IPC Acquires Positron Public Safety Systems

    NEW YORK, March 2 /CNW/ - IPC, a leading provider of mission-critical
communications solutions to global enterprises, today announced that it has
further expanded its public safety product portfolio and customer base with
the acquisition of Positron Public Safety Systems, a leading global provider
of public safety solutions.

    The acquisition of Positron represents a significant win for IPC, a
proven VoIP solutions provider. IPC has invested heavily in its product
portfolio over the past several years and has demonstrated an unwavering
commitment to the public safety market. With this most recent acquisition, IPC
will now be able to offer a full suite of tightly integrated and scalable
solutions including CAD, RMS, E911, and radio consoles to its public safety

    Lance Boxer, CEO, IPC, said, "Positron's focus on purpose-built products
for the public safety market and its ongoing innovation through research and
development makes it a natural fit for IPC. Their VoIP-based E911 VIPER
platform, which is one of the strongest solutions offered in the marketplace,
complements IPC's existing installed base of more than 50,000 VoIP desktops.
This combined with IPC's nationwide presence and services capabilities will
allow us to further extend support to our channel partners and be even more

    Reg Weiser, Chairman and CEO of Positron, said, "The union of Positron
and IPC is a win-win for both companies, and for our customers. Our product
portfolio will bring opportunities to both organizations as we offer expanded
capabilities and more extensive customer service to our combined customer

    Terms of the deal were not disclosed. USBX Advisory Services LLC, a Santa
Monica, CA based investment bank specializing in the security and public
safety sectors, served as exclusive financial advisor to Positron Public
Safety Systems in connection with the transaction.

    About Positron

    Positron Public Safety Systems, with U.S. headquarters in Atlanta,
Georgia, is a leader in fully integrated, end-to-end public safety solutions
for call handling and dispatching. Established in 1970, Positron has more than
36 years' experience delivering mission- critical applications and over 23
years of developing public safety solutions. With more than 300 employees in
offices throughout the world, Positron's global footprint extends from the
United States and Canada through Europe, Africa, Latin America, Australia,
Asia and the South Pacific.

    About IPC

    IPC is a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions to
global enterprises. With more than 30 years of expertise, IPC provides its
systems and services to the world's largest financial services firms, as well
as to public safety; government; power, energy and utility; and transportation
organizations. IPC offers its customers a suite of products and enhanced
services that includes advanced Voice over IP technology, and integrated
network and management services to over 40 countries. Based in New York, IPC
has over 900 employees throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific
regions. For more information visit www.ipc.com.

    Statements made in this news release that state IPC's or its management's
intentions, beliefs, expectations, or predictions for the future constitute
"forward looking statements" as defined by federal securities laws, which
involve significant risks and uncertainties. Many risks and uncertainties are
inherent in the telecommunications equipment industry. Others are more
specific to our operations. The occurrence of the events described and the
achievement of the expected results depend on many factors, some or all of
which are not predictable or within our control. Actual results may differ
materially from results discussed in these forward looking statements. Among
the factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievement to
differ materially from those described or implied in the forward-looking
statements, are risks associated with substantial indebtedness, leverage and
debt service, risks relating to the performance of our business and future
operating results, risks of competition in our existing and future markets,
loss or retirement of key executives, risks related to the notes and to high
yield securities generally, general business and economic conditions, market
acceptance issues, including potential technology changes and the risks
inherent in new product and service introductions and the entry into new
geographic markets, as well as those risk factors described in our filings
with the SEC.

    (C)2007 IPC Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. IPC, IQMX, IQ/MAX and ICMX
are trademarks of IPC. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.

For further information:

For further information: U.S. Intermarket Kelly O'Brien, 212-754-5467
erica@Intermarket.com or IPC Robin Brown, 212-858-6982 robin.brown@ipc.com
UK/EMEA IPC Siobhon Watson, +44 (0) 20 7979 7394 siobhon.watson@ipc.com
ASIA-PACIFIC IPC Akane Ara, +81 (0) 35 776 6750 akane.ara@ipc.com

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