SOURCE: Nectar Services Corp

Nectar Services Corp

February 26, 2009 10:07 ET

Nectar ESM Solution Now Rated "Avaya Compliant"

OnDemand Voice Services Are Compatible With Avaya's Distributed Office Solutions; "Avaya Compliant" Status Serves as Important Validation for Nectar Channel Partners

FARMINGDALE, NY--(Marketwire - February 26, 2009) - Nectar Services Corp, an IP communications services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Juma Technology Corp. (OTCBB: JUMT), today announced that its Enterprise Session Management (nectar/ESM) family of services are compliant with key telephony solutions from Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.

The Nectar solution is now compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with the Avaya Distributed Office Solutions. This latest certification expands Nectar's commitment across the Avaya platform and complements the company's existing certifications.

"The Avaya certification establishes a new level of credibility for our solution," said David Giangano, President of Global Channels. "Our channel of Nectar resellers can now deliver this service into their customer base with the confidence that it has been tested and verified for compatibility with their Avaya systems.

"Nectar's cost-cutting services provide our resellers with an offering that adds value, reduces expenses for their customers, and helps to drive new business in this tough economy," said Giangano.

Nectar's Enterprise Session Management (nectar/ESM) solution drives enormous costs out of IT budgets while delivering inherent business continuity for voice networks. By leveraging the SIP-based nectar/ESM platform, businesses are drastically cutting expenses by consolidating dial-tone, eliminating phone line charges and reducing toll and long-distance rates.

The nectar/ESM platform also solves a specific problem for branch offices and retail chains by enabling stand-alone systems to function as a unified network without large upfront expenses and equipment upgrades.

Nectar is a member of the Avaya DevConnect program, an initiative to develop, market, and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company's investment in its network.

As a Platinum member of the program, Nectar is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab in Lincroft, N.J. There, a team of Avaya engineers develops a comprehensive test plan for each application to verify whether it is Avaya compliant. Doing so ensures businesses can confidently add best-in-class capabilities to their network without having to replace their existing infrastructure, speeding deployment of new applications and reducing both network complexity and implementation costs.

"Companies like Nectar are expanding the choices available to Avaya customers," said Eric Rossman, vice president, Developer Relations and Technical Alliances, Avaya. "With a broad selection of standards-based solutions that are compliance-tested for interoperability, businesses can use communications strategically in their operations and make critical information readily available to both clients and employees."

About Avaya

Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness. For more information please visit www.avaya.com. For more information on the Avaya DevConnect program, visit www.avaya.com/devconnect.

About Nectar Services Corp

Nectar Services Corp is an IP communications firm specializing in managed services for voice and data networks. Nectar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Juma Technology Corp. (OTCBB: JUMT), maintains a suite of service platforms: Enterprise Session Management (ESM), Hosted Telephony Systems (HTS) and the Converged Management Platform (CMP). The Nectar offerings preserve investments in existing telecommunications systems while transitioning to IP and provide advanced monitoring and management for complex networks. These innovative solutions deliver significant cost savings, inherent business continuity, intelligent call routing and the centralization of both applications and management. For more information visit www.nectarcorp.com.

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