SOURCE: Empirix Inc.

January 18, 2007 11:12 ET

Empirix Wins Internet Telephony's 2006 Product of the Year Award for Hammer FX-Blade

Company Recognized for Continued Success in Delivering Advanced Testing Solutions for Network Equipment Manufacturers and Service Providers

BEDFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 18, 2007 -- Empirix® Inc., which helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence, announced today that its Hammer FX-Blade™ automated feature testing solution has been named "2006 Product of the Year" by Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC's) Internet Telephony magazine. This is the sixth Product of the Year award Empirix has earned from TMC in the last two years, adding to the heritage of product and market leadership that Empirix has established in broadband voice communications testing and monitoring.

For the past 15 years, Empirix's Hammer-based automated testing and monitoring solutions have helped Network Equipment Manufacturers (NEMs), Service Providers and Enterprises successfully transition to new technologies, including CTI, TDM/PSTN, VoIP, next-generation networks and now IMS architectures. To date, all of the world's Top 10 NEMs and virtually all of the top service providers use Empirix's Hammer solutions.

Empirix's Hammer FX-Blade applies industry-standard blade server technology to the company's highly optimized feature testing platform, allowing users to conduct extremely complex tests under high-load environments.

Award winners will be recognized in the February 2007 issue of Internet Telephony. "Empirix demonstrates consistent innovation," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Editor-in-Chief of Internet Telephony Magazine. "It's clear that the company has done a terrific job creating new solutions based on its customers' unique needs. We congratulate Empirix on winning the 2006 Product of the Year award and look forward to seeing more great things from the company in the future."

"We're very happy to receive Internet Telephony's Product of the Year Award," said Empirix Vice President of Product Management Duane Sword. "As with all of our Hammer solutions, our FX-Blade provides customers with the scalability and flexibility they need to test a broad range of devices and applications. We appreciate Internet Telephony recognizing our continued advancements in the industry."

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.

Empirix and Hammer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Empirix Inc. in the United States. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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