Dialogic Debuts Hybrid Media Gateways for Unified Communications

    Integrated system serves as VoIP gateway and mediation server in compact

    SAN FRANCISCO, August 21 /CNW/ - Dialogic Corporation ("Dialogic"), a
global provider of world class products and technologies for media and signal
processing, announced the imminent availability of a new breed of media
gateways for unified communications today at the VoiceCon conference in San
Francisco, California. The Dialogic(R) 4000 Media Gateway Series (aka "DMG4000
gateways") are a set of integrated systems designed to connect Microsoft(R)
Office Communications Server 2007 to existing PBX systems and PSTN networks.

    Based on a standard rack-mount server running Microsoft Windows(R) Server
2003, the DMG4000 gateways are in the class of "basic-hybrid gateways"
designed to provide both the media gateway function and the Mediation Server
role of Office Communications Server 2007. Mediation Server provides PSTN and
PBX interoperability, high-fidelity audio via the Microsoft RT Audio Codec,
and VoIP security for Office Communications Server 2007. This unique
integration of a media gateway subsystem and Windows Server 2003 delivers two
key elements of an Office Communications Server 2007 deployment in one easily
managed, 1U rack mount device. The Mediation Server software from Microsoft is
a required element of an Office Communications Server 2007 deployment with PBX
or PSTN integration, and will come pre-installed on the Dialogic 4000 Media
Gateway Series.

    Since the Fall of 2006, Dialogic, a Gold Certified member of the
Microsoft Partner Program, has been actively involved in supplying
pre-production versions of its new hybrid gateways to leading enterprise
customers and channel partners worldwide for early adoption testing and pilot
installations. There has been significant interest and early channel partner
engagements have yielded positive feedback.

    "We worked closely with Dialogic and Microsoft through the development
and release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging last year, and
currently with Office Communications Server 2007," states Tim Bakke, Product
Manager for Avtex, Inc. "As a leading provider of end-to-end business
communications solutions, we see the arrival of the hybrid media gateway as a
means of simplifying and reducing the cost to deploy Microsoft unified
communications platform for enterprise customers. We've worked with
Dialogic(R) products for years, and not only are their gateways easy to use
and reliable, but the level of support offered by the Dialogic team is
unparalleled. Having tested the combined Dialogic and Microsoft unified
communications solution during the beta phase, we anticipate great results for
our enterprise customers."

    The DMG4000 Series feature the field-proven and reliable Dialogic(R)
Diva(R) Media Boards, Dialogic(R) Diva(R) SIPcontrol(TM) software, Windows(R)
Server 2003 and the Mediation Server software for Office Communications Server
2007. These elements are integrated in an Intel(R) IP-Network Server featuring
high performance 64-bit Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) 5100 series processors,
RAID 1 hard disk subsystem and redundant power supplies, in a very compact 1U
rugged design that can be deployed in a data center rack. Planned enhancements
and features from Dialogic are poised to be easily installed on these
standards based systems. The media gateway sub-system offers dual
load-balancing Gigabit Ethernet interfaces towards the IP networks, as well as
a choice of either two or four T1/E1 interfaces towards the PSTN or PBX. The
two integrated turnkey configurations can support up to 60 or 120 channels of
unified communications traffic between legacy networks and the IP network and
thus are capable of supporting hundreds of IP endpoints registered to Office
Communications Server 2007. Multiple units can be co-located or distributed
across a managed IP network as enterprises scale up their unified
communications deployments.

    "Dialogic is excited to be at the center of the unified communications
revolution that the telecom industry and business world is vigorously
embracing," states James Besley, Senior Vice President of Sales and Support
for Dialogic. "We have put in place programs to make it easy for our channel
partners and end customers to start offering and using our media gateways with
the Microsoft unified communication platform. The DMG4000 Series will be a
great compliment to our existing media gateway portfolio - unique in the
market, and backed by the best training and support programs in the industry."

    Dialogic authorized distributors began taking advance orders for the DMG
4000 gateways from Microsoft channel partners eager to get familiar with the
hybrid technology on July 16, 2007. The DMG4000 gateway products are scheduled
to begin shipping in September 2007. For more information on these product
introductions, or to contact Dialogic sales and support, visit

    About Dialogic Corporation

    Dialogic Corporation is a leading provider of open systems platforms to
both the Enterprise and Service Provider markets. The platforms enable
converged communications, allowing service providers, developers and system
integrators to deliver services, content and applications using multimedia
processing and signaling technologies.

    Headquartered in Montreal, Canada Dialogic and its subsidiaries have over
twenty offices worldwide, providing local presence, knowledge and support to
serve its customers around the globe. Dialogic's research and development
centers are located in Parsippany, New Jersey; Buffalo, New York; London,
England; Dublin, Ireland; and Stuttgart, Germany as well as Montreal.

    Information about Dialogic is available at www.dialogic.com.

    Dialogic, Diva and SIPcontrol are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Dialogic Corporation or its subsidiaries. Dialogic encourages
all users of its products to procure all necessary intellectual property
licenses required to implement their concepts or applications, which licenses
may vary from country to country.

    Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other countries. Intel and Xeon are registered
trademarks of Intel Corporation. The names of actual companies and products
mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

    About Avtex, Inc

    Providing multimedia solutions since 1971, Avtex is an application and
systems integration company that designs, deploys and supports unified
messaging, contact center, and IP telephony solutions. Avtex provides
strategic implementations of inbound and outbound call handling and routing
technologies to enhance the business-critical applications of their customers.

    Avtex, Inc has a staff of software developers, systems engineers, network
engineers, system design consultants, project managers, customer support and
field technicians that are trained, certified and specialized in mission
critical applications. Avtex is a leading reseller for Interactive
Intelligence, Inc. and Avaya as well as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.
Avtex serves over 650 customers in the United States, Pacific Rim and Europe
and is headquartered in Minneapolis with additional offices in Cincinnati, Des
Moines, Appleton and Milwaukee.

    Information on Avtex is available at www.avtex.com.

For further information:

For further information: For Dialogic: Bill Bryant, 503-206-4492
Director of Marketing Bill.Bryant@Dialogic.com or For Avtex: Jolene Peters,
952-832-3725 Marketing Director jpeters@avtex.com

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