Ridgeway VX Communication System(TM) Now Available, Enables Secure End-to-End IP Voice and Video

Private IP Environments No Longer Obstacle for Connectivity



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ridgeway

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ridgeway(R), the leading enabler
 of secure end-to-end IP communications, has announced the availability of the
 Ridgeway VX Communication System(TM), giving service providers the ability to
 quickly and easily supply IP voice and video services, even to H.323 end-
 points with private IP addresses.
     The release of the VX Communication System marks the first opportunity to
 deliver H.323 media between enterprises without requiring costly network
 upgrades.  The Ridgeway solution means that enterprises do not have to budget
 money and resources to upgrade or continually manage routers and firewalls.
 Because enterprises can now efficiently adopt IP-based voice and video
 communication, service providers can reach enterprise customers more cost
 effectively.
     The release of the VX Communication System means service providers can
 connect the widest array of standards-based video devices including multipoint
 control units (MCUs), desktop systems in private network environments and
 group systems with public IP addresses.  Ridgeway's solution is fully
 interoperable with products from the leading videoconference service and
 equipment providers such as Polycom, VCON, Radvision and PictureTel.
     "The release of the VX Communication System represents a significant step
 forward for the videoconferencing market because it solves the network issues
 that have hindered that market's growth," said Graham Seabrook, CEO and
 founder of Ridgeway.  "The VX Communication System enables service providers
 to reach right down to the end-users' desktops, making it the final piece of
 the jigsaw puzzle for service providers trying to expand their markets by
 providing IP videoconferencing services."
     The Ridgeway VX Communication System is comprised of hardware and software
 solutions available for service providers and enterprises to deploy.  The
 hardware family, including the VX Application Server and the VX Media Server,
 enables cost effective scalability and reliability.  The software solutions,
 including the VX Media Manager and VX Media Client, enable secure delivery of
 media over existing network infrastructure and into private IP environments.
 
     About Ridgeway
     Ridgeway enables the delivery of IP communications services by solving key
 network infrastructure issues.  The company's VX Communication System enables
 service providers to deliver IP voice and video communications services in the
 converged network, combining mass connectivity with ease of use.  Ridgeway's
 solutions empower users to seamlessly communicate between a range of devices,
 from phones to personal computers to video conferencing systems, enabling
 service providers to deliver high margin, value added services, generate
 greater return on their investment in networks and promote customer loyalty.
 For more information, call (US) +1 512 231 7300, (UK) +44 118 938 1111, or
 visit the Ridgeway Web site at: www.ridgewaysystems.com.
 
     Ridgeway, the Ridgeway logo and the Ridgeway VX Communication System are
 registered trademarks of Ridgeway in the US and the UK.
 
      Contact:  Mike Crouch
                Ridgeway
                +1 512 231 7333
                mcrouch@ridgeway-sys.com
 
 

SOURCE Ridgeway
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ridgeway(R), the leading enabler
 of secure end-to-end IP communications, has announced the availability of the
 Ridgeway VX Communication System(TM), giving service providers the ability to
 quickly and easily supply IP voice and video services, even to H.323 end-
 points with private IP addresses.
     The release of the VX Communication System marks the first opportunity to
 deliver H.323 media between enterprises without requiring costly network
 upgrades.  The Ridgeway solution means that enterprises do not have to budget
 money and resources to upgrade or continually manage routers and firewalls.
 Because enterprises can now efficiently adopt IP-based voice and video
 communication, service providers can reach enterprise customers more cost
 effectively.
     The release of the VX Communication System means service providers can
 connect the widest array of standards-based video devices including multipoint
 control units (MCUs), desktop systems in private network environments and
 group systems with public IP addresses.  Ridgeway's solution is fully
 interoperable with products from the leading videoconference service and
 equipment providers such as Polycom, VCON, Radvision and PictureTel.
     "The release of the VX Communication System represents a significant step
 forward for the videoconferencing market because it solves the network issues
 that have hindered that market's growth," said Graham Seabrook, CEO and
 founder of Ridgeway.  "The VX Communication System enables service providers
 to reach right down to the end-users' desktops, making it the final piece of
 the jigsaw puzzle for service providers trying to expand their markets by
 providing IP videoconferencing services."
     The Ridgeway VX Communication System is comprised of hardware and software
 solutions available for service providers and enterprises to deploy.  The
 hardware family, including the VX Application Server and the VX Media Server,
 enables cost effective scalability and reliability.  The software solutions,
 including the VX Media Manager and VX Media Client, enable secure delivery of
 media over existing network infrastructure and into private IP environments.
 
     About Ridgeway
     Ridgeway enables the delivery of IP communications services by solving key
 network infrastructure issues.  The company's VX Communication System enables
 service providers to deliver IP voice and video communications services in the
 converged network, combining mass connectivity with ease of use.  Ridgeway's
 solutions empower users to seamlessly communicate between a range of devices,
 from phones to personal computers to video conferencing systems, enabling
 service providers to deliver high margin, value added services, generate
 greater return on their investment in networks and promote customer loyalty.
 For more information, call (US) +1 512 231 7300, (UK) +44 118 938 1111, or
 visit the Ridgeway Web site at: www.ridgewaysystems.com.
 
     Ridgeway, the Ridgeway logo and the Ridgeway VX Communication System are
 registered trademarks of Ridgeway in the US and the UK.
 
      Contact:  Mike Crouch
                Ridgeway
                +1 512 231 7333
                mcrouch@ridgeway-sys.com
 
 SOURCE  Ridgeway