SOURCE: Ingate Systems AB

October 10, 2006 14:52 ET

Ingate Presents "SIP Trunking: Realizing Rapid ROI Today" Seminars at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo

Partners With TMC, Leading IP-PBX Vendors and SIP Trunking Companies to Provide Clarity on Solutions With Seminar Series

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- INTERNET TELEPHONY CONFERENCE & EXPO WEST -- Demystifying SIP trunking for end users, resellers, distributors and systems integrators is on the agenda at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo West 2006, as Ingate® Systems (www.ingate.com) partners with leading IP-PBX vendors, SIP trunking companies and TMC to offer educational SIP trunking seminars at the show. The seminars, entitled, "SIP Trunking: Realizing Rapid ROI Today," will offer insights into, and enterprise solutions for, successful SIP trunking deployments.

Ingate, which develops firewall technology and products that enable SIP-based live communication for the enterprise while maintaining control and security at the network edge, offers a SIP Trunking software module that enables enterprises to utilize SIP trunks and ensures seamless connectivity and interoperability. Ingate SIP Trunking provides the advanced routing capabilities necessary for enterprises to connect to SIP trunks, employing Ingate's proxy-based traversal and security solutions.

"SIP trunking offers businesses a significant, proven ROI on their IP-PBX investment," said Olle Westerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Ingate Systems. "These informative seminars will provide much-needed information on how SIP trunking benefits enterprises, and how to successfully deploy SIP trunks from the perspective of IP-PBX vendors, SIP trunking service providers and Ingate Systems."

The following companies are participating in the seminars along with Ingate:

IP-PBX Vendors: Mitel, Objectworld, Pingtel and Sphere Communications

SIP Trunking Companies: BandTel, Bandwidth.com, Level 3 and VoEX

"SIP Trunking is the future of enterprise and call center VoIP. It is important to educate end users and resellers alike on the cost benefits of SIP Trunking and its future. Ingate's seminars will be very useful for anyone interested in increased ROI on their IP telecommunications initiatives, and we are pleased to be a participant," stated Chris Dunk, CEO of BandTel.

The seminars are being held Wednesday, October 11th through Friday, October 13th in room 6E of the San Diego Convention Center. More information can be found here: www.ingate.com/SIP_Trunking_seminar.php

Attendees can register online at: http://www.ingate.com/registration.php

"SIP Trunking is the way of the future," says Martin Steinmann, SVP Marketing at Pingtel. "Not only does it provide the best possible voice quality it is also the most economical solution. The cost of an IP-PBX solution (server hardware and IP-PBX software) can be up to 40% less if no T1/E1 PSTN gateway is required. As the Ingate SIParator also supports remote workers in addition to SIP trunking, this is a win-win situation for everyone."

About the participants:

BandTel is a leading worldwide provider of SIP Trunking services. The company is dedicated to ensuring its customers and partners alike have access to the most reliable, end-to-end VoIP service available on the market today. Its N-Plus™ architecture is designed to solve the throughput and redundancy problems on high-capacity, SIP-based networks and eliminates any single point of failure. BandTel continues to develop strong partnerships with leading carriers and telecommunications companies such as: Global Crossing, XO Communications, Level 3, Qwest Communications and Verizon Business. BandTel is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.

Bandwidth.com: Founded in 1999, Bandwidth is a complete nationwide communications provider offering businesses advanced Internet, Network and VoIP services including SIP Trunking and enterprise-level voice solutions. As a single source provider for businesses telecom needs, Bandwidth provides its customers with unparalleled selection, savings and service. The company's unique methodology, experienced team and dedicated customer service, ensures accountability and service superior to that of traditional Internet and VoIP providers. Bandwidth.com has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing telecommunications companies, ranking 16th in the 2006 Inc 500 list. In addition the Triangle Business Journal has recognized the company as one of the Best Places to work in North Carolina's Research Triangle. For more information, visit http://www.bandwidth.com.

