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New Mexico's Homeland Security Department Deploys Cistera IP Communications Solution For Radio Interoperability At State Fair.

Public safety officers and private security organizations communicate seamlessly thanks to Cistera's IP-based Quality Assurance and Compliance Solution

DALLAS -- Cistera Networks, Inc. (OTCBB: CNWT), a leading provider of enterprise application platforms and engines for IP Communications, today announced the successful integration of its Quality Assurance and Compliance Solution at the 2007 New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, which provided radio interoperability capabilities that improved security and emergency communications.

The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, in partnership with INX, utilized Cistera's Quality Assurance and Compliance technology to provide seamless communication during the event. The solution established radio interoperability between public safety officers and the fair's private security by using a proprietary application service to bridge radio frequencies used by different agencies. Cistera's IP Communications solution allows hand-held radios to communicate with any voice-enabled device including two-way radios, cellular phones and desktop telephones.

"Cistera is extremely adept at solving complex interoperability dilemmas," said Greg Royal, chief technology officer and founder of Cistera. "Our proprietary Quality Assurance and Compliance Solution is unique because it offers the ability to record and archive radio communication. This is extremely important, not only during a crisis, but afterwards, so post-event analysis can be used for training purposes. The recordings are also valuable when facing legal or liability issues, and serve as another layer of protection to verify that an organization is fulfilling its obligations during an emergency situation."

In addition to providing interoperability for two-way radios, Cistera's Quality Assurance and Compliance Solution will archive all voice communication over the system, which is especially useful when analyzing the specific timeline of events during an emergency or unexpected event.

"Interoperability is one of the department's top priorities," said John Martinez, acting deputy state director, New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. "The State Fair is a high-profile event that attracts many people, so it's critical that we have communication systems in place to help keep fairgoers safe and secure."

Cistera also offers a stand-alone Emergency Alerting and Notification system for both Cisco and Nortel telephony environments to provide recording and interoperability functions in a single-platform, eliminating the need for costly and timely integration of new equipment and infrastructure.

INX's collaborative, turnkey solution included technology and components from Cisco Systems, Cistera Networks, and Link Communication.

"The ability for government agencies to communicate with private security personnel in a seamless, integrated manner is a valuable tool that supports the mission to protect the public," Joel Hutton, senior director for INX Product Development said. "INX was excited to demonstrate the technology in a real life mobile multi agency environment. We were able to use the technology in 'real-time' in the event of an emergency."

About Cistera Networks

Cistera Networks, Inc.[R] (OTCBB: CNWT) makes Application Driven Telephony a reality by setting the new standard in advanced IP phone application platforms and engines for the Enterprise IP Communications environment. The award-winning Cistera ConvergenceServer[TM] (CCS) uses the industry-leading Cistera Enterprise Platform for IPT to provide Unified Application Administration, as well as Fault and Performance Management for enterprise IPT Application deployments. Cistera provides next-generation solutions for numerous vertical markets including education, finance, healthcare and government. Cistera Networks maximizes IP phone capabilities, taking the communications platform to an entirely new level. For more information, please visit and

This release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding future events and the future financial performance of Cistera Networks that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Cistera Networks with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q, each as it may be amended from time to time, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
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