Iperia Integrates Commetrex BladeWare Fax Media Server into ActivEdge

Atlanta, GA and North Billerica, MA March 20, 2007 – Commetrex Corporation, a leading provider of HMP media servers and networking products for converged networks, and Iperia, a leader in unified communication solutions for NextGen networks announced that Iperia has selected and is currently deploying the Commetrex BladeWare Fax Media Server to provide the fax-messaging features in Iperia’s ActivEdge.


ActivEdge is an open, standards-based voice-over-IP (VoIP) service-network solution that allows Iperia’s carrier customers to quickly and cost-effectively deploy communications services, such as unified messaging, auto-attendant, conferencing and fax support. ActivEdge takes advantage of the latest advances in network architectures and software-based media servers to provide a distributed IP solution. Carriers benefit through reduced costs, rapid deployment, and lowered operational expenses, while delivering differentiating services to their subscribers.


ActivEdge Fax enables subscribers to have faxes delivered directly to their unified mailbox. Subscribers can store fax messages, control when and where faxes are printed, send faxes from their mailbox to another subscriber’s mailbox or e-mail address, and send faxes to traditional fax machines. “We chose BladeWare Fax Media Server as a component of ActivEdge because it supports our open, distributed network architecture and the industry-standard protocols that ActivEdge uses,” said Art Leondires, COO and EVP of Products for Iperia.


BladeWare is an all-software media server that supports fax send-receive using both T.38 and G.711 pass-through faxes in SIP-based service networks, such as IMS. “T.38 is the industry standard for the IP transport of faxes in real time. Since not all gateways and IP networks support T.38, the ability to support G.711 pass-through fax is important for a fax media server,” pointed out Tom Ray, Commetrex, EVP of Marketing and Sales. “We are extremely pleased that a leading provider of unified communication solutions, such as Iperia, is deploying BladeWare as part of its ActivEdge product,” continued Ray.


BladeWare is an open-architecture media server, which means developers can use the BladeWare APIs to develop proprietary applications. BladeWare is also available with ready-to-deploy applications, such as Fax Media Server. FMS turns a BladeWare system into a network appliance that is IMS ready. This means that FMS is an IMS media-resource function (MRF) that is directed by application servers via the SIP protocol.


Commetrex (Booth# 641) and Iperia (Booth# 127) will be exhibiting their products at VON Spring 2007 in San Jose, CA March 19-22, 2007.

About Iperia


Iperia is the emerging leader in unified communications, serving both service providers (wireline, wireless, and broadband) and enterprise companies worldwide. Iperia’s ActivEdge software is based on open industry standards, such as SIP and VoiceXML, and leverages off-the-shelf hardware components. Iperia’s SOA platform, IperiaVX allows the integration of new and existing applications into a voice-enabled framework. Iperia offers a suite of “best in class” applications plus an open architecture that provides interoperability with shared resources and systems. This combination brings new efficiency and ease of use to personal and business communications. Iperia is privately held and funded by Friedli Corporate Finance, a leading Swiss venture firm. Its headquarters are in North Billerica, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.iperia.com.

About Commetrex Corporation


Commetrex Corporation develops and markets enabling technologies for the gateway and media-server telecom OEM. Well known for its market-leading fax and other licensed media-processing technologies, Commetrex recently announced its 75th T.38 FoIP customer. Commetrex has recently completed a multi-year development effort that produced BladeWare, an IMS-ready software-only media server featuring Commetrex’ category-defining TerminatingT38. Now, Commetrex is enhancing the BladeWare IMS Media Resource Function by introducing comprehensive voice capabilities, including BladeWareVXML, an open-source VoiceXML-based Media Resource Function Controller. Commetrex’ list of licensees is a who’s who of the telecom industry, including Agere, Iperia, Genband, Castelle, Lucent, Sonus, OpenWave, Nortel, Broadsoft, Siemens, ShoreTel, Avaya, Empirix, LogicaCMG, and IP Unity Glenayre.