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Apr 28
2003

IVR Technologies and Grandstream Networks Complete SIP Interoperability Testing for Prepaid Calling Card Services and Real-Time Billing

IVR Technologies, a software developer for IP enhanced services and real-time billing, and Grandstream Networks, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative and affordable IP telephone products for both wired and wireless networks, announced today that they have successfully completed SIP interoperability testing between IVR Technologies' Talking SIP™ IVR platform and the Grandstream SIP enabled telephone terminal product. The combined offering allows next generation IP service providers to deploy advanced revenue generating applications – such as prepaid calling cards, tandem switching and 800/900 termination – with a powerful range of real-time billing options with a choice of affordable and feature rich VoIP phones and integrated access devices from Grandstream.

IVR Technologies' Talking SIP, a robust, feature rich software solution for real-time interactive voice services and billing, offers a complete suite of service ready applications that provide enhanced services for increased revenue and profits. Talking SIP performs real-time call processing via SIP messaging and provides independent, script-controlled IVR prompting over RTP. Requiring only a LAN 10/100 Mbps connection, Talking SIP eliminates the need to consume costly PSTN ports, while offering centralized intelligence to the network. Talking SIP interacts with callers using pre-recorded voice prompts and performs database access for authentication, authorization and accounting – entirely in software – also greatly reducing the cost of the solution. Talking SIP can transfer the caller to another destination, redirecting the voice payload directly through the network while retaining supervision and control of the call.

The Grandstream line of commercial quality SIP enabled VoIP telephones and low density integrated access devices bring affordability, a rich feature set and extraordinary value to both consumer and corporate markets. With adherence to open standards and superb audio quality, the Grandstream products are well suited for second line service deployment, PBX remote users and many other cost saving and productive uses.

"Grandstream offers a first rate product that does not compromise on features or quality to deliver at a highly competitive price point. With affordability that reduces cost recovery times and with innovative devices that attract network subscribers and promote service provider growth into new markets, Grandstream has greatly enhanced the value proposition of SIP and VoIP." said Randall O. Walrond, President, IVR Technologies.

"IVR Technologies' Talking SIP offers a very attractive software-only solution for various interactive telephony applications and voice services without using expensive PSTN hardware. The combination of this powerful tool with Grandstream's highly affordable SIP terminal products presents an extremely compelling solution package for service providers", said David Li, CEO of Grandstream Networks.

About IVR Technologies:

IVR Technologies is an advanced software development company emerging as a leader in the SIP space for Voice over IP enhanced services and real-time billing.

Please send reader inquiries to:

IVR Technologies, Inc.
555 West Fifth Street
30th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tel: +1 310.943.2721
E-mail: pr@ivr.com

To learn more about our company please visit our web site http://www.ivr.com.

About Grandstream:

Grandstream Networks, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative and affordable IP telephone products for both wired and wireless networks. The Company's patent-pending technology allows the design of commercial quality IP telephone terminal products (IP phones, VoIP analog terminal adaptors, low density gateways, etc.) at a mere fraction of the cost of competing products. Built upon this unique technology, Grandstream's IP telephones provide high-level compliance with industry open standards, rich functionality, superb sound quality, and most importantly, ultra-affordability and extraordinary value to both consumer and corporate markets.

Grandstream Networks is a private company located in Massachusetts, with offices in California, Texas, and Shenzhen, China. For more information about Grandstream Networks, visit their Web site at: http://www.grandstream.com