August 02, 2005 10:59 ET

Sangoma Hardware Selected By Pandora Networks As An Integral Part Of On Demand IP Communications Solution

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 2, 2005) -

Sangoma Technologies Continues To Extend Leadership Position In Managed VoIP Networking Space

Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE:STC) (, a leading provider of connectivity hardware and software products for VoIP, TDM voice, WANs and Internet infrastructure, announced Pandora Networks ( has selected Sangoma's AFT Series of TDM hardware as an integral part of its On Demand IP communications solution. Based in Emeryville, California, and established in 2001, Pandora Networks has developed WorkSmart™, an On Demand IP communications solution to improve business communications.

Capable of handling both voice and data and supporting all popular open source projects, Sangoma's AFT Cards offer a new market standard for performance, reliability, compatibility, support, and ease of installation. With less demand on the host CPU, drivers take advantage of the AFT technology to substantially reduce the processing required to handle TDM voice calls. This reduces the CPU's workload and results in fewer dropped calls, less jitter and better voice quality for callers.

"Sangoma's family of AFT cards are among the most robust and complex the industry has to offer - the result of our more than two decades in LAN/ WAN networking and numerous hundred thousands produced and successfully installed," says Sangoma Technologies President and CEO David Mandelstam. "That Pandora has selected our hardware after a meticulous evaluation of the marketplace is proof-positive of our four tenets for which we are becoming increasingly known: quality; compatibility; performance and unparalleled support."

AFT card features:

- Compatible and Flexible - Sangoma's voice/data cards are self-sensing for 3.3v and 5v PCI slots and software configurable for T1, E1 or J1. They share interrupts properly between themselves and other PCI compatible devices, supporting unlimited numbers of cards per PC chassis. Conforming to the 2U form factor, both in height and length, the AFT cards allow users to install many cards in a slimline 2U chassis to maximize server capacity.

- High performance - Sangoma cards have been carefully designed to reduce CPU loads in TDM environments, improving system performance and reliability on larger systems.

- Trust and quality - As part of its commitment to quality assurance, each Sangoma card is individually inspected and burned-in prior to shipment in protective anti-static wrap complete with cables, manuals and CDs. The result is an almost zero dead-on-arrival rate and high reliability in service.

- Unparalleled support - Sangoma's fully engaged engineering support for both its hardware and software is unrivalled in the industry

"We looked for a partner that would compliment the quality of services offered within our On Demand IP communications environment," said Walter Snell, CEO and Founder, Pandora Networks. "In selecting Sangoma, we were not merely looking for a card vendor, but rather we needed a partner who shared our carefully founded vision. Particularly critical to us is Sangoma's emphasis on reliability, scalability, support and compatibility to our hosted solution. Finally, the company's price/performance is second to none - and this was the final decision factor for us. We are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."

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 (TSXV: STC - News).

About Pandora Networks

Founded in 2001, Pandora Networks is the leading provider of complete On Demand IP communications services, including VoIP, Virtual PBX, IP messaging and collaboration services, tailored to meet the unique business needs of the small to medium sized business (SMB) market. Pandora Networks' Worksmart ( solution offers a simple yet comprehensive alternative to expensive telecommunications and data equipment thus providing the SMB with voice and data communication and collaboration tools previously unaffordable. Sold under the Worksmart( brand, co-branded or private labeled, Worksmart( is sold exclusively through indirect channels via service providers, value added resellers and agents. For more information, please visit The Company is headquartered in Emeryville, California.

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