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Solegy Offers Free VoIP Softphone for Microsoft Windows

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Solegy Offers Free VoIP Softphone for Microsoft Windows

Customized Softphones Available to Service Providers with a Full Range of Calling Features and Back-Office Functionality in a Hosted Environment

New York, NY–December 18, 2006 — Solegy, a provider of a hosted VoIP software platform to quickly and easily manage and deploy new applications and back-office services, announced the availability of a free Softphone that will run on Microsoft Windows. The Softphone, based completely on open source code, can be downloaded from the company’s Website (www.solegy.com/demosoftphone) and access to the source code can be obtained through Solegy’s OpenSourceSIP initiative (www.opensourcesip.org).

“We are making the Softphone available to everyone who wants to experience the ease of making VoIP calls through their computer,” said Eric Hernaez, CEO and co-founder of Solegy. “But, this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what we can create for service providers who want to adapt the Softphone for their customers. The basic Softphone we are offering can be customized to not only create a unique look, but to take advantage of the many service management features available in our hosted environment.”

Solegy’s customized SIP Softphones (including video-enabled soft clients) are fully compatible with the Company’s hosted ServicePDQ platform. Customized versions of the softphone can include branded skins, instant messaging (with presence), and account management features such as available pre-paid balance, time left for call, and one-click purchasing of additional credit. Clients of the customized Softphone can opt to have the softphone embedded in a Web page or delivered as part of a Microsoft Windows or Mac OSX install file.

Service providers can support their Softphone customers through back-office functions that include viewing current balances and call history in real-time. In addition, the platform supports pre- or post-paid usage which can be charged through an account using credit cards, PayPal or with a recharge voucher. Back office features also include sophisticated fraud detection and prevention techniques.

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The Softphone uses OpenSIPStack, a fully compliant (RFC 3261) SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) stack designed for stability and scalability with use in commercial applications. Open source codecs such as iLBC, speex, GSM and G.711 can be found pre-integrated in the open source Softphone. Proprietary codecs like g.729, g.723 and can be easily added by third-party developers or by Solegy when creating customized versions.

OpenSourceSIP is an open source initiative created by Solegy to provide application developers with an MPL licensed, freely available SIP stack along with reference implementations of SIP-based applications. SIP, a peer-to-peer processing protocol, allows next-generation services including VoIP, video, instant messaging and online games to take place through session initiation, modification and termination.

About Solegy
Solegy provides a hosted VoIP infrastructure and software platform to quickly and easily manage and deploy new applications and back-office services. Through Solegy, service providers can launch new services through a wider variety of applications with minimal cost. Solegy also acts as a reseller for third-party application development regardless of platform or broadband connection. These service solutions are developed for use with IP and IMS-based networks and applications. Solegy pre-built applications include SOHO Broadband, Voice VPN, Wholesale Peering, Calling cards and Callback. Built on the Solegy ServicePDQ platform, all Solegy solutions provide a real time, operator-grade session management and back-office environment. Solegy is based in New York City, with offices in San Jose, Toronto and Manila. For more information please visit www.solegy.com.
About ServicePDQ
ServicePDQ is a multi-service, high performance and fault-tolerant software system that provides a single point for clients to develop, deploy, manage and bill for services across multiple networks. For VoIP service providers, ServicePDQ delivers the necessary infrastructure for call management and charging of any kind of Internet-based phone calls. For network operators, ServicePDQ offers a ready solution for the growing number of applications and content being developed around the 3GPP’s IMS (IP Multimedia System) specification. Content developers can use ServicePDQ to intelligently control the delivery of their media, applications and services through any broadband connection, enabling them to “own” the customer relationship.

Solegy, the Solegy logo, OpenSourceSIP, OpenSIPStack and ServicePDQ are trademarks of Solegy LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Contacts
Stu Sleppin
Solegy, LLC
T: 212-803-1710
stu@solegy.com

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Pauline Shiu
MRB Public Relations, Inc.
T: 732-758-1100 x105
pshiu@mrb-pr.com

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