SOURCE: AltiGen Communications

AltiGen Communications

January 14, 2010 16:05 ET

AltiGen Unifies Global Locations and Streamlines Communications for Leading Nutrient Company, Fortitech

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - AltiGen® Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATGN), the leading provider of integrated Microsoft-based Unified Communications solutions, announced today that Fortitech, Inc. has deployed an AltiGen software-based Voice-over-IP solution to unify communications between their large domestic and global operation centers.

Fortitech, essentially the founder and pioneer of the nutrient premix industry, consistently leads the way in the field of fortification, and has helped manufacturers introduce or improve over 30,000 products offering health and wellness benefits to consumers worldwide. Solely dedicated to the development and manufacturing of custom premixes, Fortitech has the expertise to fortify virtually any product and can source over 1,400 ingredients from a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, nucleotides and nutraceuticals. Headquartered in Schenectady, NY, Fortitech is ISO 9001:2008 certified, meets Kosher and Halal standards and has a global network of manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Mexico and the USA (NY & CA).

Known for providing highly competitive solutions, in part due to their lean and efficient mixing process, Fortitech naturally sought a cost-effective and efficiency promoting VoIP platform for their organization. With state-of-the-art facilities throughout the world, Fortitech needed a reliable communications solution that provided uniformity across locations and simple one-point administrative access to the entire system.

With AltiGen, Fortitech was able to achieve a uniform voice presence across all locations presenting customers and partners with a standardized, professional appearance. Whether on a cell phone in the US or an IP Phone in Malaysia, employees are presented with the same standard and advanced call and messaging options. Moreover, Fortitech realized rapid ROI by easily administering the entire system from a single console.

"Because of the large scope of our project, we needed a scalable solution that was software-oriented and could easily be tailored to the demands of our growing company," said Joseph Vozna, Network Administrator for Fortitech. "We are constantly adding new employees and expanding our locations both here and abroad. AltiGen was able to tailor a system that could accommodate our changing needs."

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

About Fortitech Inc.

Founded in 1986, Fortitech, Inc. is the world leader in the development of custom nutrient premixes for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, integrating functional ingredients from a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, nucleotides and nutraceuticals. Fortitech is ISO 9001:2008 certified, with a stringent Allergen Monitoring Program and meets GMA-safe, cGMP, GMO-free, HACCP, Organic, Kosher and Halal standards. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., the company has a global network of manufacturing and distribution facilities, throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Mexico and the United States (New York and California). For more information, visit -- powered by FortiSource® -- the ultimate fortification destination.

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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 and call center solutions, AltiGen's continued ability to provide cost effective and scalable communication solutions. 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, 2009 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.