SOURCE: Pandora Networks, Inc.

August 23, 2007 06:00 ET

Pandora Networks Certified as Polycom VoIP Interoperability Partner

Pandora Networks On-Demand IP Communications Services Certified Interoperable With Polycom Equipment

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - August 23, 2007) - Pandora Networks (www.pandoranetworks.com), a leading provider of on-demand IP communications services for the small and mid-sized businesses, today announced its Worksmart service has achieved official certification under Polycom's VoIP Interoperability Partner (VIP) program. The VIP program allows manufacturers of SIP-based call control platforms to demonstrate through testing and certification that their premise-based (IP PBX) or hosted (Softswitch) call control solutions are interoperable on a defined feature set with Polycom SoundPoint IP® desktop and SoundStation® IP conference phones and SIP software.

"Polycom offers a full range of VoIP endpoints and professional services that seamlessly integrate with Pandora's WorkSmart platform to create an advanced and highly productive IP telephony environment," said Chalan Aras, vice president of marketing for Polycom's voice communications division. "By certifying interoperability through Polycom's VoIP Interoperability Program, Pandora Networks is helping its customers take advantage of the exceptional sound quality, intuitive user interfaces and ease of deployment of Polycom's SoundPoint and SoundStation product lines."

Along with Pandora's unique SmartStart(SM) auto-provisioning service, channel partners can mass deploy Polycom phones with ease and efficiency. The SmartStart auto-provisioning service provides a completely automatic means of configuring Polycom phones to the Pandora Worksmart hosted service within minutes. VIP certification ensures smooth operation with the SmartStart auto-provisioning service.

"This certification gives our channel partners and customers an added level of comfort and confidence that our services interoperate smoothly with Polycom phones," said Mark Gebhardt, vice president of sales for Pandora. "It also delivers a hosted IP communications service solution to the existing Polycom channel partners." Certification includes the new HDvoice SoundPoint 650 and 550 desktop phones.

About Pandora Networks

Pandora Networks is a leading provider of on-demand IP communications services for the small and mid-sized businesses. The Company's Worksmart solution integrates voice and IP calling, switchboard and call-distribution services, instant messaging and conferencing, with options for advanced collaboration and call center support. Worksmart's ability to tightly integrate with other business applications like salesforce automation, make it an ideal productivity tool. Pandora's service-based, hosted on-demand delivery keeps capital investment low and aligns operating expense to business value. Worksmart services are co-branded and re-sold exclusively through service providers, distributors and resellers. The Company is privately held with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit http://www.pandoranetworks.com or call +1 408.702.2200.

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