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LightEdge Solutions to Offer HD Phones as Part of Hosted Voice-over-IP Service for Small and Medium-sized Businesses


High Definition Phones Add Rich Audio and Enhanced Functionality
For Business Communications

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 5, 2008 — LightEdge Solutions, a leading provider of managed Voice, Data and IT business services, today announced the availability of high definition phones for its Hosted Voice-over-IP service. For LightEdge, this announcement marks the first of many related to an expansion of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and other managed services in existing and new markets.

LightEdge now offers the Polycom® SoundPoint® IP 550, 560 and IP 650 phones with Polycom HD Voice™ technology, providing twice the clarity and richness of ordinary phone calls. Advanced technologies include wideband audio, enhanced signal processing and its patented Acoustic Clarity Technology™ for superb voice quality that is high-fidelity as well as noise- and echo-free.

“Polycom’s HD Voice technology provides unprecedented call quality for our customers,” stated Chalan Aras, vice president of product marketing for Polycom’s voice communications solutions division. “As open, standards-based SIP phones become more prevalent in the marketplace, the demand for rich, clear, echo-free calls will continue to rise, and Polycom is well positioned to meet this need with its HD endpoints.”

The SoundPoint IP 550 and IP 560 four-line VoIP desktop phones deliver advanced features and capabilities, such as shared lines, full duplex speaker phone, and buddy lists. In addition, the phones include a backlit, high-resolution, graphical LCD; an integrated XHTML micro-browser for productivity-enhancing Web-based applications; plus flexible customization options to meet the needs of busy managers and professionals. The IP 560 adds Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) support to ensure compatibility with future GigE environments.

The SoundPoint IP 650 six-line VoIP desktop phone was designed to appeal to both executive users who require advanced features and applications, and telephone attendants who need multiple line support. The IP 650 sets a new standard for high-performance IP phones. It provides all the features and capabilities of the IP 550, plus expansion modules to accommodate up to twelve lines, and a USB port for future applications.

“Polycom’s new HD product offerings set the stage for next generation voice services,” said Jim Masterson, chairman and CEO of LightEdge Solutions. “Hosted Voice-over-IP has leveled the playing field for businesses of any size to access the highest quality communications services previously available only to large organizations. Now, small and medium-sized businesses can take advantage of the price advantages of Voice-over-IP yet receive call quality and richness that surpasses that of their traditional PBX system.”

As one of the first companies to offer a business Hosted PBX offering, LightEdge Solutions has witnessed first-hand the growing business VoIP trend and over the past four years has invested substantially to scale its VoIP platform. The company is now aggressively expanding its sales and marketing presence in existing markets and will soon be launching services in new markets through strategic acquisitions. For more information about Lightedge Hosted PBX phone services or Polycom HD Phones for your business, contact 1.877.771.3343 or

About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions provides enterprise-grade Hosted Voice-over-IP and other managed services for small and medium-sized businesses through a multi-homed, Cisco Powered Network. By out-tasking its voice platform, small and medium-sized businesses are able to realize unparalleled scalability and reliability with a lower total cost of ownership and reduced administration. For more information, visit

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