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NeoPhonetics Launches Unified Messaging Platform

New Platform Delivers Unlimited Unified Messaging for Avaya, Cisco, NEC and Nortel Legacy TDM and IP PBX Systems for Low, Fixed Cost

TINLEY PARK, IL — (September 11, 2007) –NeoPhonetics, a telephony provider that designs, implements and supports custom VoIP systems for enterprises, today announced the launch of its Asterisk Business Edition-based unified messaging platform for the majority of legacy TDM and IP PBX systems on the market today, including systems from Avaya, Cisco, NEC and Nortel. This platform benefits large organizations, such as universities, looking to add unified messaging or replace expensive licensed-based unified messaging systems with a more affordable, feature-rich solution.

“Like many of our products, the unified messaging platform evolved directly from a custom application we designed for an existing customer,” said Chad Agate, CEO of NeoPhonetics. “This new platform can eliminate the need to replace old PBX systems that work well but lack critical advanced communications capabilities, while also providing customers with a simple way to evaluate Digium Asterisk as a cost-effective option for replacing their PBXs in the future. We anticipate that the ability to provide flexible unified messaging for any amount of multi-tenant users for one fixed price will be particularly attractive to the university community.”

The unified messaging platform fully integrates the following features into existing TDM and IP PBXs:

• Multi-tenant voicemail for one telephone or one telephone extension
• Voicemail to email
• Voicemail to paging
• Call forwarding
• SMS messaging
• Message waiting indicator
• Distinctive rings for multi-tenant telephones
• Automated system and voicemail configuration
• Voicemail groups
• Web-based end user portal

The platform software comes with NeoPhonetics Asterisk-certified onsite integration services, as well as access to 24/7 service and support. PBX system administrators receive a simple management interface system that allows for automated configuration of moves, additions and changes so that there are no additional charges for adding users or making changes to the system.

What Makes the Unified Messaging Platform Unique?
The NeoPhonetics unified messaging platform:
• Works with most PBXs on the market today, so it is platform- and solution-neutral
• Provides affordable unified messaging as an alternative to licensed-based products that lack features and often cost more
• Comes with full integration services for configuration and provisioning of extensions
• Enables multi-tenant voicemail through one phone for users that share telephones or extensions
• Enables message waiting lights on a wide variety of proprietary systems
• Provides evaluation of Asterisk before replacing an entire PBX system

“The flexibility Digium Asterisk provides continues to challenge the creativity of our design and development team, because integration possibilities are virtually endless,” continued Agate. “Ultimately, we look to integrate individual applications such as this platform into one, unified product that provides rapid, automated configuration and provisioning of enterprise-grade, high availability PBX systems.”

Pricing and Availability
The NeoPhonetics unified messaging platform is available now and is delivered to most organizations for less than $10,000. For more information on the platform, and to obtain a cost estimate, please visit or contact NeoPhonetics at

NeoPhonetics CEO, Chad Agate, will speak on the topic of “Selecting an Open Source VoIP Solution for the SMB” from 1:30-2:15 pm PDT on Sept. 11 during ITEXPO West 2007. Additional information on ITEXPO can be found at

About NeoPhonetics
NeoPhonetics designs, implements and supports custom VoIP telephony systems for enterprises with at least fifty employees. With a specialty in open source Asterisk installations, NeoPhonetics creates solutions that offer more features, flexibility and cost effectiveness than traditional telephony systems. In 2006, NeoPhonetics received the “Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award” by Frost & Sullivan for its role as an emerging company with vast potential in the enterprise telephony equipment services market. Additional information can be found at

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NeoPhonetics and the NeoPhonetics logo are registered trademarks of NeoPhonetics. Asterisk and the Asterisk Business Edition are registered trademarks of Digium Inc.


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