Natural MicroSystems Supplies Voice over DSL Technology for Tdsoft Broadband Access Gateway Tuesday 12 December 2000 PDF Print Allows Voice to Be Integrated with Fast Internet Services on Next-Generation Access Networks Natural MicroSystems (NASDAQ: NMSS), the technology leader enabling a new era of communications, today announced that Tdsoft Ltd. of Herzlia, Israel is integrating NMS' high-capacity ASIC-based technology into its VoNGATE voice access gateway. Tdsoft, a leading developer of voice over next-generation access solutions (VoNGA), has selected NMS' broadband Voice over Packet ASIC technology to satisfy its requirements for converged voice and data services over DSL. Tdsoft's VoNGATE solution will allow service providers to offer profitable VoDSL services together with broadband Internet access-using a single pair of copper wires. Tdsoft's VoNGATE product is an access gateway that allows service providers to add substantial revenues from VoDSL offerings for small and medium enterprises, and for residential office customers. VoDSL is a prime value-added application that is expected to contribute to the skyrocketing use of digital subscriber line (DSL) services. Research from Cahners In-Stat Group forecasts a strong rise in DSL adoption, with new DSL subscribers to exceed 23 million worldwide by 2004. VoNGATE is fully compatible with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute's (ETSI) V5.2 network interface standard, which meets the requirements of established and emerging communications service providers preparing to launch VoDSL in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and Australia. "Tdsoft developed VoNGATE for service providers seeking to capture revenue from lucrative voice over next-generation access opportunities," said Yosi Albagli, President and CEO, Tdsoft. "NMS' technology is helping us deliver a high quality VoDSL solution that meets our challenging scalability and time-to-market objectives. The cooperation with NMS will maximize the speedy deployment, quality and flexibility of bundled voice services that span circuit and packet networks, all at the most competitive cost." Said Michel Laurence, vice president and general manager, New Network Access, for Natural MicroSystems, "NMS' network access platforms enable our customers to accelerate solution delivery in the most challenging and the most promising segments of the next-generation network. Our new relationship with Tdsoft underscores NMS' position as the OEM partner of choice for introducing new communications offerings to growth markets swiftly and cost-effectively." About Tdsoft Tdsoft is a leading provider of Voice over Next-Generation Access (VoNGA) equipment that enables service providers to add voice services over existing next generation access broadband infrastructure (Cable, xDSL, and Wireless). Tdsoft products were tested to interoperate with 50 carriers and telecom equipment vendors in 25 countries with 16 voice switches, worldwide. Established in 1994, Tdsoft is a privately held company financially backed by leading U.S. and international venture capital firms. For more information, please consult the Tdsoft site at http://www.Tdsoft.com About Natural MicroSystems Natural MicroSystems (NASDAQ: NMSS) is the technology leader making it possible for the world's top networking and communication equipment suppliers to create and accelerate communications infrastructure and services. The Framingham, MA company designs, develops and supplies network-quality hardware and software components and provides design and customization services that are enabling a new era of communications. Deployed in more than 65 countries, NMS' products and technologies are at the foundation of today's high-value communications systems, including network-based enhanced service platforms, media and access gateways, media servers, voice portals, web-enabled call centers, unified messaging platforms and wireless networks. NMS has a long history of technology innovations that advance the rapid growth of the communications industry worldwide, including breakthroughs such as the first complete open IP gateway, the first complete open packet media server and leadership in bringing open, scalable CompactPCI to the telecommunications industry. More information about NMS is available at http://www.nmss.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.