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MegaPath Selects Edgewater Networks EdgeMarc and EdgeView for Delivery of Business VoIP and Data Services

SANTA CLARA, CA AND PLEASANTON, CA – April 2, 2013– Edgewater Networks, a leading provider of Enterprise Session Border Controllers (ESBCs), and MegaPath Corporation, one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, security and hosted IT services in North America, today announced that MegaPath is deploying the Edgewater EdgeMarc 4552 Series ESBC and the EdgeView VoIP Support System to deliver its business VoIP and data services. MegaPath installs its T1 and Ethernet circuits using Edgewater’s voice-ready ESBC as a WAN access router, making it seamless for MegaPath customers to implement Hosted Voice and SIP Trunking services immediately, or as a future service upgrade.

The Edgewater EM 4552 serves as the demarcation point for MegaPath services at the customer premises, providing T1 or Ethernet termination, data routing, Quality of Service (QoS) and the VoIP interoperability needed to reduce costs, increase the speed of deployment and ensure high quality service delivery. The EdgeView VoIP Support System is used by MegaPath as a diagnostic tool that provides visibility into the performance of VoIP services.

“Edgewater Networks enables MegaPath to cost-effectively scale our business services to a wider audience while providing a broader scope of next-generation cloud services, including Hosted Voice,” said John Scarborough, Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing, MegaPath. “After extensive testing, we are pleased with the ease in which the Edgewater solution integrates into our environment as well as how it resolves interoperability and security issues while providing a superior end-user experience.”

MegaPath provides cost-effective, feature-rich Voice services for single and multi-location businesses, including Hosted Voice over IP (VoIP) and SIP Trunking services. MegaPath Hosted Voice simplifies IT management and lowers costs because there is no PBX equipment to buy or lease, no need for an expensive maintenance contract, and only one vendor and hosted phone system to manage across the organization. MegaPath SIP Trunking enables businesses to reduce costs and simplify IT management by combining voice and Internet access over a single broadband connection using an existing PBX system. Furthermore, MegaPath’s nationwide all-optical MPLS network delivers guaranteed end-to-end QoS.

Available for service provider deployment from small to large enterprise environments, EdgeMarc products provide a VoIP and video aware NAT/Firewall, protocol harmonization for interoperability of VoIP and video devices, active VoIP line testing, call quality monitoring, survivability and QoS. They also offer flexible network connectivity with models that include Ethernet, T1 and ADSL termination. The end result is reduced service provider costs while improving call quality, security and the end-user experience.

The EdgeView VoIP Support and Reporting systems are used to troubleshoot network impairments that negatively affect VoIP quality and provide visibility into the overall performance of the VoIP network. By utilizing the EdgeView VoIP Support System, MegaPath’s Network Operations Center (NOC) has the ability to monitor call quality and perform advanced diagnostics that enable them to provide responsive, business-class services.

The Edgewater Networks solution provides broad interoperability with industry-leading providers of voice and video equipment.

“As service providers expand their portfolios to include Hosted PBX and other cloud services, they require a networking service delivery solution that ensures the highest levels of performance,” said Dave G. Norman, Chief Executive Officer of Edgewater Networks, Inc. “Edgewater provides a complete solution that manages interoperability and security challenges, while enabling service providers to efficiently provision services and provide ongoing diagnostics to ensure customer satisfaction.”

 

 

About MegaPath
MegaPath is a leading business communications and network provider that helps businesses fully leverage the cloud. MegaPath’s award-winning service portfolio includes Voice, Unified Communications, SD-WAN, WiFi, and Internet services, backed by dedicated project management and 100% US-based technical support. MegaPath is uniquely positioned to deliver custom managed solutions to businesses that desire a broad range of high-value services from a single nationwide provider. With over twenty years of expertise, MegaPath empowers businesses of all sizes to simplify operations, improve communications, increase productivity, and lower costs.

To learn more about MegaPath’s leading service offerings, please visit www.megapath.com.

About Edgewater Networks, Inc.
Edgewater Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of Enterprise Session Border Controllers that address the challenges to secure and reliable enterprise Unified Communications including device and protocol interoperability, security and policy management, troubleshooting and QoS. With more than 200,000 units deployed worldwide Edgewater products are used to deliver reliable, differentiated, business class services by leading carriers, cable operators, service providers and enterprises. To learn more about Edgewater Networks Solutions please visit www.edgewaternetworks.com

Edgewater Media Contact:
David Fonkalsrud
K/F Communications
415.255.6506
dave@kfcomm.com

MegaPath Media Contact:
Tony Welz
Welz & Weisel Communications
703-877-8101
tony@w2comm.com

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