PortaOne, InnoSystems Confirm Interoperability of InnoSystems Softphone With PortaSwitch IP Services Platform

Combination Allows Telecoms to Offer Personal/Business Customers Free Or Low-Cost Phone Calling from Customer PCs Using Only a Headset

Jan 12, 2009, 09:00 ET from PortaOne, Inc.

COQUITLAM, British Columbia and MOSCOW, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Global communications infrastructure company PortaOne, Inc. and diversified telecom/media systems provider Innovative Systems of Communication LLC (InnoSystems) today announced the successful completion of interoperability testing between PortaOne's PortaSwitch IP multimedia subsystem and Flashphone, InnoSystems' softphone client. The interoperability gives IP service providers an assured, reliable peer-to-peer and peer-to-anyone phone call solution that can help initiate and preserve customer relationships.

Flashphone, based on InnoSystems' Zingaya(TM) Media Server VoIP gateway, is a "call via Web site" solution for free or low-cost IP telephony. For end-users, Flashphone requires nothing more than a Web browser and sufficient bandwidth, along with a PC headset and the free Adobe Flash Player plug-in. The service can be offered free for peer-to-peer calls, or at low cost for calls to regular phone numbers.

InnoSystems' Flashphone is a market-ready softphone enhancement for PortaSwitch, PortaOne's flagship VoIP services platform. PortaSwitch is a software-based communication services and subscriber management solution that allows IP telephony services providers to unify voice, data and fax traffic within a single network. The comprehensive, Class 5 product consists of a softswitch and application servers, delivering SIP call control, unified messaging, IP Centrex and IP PBX, voice VPN, callback management, billing and provisioning and much more.

"With both consumers and organizations of all sizes looking for ways to reduce costs, a 'call via Web site' capability is a highly attractive offering in today's global economy," said Roman Khalenkov, sales and marketing director for PortaOne. "The mutual support of PortaSwitch and Flashphone creates an instant value-add for service providers that can build loyalty and increase revenues."

"PortaOne and Flashphone is a powerful combination that can be offered both as an end-user product and a solution for e-Commerce, businesses or call centers," stated Alexey Aylarov, project manager of InnoSystems. "Interoperability with PortaOne demonstrates Flashphone's flexibility and reliability in supporting leading-edge IP multimedia systems."

InnoSystems, a global solutions provider for telecom, media and technology companies, has an extensive roster of clients that include France Telecom (Orange), isonet, digitrad.com, Max Telecom, FreeConferenceCall.com, Saatchi & Saatchi and Galaxy, among others. To learn more about Innovative Systems of Communication, visit http://innosystems.ru; additional information about PortaSwitch can be found at http://www.portaone.com/products/portaswitch/overview.

About PortaOne:

Based in Canada, PortaOne is a leading global vendor of carrier grade software for Internet Telephony Service Providers. The company enables ITSPs to run a broad line of telecommunication services with a single software package, and offers a complete product for ITSP consisting of converged VoIP billing and provisioning platform, class 4 and 5 SIP softswitch, unified messaging and conferencing applications, IPPBX software and more. The company's products are a fundamental part of the business infrastructure at over 300 service provider locations worldwide. To learn more, visit http://www.portaone.com.

SOURCE PortaOne, Inc.