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Global IP Sound and Telchemy Form Strategic Alliance to Promote VoIP Call Quality

International Collaboration Leverages Complementary Core Technologies To Provide Innovative Speech Processing and Performance Management Solutions

SUWANEE, GA, December 07, 2004 - Telchemy® Incorporated, the global leader in real-time VoIP Fault and Performance Management technology, and Global IP Sound™ (GIPS), the leading provider of embedded voice-processing solutions, today announced that they have entered into a strategic business alliance to collaborate on joint development and marketing of speech processing and performance management solutions for VoIP equipment and service providers. The objective of the new alliance is to increase the use of standards-based speech processing and performance management solutions worldwide by leveraging the technical and marketing advantages of each organization's core technologies. The partnership also ensures interoperability and ease of integration between product lines.

"Global IP Sound's core strength lies in enabling VoIP services to withstand up to 30% packet loss and maintain telephony-grade voice quality or better due to the unique design and configuration of its software platform, explained Alan Clark, President and CEO, Telchemy. "Our core strength is in non-intrusively analyzing and measuring voice quality based on the effects of time-varying IP impairments and the perceptual effects of time-varying call quality. Together our technologies provide a strong, robust solution for each of our joint customers.

The first result of this new alliance is the integration of Telchemy's VQmon™/EP (End Point) technology with GIPS' Embedded VoiceEngine™ software platform. Together these leading edge technologies provide IP phone and gateway venders with real-time performance management and service assurance functionality together with sophisticated speech processing capabilities -- resulting in better than PSTN voice quality for end users.

"Telchemy's reputation as the global leader and innovator in VoIP Fault and Performance Management makes them the ideal partner for Global IP Sound and our industry leading VoiceEngine software solution," said Gary Hermansen, President and CEO of Global IP Sound. "By combining our two areas of expertise, we can offer both VoIP and emerging real-time multimedia customers a complete synergistic solution for voice processing and call quality."

About Global IP Sound

Global IP Sound develops embedded voice processing technologies for real-time communications over packet networks. GIPS SoundWare™ provides better than PSTN voice quality and fidelity in end-to-end IP communications with robustness against packet loss. Global IP Sound's world-renowned speech processing and IP telephony experts deliver these solutions to applications developers, gateway and chip manufacturers. Companies using GIPS SoundWare products include Nortel Networks, Skype, WebEx, Marratech, and other key players in the VoIP market. Global IP Sound is a member of the Intel® PCA Developer Network, the Motorola Design Alliance, and Texas Instruments' third party developer network. Global IP Sound has headquarters in Stockholm and San Francisco. More information is available at