Intermedia Communications First to Market with VINA Technologies' Voice and Internet Integrated Solution.
The T1 Integrator underwent several months of testing by Intermedia prior to its selection. It enables users to combine their voice and Internet data traffic over a single T1 line by providing multiple functions such as a full 24-channel channel bank, an Internet gateway, a DSU/CSU, Internet firewall and dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server. The result is that Intermedia can cost-effectively bundle local, long distance and Internet services.
"The VINA Technologies solution leverages Intermedia's infrastructure and affords us significant cost and design efficiencies," said Mike Viren, Intermedia Communications' senior vice president of Strategic Planning and New Services. "With the explosive growth of the Internet, businesses will be adding such integrated services to their voice requirements. Intermedia stands alone with this unique and proactive solution for bundling local and long distance voice services, toll-free and Internet access for our customers over a single line."
Intermedia believes a major benefit for their customers from the installation of T1 Integrator will be the ability to do "one-stop shopping" for local and long distance service plus Internet access. The implementation of the T1 Integrator also reduces the customers' telecommunications cost by lowering monthly access costs and equipment investment as well as reducing local toll and long distance voice expenses. In addition, Intermedia found the VINA Technologies solution scaleable, affordable and flexible, quickly accommodating to changes in customers' voice-to-data traffic ratio without requiring additional lines.
"Our objective at VINA Technologies is to enable a telecommunications services provider like Intermedia Communications to cost-effectively penetrate the small to mid-sized business market," said Josh Soske, president of VINA Technologies. "More small businesses need a combination of local and long-distance voice service, high-speed Internet access and complementary services such as e-mail and voice mail. The T1 Integrator makes it possible to take full advantage of all these services, which, combined, can create a strong competitive advantage for small business."
Founded in 1996, VINA Technologies bridges the gap between the worlds of telecommunications and data solutions that enable small businesses and branch offices (10 to 100 PCs) to connect economically to high-speed public networks. The company's premier product, the T1 Integrator, is a compact, economical device that represents an industry first in integrated voice and Internet access. The product integrates voice and Internet traffic over a single T1 line to connect businesses with carriers and network service providers. VINA Technologies is located at 42709 Lawrence Place, Fremont, Calif. 94583; 1-888-774-VINA; www.vina-tech.com.
Intermedia Communications is a rapidly growing provider of integrated telecommunications solutions for business and government end users. Intermedia Communications provides integrated telecommunications solutions, including voice, data and video services; local and long-distance services; and advanced access services in cities throughout the United States. Its enhanced data services, including frame relay, offer seamless, end-to-end connectivity to over 1200 cities nationwide and internationally to virtually anywhere in the world.
Intermedia Communications is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market's National Market under the symbol ICIX. Intermedia Communications can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.icix.net.
CONTACT: Intermedia Communications
Amy Sloane-Garris, 315/433-3022
Public Communications Inc.
Stephen J. Kasser, 813/226-2772
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