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ESI Enters SIP Trunking and Hosted PBX Market via Acquisition of Vintalk Retail Division

Estech Systems, Inc. (ESI), just months after celebrating its 25th year as a communications solutions innovator, today announced it has purchased the retail assets of Vintalk, including the Vintalk brand, from Vinculum Communications, Inc. Completed on January 9, 2013, the transaction included the infrastructure, the established customer base associated with Vintalk’s SIP trunking and hosted PBX solutions, and the transition of Vintalk retail division employees to ESI Hosted Services, LLC.

“After an exhaustive and careful search which began in December, 2011, our purchase decision was based on the strategic fit that we found between Vintalk’s solutions and ESI’s product portfolio,” said George Platt, President and Chief Operating Officer of ESI. “The purchase of this best-of-breed voice over IP (VoIP) network and full suite of IP and unified communications services puts ESI in the position to offer businesses Web-based VoIP calling technologies which are tightly integrated with the phone devices connected to them,” added Platt.

ESI has specialized in providing advanced communications solutions to small and medium-sized businesses through a network of over 600 independent Resellers for more than a quarter-century. In 1996, with the launch of the IVX® product, ESI was recognized as the first company to combine a high-performance business phone system and voice mail in a single, cost-effective processing platform. With today’s announcement, ESI has again shown its capacity to lead the industry by fully integrating hosted VoIP functionality with business telephones utilizing the service. The ability to control communications elements both in the cloud and at the customer premises establishes ESI as an innovator of features and functions not available today in typical hosted solutions.

The vast knowledge gained over the years and insights provided by the customers who have purchased over 500,000 telephone systems puts ESI in the unique position to combine VoIP hardware, hosted PBX solutions, SIP trunking services, and additional cloud-based services in new and unique ways that provide customers unparalleled flexibility and productivity.

“This investment fulfills a primary component of our strategic plan and propels us into the cloud services business,” stated Doug Boyd, ESI’s CEO and co-owner of ESI Hosted Services, LLC. “In addition to offering a powerful combination of communications systems and phones, our Resellers will be able to provide their business customers with flexible and feature-rich SIP trunking and hosted PBX services which allows them to drive additional growth opportunities and take advantage of the increasing interest in hosted communications products.”

About Estech Systems, Inc.

Estech Systems, Inc. (ESI) designs and manufactures high-performance phone systems and cloud services for businesses and organizations. ESI uses advanced technology to design IP and digital communications systems that integrate built-in capabilities, advanced features, and highly differentiated applications into flexible products that are easy-to-use and keep employees productive. ESI has sold over 500,000 business communications systems through hundreds of factory-trained Certified Resellers. Founded in 1987, ESI is celebrating 25 years in business as a privately held corporation with headquarters in Plano, Texas. ESI communications systems are protected by various U.S. patents, granted and pending. For more information about ESI and its products, visit www.esi-estech.com. Follow ESI on Twitter at https://twitter.com/esiphones.

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