SOURCE: Converged Access

February 26, 2007 08:00 ET

Converged Access Awarded Two Patents for Quality of Service and Bandwidth Management

Leader in Application Performance Management and Control Provider Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio

LITTLETON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 -- Converged Access Inc., the leader in delivering guaranteed application performance control for converged VoIP, data and video applications, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company U.S. patent number 7,149,222 B2 Integrated Access Point Network device and U.S. patent number 7,149,795 B2 Distributed Quality of Service (QoS) System. The patents cover quality of service techniques and the active and standby configuration for a multi-element QoS system. Both patents will be used in current and future products. These are Converged Access' six and seventh granted patents.

Converged Access' Integrated Branch Services Gateway is the industry's first platform purpose-built to deliver the application performance, WAN efficiency, security and total cost of ownership (TCO) that small offices need to bring business-critical voice, data, and video onto a converged IP WAN. Based on the company's advanced traffic management technology, the Converged Access solutions offer premium application performance with lowest TCO. Specifically, the patented technology is used to manage the performance of business-critical applications such as VoIP, Video, ERP and Citrix. The Distributed QoS patent provides scalable and high availability traffic management to provide application guarantees. The patent covers quality of service techniques in a multi-element QoS system configuration.

"We are excited to bring this technology to help businesses manage their critical applications," said Manickam Sridhar, Chief Technology Officer for Converged Access. "The two patents represent Converged Access' continued focus and commitment to building a high-quality, innovative and best-in-class solutions portfolio."

About Converged Access

Converged Access is a leading innovator of WAN optimization solutions. Its unique Intelligent Application Performance Control capabilities enable optimal end-user experience and improved network efficiency for VoIP, business critical applications as well as emerging real-time and collaborative converged applications. Converged Access solutions have won numerous industry awards, including INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine's 2005 Product of the Year. Deployed by hundreds of enterprise and service provider customers around the globe, Converged Access solutions are available worldwide from Converged Access channel partners, OEM partners or directly from Converged Access. The Company is headquartered in Littleton, Massachusetts.

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