Dialogic Announces Survivable Branch Appliance for Microsoft Unified Communications

Monday, March 22, 2010

Branch office support and survivability to be enabled via software upgrade to Dialogic® 4000 Media Gateway Series

VoiceCon, ORLANDO, FL - March 22, 2010 - Dialogic Corporation ("Dialogic"), a global provider of world-class products and technologies for media and signal processing and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, announced today that it plans to make available a software migration path for its Dialogic® 4000 Media Gateway Series (DMG4000 Gateways) to become a Survivable Branch Appliance in time for the release of Microsoft Communications Server "14."

Enterprises eager to replace aging telephone and voicemail systems in branch office locations with software-based unified communications (UC) solutions want an appliance that can provide the branch locations with local connectivity to the Public Switched Telephony Network (PSTN) and legacy analog endpoints while maintaining core UC services in the event WAN connections to centralized datacenters become unavailable. Microsoft Corp. is addressing this need with its release of Communications Server "14," and Dialogic has developed a software migration path for its DMG4000 Gateways to become "Survivable Branch Appliances" to provide the local connectivity and run the necessary server software in branch locations under these circumstances.

"In essence, as unified communications solutions evolve to become full PBX replacements, the branch office will be supported by a single integrated appliance supporting all the local IP and analog endpoints and providing connectivity to local PSTN and SIP trunking services," stated Franz-Josef Eberle, Vice President and General Manager for the Enterprise Market Group at Dialogic. "That, in turn, will enable an efficient consolidation of servers into regional data centers, and a cost effective, well connected and manageable branch office deployment. The DMG4000 Gateways were the first hybrid gateways qualified for use with Microsoft unified communications, and now Dialogic customers and resellers are pleased that one of the next steps in the continued development of these products will allow the DMG4000 Gateways to become Survivable Branch Appliances to support Communications Server "14" via a simple software upgrade."

"DMG4000 Gateways extend the branch office unified communications capabilities in Communications Server "14," and they deliver sustained, reliable and highly secure connectivity in the event of wide area network failures," said Yancey Smith, Director of Communications Server Product Management at Microsoft.

The complete line of Dialogic Media Gateways is widely deployed for both Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, and Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging. Dialogic's products and support services are available worldwide, with active programs and offers available for new customers and channel partners ready to deploy UC.

More information about Dialogic Media Gateways for Microsoft unified communications is available at www.dialogic.com/microsoftuc/, or contact insidesales@dialogic.com with direct inquires.

About Dialogic Corporation
Dialogic Corporation (Dialogic) is a leading provider of world-class, innovative technologies based on open standards that enable innovative mobile, video, IP, and TDM solutions for Network Service Providers and Enterprise Communication Networks. Dialogic's customers and partners rely on its leading-edge, flexible components to rapidly deploy value-added solutions around the world.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dialogic and its subsidiaries have over twenty offices worldwide, providing local presence, knowledge and support to serve its customers around the globe. Dialogic's research and development centers are located in Parsippany, New Jersey; Getzville, New York; Needham, Massachusetts; Hyannis, Massachusetts; Salem, New Hampshire; Chicago, Illinois; Fordingbridge, England; and Renningen, Germany as well as Montreal.

Information about Dialogic is available at http://www.dialogic.com/. Also, join our social networking community, the Dialogic Exchange Network (DEN), at www.dialogic.com/den or visit our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages for additional Dialogic news and updates.

Dialogic is a registered trademark of Dialogic Corporation. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners. Dialogic and its subsidiaries encourage all users of their products to procure all necessary intellectual property licenses required to implement their concepts or applications, which licenses may vary from country to country.


Kristen Perry

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