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CYCLIX AND SPHERE COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCE INTEROPERABILITY AND PARTNERSHI

Partnership Allows Large Enterprises and Government Agencies to Experience the Advantages of Cyclix’s Reliable, Cost-Effective SIP VoIP Architecture Combined with Sphere’s Award-Winning Sphericall IP-PBX Software and its SIP Trunking Services.
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San Francisco, Calif. - VoiceCon Fall ’06, - August 21, 2006 – Cyclix, a leading global provider of next-generation VoIP termination to the PSTN for high volume telecom users and Sphere Communications, developers of the most robust IP-based software communications technology available in the marketplace, announced today the companies have certified interoperability of Sphere’s award-winning Sphericall IP PBX application with Cyclix’s SIP Softswitch technology and revolutionary N-Plus architecture.

The alliance gives enterprises or government agencies access to powerful, highly scalable and fault-tolerant telecommunications. Enterprise customers can now connect directly to the PSTN with IP-based technologies and will no longer need to purchase and manage traditional TDM-based voice circuits. Sphere Communications’ SIP Trunking capability combined with Cyclix’s SIP VoIP termination services reduces the costs of enterprise telecommunications and simplifies IP PBX operations.

“Sphere is known industry-wide for its robust Sphericall IP-PBX software platform, proven in large-scale installations that span many sites with thousands of users, which nicely complements Cyclix’s ability to handle high-volume users," said Chris Dunk, president and CEO of Cyclix. “We are looking forward to working with Sphere which enables us to provide users in large-scale environments with a reliable, scalable communications solution.”

Sphere’s award-winning Sphericall IP PBX has been proven across hundreds of thousands of installed ports in multiple industry segments. A SIP-based engine, Sphericall supports a wide range of end-user communications devices as well as connectivity services from established and emerging PSTN and SIP service providers. Its unique distributed software architecture scales to 30,000 ports and achieves 99.999% reliability. In addition, Sphere software is certified secure and reliable through the elite JITC PBX1 approval from the U.S. Department of Defense – the most stringent testing and validation available.

“We are pleased to partner with Cyclix as it continues to build a reputation for being able to handle high capacity networks,” stated Todd Landry, SVP at Sphere Communications. “Our combined solution will allow our VARs to expand their service offering while proving large organizations with a powerful yet reliable telecommunications ecosystem.”

Cyclix’s SIP Softswitch technology allows users to receive service from multiple Cyclix switching centers at any given time. Its recently introduced N-Plus architecture lifts the burden placed on even the most robust servers with a clustered architecture that eliminates the need for numerous IP addresses to numerous SIP proxies. N-Plus also eliminates any single point of failure. Enterprise users deploying Sphere’s software-based IP-PBX solutions with Cyclix’s network get the combined benefit of seamless integration -even in legacy environments- and the most flexible, reliable and cost effective IP PBX VoIP system available on the market today.

Value Added Resellers interested in providing the combined Cyclix / Sphericall IP PBX solution can contact Cyclix at (949) 640-9700 x16 or Sphere Communications at (888) 774-3732.

About Sphere Communications

Sphere Communications is the first to deliver IP PBX technology as a business application for Service Oriented Architecture. A software company, Sphere delivers the most robust IP-based software communications technology available in the marketplace. The Sphericall platform hosts an extremely rich PBX feature set and is proven in deployments that scale to more than 20,000 users. Sphere provides OEMs, ISVs and application developers with the Sphericall Web Services SDK, enabling communications to be easily integrated into business applications and purpose-built communications systems. Founded in 1994, Sphere Communications is headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois and provides its products to a wide variety of customers worldwide. For more information please see the Sphere Communications web site at www.spherecom.com or contact us at 888-774-3732.

About Cyclix

Cyclix is a leading worldwide provider of SIP Trunking services. The company is dedicated to ensuring its customers and partners alike have access to the most reliable, end-to-end VoIP service available on the market today. Its N-Plus™ architecture is designed to solve the throughput and redundancy problems on high-capacity SIP-based networks and eliminate any single point of failure. Cyclix continues to develop strong partnerships with leading carriers and telecommunications companies such as: Global Crossing, XO Communications, Level 3, Qwest Communications, Verizon Business, and Primus. Cyclix is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.

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