Sangoma Technologies Announces New Standard In Price/Performance for T1/E1/J1

Advanced Flexible Telecommunication cards redefine cost efficiency ratios for WAN connectivity

TORONTO - May 3, 2004 - With over 20 years of engineering and technical expertise, Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSXV: STC) (, a leading provider of connectivity hardware and software products for WANs and Internet infrastructure, has introduced its new Advanced Flexible Telecommunications (AFT) series of cards.

The first of these cards to be released is the 2U form factor A101 (120mm x 55 mm, 4.7" x 2.2") with a T1/E1/J1 interface. A daughterboard can be mounted to make it a dual T1/E1/J1 card or to provide other features related to signal processing. The 3.3v/5v PCI card optionally supports full channelization of the DS0s, making it ideal for multichannel hub implementations and integration with PCI-based VoIP PBX systems. The flexibility of the AFT platform allows easy upgrades to support different Telco interfaces and line speeds. Upgrades of the A101 will soon be available with hardware-based ATM and SS7 MTP2 support.

"The A101 allows us to offer a new price/performance standard that none of our competitors can match," says Sangoma Technologies President and CEO David Mandelstam. "We expect to both dominate and expand the integrated T1/E1 connectivity marketplace based on our price and unparalleled technology. The card's 2U form factor and low power requirements make it ideal for OEM Internet Server and voice applications."

The AFT range of cards is based on programmable hardware technology that uses Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) to efficiently handle the line protocols in hardware. New self-configuring drivers to be released with the A101 automate the process of line and protocol set-up.

"The new A101 has an excellent feature set," adds Nathan Whittacre of Whittrio, Inc., a Las Vegas-based system integrator and service provider. "Most impressive is the size of the new card, which allows us to install it into a smaller chassis. Sangoma Technologies offers an impressive line of high-speed data products for the PC platform, allowing us to be extremely creative with the installations to our customers. It has brought enterprise quality networking into the budget of small and medium sized businesses."

Sangoma Technologies' current solution set includes:

  • High performance and reliable communications modules for OEM projects involving ATM, Frame Relay, X.25, SS7, HDLC, BiSync and other protocols

  • WANPIPE┬« internal high performance IP routing solutions over T1, E1, ADSL and serial links

  • The WAN Edukit protocol teaching tool for educational institutions

  • POS (Point-of-Sale) interface cards for security and customer loyalty applications

About Sangoma Technologies Corporation

Founded in 1984, Sangoma develops and manufactures wide area network (WAN) communication hardware and software products, with an emphasis on the PC platform. The communications solutions and routing products support all popular WAN networks, line protocols and all standard PC operating systems and platforms including Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, Sun Solaris, NetWare and DOS. Sangoma Technologies Corporation is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV: STC - News).