Sangoma Releases Lync Express Appliance

All-in-one Microsoft Lync Appliance Features Built-in PSTN connectivity: Solution Simplifies Enterprise Unified Communications Deployments

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – June 25, 2012) – Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE:STC), a leading provider of hardware and software components that enable or enhance IP Communications Systems for both voice and data, announced the release of its new NetBorder™ Lync Express appliance, a standalone solution that simplifies the deployment of the Microsoft Lync unified communications platform. Combining Sangoma’s Lync-certified NetBorder Express VoIP Gateway with the Lync services platforms in a single server, Lync Express enables quick integration with the PSTN and existing telecommunications equipment and networks.

“Due to the complexity of business communications, unified communications deployments nearly always require integration of TDM- and IP-based components,” commented Robert Arnold, program manager, Unified Communications and Collaboration, with Frost & Sullivan. “Sangoma’s approach in combining multiple systems and platforms in a single server should go a long way towards simplifying Lync deployments.”

Lync Express is an integrated appliance that provides the core capabilities needed in any Lync deployment. The solution incorporates the Microsoft Windows 2008 server, Microsoft Lync 2010 server and the Sangoma NetBorder Express VoIP gateway. The stand-alone appliance supports sites of up to approximately100 users and is equipped with one E1/T1/J1 compliant digital telephony span for connection to the PSTN. Lync Express also provides four FXS line connections for any legacy emergency phone or fax requirements.

The Lync Express not only eliminates the need for an external gateway, it also allows for simplified management and configuration for all aspects of the Lync deployment. Sangoma’s field-proven auto-detect and quick configuration features inherent in the NetBorder products make this appliance ideal for both enterprise users and service providers looking to facilitate easy Lync installations.

“Businesses are continuously looking to leverage existing systems while enhancing productivity and efficiency with new services, such as those available with Lync,” said Julien Nephtali, product manager for Sangoma. “Sangoma has a long history of connecting the disparate network technologies, protocols, and signaling necessary to easily integrate the all-IP Lync ecosystem with existing TDM- or IP-based PBXs and PSTN connections. The Lync Express appliance is an ideal solution for bridging these different networks and systems in an intuitive and seamless fashion.”

Sangoma provides an industry-leading solution portfolio that enables the interworking of a wide variety of disparate TDM and IP networks, clouds, protocols, services, devices, and applications. Its portfolio includes award-winning voice and data boards, transcoding and gateway software, and standalone gateway appliances, designed for simple integration with open source and closed source IP PBX applications, Contact Centers, Unified Communications Systems and Service Provider Networks. For more information about the Sangoma portfolio of IP telephony and network integration solutions, or to locate an authorized reseller, visit www.sangoma.com.

About Sangoma Technologies Corporation
Sangoma Technologies is a trusted leader in delivering value-based Communications as a Service (CaaS) solutions for businesses of all sizes. Sangoma’s cloud-based Services include Unified Communication (UCaaS) business communications, Meetings as a Service (MaaS), Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), Trunking as a Service (TaaS), Fax as a Service (FaaS), Device as a Service (DaaS), and Access Control as a Service (ACaaS), Managed Internet Access, Managed Security, Managed SD-WAN. In addition, Sangoma offers a complete line of communications Products, including premise-based UC systems, a full line of desk phones and headsets, and a complete connectivity suite (gateways/SBCs/telephony cards). Sangoma’s products and services are used worldwide in leading UC, PBX, IVR, contact centers, carrier networks, office productivity, and data communication applications. Sangoma is also the primary developer and sponsor of Asterisk and FreePBX, the world’s two most widely used open-source communication software projects.
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Sangoma Technologies Corporation

David Moore
Chief Financial Officer
(905) 474-1990 Ext. 4107
dsmoore@sangoma.com
www.sangoma.com

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