Artisoft, Uniden Enable Addition of VoIP Phones to Software PBX

4/2/2003 - Artisoft®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASFT), developer of the first software-based phone system, and Uniden® Business Network Systems, Inc., a global leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing telephony products, announced the general availability of an advanced IP-PBX solution based on Artisoft's award-winning TeleVantage® 5.0 software and Uniden's UIP300 series H.323 phones. This joint solution enables local or remote users to seamlessly interact with their corporate TeleVantage phone system using IP connectivity.

The solution provides businesses with a standards-based, flexible IP-PBX system. Unlike proprietary IP-PBX approaches, TeleVantage enables both traditional circuit-based and VoIP switching on the same system. This allows a company to add IP telephones incrementally and only where needed rather than requiring it throughout the company, reducing up-front costs in the transition to VoIP. It also enables businesses with multiple sites to reduce long-distance costs by routing calls inexpensively over IP networks. Additionally, the ease of use of the UIP300 and its value pricing at 30% less than many IP handsets, greatly reduces the cost of ownership for TeleVantage customers.

"The Uniden IP phone and TeleVantage are a plug and play winning solution," said Hershel Rosenberg, president of VoiceTech Systems, an Authorized TeleVantage Solution Provider. "It provides excellent call quality, user friendly one-touch keys and an easy browser configuration interface. This is precisely the solution our customers are looking for."

"The force of open systems will continue to bring best-of-breed technologies to market at lower costs," said Lee Schlenger, product manager for Artisoft. "TeleVantage already works with a broad range of telephones. The addition of Uniden to Artisoft's Open Communications Alliance gives our customers more choices, advanced features, and faster return on their investment when setting up their TeleVantage systems."

TeleVantage is a feature-rich, software-based phone system that delivers greater functionality, flexibility, and value than proprietary PBXs to a variety of customers, from small offices to large enterprise organizations with sophisticated call centers. The value priced UIP300 series phone includes a 2 x 24 display, speakerphone, headset jack, 10/100 network interface, speed dial and function buttons, and message waiting light support.

"Uniden's UIP300 series VoIP telephones, together with Artisoft's IP-PBX, are putting leading-edge technology on customers' desks," said Al Silverberg, president of Uniden America Corporation. "With the ease of use of TeleVantage and the business grade functionality of the UIP300, we are providing great value to our resellers and customers."

About Artisoft
Artisoft, Inc. is a leading developer of open, standards-based telephone systems that bring together voice and data for more powerful and productive communications. Artisoft's TeleVantage delivers greater functionality, flexibility, and value than proprietary PBXs to a variety of customers, from small offices to large enterprise organizations with sophisticated call centers. Artisoft's innovative software products have consistently garnered industry recognition, winning more than 30 awards for technical excellence. Artisoft's Open Communications Alliance is comprised of industry-leading companies working with Artisoft to deliver standards-based communications solutions with TeleVantage as the focal point. The company distributes its products and services worldwide through a dedicated and growing channel of authorized resellers. For more information, please call 800-914-9985 or visit our website at

About Uniden
Uniden America Corporation, the North American subsidiary of Japan-based Uniden Corporation, manufactures and markets wireless consumer electronic products including cordless telephones, business telecommunications systems, networking and data products, scanners, FRS/GMRS radios, marine radios and other wireless personal communications products. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Uniden sells its products through dealers and distributors throughout North, Central and South America.

Artisoft, TeleVantage, and the Artisoft logo are registered trademarks of Artisoft, Inc.

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