TalkSwitch(R) Appoints Cathi Yabsley Vice President Finance and Operations

    Ms. Yabsley's skills and experience enhance TalkSwitch's management team
    at an exciting time of product line expansion and revenue growth

    OTTAWA, Nov. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - TalkSwitch(R), the leader in the design
and manufacture of innovative phone systems for small and multi-location
businesses, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cathi Yabsley as Vice
President Finance and Operations. Ms. Yabsley brings over 20 years experience
in technology, finance and administration to the company.
    Cathi is a respected senior level financial advisor. She began her career
as a Chartered Accountant with BDO Dunwoody and has held key positions at
Mitel, Bridgewater Systems, Cloakware and LPI Level Platforms. Her expertise
fortifies TalkSwitch's already strong management team, joining Vice President
Sales - Tim Welch, Vice President Marketing - Kim Dixon, Vice President
International Sales - Michael Sellwood and Vice President Engineering - Glen
    "This company has a tremendous history, and an even brighter future,"
said Jan Scheeren, President and CEO, TalkSwitch. "We heartily welcome Cathi's
skills and experience at this most exciting time for our company. I am
extremely pleased to have her on board further strengthening an already
talented and proven senior management team."
    On October 30, TalkSwitch announced that sales of its newly released VS
line of hybrid IP PBXs, as well as its new line of IP Phones had resulted in
record sales for the company.  The success of this launch confirms that the
market for key, PBX and IP PBX systems is stronger than ever. TalkSwitch,
which combines the capabilities of all three, continues to lead the industry
in designing telephony systems and applications for small businesses.
    "Small business today is the most diverse and fragmented market group
ever seen. If you want any chance of succeeding in that segment you need to
understand that the small business is not going to change to accommodate its
phone system. The phone system needs to accommodate them," said Scheeren. "We
keep that in mind as we design and build each of our systems, and in how we
operate our company and service our customers, channel partners and suppliers.
It's the reason our channel is growing and we score so high on customer
satisfaction surveys. It's also the reason both customers and partners refer
us so often to their friends and associates. TalkSwitch has sold over 30,000
systems since 1998 and has the industry's lowest return rate, even with a
30-day money back guarantee."
    TalkSwitch systems are ideal for companies with between 2 and 64 phone
users per office location, and are available from a worldwide network of
resellers. Or they can be purchased directly from

    About TalkSwitch

    TalkSwitch(R) designs and develops award-winning phone systems for small,
multi-location and franchise businesses. Since its establishment in 1990,
TalkSwitch has dedicated itself to developing the PBXs and IP PBXs that tens
of thousands of small businesses across North America already rely on. With a
growing global network of resellers, distributors and partners, TalkSwitch's
fully hybrid phone systems are changing the way small businesses communicate.
For more information, please visit our website at, or call
us toll free in North America at 1.888.332.9322. In all other markets, please
call +1.613.725.2980.

For further information:

For further information: Chris Brennan, Public Relations Manager,
TalkSwitch (613) 725-2980 x 136, (888) 332-9322 x 136,

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