April 09, 2007 08:00 ET

Innofone IPv6 Summits for Government and Business Focuses on Mobile Commerce and Security

Summits Set Industry Precedent for Readiness and Adoptability of IPv6 by Major Telecoms

SANTA MONICA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 9, 2007 -- IPv6 Summit, Inc., a subsidiary of, Inc. (OTCBB: IMEN), a pioneer in developing products and services for the New Internet (IPv6), today provided a summary of its dual summits held in Reston, Virginia March 26 through March 29, 2007. Four of the United States' largest telecommunications companies discussed with industry and military leaders from the US and Coalition nations their available IPv6 services for use on networks for government and private customers.

Dr. Bagchi, the Director of Technology Leadership and Business Planning for AT&T; Stan Barber, the VP for Engineering Operations for NTT; Charles Lee, the CTO of Verizon Business Federal; and Richard Fisk, the Director of Federal Sales Engineering at Global Crossing, affirmed in a panel discussion that their IPv6 services are readily available to the industry, and can be easily bought on the GSA schedule by any government agency.

Alex Lightman, CEO of Innofone, stated, "IPv6 services have been widely available in Asia and throughout Europe for several years, but many organizations are not aware they can already use the protocol for mobile networking in the United States. This IPv6 Summit marks a turning point in mobile communications and commerce. One year ago, these capabilities were not available to the government and businesses from multiple major carriers; now any public or private organization can access and utilize the New Internet through wireless networks."

Mr. Lightman continued, "With major telecommunications companies offering IPv6 capabilities coupled with the release of Microsoft Vista, which is designed around IPv6 and uses IPv6 by default, for the first time in any Microsoft product, we are beginning to see the way mobile commerce, security and personal computing are being changed by IPv6."

Industry leaders spoke about the wide sweeping implications of IPv6 and emerging trends. Microsoft's Chris Mitchell, Group Program Manager for Windows Networking, gave a presentation on Vista's IPv6 features at the conference. Mark Bayliss, CEO of Visual Link, and Chris Harz, VP of IPv6 Summit, Inc., presented the IPv6 City of the Future project. This project supports the development of "killer applications" for IPv6 in an incubator setting in Harrisonburg, VA. Such developments are expected to accelerate the growth of IPv6 and innovation in the US.

"This is an exciting project that will hopefully lead to further research and advancements in applications for IPv6, which will in turn continue to help secure America's position as the world leader in innovation," said Congressman Bob Goodlatte, the Co-Chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus, in his presentation to the conference.

About, Inc.:, Inc. (OTCBB: IMEN), with its wholly owned subsidiary, IPv6 Summit, Inc., is currently the only US public company to focus on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). offers a broad range of products related to IPv6 for government and commercial customers, organizes world-class conferences, and offers training, testing and consulting services. For more information, see and

IPv6, also known as the New Internet, is a major upgrade to the existing Internet (Internet Protocol version 4, in service since 1973), and offers always-on security, high-quality TV-over-Internet and other important new features that will profoundly influence a broad range of consumer, commercial and military systems. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently mandated IPv6 for use by the US Federal Government, joining the US Department of Defense, which has already started transitioning to the new format.

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