Brooktrout Technology's TR1034 Wins Best of Show at Communications Solutions Expo

7/2/2002 - Brooktrout Technology, Inc., a leading provider of innovative hardware and software platforms that enable applications for the New Network™, today announced that its TR1034™, its high-density V.34 intelligent fax board received a Best of Show award at Technology Marketing Corporation's Communications Solutions™ Expo 2002.

The TR1034 offers high-performance fax capabilities for a variety of computer-based fax applications, such as network fax, fax broadcast, unified messaging, and business process automation. It delivers fast 33.6Kbps fax transmission speeds (V.34), up to 30 fax channels per board, and features an onboard T1/E1 interface.

"Fax is still a critical component of communications applications and Brooktrout continues to provide leading edge enabling technologies for the unified communications market," said Frank Potocnik, senior product marketing manager for Brooktrout Technology. "This award shows Brooktrout's commitment to providing high-quality fax hardware to its partners. The TR1034 provides single-slot footprint and the flexibility to adapt to changing needs, resulting in reduced cost of ownership, simplified installation, and minimized ongoing management."

"Our FACSys facsimile document and messaging products, along with Brooktrout's TR1034 boards, offer a broad feature range and provide companies with robust and reliable messaging solutions," says Joseph Avellino, president and CEO of Optus Software ( "This Best of Show award for the TR1034 is further proof of Brooktrout's leadership in the fax industry. Combining the Brooktrout high-end fax messaging devices with the FACSys solutions provides unparalleled integration of services and tools of all types, and allows users to move well beyond traditional uses of fax into true document and information mobility."

"Interstar's LightningFAX supports a wide variety of Brooktrout fax boards, including the recently released TR1034 board," says Guy D. Blanchette, president and CEO of Interstar. "We are pleased to see the TR1034 recognized for its superior density and speed, which allow us to provide a superior fax solution to our customers."

According to Rich Tehrani, president of TMC and Communications Solutions™ Expo conference co-chairman, "Brooktrout, and its innovative TR1034, are a stand-out indication of the depth of innovation and solutions in the enterprise communication industry."

The Best of Show awards emphasize technology innovation and product feature sets. Forward-looking products that will aid in the development of the next generation of communication solutions were selected.

About Brooktrout Technology
Brooktrout Technology ( delivers innovative hardware and software platforms that enable the development of New Network™ applications and systems in targeted market segments, including voice over packet gateways and switches, enhanced services platforms, wireless infrastructure, unified communications, and contact centers. The company's strategy is to collaborate with its partners to help them increase existing business, expand into new markets and accelerate the delivery of new applications and services. Brooktrout Technology is a subsidiary of Brooktrout, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKT). For more information visit

New Network and TR1034 are trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts: Laura Often
Brooktrout Inc.

Anne Marie Clark
Brooktrout, Inc.

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