March 18, 2008 08:00 ET

VoSKY and AltiGen Seamlessly Connect Remote Workers and Road Warriors Over Skype

VoSKY Demonstrates New Opportunities for Advanced Call Handling Capabilities and Lower Telecom Costs at VoiceCon 2008

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - VoSKY, the market leader in developing Skype for business solutions, today announced that it has partnered with AltiGen Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATGN) to provide new Skype-enabled applications for remote communications. The partnership combines AltiGen's powerful Voice over IP (VoIP) communication solutions with VoSKY's advanced Skype applications. The new feature, Skype Extension Anywhere, enables companies to seamlessly connect remote employees and frequent travelers through Skype's reliable and scalable VoIP network -- significantly reducing the costs of remote communication.

Designed for the increasing popularity of remote workers, telecommuters, and virtual offices across the enterprise, Skype Extension Anywhere allows remote employees to tap into the corporate phone system using Skype. Using a Skype-enabled mobile phone, Skype phone, or laptop with the free Skype client, workers can enjoy the same call control functionality -- including transfer, conferencing, reporting, voice recording, and voicemail -- from wherever they are, just as if they were sitting in the office.

Skype Extension Anywhere activates any Skype-compatible device as a fully capable office extension and transparently routes incoming calls to the remote device. Routing calls over Skype's VoIP network ensures the high voice quality and service reliability critical for business communication -- giving companies an attractive alternative to deploying SIP-based soft phones that rely on the public Internet. Companies can cost-effectively add remote workers as demand increases, and only need to deploy the free Skype client software.

"Work is no longer restricted to inside the four walls of the office. To effectively mobilize the employee base, it's essential to equip remote workers with the same communication tools as their colleagues in the office," said David Tang, VP of Global Marketing at VoSKY. "With Skype Extension Anywhere, companies now have an affordable and easy way to connect their mobile workforce."

"Partnering with VoSKY extends our enterprise communication solutions and gives businesses a unique opportunity to reduce costs through VoIP, while benefiting from Skype's flexibility, ease of management, and superior voice quality," said Jimmin Yao, VP of Product Management at AltiGen. "Skype Extension Anywhere is just one example of the innovative capabilities made possible through this partnership."

Additionally, companies can use VoSKY Exchange to lower their long-distance and international phone bills through Skype's low cost SkypePro and SkypeOUT services. VoSKY's reliable and high quality Skype trunking can be used in place of SIP trunking, without any contracts or setup fees. With VoSKY Click-to-Call, companies can optimize their web and email initiatives by allowing consumers to instantly talk to a company representative via a free Skype call, offering immediate access to Skype's 270 million+ user base.

VoSKY is showcasing the VoSKY Exchange, Skype Extension Anywhere and other value-added business applications, from March 17-20 at VoiceCon 2008, at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, Florida, in booth 306.

About VoSKY

Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, VoSKY is the world's leader in empowering businesses to leverage Skype, the world's largest VoIP community with more than 270 million registered users. The company's proven, enterprise-grade solutions create new opportunities for small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs) and enterprises to reduce communications costs and improve productivity. VoSKY Exchange, the company's flagship product, is an award-winning PBX-to-Skype application gateway that seamlessly integrates a company's phone system with Skype. The plug-and-play appliance is compatible with nearly any existing TDM or IP PBX phone system.

VoSKY is a wholly owned subsidiary of Actiontec Electronics. In addition to its headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, VoSKY maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Basingstoke, United Kingdom; Beijing, China; Bogota, Colombia; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information please visit the VoSKY website at

About AltiGen Communications

AltiGen Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATGN) is a leading provider of VoIP business phone systems and Microsoft-based Unified Communications solutions for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs), including companies with multiple distributed locations, branch offices and call centers. AltiGen's scalable, integrated, and easy to manage all-in-one unified communications solutions enable an array of applications like standards based SIP VoIP phones and servers, unified messaging, voicemail, call recording, conferencing, call activity reporting and mobility solutions that leverage both the Internet and the public telephone network to take advantage of the convergence of voice and data communications. AltiGen's systems are designed with an open architecture and are built on an industry standard platform. This adherence to widely used standards allows products to integrate with and leverage the existing technology investment of partners and customers. For more information, call 1-888-ALTIGEN or visit the website at

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