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IPeria and Convedia Launch Fully Integrated Unified Communications Solution for Service Providers; Companies Partner to Deliver Enhanced Features, Scale and Cost Flexibility.

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BURLINGTON, Mass. & VANCOUVER, Canada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 30, 2004

IPeria Inc., a global leader of network communications software, and Convedia Corporation, a leading provider of carrier-class media processing platforms, have announced the successful completion of interoperability testing between the IPeria ActivEdge unified communications platform and Convedia's IP media servers.

The certified interoperability of the IPeria and Convedia combination facilitates rapid, scalable and cost-effective deployment of network-based communications applications such as voicemail and auto-attendant for wireline, wireless and broadband service providers worldwide.

The ActivEdge solution delivers network communication applications to service providers that generate new revenues, drive immediate traffic, and help attract and retain subscribers. The IPeria ActivEdge software is a modular solution on which a wide variety of advanced messaging services can be hosted. In addition to voicemail and auto-attendant, applications include visual voicemail, unified messaging, fax, personal address book and conferencing.

Convedia's media servers are purpose-built to support carrier-class media processing for enhanced services and applications. The IPeria application server, using an industry standard SIP interface, can now seamlessly control Convedia's media processing features -- including media transcoding and audio play/record. The resulting integrated solution offers residential and enterprise market segments a feature-rich unified communications suite with the media processing reliability and scalability essential for large service deployments.

"Convedia is committed to working with leading application providers such as IPeria to ensure that our service provider customers have the industry's most comprehensive suite of enhanced service solutions for their next generation voice and multimedia networks," said Grant Henderson, EVP of marketing and strategy, Convedia. "The combination of IPeria unified communications and Convedia Media Servers provides small and large hosted PBX and IP Centrex deployments with a fully integrated and robust network communications solution."

"Unified communications is a critical component to service provider offerings today and can differentiate one service from the competition, secure the subscriber base and create new revenue steams," said Rob Scott, president and CEO, IPeria. "Our expertise is the network communication software, so it is important that IPeria work closely and interoperate seamlessly with media server experts like Convedia."

About IPeria

IPeria is a global leader in network communications software that allows wireline, wireless and broadband service providers worldwide to offer revenue-generating network-based services to enterprise and residential subscribers. Based on SIP, VoiceXML and other industry standards, IPeria ActivEdge software is deployed today in the largest installation of next generation voicemail. IPeria offers a distinctive value proposition: a suite of "best in class" messaging applications plus an open architecture that provides interoperability with shared resources and systems. This combination brings new efficiency and ease of use to personal and business communications. IPeria is privately held and venture funded. Its headquarters are in Burlington, Mass. For more information, visit or call 781-993-3500.

About Convedia

Convedia Corporation is the leading supplier of next-generation, IP media servers that enable telecommunication service providers to reduce service delivery costs and increase revenues through new approaches to enhanced services. Convedia's award winning family of products includes the CMS-6000 Media Server, a carrier class media server capable of scaling to 18,000 ports per shelf, and the CMS-1000 Media Server, a low-cost, entry-level media server. Convedia is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and financed by leading venture capitalists. For additional information about Convedia, its products or the role of media servers in Softswitch, Packet Cable or 2.5G and 3G wireless architectures, visit
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