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Press Contact: Tina Soules
Engage Communication, Inc.
(831) 688-1021; tina@engagecom.com

Engage Communication Delivers E1 Over IP/Ethernet Solution for Data and Voice Over IP Networking of Telecom Switches, PBXs, and E1 Circuits.

APTOS, Calif., October 2, 2000 - Engage Communication, Inc. delivers the IPTube-E1 to an international carrier. The IPTube-E1 encapsulates full and fractional E1 circuits, along with their framing and signaling bits, into IP packets. The IPTube’s E1 Over IP connection provides for the transparent interconnection of PBXs, Telecom Switches and E1 based communication systems via LANs, WANs, MANs, and IP based satellite links.

Businesses incur significant recurring monthly costs for rigid-bandwidth leased lines used purely for the interconnection of PBXs and telecom switches. The IPTube-E1 provides enterprises with the ability to interconnect their existing phone systems over flexible bandwidth lines that are used to carry data, voice, and video. Toll charges assessed by long distance and local carriers are eliminated by transporting voice and fax traffic across the enterprise intranet, LAN, metropolitan-area network (MAN),WAN or Wireless Ethernet.

The IPTube-E1 provides CLECs with a way to back haul E1 DS0s from a customer’s phone systems over their Internet connection. The back hauled DS0s are connected to the CLECs phone switch for connection to the Public Switched Telephone Networks. Competitive Local Exchange Carriers are able to provide customers with a very economical alternative to the local Phone Company since the Local Loop charges are consolidated.

The IPTube-E1 has a E1 interface that connects directly to the E1/DS1 interface of Phone Systems or E1 Data Communication Equipment. An Ethernet interface connects to the LAN.

The IPTube-E1C detects idle/redundant data within each DS0 resulting in a 40 to 1 bandwidth savings. VoIP WAN bandwidth is not consumed by silent voice circuits.

About Engage Communication
Engage Communication, incorporated in September 1989, develops, manufactures, sells and supports premium networking solutions.

Engage Communication 9565 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Tel: (831) 688-1021 Fax: (831) 688-1421 www.engagecom.com