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Vertical Receives 2009 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

Wave IP™ 500 Recognized for Outstanding Innovation in the field of Voice Communications

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 29, 2010 –– Vertical Communications, a leading provider of next-generation IP-based phone systems and voice applications announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has named the Wave IP 500 converged telephony system as a recipient of the 2009 Communications Solutions magazine’s Product of the Year Award.

The Wave IP Business Communications System is a comprehensive IP business phone system family designed for enterprises of all sizes. Cost-sensitive small- to medium-sized businesses, and larger distributed organizations seeking to reduce overhead associated with managing business communications can easily transform their legacy telephony infrastructure into an application-rich, next-generation VoIP solution by deploying Wave IP. As a fully integrated solution, Wave IP offers customers ultimate flexibility and features – unified communications, contact center, call recording, reporting, networking, management, custom call routing applications and IVR – in a single system.

"Vertical has been recognized with a 2009 Product of the Year Award for their admirable efforts in the advancement of voice communications," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Wave IP's embedded applications architecture has clear deployment and infrastructural benefits to customers and the converged telephony system clearly provides ROI for companies that use it."

The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the vision, leadership, and thoroughness that are characteristics of the prestigious award. The most innovative products and services brought to the market from March 2008 through March 2009 were chosen as winners of the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

"Wave IP has been continuing to win award after award for its innovation and unique architecture, which is setting the standard in voice communications and raising the bar for our competitors. Our focus has and continues to be, to build the best communications systems possible", said Peter Bailey, President for Vertical Communications. "Wave IP allows customers to cut their operating and capital expenditures, at the same time benefiting from efficiency improvements to their business by using new communications capabilities. We typically see the ROI paying for the phone system in the first 12 months of deployment – which is an unprecedented ROI for our industry."

According to Bailey, "Vertical's Wave IP system offers unprecedented functionality and simplicity for an enterprise IP phone system. With the 2.0 release, we have added to our unified communications capabilities with the addition of secure instant messaging, integrated SIP softphone and Mobile Extension which enables any device with a DID to become a PBX extension - all as standard features. We are also introducing Fax Manager (integrated fax server) and Voice Server 2.0 (integrated vXML IVR platform) which now offers both automated inbound and outbound applications. Given the breadth of capabilities, Wave IP enables businesses to consolidate and cut communications expenditures, while also offering unprecedented connectivity to its employees and professional customer service to its customers. The bottom line is return on investment, which Wave IP customers realize very quickly."

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast's Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation’s top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO (ITEXPO); 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners).

TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific Web sites: IT.TMCnet.com, 4G-wirelessevolution.TMCnet.com, M2M Evolution.com, Smart-Grid.TMCnet.com, Smart Products Ecosystem, Robotics.TMCnet.com, Cable.TMCnet.com, Satellite.TMCnet.com, Green.TMCnet.com, Healthcare.TMCnet.com, and Education.TMCnet.com. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com

About Vertical Communications, Inc.

Vertical Communications is one of the largest telephony vendors in North America and a global leader in next-generation IP-based voice and data and digital communications systems for business, with a current installed base of over 200,000 customers. Vertical combines voice and data technologies with business process understanding to deliver integrated IP-PBX and application solutions that enhance customer service and business productivity. Vertical’s customers are leading companies of all sizes, from small to large and distributed, and include CVS/pharmacy, Staples and Apria Healthcare. Vertical delivers its solutions through a worldwide network of over 1800 business partners. With headquarters in Santa Clara CA, Vertical has sales, engineering and operations facilities in Charlottesville VA, Phoenix AZ, Munich Germany and Hyderabad India. For more information about Vertical, please call 877-VERTICAL or visit www.vertical.com.

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PRESS CONTACTS:

Craig Morgan
Vertical Communications, Inc.
cmorgan@vertical.com
+1 (408) 404-1643

Jan Pierret
TMC
jpierret@tmc.net
203-852-6800, ext. 228