SOURCE: TelePacific Communications

July 01, 2008 12:33 ET

TelePacific Communications Offers SIP Network Connection Directly to Customers' IP PBX in Partnership With Allworx

Latest Technology Offers Customers More Data and Voice Options and Eliminates the Need to Purchase New Equipment

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - TelePacific Communications, a leading provider of business telecommunications solutions with headquarters in California, announced today an extension to its SIP based product line, SmartVoice. TelePacific has been offering customers SIP based trunking services since February 2007. The product extension to the SmartVoice services will offer a direct SIP network connection directly to the customer's IP PBX.

Current SmartVoice SIP trunk services provide traditional PRI and CAS network connections. With the new SIP handoff, customers will be able to plug the circuit directly into their SIP-enabled PBX, thus avoiding the need for additional capital expenditures.

"SIP is quickly becoming the most popular protocol for managing IP telephony calls, and TelePacific is proud to make this service accessible to small and medium-sized businesses," said Dick Jalkut, TelePacific's president and CEO. "Many experts anticipate SIP to become the new standard protocol for VoIP traffic, and by making it simpler and more affordable to implement, TelePacific is helping small and medium-sized businesses become more competitive."

TelePacific installed their first SIP Network Connection service in partnership with Allworx, the small business phone and network solutions company. Allworx' award winning portfolio of SMB products, for companies up to 100 users per site, includes the award-winning 24x, 10x, and 6x VoIP communications systems, as well their award-winning 9100 and 9200 IP phone series with traditional key or PBX system functionality and a series of software options -- Call Assistant, Call Queuing, Conference Center, VPN, etc.). Allworx systems can also function as Email and web servers, SPI firewall and router.

"SIP, a robust IP telephony call control protocol, requires that service providers with SIP based services develop interoperability practices specific to each type of IP PBX model," said David Zahn, TelePacific's vice president of marketing. "TelePacific performs extensive interoperability testing in the lab and in the field before certifying a specific IP PBX model. The Allworx team was very responsive and easy to work with through the certification process."

Additional manufacturer models are queued for field deployment third quarter 2008.

About TelePacific:

TelePacific Communications is a competitive carrier that serves customers throughout California and Nevada. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Company is the leading competitive carrier in its footprint, with customer care centers in Los Angeles and Stockton in California and Las Vegas in Nevada. In business since 1998, TelePacific provides services through a combination of TelePacific-owned switches and network infrastructure, including its own and leased robust fiber-optic network assets. Offering local and long distance voice, dedicated Internet access, private networking and data transport services as well as bundled voice and Internet solutions and wholesale services, TelePacific manages more than 50,000 customer accounts with approximately 980,000 access lines in service. For more information, visit www.telepacific.com.

About Allworx:

Allworx, a wholly owned subsidiary of PAETEC Holding Corp., develops award winning phone & network systems for small-to-medium sized businesses through a network of Authorized Resellers. The product line includes the Allworx 6x, 10x and 24x systems and Allworx 9112 and 9102 phones along with a series of software options. By combining the advanced features of today's VoIP systems with the key system features SMBs have grown to rely on, Allworx systems are ideal replacements for the millions of aging (TDM) PBX and key phone systems in use today. Allworx' Consulting Division delivers elite software and digital hardware engineering services to both large and small companies who want to enhance and compliment their research and product development capabilities. For more information please visit www.allworx.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Rebecca Rosen
    TelePacific Communications
    +1 213-213-3622
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    Susan Donahue
    Skyya Communications (for Allworx)
    +1 646-454-9378
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    Chris Talbot
    Allworx
    +1 585-421-5572
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