3Com and PulverInnovations Combine Wi-Fi and Session Initiation Protocol for New Mobile IP Telephony Solution

PulverInnovations Earns '3Com Approved' Status



21 Oct, 2004, 01:00 ET from PulverInnovations, Inc. from ,3Com Corporation

    MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- 3Com
 Corporation (Nasdaq:   COMS) today announced PulverInnovations, Inc. of
 Melville, N.Y. has achieved "3Com Approved" status in the 3Com Voice over
 Internet Protocol Solution Provider Program (VSPP).  The 3Com-approved status
 is awarded to only those companies whose products have been installed and
 rigorously tested by 3Com and found to successfully interoperate with the
 3Com(R) VCX(TM) Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony solution.
     The PulverInnovations WiSIP(TM) Mobile IP Phone leverages Session
 Initiation Protocol (SIP) and ubiquitous wireless Wi-Fi networks in airports
 and coffee shops to enable users to place and receive calls as if they were at
 their desk.  Users benefit from proven interoperability with the 3Com VCX IP
 Telephony solution, which delivers call management and networking control
 services.  Users can make and receive calls while in Wi-Fi hot spots or within
 coverage of enterprise wireless access points utilizing the 802.11b or 802.11g
 wireless standard.
     "PulverInnovations is excited about the opportunity to join forces with
 3Com and deliver a powerful, mobile IP service that enables employees to
 extend their enterprise mobility and enhance productivity," said Jeff Pulver,
 CEO of PulverInnovations.  "To be named a '3Com Approved' solution
 demonstrates the joint commitment of 3Com and Pulver.com advancing
 interoperability."
     "We are delighted to offer PulverInnovations WiSIP Mobile IP Phone to our
 customers and partners as a proven value added capability.  Our award-winning
 3Com VCX IP Telephony Solution can now be positioned more effectively in
 markets where Wi-Fi and mobility matter -- hospitals and university campuses
 for example," said Pat Rudolph, 3Com vice president of solutions architecture.
 "With our open architecture approach, 3Com provides enterprises with an easy-
 to-install and easy-to-maintain IP telephony solution that has demonstrated
 interoperability with many other products."
 
     About 3Com IP Telephony
     3Com has been a major contributor to the convergence industry since the
 introduction in 1998 of the world's first IP-PBX, the 3Com NBX(R) system.  The
 company developed an architecture for a distributed softswitch for AT&T and
 brought the first commercially deployed carrier softswitch to market in 1999.
 The 3Com VCX IP Telephony module was first introduced in 2003 for large
 enterprises.  For further information, please visit http://www.3com.com/voip .
 
     About 3Com
     3Com is a leading provider of innovative, practical and high-value voice
 and data networking products, services and solutions for enterprises of all
 sizes and public sector organizations.  For further information, please visit
 http://www.3com.com , or the press site http://www.3com.com/pressbox .
 
     About PulverInnovations
     PulverInnovations, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and OEM of
 products that are change agents in the field of IP based Communications.
 Founder and CEO Jeff Pulver is one of the true pioneers of the Internet
 telephony/VoIP industry.  Leveraging well over a decade of hands-on experience
 in Internet/IP communications and innovation, Mr. Pulver is a globally
 renowned thought leader, author and entrepreneur.  For more information,
 please visit http://www.pulver.com .
 
     3Com, the 3Com logo and NBX are registered trademarks and VCX is a
 trademark of 3Com Corporation.  All other company and product names may be
 trademarks of their respective holders.
 
      For more information, contact:
      Alan Weinkrantz for PulverInnovations
      +1.210-820-3070 ext. 103
      alan@weinkrantz.com
 
      Kevin Petschow for 3Com, +1.847.262.7262 or kevin_petschow@3com.com
 
 

SOURCE PulverInnovations, Inc.; 3Com Corporation
    MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- 3Com
 Corporation (Nasdaq:   COMS) today announced PulverInnovations, Inc. of
 Melville, N.Y. has achieved "3Com Approved" status in the 3Com Voice over
 Internet Protocol Solution Provider Program (VSPP).  The 3Com-approved status
 is awarded to only those companies whose products have been installed and
 rigorously tested by 3Com and found to successfully interoperate with the
 3Com(R) VCX(TM) Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony solution.
     The PulverInnovations WiSIP(TM) Mobile IP Phone leverages Session
 Initiation Protocol (SIP) and ubiquitous wireless Wi-Fi networks in airports
 and coffee shops to enable users to place and receive calls as if they were at
 their desk.  Users benefit from proven interoperability with the 3Com VCX IP
 Telephony solution, which delivers call management and networking control
 services.  Users can make and receive calls while in Wi-Fi hot spots or within
 coverage of enterprise wireless access points utilizing the 802.11b or 802.11g
 wireless standard.
     "PulverInnovations is excited about the opportunity to join forces with
 3Com and deliver a powerful, mobile IP service that enables employees to
 extend their enterprise mobility and enhance productivity," said Jeff Pulver,
 CEO of PulverInnovations.  "To be named a '3Com Approved' solution
 demonstrates the joint commitment of 3Com and Pulver.com advancing
 interoperability."
     "We are delighted to offer PulverInnovations WiSIP Mobile IP Phone to our
 customers and partners as a proven value added capability.  Our award-winning
 3Com VCX IP Telephony Solution can now be positioned more effectively in
 markets where Wi-Fi and mobility matter -- hospitals and university campuses
 for example," said Pat Rudolph, 3Com vice president of solutions architecture.
 "With our open architecture approach, 3Com provides enterprises with an easy-
 to-install and easy-to-maintain IP telephony solution that has demonstrated
 interoperability with many other products."
 
     About 3Com IP Telephony
     3Com has been a major contributor to the convergence industry since the
 introduction in 1998 of the world's first IP-PBX, the 3Com NBX(R) system.  The
 company developed an architecture for a distributed softswitch for AT&T and
 brought the first commercially deployed carrier softswitch to market in 1999.
 The 3Com VCX IP Telephony module was first introduced in 2003 for large
 enterprises.  For further information, please visit http://www.3com.com/voip .
 
     About 3Com
     3Com is a leading provider of innovative, practical and high-value voice
 and data networking products, services and solutions for enterprises of all
 sizes and public sector organizations.  For further information, please visit
 http://www.3com.com , or the press site http://www.3com.com/pressbox .
 
     About PulverInnovations
     PulverInnovations, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and OEM of
 products that are change agents in the field of IP based Communications.
 Founder and CEO Jeff Pulver is one of the true pioneers of the Internet
 telephony/VoIP industry.  Leveraging well over a decade of hands-on experience
 in Internet/IP communications and innovation, Mr. Pulver is a globally
 renowned thought leader, author and entrepreneur.  For more information,
 please visit http://www.pulver.com .
 
     3Com, the 3Com logo and NBX are registered trademarks and VCX is a
 trademark of 3Com Corporation.  All other company and product names may be
 trademarks of their respective holders.
 
      For more information, contact:
      Alan Weinkrantz for PulverInnovations
      +1.210-820-3070 ext. 103
      alan@weinkrantz.com
 
      Kevin Petschow for 3Com, +1.847.262.7262 or kevin_petschow@3com.com
 
 SOURCE  PulverInnovations, Inc.; 3Com Corporation

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