Level 3 Communications, Inc (NASDAQ: LVLT), an international communications company, operates one of the largest Internet backbones in the world. Through its customers, Level 3 is the primary provider of Internet connectivity for millions of broadband subscribers. The company provides a comprehensive suite of services over its broadband fiber optic network including Internet Protocol (IP) services, broadband transport and infrastructure services, colocation services, voice services and voice over IP services. These services provide building blocks that enable Level 3's customers to meet their growing demands for advanced communications solutions. The company's Web address is www.Level3.com.

Mitel is a leading provider of integrated communications solutions and services for business customers. Mitel's voice-centric IP-based communications solutions consist of a combination of telephony hardware and software that integrate voice, video and data communications with business applications and processes. These solutions enable our customers to realize significant cost benefits and to conduct their business more efficiently and effectively by enabling enhanced communications, information sharing and collaboration within a business and with customers, partners and suppliers. Mitel is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices, partners and resellers worldwide. For more information please visit www.mitel.com.

Objectworld Communications Corp. is the first and only provider of IT Telephony™, the next step in the convergence of telephony into the IT data center. Objectworld products lower costs and enhance productivity by extending or replacing traditional PBX systems with SIP unified communications productivity software for Microsoft® Windows™ platforms administered seamlessly in real-time with Active Directory™. With Objectworld's hardware-neutral approach and strategic alliances with leading SIP end-point vendors customers enjoy unprecedented choice, control and security. Objectworld is the intelligent choice for organizations seeking to gain competitive business advantage by integrating business communications with business processes.

Pingtel is reshaping the communications market by delivering the only 100% SIP-based enterprise class communications platforms that support the features and functionality required by today's and future business markets. Pingtel combines the best attributes of open source development -- low cost, adaptability and flexibility -- with the reliable solutions and support enterprises require for voice applications. For more information visit www.pingtel.com and www.sipfoundry.org.

Sphere Communications is the first to deliver IP PBX technology as a business application for Service Oriented Architecture. A software company, Sphere delivers the most robust IP-based software communications technology available in the marketplace. The Sphericall platform hosts an extremely rich PBX feature set and is proven in deployments that scale to more than 20,000 users. Sphere provides OEMs, ISVs and application developers with the Sphericall Web Services SDK, enabling communications to be easily integrated into business applications and purpose-built communications systems. Founded in 1994, Sphere Communications is headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois and provides its products to a wide variety of customers worldwide. For more information please see the Sphere Communications web site at www.spherecom.com or contact us at 1-888-774-3732.

VoEX, Inc. is a VoIP managed service provider that provides global peering infrastructure, network interoperability, industry-leading quality of service and advanced applications capabilities for top-tier Carriers, Mobile Operators, Cable Operators, Voice Service Providers, Universities, Call Centers and Enterprises. VoEX uses an advanced, carrier-grade VoIP peering infrastructure and an open, standards-based, interoperable ENUM and phone number registry to interconnect IP, TDM and hybrid-network service providers at disruptively low prices. VoEX delivers an integrated solution from network interconnect through registry and end user facing applications in a software-as-service business model.

About Ingate® Systems

Ingate® Systems develops firewall technology and products that enable SIP-based live communication for the enterprise while maintaining control and security at the network edge. Ingate has a long history of developing next-generation firewall technology that solves the NAT/firewall traversal issue inherent in SIP communications. In addition to an extensive line of Ingate Firewalls®, the company also produces the award-winning Ingate SIParator®, a device that connects to an existing network firewall to seamlessly enable SIP communications. Ingate products currently protect the networks of retail companies, financial institutions, industrial firms, government agencies and small-to-large enterprises throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Ingate Systems AB is headquartered in Sweden with offices in Stockholm and Linköping. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Ingate Systems Inc., is located in Hollis, New Hampshire, with a U.S. technology center in Frisco, Texas. For more information on Ingate Systems, visit www.ingate.com.

Note to Editors: Pingtel, SIPxchange, etc. are trademarks of Pingtel Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Olle Westerberg
    CEO
    Ingate Systems
    + 46 8 600 77 54
    + 46 733 583 100
    SIP and email: Email Contact

    Hillary Call
    Public Relations Manager
    Ingate Systems
    (917) 414-9262
    SIP and email: Email Contact