Artisoft Approves SBS Expansion Chassis for Use with TeleVantage Software-Based PBX Solution

Provides Small and Medium-sized Businesses with Flexible, Expandable PCI-Based Business Communications Systems Artisoft®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASFT), a leading provider of software-based phone systems, and SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE), a premier manufacturer of computer components, today announced the availability of the SBS TV-P113 PCI expansion chassis for TeleVantage systems. The SBS expansion chassis enables small and medium-sized (SMB) businesses to take full advantage of the scalability and the reliability of the TeleVantage solution. The TeleVantage open system software has been fully tested for functionality and load performance with Intel computer telephony hardware, industry-leading Compaq (NYSE: CPQ) ProLiant(TM) servers, and the SBS TV-P113 PCI expansion chassis. "We are pleased to join Artisoft on their mission to provide customers with flexible, standards-based telephony solutions," said Bill Molyneux, General Manager of SBS Technologies, Inc.'s Connectivity Products. "Our PCI expansion chassis enables rapidly growing businesses to maximize the scalability and performance of the TeleVantage solution, and get the most out of their investment." The integrated TeleVantage solution provides intelligent call management, ACD functionality, a graphical interface, IP telephony, Web browser capability, and messaging features. Available through Artisoft resellers, this integrated solution provides small- to medium-sized businesses and corporate branch offices with a complete, feature-rich phone system that is cost-effective and simple to expand and upgrade for an investment that gains value over time. Artisoft also announced that SBS Technologies has joined Artisoft's Open Communications Alliance. "The goal of the Open Communications Alliance is to provide TeleVantage customers with a range of best-of-breed products from leading vendors such as Compaq, Intel, and SBS, and provide assurance they will work together," said Carol Meier, vice president of marketing at Artisoft. "Ultimately, the trend towards standards-based communications solutions benefits businesses through: lower cost of ownership, increased innovation, and a wider range of options." For a complete member directory, see About The Open Communications Alliance (OCA) The trend toward open, standards-based phone systems has opened up a range of choices, allowing today's businesses to pick and choose the hardware components and applications that best suit their budgets and requirements. Artisoft's Open Communications Alliance is comprised of industry-leading companies working with Artisoft to deliver standards-based communications solutions with TeleVantage as the focal point. The program guarantees customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed applications, deployment platforms, and hardware peripherals that integrate with Artisoft's TeleVantage. Certified Alliance members are eligible to participate in joint marketing and development initiatives. For more information, please visit or e-mail About Artisoft Artisoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASFT) of Cambridge, Mass., is a leading developer of software-based phone systems for small- to medium-sized businesses and corporate branch offices. Artisoft''s innovative software products have received more than 25 industry awards, including "Product of the Year", "Best of Show" and "Editors'' Choice" by PC Magazine, Network Magazine, VARBusiness, CT Magazine, Communications Solutions Magazine, and CTI Magazine, among others. The company distributes its products worldwide. For more information, please call Artisoft at 800-914-9985 or visit About SBS SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE) is a leading designer and manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components for CompactPCI, VME, embedded PC, and custom stand-alone applications. SBS product lines include CPU (Pentium and PowerPC) boards, WAN I/O modules, industrial I/O modules, avionics modules and analyzers, bus interconnection products, expansion units, real-time networks, telemetry boards, data acquisition software, and industrial-grade computers. SBS embedded computer components are used in a variety of applications, such as telecommunications, medical imaging, industrial control and flight instrumentation. SBS can be found on the web at
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