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VegaStream, Toshiba and Gamma Telecom Enable IP Compatibility between VegaStream IP Gateway, Toshiba’s Strata CIX system and Gamma Telecom to ease provisioning of new IP services

Bracknell, UK - 7th December 2006: VegaStream, the industry leading developer of reliable, cost effective and easy to use telephony media gateways, has announced today that it has successful completed three-way compatibility testing between its Vega IP Gateway, Toshiba’s Strata CIX business communications systems and Gamma Telecom’s IPDirectConnect service. The agreement ensures channel partners wishing to connect customers’ Toshiba Strata platforms to Gamma’s pure IP network using a VegaStream Vega IP Gateway can be assured of seamless integration and rapid uptake of the service.

“Exhaustive testing was conducted between Toshiba, Gamma and ourselves and I am very pleased that the three solutions interoperated so well together,” said Steve Davis, VP Sales and Marketing, EMEA, VegaStream. “Channels and end users alike can be completely confident that there will be minimal disruption issues to the customer’s existing telephony services when deploying a joint solution from our three companies.

In addition, channels will receive a rapid return on investment by enabling customers to connect to the Gamma IPDirectConnect service simply and easily to achieve the cost and productivity benefits of IPT.”

“The Strata CIX was designed with flexibility in mind to enable simple migration to IP telephony and help enterprises become more efficient and productive,” said Tim Webb, General Manager, Toshiba Business Communications Division. “Supporting the technical innovations of VegaStream and Gamma Telecom makes that aim more accessible and provides our customers with a guaranteed and achievable path to IPT.”

“Our IP DirectConnect service is tailored for the enterprise and with the strengths of Toshiba and VegaStream, we can bring IP technology within their reach,” said Cem Ahmet, Marketing Manager, Gamma Telecom. “This inter-networking agreement offers channel partners a new low-risk, high value service to customers which can bring additional revenue streams.”

About VegaStream
Established in 1998 VegaStream operates globally with sales and support centres in Europe, America and Asia-Pacific. VegaStream’s mission is to enable seamless interoperability between the wide and varied range of proprietary telephone systems and the new IP networks. The award winning Vega gateways are based on international communications standards including SIP and H.323 to deliver an open and non-proprietary VOIP solution that can integrate to existing communication investments.

About Toshiba BCD
Toshiba BCD is a leading provider of business communications solutions.

It offers a comprehensive portfolio of communication systems and applications that enable customers to enhance customer relationships, drive productivity and maximise profitability.

Toshiba BCD has a 130-year pedigree in telecoms and is one of the world’s top 10 providers of telephony and business communications solutions, with over a million systems installed in more than 36 countries. Its UK operation was established in 1987 and has a customer base of over 35,000, including 1,000 contact centre system implementations.

Toshiba BCD’s solutions portfolio is based around its award-winning Strata product range, and spans every aspect of business communications from handsets and basic telephony systems through to remote working solutions and advanced IP-based contact centre systems.

Toshiba BCD is a division of Toshiba Corporation, one of the world’s leading computer and electronics manufacturers.

About Gamma
Gamma Telecom ( is one of the UK’s largest providers of voice services and applications, switching in excess of 7 billion minutes per annum and serving a growing number of international carriers. Gamma’s innovative voice and data services are designed specifically for SME end-users and supplied through channel partners, including resellers, ISPs and systems integrators for fast, efficient and profitable resale.

Gamma is the only major UK telecommunications company to exclusively sell through the reseller channel, and is the fastest growing UK alternative network operator. In the 2005 Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100, Gamma was ranked the UK’s 6th fastest growing technology company.

For Further Information Contact:
David Rowlands/ Jen Manning
Cohesive Communications
T: 01291 626200
M: 07970 21353

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