WAVE Communicator for Microsoft Lync from Twisted Pair Solutions Delivers Enhanced Voice Capabilities to Microsoft Lync Server 2010

Seattle, Washington, USA –November 17, 2010 – Twisted Pair Solutions, a Microsoft partner and pioneer in Radio-over-IP (RoIP) technology, today announced its WAVE® Communicator for Microsoft Lync™.  WAVE Communicator for Microsoft Lync is a software solution that integrates Twisted Pair’s proven WAVE unified communications platform with Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010. This provides users the ability to communicate directly with field workers who use push-to-talk radios, smartphones and other voice communications systems – further extending interoperable communications ranges across voice networks including Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems.

Lync Server 2010 is Microsoft’s unified communications solution that makes every interaction more collaborative, engaging and accessible from anywhere. A single user interface unites voice, IM, audio-,video-, and web-conferencing into a richer, more contextual offering. Twisted Pair’s WAVE Lync Communicator extends this capability by adding push-to-talk connectivity between two-way radios and smartphones, allowing Lync Server 2010 users to connect with people securely whenever and wherever live communications is essential.

“Twisted Pair is an example of how partners and customers have leveraged the platform to extend communications to new scenarios."Adding interoperability between Lync and all systems that Twisted Pair’s Wave supports can be of great benefit to our joint customers," said Ashima Singhal, Group Product Manager at Microsoft Corp. "With Lync, a single identity makes it easier and more efficient for users to find contacts, check their availability and connect with them. The WAVE Communicator for Microsoft Lync builds on this concept by displaying presence information of GPS-supported push-to-talk radio users and WAVE Mobile Communicators directly on a Bing map. Because the WAVE Communicator for Microsoft Lync mimics capabilities found on traditional two-way radios, WAVE Mobile Communicators can be fully integrated into any communication scenario as a supplementary or replacement radio handset.

“The WAVE Communicator for Microsoft Lync extends the boundaries of Lync’s already vast unified communications footprint by adding direct voice communications between users no matter what time it is, where they are located, or what type of device they are using,” said Tom Guthrie, CEO for Twisted Pair Solutions. “With the WAVE Communicator for Microsoft Lync, Lync Server users don’t have to navigate different platforms to get in touch with those persons in field. They can simply track and talk with radio and smartphone users as they would anyone else in their Lync network – making interactions easier and more accessible.

The WAVE Communicator for Microsoft Lync further breaks down technology and organizational barriers associated with disparate and proprietary hardware, systems and software, aligning well in theme with Lync’s interoperability accomplishments and extending the superior situational awareness already afforded by Lync. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.