CAMPBELL, Calif., September 17, 2001 - Sylantro Systems Corporation today announced that Cisco's voice gateways and Sylantro's applications enabled softswitch have been commercially deployed in multiple customer sites. By interoperating with Cisco's networking and voice products, Sylantro gives service providers new options in deploying proven, revenue generating managed telephony services. Sylantro (www.sylantro.com) is a Cisco Service Provider Solutions Ecosystem Partner and supplies the industry's premier applications-enabled softswitch for delivery of managed telephony services such as innovative Hosted PBX, Business Centrex applications and other advanced services.
One of the service providers that has been benefiting from Sylantro's relationship with Cisco is GoBeam, Inc., a real-time business communications provider that offers a suite of applications and services based on Sylantro's applications-enabled softswitch. GoBeam has fully deployed its core services network based on technologies from Sylantro and multiple other vendors, including Cisco Systems. These services are allowing GoBeam's business customers to eliminate their legacy PBX and key systems today, in favor of more advanced and easy-to-use managed telephony services.
"As veterans of the carrier industry ourselves, GoBeam upholds a strict standard for excellence in the services and products that we offer to our customers, and we place a high value on having the freedom to choose from among best-of-breed solutions to fit their diverse needs," stated Bob Fultz, vice president, Strategic Relationships, of GoBeam. "Sylantro's leading application softswitch technology, along with Cisco's voice gateways, gives us the ability to deliver next-generation communications services today, and to integrate with other industry-leading products to meet our customers' requirements and maintain our competitive edge."
GoBeam is actively and successfully deploying their Sylantro-based business communications solution on a commercial basis to companies and organizations throughout California with plans for rapid expansion - aided by Sylantro's focus on proven interoperability with the industry's key players in the hardware and software arenas.
"Sylantro's applications-enabled softswitch and associated applications, along with Cisco's state-of-the-art voice gateways, offer service providers a unique opportunity to quickly build and deploy new carrier-grade telephony services that will generate the significant revenue streams they need," stated Alistair Woodman, director of marketing, voice technology center at Cisco. "As evidenced by GoBeam, these services are real and deployable today."
A recent industry study that surveyed over 1,000 business users of telecommunications products revealed that the market for new managed telephony services can be expected to grow to $3 billion in the U.S. in 2005. This is the approximate size of the caller ID market, which is considered a great success after ten years of availability.
Sylantro's applications-enabled softswitch layers deployable applications on top of softswitch infrastructures to provide Hosted PBX, IP Centrex, and other business communications applications. By offering telephony services based on Sylantro's platform, service providers and carriers can deliver high-margin managed telephony services with toll-quality voice. The applications extend well beyond "commoditized" dial tone and offer advanced services that generate incremental revenues for the service provider. Further, Sylantro's Application Switch synthesizes the best features of business phone systems, web browsers and mobile phones, bringing end-users new capabilities like click-to-call or e-mail on missed phone calls, the ability to assign features to phone buttons from a web page, or to selectively forward certain callers at the click of a mouse.
"We are excited about achieving this phase of our relationship with Cisco and delivering to our service provider customers the widest possible options in compatible, deployable components for their networks," said Dave Scarborough, Sylantro's vice president of strategic alliances. "This is real - it works today, and we are applying our sales and marketing efforts to replicate these service provider successes. Our proven, carrier-grade products are highly scalable and by working with great companies like Cisco, service providers are rolling out solutions quickly, providing instant revenue opportunities in today's difficult economic times."
About Sylantro Systems Corp.
Sylantro Systems is a software company providing the industry's premier applications-enabled softswitch that allows service providers to deliver high-value managed telephony services via existing and next-generation networks. Sylantro's award-winning "Applications Switch" offers pre-packaged business communications services that allow service providers to rapidly deploy new value-added voice applications. Sylantro's solutions offer an advanced class of managed telephony services that replace today's in-house PBX and key system offerings and generate substantial new revenues for service providers. Sylantro is a privately held company backed by premier investors. For more information, visit the company's website at www.sylantro.com.
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