Press Release

VoIP Group Wins Contract for Providing Voice Over the Internet Technology to NASA

By SpaceRef Editor
December 14, 2000
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VoIP Group, Inc., a leading
developer of proprietary Internet communications software announced
today that it has been awarded a contract to provide a “Voice over the
Internet” solution for NASA’s International Space Station (ISS)
program. The VoIP system will bring about significant cost reductions
as it supplements and then replaces an existing legacy system.

Initially deployed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in
Huntsville, Alabama, and later at other International Space Station
operations centers, the solution will consist of VoIP Group’s gateways
connected to the Internet and to Raytheon voice switches and CUseeMe
conference servers to support voice conferencing. The system is
designed to link together researchers, NASA operations personnel, and
potentially ISS crew, to support collaboration during Space Station
experiment planning and operations. Because users can access the
system using a standard Internet browser on an inexpensive multimedia
PC, they can be located at NASA centers, universities, and companies
throughout the world, and still connect in real-time, 24 x 7.

VoIP Group is collaborating on the project with AZ Technology, of
Huntsville, Alabama, the prime contractor on the project with
responsibility for overall coordination of development of the voice
conferencing system and integrating it into Marshall’s communications
infrastructure. The initial phase of VoIP’s contract is valued at
$325,000.

“We are delighted to be collaborating with a company of AZ
Technology’s caliber on this milestone project for NASA, the world’s
most prominent technological proving ground,” said Arie Pompas, CEO of
VoIP Group. “We see this project as a resounding endorsement of VoIP
Group’s software and technological capabilities.”

“We are excited to have VoIP Group as a collaborator and look
forward to working with them. Their technical excellence and
persistence convinced us they were the right partner for the project,”
said Jim Chamberlain, AZ Technology project manager. AZ Technology
intends to work with VoIP Group to market the system for additional
NASA, military, and commercial applications. “We are combining the
power of the telephone, personal computers, and the Internet to create
applications that will support work groups distributed around the
country and the world,” said Chamberlain.

VoIP Group is also using building block technology provided by
Dialogic, an Intel company to develop their enhanced voice solution.
“VoIP Group’s voice-enabled solution for NASA demonstrates how next
generation networks are evolving into open, ubiquitous solutions that
can be accessed by anyone, from any location at any time,” said John
Amein, vice president of product marketing for Dialogic. “We are
pleased to be able to provide our building block technology to a
valued partner like the VoIP Group to enable them to get both the
innovation of open standards with the reliability of high performance
and next generation solutions.”

About VoIP Group, Inc.

Founded in April 2000 in Miami, FL, VoIP Group develops and
markets Internet telephony software solutions worldwide. VoIP Group’s
core technology is the VComX (Virtual Communications eXchange) IP
Telephony gateway software, the first fully integrated, single-source
Voice-over-IP platform designed to enable its users to have high
quality, low latency communications over the Public Internet and the
PSTN.

VoIP Group specializes in rapid development and deployment of
enterprise solutions for communications management, utilizing the
Internet. For more information, please visit VoIP Group’s web site at
www.voipgroup.com.

Contact:

VoIP Group, Miami

Gary Stanton or Martin Forster, 305/264-2401

[email protected]

[email protected]

SpaceRef staff editor.