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MONTREAL, Quebec. March 21st, 2006 – Eicon Networks Corporation (“Eicon”), a global leader in providing world class products and technologies for media processing, today announced the delivery of a Telephony Interface Manager (TIM) for Microsoft Speech Server 2004 R2. The TIM software is bundled with Eicon’s Diva Server™ hardware and is available for sale in North America and Europe.

“Eicon Networks’ commitment to providing high-quality telephony products worldwide contributes to Microsoft’s vision of making speech a mainstream technology,” said Clint Patterson, director of product management, Microsoft Speech Server. “With both WHQL certification and drivers that ship on Microsoft Windows CDs, Eicon’s telephony card eases installation for Microsoft customers and resellers. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Eicon to advance the adoption of voice response applications.”

Eicon’s Diva Server delivers a robust hardware platform for the integration of multiple communications applications, including Voice over IP (VoIP), Unified Messaging (UM), Computer Telephony (CTI), Remote Access (RAS), and Fax. Diva Server adapters offer connectivity via Analog, ISDN Basic Rate (BRI) and Primary Rate (PRI), and E1/T1 (single, dual, quad) interfaces. On board Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) perform key real-time functionality and with dedicated DSPs per channel, the Diva Server adapters offer maximum performance. Ranging from 2 to 480 channels per system, Diva Server adapters offer the right scalability for all types of organizations looking for an easy-to-manage and cost-effective solution for their open communications environment.

“We are very pleased to expand our long standing partnership with Microsoft and Microsoft Speech Server,” said James Besley, senior vice president of sales, support, and marketing, Eicon Networks. “Microsoft Speech Server will provide customers the ideal base for self-service applications. Verticals such as government, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and hospitality will benefit greatly from the capabilities offered by Speech Server.”

About Eicon Networks
Eicon Networks has been designing, manufacturing and marketing leading brands of communications products since 1984. The company’s portfolio includes the Diva range of media processing products for voice, speech, conferencing, fax, and document handling applications, and the Eiconcard range of transaction processing products. Eicon distributes, markets and supports its products in more than 80 countries through a network of channel partners, telecommunication companies (telcos), internet service providers (ISPs), independent software vendors (ISVs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Information about Eicon Networks is available at

Eicon, Eicon Networks, Diva and Diva Server are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Eicon Networks Corporation. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. Eicon encourages all users of its products to procure all necessary intellectual property licenses required to implement their concepts or applications, which licenses may vary from country to country.

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