SOURCE: CallTower, Inc.

March 05, 2007 11:10 ET

Far Above Average Gives Customers New IT Advantages With CallTower Advanced, Hosted Communications

CallTower Partner Program Allows Far Above Average to Provide Advanced, Hosted Cisco® CallManager Applications, and Integrated Microsoft® LCS Suite

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 5, 2007 -- CallTower, Inc., the leading provider of Always-On, hosted communications and collaboration solutions for businesses, today announced that the company's ongoing 2006 strategic alliance with Far Above Average, a leading Bay Area IT management and support services consultancy, resulted in five growing businesses signing up to receive CallTower's hosted services.

As a result of using the CallTower services, these Far Above Average customers increased their internal and external communications and collaboration productivity by up to 30 percent, and have reduced their local, long distance and conferencing telephony costs almost 25 percent.

CallTower's Partner Power Program is the IT channel's first reseller program that provides recurring revenue and complete sales support, integration and customer care for delivery of hosted voice and data services and applications that include the Microsoft® Live Communications Server with the Cisco® CallManager into one convenient, secure, hosted suite for growing businesses. With CallTower, mid-sized and enterprise businesses can now better support, service, and sell to their customers and prospects with the functionality and capabilities of much larger organizations -- all with significantly reduced capital expense.

Far Above Average Clients Successfully Using CallTower Communication Services

Far Above Average's clients who are benefiting from CallTower advanced communication and collaboration applications include:

--  A nonprofit, public Charter School Management Organization that
    operates public elementary schools designed to offer a high quality
    education at no cost to parents.
--  A privately held company focusing on alternative, clean (green) energy
    systems that melds experience from the fast-paced, high-tech world, and the
    technologically intense coal, coal gasification, and gas-to-liquids
    industries.
--  A rapidly growing early-stage medical device company developing a
    treatment for Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
--  A company that's developed a way to send email, photos, and content to
    people who don't have a computer or Internet connection.
--  A venture philanthropy firm working to transform public education
    through powerful ideas and passionate entrepreneurs so that all children --
    especially those underserved -- have the opportunity to succeed in the 21st
    century.
    

"Our professional services organization believes in providing growing Silicon Valley businesses with the most scalable, sophisticated, obsolescence-proof IT services and applications possible. We consider CallTower's advanced, hosted voice/data suite so important that we now include it as a strategic component of the IT services we offer," said Jonathan Dippert, COO of San Francisco-based Far Above Average. "CallTower's services and applications, as part of our IT management and support services, give our customers the ability to better serve, support and sell to their customers and as a result, increase their productivity and bottom line revenue."

"It's clear that advanced, hosted voice and data applications and services are being increasingly demanded by mid-sized, growing businesses around North America. These companies rely on forward-thinking consultants such as Far Above Average to help them reduce their capital expense and compete, sell and communicate better," said Mark Harris, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CallTower. "CallTower gives leading, IT services and management companies, such as Far Above Average, the opportunity to provide their dynamic business customers with new, reliable enterprise-class telephony services that allow them to concentrate on their business and be more dynamic in a changing economy."

About Far Above Average

Far Above Average, trusted IT infrastructure advisors, has a comprehensive, business-sensitive approach to supporting the information system needs of fast growing, venture-backed enterprises. Most importantly, Far Above Average actively monitors business systems and support so that interruptions to the productivity of staff are greatly decreased. As a partner for our clients, Far Above Average designs, builds and operates our customer's information systems, delivering reliable and cost-effective IT to organizations of 20 to 400 users. More information about Far Above Average can be found on the Internet at http://www.farabove.com/

About CallTower

CallTower, Inc. is the leading provider of hosted enterprise-class communications and collaboration applications and services for growing businesses nationwide. CallTower's solutions enable companies to conduct process transformation and to leverage their voice and data communications into a strategic, competitive advantage in today's market.

CallTower's secure, Always-On voice and data services provide companies with enterprise-class reliability, a single point of support, productivity-enhancing features, a comprehensive scalable suite of vertical market applications, and 24/7 service for a fixed monthly fee. By using CallTower's solutions, growing businesses -- companies with multiple offices and from 20-10,000 users -- can now receive the same class of communications reliability and service traditionally reserved for Global 100 corporations.

Headquartered in San Francisco, CallTower has operations in Salt Lake City and Oklahoma City, and sales offices throughout the United States. More information on CallTower can be found on the Internet at www.CallTower.com or by calling toll-free 888-586-5900.

CallTower is a trademark of CallTower, Inc. All other product and firm names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

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