Octasic inc.

Octasic inc.

May 24, 2005 11:15 ET

Sangoma Chooses Octasic As Provider Of On-Board Signal Processing For Their A100d Series Voice Cards Supporting Soft PBX Systems

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - May 24, 2005) - Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE:STC) (, a leading provider of connectivity hardware and software products for TDM voice, WANs and Internet infrastructure, announced today they have chosen Octasic Inc. ( for use in their high density E1/T1/J1 Advanced Flexible Telecommunications (AFT) series solution supporting voice and data.

Sangoma's new A108d (eight E1/T1/J1 port), A104d (four E1/T1/J1 port) and A102d (dual E1/T1/J1 port) cards with DSP support in hardware will use Octasic technology to provide board-level voice quality enhancement features including echo cancellation, audio conferencing and tone detection. The range of cards will provide hardware DSP support for new and existing Asterisk™ installations, as well as supporting other PC-based PBX systems.

"Octasic products integrated with our AFT range of cards will not only result in dramatic reductions in CPU load for soft PBX systems, but will also provide the highest quality voice support in the business," says David Mandelstam, CEO of Sangoma Technologies. "The combined technology will make it possible to handle several hundred calls per server, all with significantly improved voice quality and system reliability."

"Octasic developed its technology for traditional carrier class equipment which is one of the most demanding environments for efficiency and voice quality," explains Frederic Bourget, Director of Product Management at Octasic. "Today, with the advent of VoIP, delivering high quality voice processing has become an issue for all voice equipment suppliers. Sangoma was able to quickly develop a product that leads the market in features and quality. This achievement is a testament to Octasic's capabilities to handle PC based enterprise requirements and to Sangoma's leading engineering."

Sangoma Technologies Corporation and Octasic Inc. invite you to visit the Sangoma booth at VON Europe (Booth # 1020) form May 23-26th in Stockholm, Sweden where they will be showcasing the A102d and A104d cards with DSP support hardware which embeds the Octasic OCT6100.

About Sangoma Technologies Corporation

Founded in 1984, Sangoma develops and manufactures wide area network (WAN) communication hardware and software products, with an emphasis on the PC platform. The communications solutions, voice, data and video gateways support all popular WAN networks, line protocols and all standard PC operating systems and platforms including Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, Sun Solaris, NetWare and DOS. Sangoma Technologies Corporation is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:STC - News).

About Octasic

Octasic is a fabless semiconductor company designing, marketing, and supporting best-in-class silicon solutions that deliver exceptional voice quality for network equipment providers within the wireless, VoP, and TDM segments of the telecommunications industry. Octasic's innovative approach involves processors that are optimized to perform key voice functions such as carrier-grade echo cancellation, packetization, and compression. For more information about Octasic and its products, please visit

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