SOURCE: LiteScape

July 11, 2006 09:00 ET

LiteScape Introduces Unified Communications Solution as Launching Pad for Microsoft and IBM Collaboration on IP Phones and Mobile Devices

LiteScape's OnCast Product Provides One Click Collaboration Connectivity for Cisco, Avaya or Polycom SIP Phones and Nokia and Motorola Mobile Devices

SILICON VALLEY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 11, 2006 -- LiteScape Technologies, Inc. (www.litescape.com), a leading software developer that enhances the value of IP telephony, today announced that it has introduced a unified communications solution that bridges the connection between existing enterprise communication infrastructure, such as PBX or IP-PBX and IP phones from vendors including Cisco, Avaya, Nortel, Asterisk, Siemens and Nokia, with hosted or deployed collaboration products, such as Microsoft Live Communication Server, WebEx, IBM SameTime, MS LiveMeeting and MS Exchange.

"There's a lot of talk about unified communications, but there are few solutions available that provide a truly ubiquitous bridge to connect the enterprise, hosted solutions and multiple devices," said Rod Hamlin, executive vice president of sales and marketing at LiteScape Technologies. "Our position in the market is further validated by Cisco's recent acquisition of Meteros which extends their IP-PBX telephony." LiteScape enables the click-to-call conference and broadcast feature in MS-Office Communicator to route requests to the Cisco or Avaya PBX for termination and provides a rich set of remote call-control capabilities.

Existing enterprise systems can fully leverage converged solutions by offering presence-aware broadcasting and conferencing. Users benefit from collaboration that works with various communication vendor and version products, such as Microsoft Active Directory, MS-LCS, Open LDAP, SQL-based directories, MS-Exchange, Oracle and IBM SameTime. Multiple vendor devices are supported as well, including Cisco, Avaya, Polycom SIP phones, legacy and IP speakers such as Bogan and Valcom, and mobile devices from such vendors as Nokia and Motorola.

To enhance the security of unified communications, the LiteScape Secure Profile Management (SPM) solution provides integration with a LiteScape device, Secure Personal Authentication Reader (SPAR). SPAR leverages multi-factor authentication using RFID, biometrics, magnetic, bar-code and smart cards at the edge of the Microsoft network to dramatically increase the security, and validates physical presence for collaboration or personalization.

About LiteScape Technologies

LiteScape enhances the value of IP-based networks through secure, personalized collaboration and communication. By communications-enabling telephones with interactive voice, text and image capabilities, LiteScape solutions improve business processes, employee productivity and the customer experience. The company's products provide VoIP Collaboration solutions for personalization (converged CRM) and security (identity management). LiteScape markets its products globally through value-added resellers and strategic partners including Bell Canada, Cisco, and Avaya. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, LiteScape is privately held and funded by top tier investors. For additional information, please visit www.litescape.com or email info@litescape.com.

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    Sally Baggett
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