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Shoreline Teleworks Designated a "Hot" Startup of 1998

Data Communications Magazine Editors Showcase Shoreline in Recent "Top 25 Hot Startups of 1998" Ranking
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, December 14, 1998 - Shoreline Teleworks, the innovative developer of network-based voice communications systems, was selected by the editorial staff of Data Communications magazine as one of the "Top 25 Hot Startups" of 1998. Editors selected Shoreline and 24 other companies based on innovative technology, VC investment and industry experience of staff.

"Shoreline thinks it can blow away traditional PBX vendors…" with its CrystaLAN™ system, the editors wrote. "Its CrystaLAN uses IP to carry voice calls across a campus backbone and then switches them to the desktop over existing phone wiring."

"This vote of confidence from the networking experts at Data Communications confirms what our channel partners and customers already know," said John Fazio, president and CEO of Shoreline Teleworks. "That is, our network-based CrystaLAN voice communications solution, built on the Internet Protocol (IP), is the future of telephony. More importantly, for businesses today, Shoreline’s CrystaLAN system provides a complete telephony solution that surpasses legacy systems in all key areas -- ease of installation, manageability, usability, functionality, scalability and cost of ownership. We’re honored to be recognized by Data Communications and to join the others on this list to lead innovation in our respective areas."

About Shoreline Teleworks

Shoreline Teleworks designs, manufactures and markets network-based voice communications systems for medium- to small-sized businesses. Its innovative CrystaLAN system, based on Internet Protocol (IP), is the new alternative to expensive, proprietary PBX, Centrex and Key Systems. Shoreline Teleworks delivers an intuitive solution that is easy to install, use and manage by bringing the power and flexibility of data networking to voice communications.