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Shoreline Honored as Editor's Choice by Communications Convergence Magazine

Shoreline's Single-Site IP PBX Recognized for Superior Innovation, Scalability and Affordability
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SUNNYVALE, CA, February 5, 2003 - Shoreline Communications, a pioneer in the development of enterprise-class IP PBX systems, today announced that its Single-Site IP PBX has been selected for the Editor's Choice award by Communications Convergence Magazine. The publication covers enterprise voice infrastructure and applications in an intense, hands-on way: including key systems and PBXs, ACDs, voicemail, call accounting and telemanagement, wire management and cabling, and other telecommunication topics – those that are especially relevant to CV's core readership, as convergence technology moves into mainstream applications. The award winners are prominently featured in today's issue of Communications Convergence Magazine as companies to watch.

Shoreline's Single-Site Enterprise Solution was selected for this award by a panel of editors from the industry publication. According to Maria Petroccione, managing editor of Communications Convergence, "In today's economy, vendors need to address scalability issues in order to meet the needs of different companies. Shoreline has dealt with this problem by scaling its award-winning Multi-Site Enterprise IP PBX phone system to create an entry-level Single-Site Enterprise Solution. Now the single-site enterprise can benefit from Shoreline's intuitive management, "embedded" reliability, and user-centric collaboration. For larger organizations looking to introduce next-generation voice services to a new location, the Single-Site Enterprise Solution integrates seamlessly into an existing legacy voice network. Additionally, the Single-Site Enterprise Solution provides a growth path to the Multi-Site Enterprise Solution for businesses looking to extend the productivity and efficiency to additional sites."

"We're honored to receive this award from editors in our industry who understand the compelling benefits of purpose-built IP phone systems," said Jennifer Stagnaro, Shoreline's chief marketing officer . "This award further acknowledges the importance of our channel partners being able to offer smaller companies a high-reliability, easy-to-manage IP PBX at an affordable entry cost. "

About Shoreline's Single-Site Enterprise Solution

Shoreline's Single-Site Enterprise Solution, a streamlined version of Shoreline's award-winning Multi-Site Enterprise Solution, offers a set of features scaled and priced to meet the needs of enterprises with 100 or fewer telephone users all at the same location – one of the fastest-growing market segments for VoIP.

The Single-Site Enterprise Solution retains the key technology advantages of Shoreline's multi-site solution: a fully distributed call-control architecture that eliminates the single point of failure common to server-based VoIP and legacy PBX systems; and a simple web-based management system requiring configuration of only one device regardless of the number of switches and users.

About Communications Convergence

Communications Convergence (www.cconvergence.com) is a monthly magazine focused on leading-edge enterprise voice infrastructure and applications . A clear vision of the future of convergence illuminates the path from confusion to understanding. At Communications Convergence, that is their mission, and they target the enterprise buyers, channel, and service providers. Each issue of Communications Convergence provides the authoritative editorial content and deep expertise readers need to utilize converged solutions to their best advantage. In short, they give their readers the most useful, relevant information they need to make smarter buying decisions, thus helping them save money and compete more effectively.

About CMP Media Inc.

CMP Media Inc. (www.cmpnet.com) is a leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum - the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, multiple media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and consulting.

About Shoreline Communications

Shoreline Communications, Inc., has been shipping IP PBX systems since October 1998. The company's award-winning IP telephone solution is based on a distributed call-control architecture that creates a seamless single telephone system across multiple locations within an enterprise, delivering high system availability and eliminating the "single point of failure" problem common to other products. An intuitive PC-based user interface gives management an unprecedented level of control, and end users unmatched ease of use, compared to traditional PBXs. The Shoreline system also provides a rich set of integrated voice services and standards-based interfaces to third-party voice applications that enhance personal and organizational productivity. For more information, visit http://www.goshoreline.com or call 1-877-80SHORE.