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Excel Switching Corp. and Brooktrout Technology Receive INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) Magazine's ''Product of the Year'' Award for 2005.

HYANNIS, Mass. -- Excel's Integrated Media Gateway (IMG) 1010 and Brooktrout's SnowShore IP Media Server Each Honored for Outstanding Quality and Innovation

Excel Switching Corporation, a worldwide provider of carrier-class, open services platforms, media gateways and media servers, and Brooktrout Technology Inc., a leading supplier of media processing and call control products, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC(R))'s INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) magazine ( has named both Excel's Integrated Media Gateway (IMG) 1010 and Brooktrout's SnowShore IP Media Server(TM) as recipients of the 2005 Product of the Year Award.

Excel's IMG 1010, introduced in June 2005, includes critical functionalities that make it the most flexible, interoperable, and future-proof media gateway on the market. With its compact 1U package, integrated SS7 and rich media processing capabilities, the IMG 1010 is a true carrier-grade VoIP gateway and/or VoIP transcoder that enables service providers to reduce costs while improving service quality.

Brooktrout's SnowShore IP Media Server provides software-based media processing resources that support a broad range of applications, from basic messaging and multi-party conferencing to prepaid services and video mail. The software provides optimum flexibility in choosing the best platform for individual deployment requirements along with the ability to easily scale as service needs change over time.

"The telecommunications market is a constant state of evolution, and carriers need the most flexible and easily deployed technologies to effectively adapt to these changes," said Peter Vescuso, vice president, market development, Excel Switching Corporation and Brooktrout Technology. "Both Excel and Brooktrout are dedicated to creating an environment where service providers and enterprises can easily and cost-effectively upgrade their networks with solutions that increase flexibility, provide investment protection, improve call quality, and get services out to subscribers. We are proud that the editorial team at INTERNET TELEPHONY has recognized the IMG 1010 and SnowShore IP Media Server as Product of the Year recipients."

"Each year INTERNET TELEPHONY bestows its Product of the Year awards on companies that have demonstrated excellence in technological advancement and application refinements," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Editor-in-Chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. "Excel and Brooktrout have demonstrated to the editors that their products are committed to quality and innovation while addressing real needs in the marketplace."

The Product of the Year Award winners for 2005 will be published in the January 2006 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. For more information about TMC and INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, please visit

About Excel Switching Corporation and Brooktrout Technology

Founded in 1988, Excel Switching Corporation is a leading provider of carrier-class media gateways, media servers, signaling gateways, and enhanced service platforms for original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, and service providers. With more than 8,500 systems deployed in more than 80 countries, Excel addresses carrier demand for revenue-generating applications by delivering a family of platforms that bridge fixed, mobile, and IP networks. In October 2005, EAS Group, Inc., the parent company of Excel, acquired Brooktrout Technology, a leading supplier of media processing, network interface, call control and signal processing products that enable the development of applications, systems and services for both TDM and IP networks. The combined companies will continue their focus on investing in technologies that enable service providers and enterprise customers to develop new products, introduce new services and cost-effectively transition networks to VoIP. For additional information, please visit or


The convergence of voice, video, fax, and data has revolutionized the world of telecommunications. Internet telephony has been proven to drastically reduce long-distance costs and continues to provide unprecedented opportunities for service providers, resellers, developers, and end users alike. INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) is the only magazine that focuses on providing the information that will help you take advantage of this exciting technology. Launched as a quarterly publication in January 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) magazine has been published monthly since October 1998. Still the only BPA-audited publication dedicated solely to coverage of next-generation, IP-based telecommunications, INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) provides readers with the best information necessary to learn about and purchase the equipment, software, and services they need to take advantage of Internet telephony.

Brooktrout, Brooktrout Technology, and SnowShore IP Media Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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