PIKA Technologies Selects Commetrex’ V.34 Fax Modems

ITExpo Los Angeles, CA September 17, 2008 – Commetrex announced today that PIKA Technologies Inc. selected Commetrex technology to support the addition of V.34 fax modem, sometimes known as Super G3, to its media-processing portfolio including support for its market-leading PrimnetMM, DaytonaMM, and InlineMM board-level analog and digital telephony products. PIKA expects to release the new capability prior to the end of this year.


Through its partnership with Commetrex, PIKA’s product line has provided fax support for its PC-based DSP telephony boards the last six years. The highest-speed modem offered on Daytona has been V.17, which has a top speed of 14,400 bps. Commetrex’ release of V.34 Fax Modem to its OEM customers means that the data rate of fax transactions can more than double to 33,600 bps, cutting image-transfer times by one-half, a big savings to users in long-distance fees.


Tom Duxbury, PIKA’s Vice President of Technology and Operations, said, “We have been a user of Commetrex’ fax technologies, including T.30, image-conversion, and fax-modems for many years. When they released their highly anticipated V.34 modem, it was an easy decision for us to upgrade our technology. We’ve also taken a future option to acquire Commetrex’ industry-leading TerminatingT38 and T.38 Fax Relay Software.”

About Commetrex Corporation


Commetrex develops and markets enabling technologies for the gateway and media-server telecom OEM, as well as ready-to-deploy fax applications, BladeWare Fax Media Server (FMS), BladeWare Fax2Email, and BladeWare Email2Fax. Well known for its market-leading fax and other licensed media-processing technologies, Commetrex has announced its 75th T.38 FoIP customer. Commetrex’ list of licensees is a who’s who of the telecom industry, including LSI/Agere, Iperia, Genband, Castelle, Lucent, Sonus, OpenWave, Nortel, Broadsoft, Siemens, ShoreTel, Avaya, Empirix, Logica, and Movius. Commetrex is currently enhancing the BladeWare product family by introducing comprehensive voice capabilities with its BladeWareVXML initiative.

About PIKA Technologies


PIKA Technologies for over 20 years has been providing developers with the tools they need to build advanced voice and fax applications like IP PBX, fax broadcast and self-service IVR. As the technology landscape has changed, so too has PIKA, building out its product offering so its customers can choose the right tool set for their applications. Whether building applications using board-based media processing or using host-based solutions, application developers of all kinds turn to PIKA for their development tools.


In addition to its traditional line of hardware and software solutions, PIKA now offers a family of appliances that provide top-quality performance out of the box. PIKA sells these products directly and also makes them available through its growing network of resellers and distributors. Known for its exceptional customer service, PIKA’s customers can expect the same high level of personalized, fast and free support that the company has always delivered. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, the company has ranked in The Branham 300, an authoritative ranking of successful Canadian high-tech firms, for six consecutive years.