For Immediate Release

Further Information: Amanda Dresser
Black Ice Software LLC. 561-757-4107
Sales@blackice.com

PRESS RELEASE

Eicon Networks Diva Server supported by Black Ice Software’s Fax C++/ActiveX development toolkit

Black Ice Joins The Eicon Networks Technology Partner (ETP) Program

Plano, TX April 20, 2004 -- Eicon Networks Corporation (“Eicon"), a global provider of communication products for networked business applications, today announced Black Ice Fax C++/ActiveX development toolkit support for the Eicon’s Diva Server platform. The Eicon Diva Server products are based on open technology enabling the server to take advantage of the extensive capabilities of third-party applications. As a member of the Eicon Networks Technology Partner program, Black Ice is able to offer high quality and timely solutions to the market place.

According to Jozsef Nemeth, Black Ice Software’s CEO, “The cross compatibility between Black Ice Software’s Fax C++/ActiveX and Eicon’s Diva Server provides a powerful option for software developers and system integrators to create cutting edge fax systems and solutions.

The Diva Server products provide all the capabilities needed for a powerful fax solution, ranging from single basic rate (BRI) adapters, for the small to medium sized enterprises, to T1 and primary rate (PRI) models, fulfilling communication needs of large enterprises. Diva Server fully supports Fax Group 3 based on the T.30 fax standard including error correction (ECM) and compression standards (MH; MR; MMR) ensuring fast and reliable fax transmission with a transmission speed of up to 33.6 kbps (V.34).

Black Ice, a leading fax solution vendor, has written their Fax C++/ActiveX SDK application to support Eicon’s Diva Server adapters providing software developers with:

  • Ease of Installation and use via a fully featured GUI interface
  • Full V.34 Fax Support
  • ECM support
  • DTMF support
  • Use of Eicon’s “Best-in-Industry" Monitoring and Diagnostic tool

“With Black Ice Software’s Fax C++/ActiveX SDK’s support of the Diva Server’s fully operational V.34 capabilities, customers can take advantage of higher levels of performance and cost reduction resulting in rapid ROI," said Eicon’s VP of Sales, Americas, John Nielsen. “Diva Server continues to be the most cost-effective and reliable communication adapter in the marketplace today."

About Black Ice Software

Black Ice Software (www.blackice.com), is an Amherst, NH based, privately-held software development company established in 1989. Black Ice Software develops high quality development toolkits for printer driver technology, fax, voice, and imaging development toolkits used across the globe by e-commerce organizations, system integrators, VARS, and financial corporations, including some of the world’s most prominent companies. The Fax C++/ActiveX development toolkit is designed to allow developers to Fax enable applications using a wide range of development platforms. The Fax C++/ActiveX is fully object oriented, and takes into account the new emerging technology in the faxing industry.

About Eicon Networks

Eicon Networks is a world-leading provider of reliable communication products for networked business applications, secure remote access and virtual private networks. The company’s portfolio includes a full range of products for applications in branch office and PC secure connectivity, voice, speech and conferencing, voice over IP, POS and financial clearing networks, unified messaging and fax serving.

Eicon distributes, markets and supports its products in more than 80 countries through a network of channel partners, telecommunication companies (telcos), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Information about Eicon Networks is available at www.eicon.com

Eicon, Eicon Networks, Diva and Diva Server are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Eicon Networks Corporation. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Eicon encourages all users of its products to procure all necessary intellectual property licenses required to implement their concepts or applications, which licenses may vary from country to country.

Contacts

Kipton A. Heuertz
Vice-President, Product Marketing,
Leigh Ann Clavenna
Regional Marketing Manager,
Americas, Eicon Networks Americas, Eicon Networks
Tel: 972-473-4530 Tel: 972-473-4533
Kip.heuertz@eicon.com leigh.clavenna@eicon.com