SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

October 14, 2008 06:00 ET

D-Link Partners With Authorized Microsoft Response Point™ Service Provider, Cbeyond, for VoiceCenter™ Phone Systems

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - D-Link, the end-to-end computer network solutions provider for consumers and businesses and developer of the VoiceCenter™ phone system, today announced it is partnering with Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a voice and broadband Internet provider built exclusively to serve small businesses.

The D-Link® VoiceCenter is a feature-rich, cost-effective small business phone system that is easy to use and manage, and is ideally suited for small businesses requiring up to 50 phones and phone lines. D-Link VoiceCenter 5- and 10-phone kits include the IP-PBX, IP phones and PSTN gateway. The D-Link VoiceCenter phone handsets feature capabilities including auto discovery and one-touch access to parking, retrieving, transferring, voice dialing other employees and voice dialing personal contacts. VoiceCenter runs on Microsoft's Response Point™ software with Service Pack 1 and combines the features that businesses need with simple configuration and easy usage.

An authorized Microsoft Response Point service provider, Cbeyond's communications and IT services include more than 30 productivity-enhancing applications, such as Hosted Microsoft Exchange, BlackBerry®, secure desktop and broadband laptop access. Its BeyondVoice® with SIPconnect service is an integrated package of local and long distance voice, high-speed Internet and mobile services that leverages the SIPconnect specification to interoperate with IP-PBX phone systems, like VoiceCenter.

"This partnership with Cbeyond, which is well-respected in the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) industry, is part of our aggressive efforts to introduce more Value Added Resellers (VARs) selling to small businesses the benefits and cost-effectiveness of VoiceCenter, in particular, and VoIP phone services in general," said Keith A. Karlsen, executive vice president, D-Link Systems, Inc., Fountain Valley, Calif.

"We're pleased to be able to support D-Link's VoiceCenter because it represents an ideal solution for small businesses seeking a feature-rich phone system that provides superior ease-of-use and functionality at a good value," said Rob Consolazio, senior director of channel marketing for Cbeyond. "We're confident that VARs can significantly increase revenues by taking advantage of this combined solution."

VoiceCenter/Response Point system features include Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) trunking with Direct Inward Dialing (DID)-based inbound call routing to extensions. Other features include voice-activated dialing and voicemail access, voice-activated feature control, built-in auto-provisioning configuration, call-forwarding, call hold, call park and pickup, 3-way call conferencing, click-to-dial, paging system interface, and administrative reports. Also included are a speech-based auto attendant, user directory, nicknames, simple live operator access, and customizable prompts. It offers personal computer contact integration with Microsoft Outlook and Windows Contact/Address Book that implements click-to-dial convenience as well as voicemail-to-email forwarding, voicemail retrieval over the phone, and user availability status.

VoiceCenter is available through D-Link's network of value added resellers, solution providers, distributors and the company's online store, www.dlinkshop.com. Manufacturer's suggested retail prices for the VoiceCenter system are: $2,499.99 for the DVX-2000MS-5 (5 phones), $3,199.99 for the DVX-2000MS-10 (10 phones), $339.99 for the DVG-3104MS 4-port PSTN gateway, and $139.99 for the DPH-125MS IP phone. Response Point free SP1 download and product details are available for download at www.support.dlink.com.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company continues to strive for excellence as an award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.

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