Broadband Service Provider DCANet Taps VocalData's VOISS Application Server to Support its Hosted IP Telephony Service

Approximately 7 million individuals in the Delaware Valley will soon be able to benefit from the availability of advanced VoIP services

Boston, September 23, 2003: VocalData, Inc., an application developer of hosted IP telephony solutions, today announced that DCANet, a provider of quality Internet services throughout areas of Pennsylvania and Delaware, has selected VocalData's VOISS application server for its hosted PBX service. That means that the more than 7 million people living in DCANet's service area will soon have access to the advanced capabilities and reduced costs offered by VoIP services. Customer deployments are scheduled to begin next month.

DCANet currently offers a wide variety of broadband solutions to its customers, ranging from DSL, T1 and wireless to Internet co-location services. With the purchase of VocalData application servers, the company will now add voice to its list of IP offerings, allowing customers to access basic voice services as well as advanced features such as unified messaging for less than what they pay for just voice services today.

"Since our founding in 1990, DCANet has offered cutting-edge Internet technology that also helped save our customers money or increase their productivity. Today, we are continuing our history of innovation tapping VocalData to help us leverage our existing IP network to become the first company to offer advanced VoIP services in the Delaware Valley," said Keith Duncan, president and CEO of DCANet. "We examined several different VoIP vendors, but we choose VocalData based on its superior unified messaging capabilities, its easy-to-use Web-based administration tools, its outstanding reputation and its attractive pricing model, which gives us the flexibility to pay as we grow."

One of the first customers of this service will be a private university in Delaware, which will rely on DCANet's VoIP service to connect its seven campuses located across the state. DCANet will upgrade the college's current IP-based wide area network (WAN) to support voice.

Thanks to the new DCANet IP Centrex offering, users on the different campuses will soon be able to communicate via four-digit dialing using their new IP phones and will also have access to a number of advanced features such as unified messaging. And of course, they no longer have to pay local or long-distance charges for calls between campuses, allowing the college to obtain a quick return on investment on the VoIP system.

"Savvy Internet service providers such as DCANet recognize that offering hosted PBX service can provide a lucrative addition to their existing portfolio of IP services," said Mark Whittier, vice president of marketing at VocalData. "VocalData is helping service providers across the globe more fully leverage their IP networks to collect additional revenue for a quick return on their VoIP investments."

About DCANet

DCANet is a division of Consult Dynamics Incorporated, and is an Internet Services Provider and consulting company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware with additional offices in Old City Philadelphia. In conjunction with DCANet's sister company, D-Tel, DCANet is licensed as a CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) in Pennsylvania and Delaware. A provider of high quality business class Internet transit, colocation, web hosting and consulting services, DCANet has provided thousands of customers across the Delaware Valley with excellent service and support since 1994.

About VocalData

VocalData, Inc. provides an integrated suite of hosted IP telephony applications that enable service providers to reliably and cost-effectively deliver voice-over-IP solutions. VocalData's award-winning VOISS solution is a comprehensive set of hosted PBX and IP Centrex applications that delivers higher value telephony services to business customers, while reducing the costs associated with traditional PBX telephony systems. Through VocalData's broad customer and partner base, there are more than 40,000 VOISS lines today. VocalData was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Richardson, TX. For more information, visit

For more information contact:
Justin Siefert
Calysto Communications

Laura Borgstede
Calysto Communications
404-266-2060, Ext. 11

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