Convergence and Contact Center solutions. Designed to address the business communications requirements of both enterprise and service provider organizations, our solutions consist of innovative software applications and the industry's first integrated communications docking stations. AltiGen is headquartered in San Jose, California, with international operations based in Shanghai, China, with a global network of business partners providing local sales, service and support to more than 10,000 customers worldwide. 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 100 percent Microsoft-based business phone systems and call center solutions, our ability to interface to Microsoft's Lync solution for companies planning to move away from legacy hardware based solutions, our ability to ensure a successful partnership with The Via Group, and be able to take advantage of a significant market opportunity. 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, 2010. 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.