Converged Solutions and Services Reports Rapid Increase in the

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					                                                                                                    Mark R. Kruger
                                                                                                Chief Technology Officer

  Converged Solutions and Services Reports Rapid Increase in the Popularity of Session
   Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking Among the Region’s Small to Mid-sized Businesses

    Numerous Benefits of New               only using it for communication on the         “SIP’s flexibility supports our
 Communications Technology Driving         LAN. In this scenario VoIP is only        position as our customers trusted
             Demand                        being used as a one-to-one replacement    communications advisor. After we
                                           for traditional telephony. These          understand they’re strategic business
DELRAY BEACH, FL — March 18,               businesses realize a sound return on      objectives we can use the breadth and
2009 — Converged Solutions and             investment by lowering administrative     depth of SIP technology to support all
Services, an industry leader in business   costs as well as costs associated with    of their needs,” added Mr. Kruger.
communications, announced today that       calls made within the company. SIP        “Soon SIP will become a more popular
the company is seeing a rapid increase     Trunking, on the other hand, provides a   and meaningful acronym than VoIP.”
in the popularity for Session Initiation   greater return because it takes VoIP a
Protocol (SIP) Trunking among the          step further. For instance, full
region’s small to mid-sized businesses.    potential for IP communications can be    ABOUT CONVERGED
Numerous benefits of this relatively       realized only when communication is       SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES
new communications technology such         taken outside of an organization’s
as cost, flexibility, and advanced         LAN. SIP trunks thus eliminate the             Converged Consulting, Inc.,
business applications are driving the      need for local PSTN (Public Switched      founded in 1998 by Mark Kruger,
demand for SIP technology.                 Telephone Network) gateways, costly       formed Converged Solutions &
     SIP Trunking typically allows         BRIs (Basic Rate Interfaces) or PRIs      Services (CSS) in June 2004 to provide
businesses that have Internet Protocol-    (Primary Rate Interfaces).                customers with a combination of the
Private Branch Exchanges (IP-PBXs)         Furthermore, it directly operates with    industry’s most comprehensive and
to combine their voice and data            existing IP-PBXs so there is no need      proven voice, data, and video
services onto a SIP-based Trunk rather     for additional hardware.                  integrated solutions and the unmatched
than use primary rate interface (PRI),           “The SMB marketplace has started    expertise of its VoIP telephony and
T-1 or other types of Time-Division        to really embrace SIP Trunking            data engineers.
Multiplexing (TDM) links. Some             because it will dramatically increase          With over 20 years of industry
service providers are offering IP          their profitability and give them a       experience, CSS is a customer-driven
Trunking to connect TDM-based PBXs         competitive advantage,” said Mark R.      and results-oriented Value Added
or key systems to a SIP backbone,          Kruger, chief technology officer of       Reseller. Their team of factory
using an on-premises device to convert     Converged Solutions and Services.         certified professionals assists
TDM voice to IP. In more simple            “Until now most companies would           businesses with all phases of planning,
terms, SIP supports any form of real-      have purchased a PRI or multiple          design, installation and maintenance
time communication regardless of           access lines and a data connection. SIP   for their communications systems.
whether the content is voice, video,       lets them converge their traffic onto a        CSS is a state certified network
instant messaging, or a collaboration      single line. Outdated technology,         infrastructure provider offering total
application. Additionally, SIP enables     inefficient networks, and a down          on-site project management from start
users to inform others of their status,    economy are driving SMBs in this          to finish. The company services
their availability, and how they can be    direction — customers have excess         customers of all sizes throughout
contacted before a communication is        bandwidth on their data networks and      Florida and the Caribbean.
even initiated.                            they want to see how they can best             For more information on CSS,
     Many SMBs have made the               utilize or reduce it.”                    please call (561)272-1211 or visit
transition to VoIP; however, most are