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CNH Holdings Company dba Cistera Networks Expanding to Canada and Growing in U.S.


DALLAS, TX -- -- 10/08/2004 -- CNH Holdings Company (OTC BB: CNHC) dba Cistera Networks, a leading platform provider for advanced IP phone applications in the Cisco IP Telephony environment, today announced the opening of its first international office in Toronto, Canada. The subsidiary will be Cistera Networks Canada. This opening coincides with a major expansion that will more than double the size of the company’s corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

“The subsidiary in Canada will help us meet growing demand in Northern America and will enable us to be more responsive by providing local support for our customers in the area,” stated Greg Royal, EVP and Chief Technology Officer.

“We are expanding in response to the incredible customer demand for our products,” commented Derek P. Downs, President and acting CEO. “The expansion of the corporate headquarters will allow us to increase our development and testing lab facilities and will improve our customer briefing and demonstration capabilities. It will also allow us to add personnel in major areas of our business -- development, engineering, customer support and sales.”
In November of 2003, Cistera Networks began shipping its Cistera Convergence Server™ (CCS) -- a low-cost, reliable network appliance that serves as a gateway to Cisco’s CallManager® for advanced applications that enhance productivity and power the IP phone network. The CCS™ has a robust suite of integrated applications including: QuickRecord™, CallCenterRecord™, RapidBroadcast™, VirtualDirectory™, ContentStreamer™, PhoneVerify™, PhoneAssist™, along with the native platform toolsets -- RuleSetManager™ and GroupManager™. The CCS™ also hosts authorized third-party applications such as Cisco AVVID partner AAC Inc.’s PhoneTop® K-12 and Alerts Applications. Cistera has an installed base of 50 customers and is sold through a network of over 20 resellers in the United States and Canada.

About CNH Holdings Company (dba: Cistera Networks)

Cistera Networks designs and develops XML-based application appliances utilized in Cisco IP Communications environments. The Cistera Convergence Server™ combined with a suite of advanced IP phone applications, enables the integration of voice, video and data into the network infrastructure (


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