Market Leaders Bring Free Telephone Calls and Conferencing to the MassesSan Diego, CA and Burnaby, BC, Canada — December 11, 2003 —
SIPPhone, Inc., (www.sipphone.com) and Xten Networks (www.xten.com) today announced that they have joined forces to bring free telephone calls and conferencing to the masses. Xten softphones turn computers into business class telephones and offer unlimited user conferencing at the click of a mouse button. SIPphone delivers a feature-rich and free telephony network, and hassle-free configuration.
Free phone calls and conferencing are the key to delivering true global communication to the general public.
"This partnership eliminates the barriers to entry between consumers and free worldwide calling," stated Michael Robertson, Founder of SIPphone Inc. "By turning the common PC into a global calling tool and providing customers with free conferencing -- an industry first -- telecommunications have finally been democratized."
"The ability to communicate with anyone, anywhere, should be the right of everyone, not just those who can afford it," stated Erik Lagerway, co-founder and president of Xten Networks Inc. "This new alliance will empower all the world with free voice communications, a novel concept for the incumbents who have made trillions from offering the same services. The next 3 years will dictate how the future of the telephony industry is shaped, due in great part to services like SIPphone."
SIPphone makes it possible for people to send and receive free calls worldwide using a technology called SIP, for Session Initiation Protocol. To make a SIP call, a supported SIP phone is plugged into a broadband Internet connection, the desired SIP number is dialed, and the call will be connected. All SIP phones come preconfigured with a SIP number (for example: 1-747-474-5000). This number can be shared with anyone with a SIPphone. SIPphones also support caller ID and call-waiting, all at no charge.
Xten's X-Lite Plus is a business-grade softphone, which delivers the quality of service and features found in a business-class telephone. Conferencing is becoming more commonplace, and Xten softphones offer unlimited conferencing at the click of a button. More of the extensive features found in X-Lite Plus include; 3 lines, hold, transfer, do not disturb, call forwarding, inbound call ignore, inbound call to voicemail, auto-answer, and auto-conference, hot keys, familiar menu system and much more. X-Lite Plus is fully RFC3261 (Session Initiation Protocol -- SIP), RTP/RTCP (RFC 1889) and SDP (RFC 2327) compliant.
SIPphone's goal is to bring the benefit of SIP and free phone calls to a worldwide audience. By offering affordable, plug and play phones and an easy-to-use directory, SIPphone hopes to revolutionize how consumers do voice communications and how they pay for calls. The founder of SIPphone is Michael Robertson who also founded MP3.com (digital music) and Lindows.com (digital delivery of software). SIPphone ( http://www.sipphone.com ) is based in San Diego, California.hot keys, familiar menu system and much more. X-Lite Plus is fully RFC3261 (Session Initiation Protocol -- SIP), RTP/RTCP (RFC 1889) and SDP (RFC 2327) compliant.
Xten Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of high-quality SIP Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) software. Xten provides IP Telephony products directly to end users, the Enterprise market, Next-Gen Service Providers (ITSPs & Tier 2), Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), Telephone Companies (TELCOs), and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
Xten Networks, Inc. (http://www.xten.com) is a private Nevada company located in Vancouver, Canada.