Commetrex Attracts Top Voice-Industry Talent to Lead OEM Media Server Business

Tom Ray to Drive Worldwide Growth as Executive VP of Sales and Marketing


Roswell, GA, November 1, 2006 – Today Commetrex, a leading provider of standards-enabling software for open telephony, announced that former VoiceGenie and Vocalocity executive, Tom Ray, has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Ray will lead the global expansion of Commetrex’ OEM sales channels.


Ray offers 20 years of sales and marketing expertise and a track record of driving revenue growth in Commetrex’ key markets. In addition to his extensive knowledge of the voice industry, Ray has a keen understanding of the unique requirements facing Commetrex’ platform and solution-provider customers, according to Company spokesman, Alex Adams.


Ray has held management positions at Fortune 500 firms including Nortel Networks, IBM, Sony, and Proctor & Gamble. In his most recent role as Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development for Vocalocity, Ray led the sales activities for the company’s VoiceXML-based product suite. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at VoiceGenie Technologies, where he directed the sales organization responsible for the company’s first profitable year and was instrumental in establishing the company as an industry leader.


Mike Coffee, Commetrex’ Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are extremely fortunate to have Tom join our management team. He has repeatedly proven his ability to build and execute aggressive strategies and programs for sales growth. His wealth of experience in the media-server market, especially in the VoiceXML/media server resource control segment, adds an important dimension to our leadership portfolio. We expect BladeWare sales to quickly accelerate as a result of his efforts.”


It is speculated that Ray’s background will prompt Commetrex to expand its product offering to support the IMS-specified “media resource function controller” by adding a VoiceXML capability. Ray added, “I’m looking forward to not only moving BladeWare deeper into the telecom-equipment market, but to combine BladeWare with our expanding PCI-board product line and move into the enterprise-OEM market for gateway and fax-server applications. I look forward to the challenge of building this market with the entire Commetrex team and our partners.”

About Bladeware


BladeWare, Commetrex’ SIP-based value-adding HMP media server, is the industry’s only host-media-processing media server that supports both T.38 and G.711 pass-through fax terminations. This means it can complete fax transactions even if the session’s correspondent gateway does not support T.38. BladeWare support for IVR, PBX, pre-paid, and audio conferencing is roadmapped for later in the coming year. The resulting product will be an IMS-ready “media resource function processor” for Voice/Video/Fax applications in IP service networks.

About Commetrex


Commetrex Corp. develops and markets enabling technologies designed to shorten the time to market and reduce the development cost of integrated-media telecommunications equipment. Long known for its market-leading fax and other licensed technologies; Commetrex has recently completed a multi-year development effort that produced BladeWare, an IMS-ready software-only media server featuring Commetrex’ category-defining TerminatingT38.