SOURCE: Empirix Inc.

March 12, 2007 13:04 ET

Empirix Recognized as Top Growth Company in VoIP and IMS Space -- Selected for Pulver 100 for Second Consecutive Year

Testing and Monitoring Leader Recognized for Its Innovation and Thought Leadership

BEDFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 12, 2007 -- Empirix Inc., which helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence, today announced that it has been named to the 2007 "Pulver 100" -- the IP Communications industry's premier listing of privately held growth companies that represent the future of the IP-voice and video communications ecosystem. Named to the list for the past two years, Empirix remains a consistent presence on the Pulver 100 due to its product innovation and thought leadership in VoIP and IMS testing and monitoring. Pulver 100 honorees will be feted at a special reception at Spring VON 2007, scheduled for March 19-21, 2007 in San Jose.

For 15 years, Empirix's Hammer test and monitoring solutions have helped Network Equipment Manufacturers (NEMs), Service Providers and Enterprises successfully transition to new technologies, spanning TDM/PSTN, VoIP, NGN, and now IMS-based networks. All of the world's top 20 NEMs and virtually all top Service Providers use Empirix's Hammer solutions to verify the performance and functionality of their devices, networks and services.

"The Pulver 100 continues to grow in significance every year due to companies like Empirix that consistently raise the bar," said Jeff Pulver, Founder and Chairman of pulvermedia. "Once again, we're proud to name Empirix as one of our industry's top innovators, and one that's enabling exciting new technology waves, such as IMS."

"Pulvermedia is a well-known, well-respected organization in our industry," said Duane Sword, Vice President of Product Management at Empirix. "Over the years, we have appreciated having access to a group like this with the expertise and insight into the telecom world we rely on to keep growing our business. The Pulver 100 list has become the 'who's who' of progressive, innovative companies in our industry, and we're happy to once again be a part of it."

Empirix invited to share expertise at pulvermedia's Spring VON 2007 conference

Empirix has been invited to share its expertise on VoIP and IMS testing and monitoring in three separate technical presentations at this year's Spring VON 2007. The first will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, in room A8, where Empirix Vice President of Product Management Duane Sword will speak on a panel titled, "IMS: Operational Realities and Readiness." The second will feature Empirix Senior Product Manager Gordon Beith, who will discuss "IMS: What's the Cable Play" from 10:30-10:50 a.m. on Thursday, March 22nd. The third, also on the 22nd, featuring Beith, is titled, "GMI 2006 Deep Dive: 3GPP IMS and Mobile Core Network Interoperability" and will be from 1:00-1:30 p.m. Both of Beith's presentations will take place at the Multi-Service Forum's (MSF's) Theater.

Empirix will demonstrate its award-winning Hammer VoIP and IMS testing and monitoring solutions at Booth 1427 during the show.

About the Pulver 100

Originally introduced in 2002, the Pulver 100 features private companies that impact the distribution of communications and entertainment with Internet technology. These companies have substantial real-world deployments and enjoy significant growth rates. The value chain characterized by the Pulver 100 differs from the vertically integrated model of the last century, focusing more on the direct interface to customers and consumers which has been brought about by the Internet. For additional details on the 2007 pulver 100, please visit www.pulvermedia.com.

About Empirix

Empirix helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence. We combine the industry's deepest knowledge of telecommunications and self-service applications with award-winning testing and monitoring solutions to ensure our customers realize the promise of their technology investments. Empirix is the only company with expertise that spans the evolution of these advanced technologies across multiple markets -- from testing in R&D labs through monitoring the end-user experience. For over a decade, thousands of quality-conscious network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises worldwide have trusted Empirix to reduce the time and cost of integrating new technologies into existing environments. Visit www.empirix.com.

About pulvermedia

Pulvermedia is the leading integrated media company, building communities and providing ready marketplace access through its unparalleled blend of trade shows, publications, web channels, and progressive cutting-edge media. And as the foremost integrated media company, pulvermedia is ideally poised to deliver a vast range of messages to a wide variety of audiences, including technology buyers and sellers, government regulators, industry analysts, luminaries, pundits and bloggers. For more information, please visit http://www.pulvermedia.com.

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