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Graeme Dollar of Yahoo! and Klaus Schulz of ZettaWorks Join Xten Technical Advisory Board
Growing Team of Industry Leaders Lends Expertise in the Continuing Development of Xten's SIP Endpoint Solutions
Santa Clara, CA — November 01, 2004 – Xten (OTCBB: XNWK), a provider of VoIP (Voice over IP), Video over IP, Instant Messenger & Presence aware SIP softphones, today announced that Graeme Dollar of Yahoo! and Klaus Schulz of ZettaWorks have joined the Xten Technical Advisory Board.
"We are very serious about reaching out to industry innovators who will provide insight and direction for Xten," stated Erik Lagerway, president and chief operating officer at Xten, "Graeme and Klaus are excellent additions to the team and we are very excited to have them as a resource when contemplating our IP communications strategies moving forward."
Graeme Dollar is Product Manager for overall voice services at Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com) and brings an "in the trenches" perspective to the advisory board. Prior to Yahoo!, Graeme was at Sylantro Systems, where he held various engineering, business development, and product management positions. Graeme has extensive experience in productizing SIP solutions, and has been actively involved in the VoIP industry for the past 8 years. Graeme has a Telecommunications Engineering degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
"The VoIP marketplace requires an endpoint solution that is high-quality, feature-rich, easy to deploy, and easy to manage. Xten addresses these needs with a well architected solution and great product technology," stated Graeme Dollar, Product Manager for Voice Services at Yahoo!. "I am delighted to join Xten's Technical Advisory Board and I look forward to working with its world-class team that has the proven ability to execute and deliver customer value on an on-going basis."
Klaus Schulz, a former Chief Technology Architect of 3COM Corporation, is a Manager for International Projects at ZettaWorks (www.zettaworks.com) in Houston, Texas. Mr. Schulz has held executive advisory board positions at Verano, TIBCO, Oblix, BrainGem and Wireless Enterprises, and has a distinguished history of initiating, developing and promoting new business via leading-edge technologies. Mr. Schulz became known as a middleware expert after successfully integrating US-Robotics / PALM with 3COM and began his public speaking career at worldwide middleware and e-business conferences to share his successful SOA and BPM methodologies and implementation strategies. Mr. Schulz has several engineering degrees from universities in Germany and the United States.
"Xten is the de-facto leader in the SIP industry for softphones. I believe that my background, skills, experience, and my relationships related to developing leading-edge technologies, fit perfectly with Xten's vision to continue its lead as the predominant SIP endpoint," said Klaus Schulz.
Advisory Board - Technical Team
- Alan Duric - co-founder & CTO of Telio AS
- Graeme Dollar - Product Manager, Voice Services of Yahoo! Inc.
- Klaus Shulz - International Projects Manager of ZettaWorks
Advisory Board - Corporate Team
- Ted Griggs - founder & Chairman of the Board of Syndeo Corporation
- Michael Robertson - founder & CEO of Linspire.com Inc.
- Michael Tribolet - Executive VP of Operations of Vonage
About Xten Networks, Inc.
Xten is a developer of award-winning, high-quality, carrier-grade VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video over IP SIP softphones for service providers, cable operators, Internet telephony service providers, IP PBX manufacturers and OEMs. Xten has a feature-rich FREE SIP softphone dubbed X-Lite, in addition to the fully featured X-PRO commercial softphone and eyeBeam, a SIP Video over IP softphone. Through its deployments with leading service providers, Xten has more than 500,000 IP endpoints deployed worldwide. For more information please visit www.xten.com. You may also visit Xten COO, Erik Lagerway's blog at www.sipthat.com.