Xten (OTCBB: XNWK), a provider of VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video over IP SIP softphones, today announced the appointment of Sean O'Neil as Director of Software Development. O'Neil has 8 years of experience as a software development manager with a number of high technology companies including Cisco Systems in San Jose, California and Brooks Automation Software in Richmond, British Columbia. Highlights of O'Neil's career include his leadership in the development and delivery of a pioneering open source voice project called VOCAL, for Cisco-acquired startup Vovida Networks. Since VOCAL's release in 2001, it has been downloaded by many of the significant telecom developers and providers.
"Functionality and value in VoIP networks are moving to the edge, and that is where Xten lives. Xten produces the most reliable and feature-rich, standards compliant softphones in the industry," said Sean O'Neil, newly appointed Director of Software Development of Xten. "I am honored to be joining this team as we take softphones to the next level."
"Everyone at Xten is excited about the wealth of VoIP experience Sean is bringing to the organization," said Erik Lagerway, President and Chief Operating Officer of Xten. "His past experience managing software development teams at Cisco and Vovida will certainly be put to good use as we continue to push the envelope in SIP endpoint development."
O'Neil has spent the past 4 years as a Software Development Manager for Cisco Systems, Inc., where he managed 5 successful releases of Ciscos' SIP Proxy Server and, led a team that developed Linux infrastructure for Cisco VoIP products. Previous to Cisco, and Vovida, O'Neil held positions at Brooks Automation as Software Development Manager, where he led a team developing a Java based framework for semiconductor process automation control. O'Neil has also held management and engineering positions at Hughes Aircraft, Systems Division and Asea Brown Boveri.
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 480,000 SIP 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.