Global IP Solutions Enables HD-Voice on Pronto! CommuniGate Pro's Popular Unified Communications Client for Web 2.0 Collaboration

Millions of Pronto! Users to Enjoy High-Quality Voice Powered by Global IP Solutions

ORLANDO (VoiceCon Orlando) — March 30, 2009 — Global IP Solutions (Oslo Børs: GIPS), the leading provider of IP multimedia processing solutions, today announced that CommuniGate Systems, the leader in carrier-class Mobile Unified Communications (UC), has embedded GIPS VoiceEngine to power voice communications in its Pronto! client UC framework. CommuniGate Systems provides software and services to mobile and broadband network operators for Unified Communications SaaS delivery solutions. Today, CommuniGate Systems and its UC solutions CommuniGate Pro and Pronto! serve well over 12,000 customers with more than 130 million subscribers worldwide.

GIPS VoiceEngine has enabled many of the world’s major consumer IM clients with HD-Voice. With the growth and demand of Unified Communications GIPS VoiceEngine also powers enterprise applications with HD-voice capability such as Pronto! a single Unified Communications dashboard for email, collaboration, secure instant messaging, RSS feeds and rich media.

“CommuniGate has done an excellent job serving the unified communications space with Pronto! and we're pleased to be part of this wave of communication and collaboration,” said GIPS’ Senior Director of Business Development Larry Golob. “CommuniGate is setting new quality standards for Unified Communications and GIPS is working closely with them to make sure the standard is set as high as possible for service quality.”

“Global IP Solutions has been a pioneer in HD-voice for many years, with over 800 million downloads and a growing list of brand name customers to prove it,” said Jon Doyle – CommuniGate Systems's Vice President. “GIPS provides a unique set of engineers that are solely focused on addressing the processing issues related to IP communications on various network topologies. With GIPS superior innovation skills, we are able to deliver on the promise of a truly business grade UC experience.”

GIPS VoiceEngine is a complete solution that goes beyond the codec and is designed to handle all necessary voice processing for IP networks including jitter buffer and echo cancellation, while providing superior voice quality even under the most adverse network conditions.

The CommuniGate Pro Unified Communications platform is a multi-tenant hosting solution for Network Operators providing Unified Communication in the SaaS model. CommuniGate Pronto! is a web 2.0 client that unifies all forms of communications together with a framework that allows expansion or new applications to snap into the server or UI as modules. The new features within Pronto! 2.2 allow carriers to build modular services e.g. delivering VideoMail, IPTV or Video on Demand (VOD) to subscribers while offering full featured Mobile Unified Communications to the SME market. Modular class of services power e-mail, VoIP, presence, Instant Messaging, Rich Media with HD audio and video with over the air synchronisation to the IPhone 3G and other smart phones supporting AirSync. Network operators benefit from additional revenue opportunities by providing a unique SaaS suite to SME subscribers that need powerful mobile Unified Communications while removing the complexities of premise-based solutions.

The CommuniGate Pro Unified Communications platform delivers virtualization of domains with a modular feature set, powerful class of service provisioning, and a live rolling updates change management capability not found in other solutions. The platform's exclusive Dynamic Clustering architecture provides 99.999% uptime in a multi-tenant architecture with no single point of failure, and allows SaaS providers to add frontend or backend nodes as needed without any downtime or service interruption. CommuniGate Pro makes it easy for service providers and operators to offer business class services with costs that decline as virtualized client volume increases. CommuniGate Pro is the only truly integrated UC platform that was built to power all forms of IP communications in one integrated platform.

About CommuniGate Systems
Founded in 1991 and based in Mill Valley, California, CommuniGate Systems develops carrier-class Unified Communications and media delivery software for broadband and mobile operators to deliver value-added services and SaaS solutions. CommuniGate Systems delivers powerful mashups of Unified Communications technology mixed with media and entertainment applications for portals, social networks, enterprises and mobile communities. CommuniGate Systems is revolutionizing the Unified Communications industry with a unique Flash-based client framework Pronto! bringing together all forms of communication and breaking the leash to the desktop with Web 2.0 mobility.

CommuniGate Systems is the first choice in technology solutions for over 12,000 customers with over 130 million subscribers unifying e-mail, collaboration, IM, presence and VoIP with a single identity. The Unified Communications platform provides flexibility, performance, and scalability with benchmark proven architecture remaining unchallenged in the industry. Our technology powers OEM partner products ranging from embedded real time systems to powerful unified messaging platforms at top tier global network operators. The open development environment's simple APIs deliver extensible flexibility with a unique clustering technology for 99.999% uptime for the most demanding application environments.
The company is a trusted and financially stable vendor, maintaining the highest customer satisfaction levels in the Unified Communications industry with over 175 members in its partner network worldwide.

About Us

Global IP Solutions is the world’s most widely deployed technology for processing real-time voice and video over IP networks. As the inventors of iLBC – an IETF industry standard for narrowband speech codec and iSAC – the defacto industry standard for wideband speech codec, Global IP Solutions’ software delivers robust functionality with enough flexibility to be easily integrated in virtually any application. By leveraging this cutting-edge technology, service providers, applications developers and hardware manufacturers can bring to market highly differentiated products to reduce churn and increase customer satisfaction. Our software is deployed in over 800 million end-points and resolves the full range of network impairments — like delay, jitter, packet loss, and echo. In addition, Global IP Solutions’ technology offers the highest quality voice and video processing available in the marketplace as well as industry leading bandwidth optimization to ensure the most efficient use of IP networks. These solutions can be delivered at virtually any level of integration- from components such as codecs, to more complete media processing engines and SDKs. Our products also comply with industry standards, which allows for wider adoption, faster time to market, and the best user experience possible. Unifying CommunicationsNo other company delivers the quality, scale and flexibility of media processing technology that today’s unified communications require. With over 20 patents pending and approved, GIPS has pioneered the application of innovations in IP communications, which helps our customers achieve extreme performance. Customers are GIPS top priority, which is why our mission is to enable you with technology that’s validated by proven industry leaders. GIPS by any measure — deployments, platform and by solving network impairments — is the company that provides world-class technology to power your products. See the difference and hear the difference with GIPS.

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