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Edgewater Networks Executive Named To SIP Forum Board of Directors

Edgewater Networks announced today that Gernot Scheichl, Edgewater’s Vice President of Support and Services, has been appointed to the SIP Forum’s Board of Directors. The SIP Forum's mission is to advance the adoption of products and services based on the Session Initiation Protocol and to maintain and serve a global community of commercial SIP based service and technology providers. The primary goals of the SIP Forum are to foster interoperability and adherence to standardization efforts, and provide educational resources and a platform for productive communication among industry participants.

Mr. Scheichl has over 20 years experience in the networking industry in a variety of business development, sales and customer support roles. He is currently responsible for Edgewater’s customer support and professional services.

“I’m honored to be appointed as a member of the Board by the SIP Forum,” said Scheichl. “As a long-time advocate for SIP as the protocol of choice, my goal is to contribute my knowledge and hands-on experience in the industry in pursuit of the SIP Forum’s objectives.”

Edgewater has been a member of the SIP Forum since 2013 and the protocol is featured in Edgewater’s EdgeMarc and EdgeProtect Enterprise Session Border Controllers (ESBCs). Leading service providers and enterprise customers use these products to ensure the secure and reliable delivery of voice and video communications.

For a complete list of SIP Forum board members, click here.

About Edgewater Networks, Inc.

Edgewater Networks has more than 10 years of experience in providing managed services platforms for the delivery of IP-based voice, video and data services. More than 4 million Edgewater ESBC sessions are currently deployed by some of the largest service providers and enterprise organizations, including one of the two largest U.S. carriers and three of the top five U.S. cable operators. The company is developing a new patent-pending platform that employs recent advances in SDN and NFV to open new markets for service providers by allowing them to quickly and profitably deliver a new class of business services. To learn more about Edgewater Networks solutions please visit www.edgewaternetworks.com.

About the SIP Forum

The SIP Forum is an IP communications industry association that engages in numerous activities that promote and advance SIP-based technology, such as the development of industry recommendations, the SIPit, SIPconnect-IT and RTCWeb-it interoperability testing events, special workshops, educational seminars, and general promotion of SIP in the industry. The SIP Forum is also the producer of the annual SIPNOC conferences (for SIP Network Operators Conference), focused on the technical requirements of the service provider community. One of the Forum's notable technical activities is the development of the SIPconnect Technical Recommendation – a standards-based SIP trunking recommendation that provides detailed guidelines for direct IP peering and interoperability between IP PBXs and SIP-based service provider networks. Other important Forum initiatives include work in Fax-over-IP interoperability, User Agent Configuration, Video Relay Service interoperability, security, NNI, and SIP and IPv6. For more information, please visit: http://www.sipforum.org.

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