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[August 21, 2007]

Wind Currents Chooses Grandstream Video Phone and ATA to Create IP Solution for the Residential Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Wind Currents Communications Chooses the Grandstream GXV3000 Video Phone and HT386 Analog Telephone Adaptor for its Residential VoIP Offering

Wind Currents offers clear, reliable and affordable choices
with Grandstream products and V2VIP calling plans.

San Francisco, CA (News - Alert) – VoiceCon, Moscone Convention Center, (August 21, 2007) - Grandstream Networks, Inc. a leading designer and manufacturer of IP Voice and Video endpoints for broadband networks, and Wind Currents Communications, Inc. (www.v2vip.com) an Internet Phone company that provides videophone and IP telephony calling plans to the global residential market announced today that the GXV3000 IP Video Phone and the HT386 Analog Telephone Adaptor will be IP terminal endpoints for the V2VIP telephony and video end-to-end solutions.

“After extensive evaluation testing, we’re confident that both the performance and price of the HT386 and GXV3000 complement our V2VIP calling plans,” said John Monahan, President of Wind Currents Communications (WCCI). “We believe that the superior video quality and overall functionality, performance and price of the GXV3000 and the clear, reliable voice communication of the HT386 allow V2VIP customers to choose how to lower their toll/long distance bills and revolutionize their communication experience. Our V2VIP Basic Plan—GXV3000 Bundle was developed and priced for TeleHealth markets, where service-delivery is expanded dramatically with voice-and-video patient communication. Grandstream and Wind Currents Communications are cooperating for optimum outcomes; so, we’re poised for success in two rapidly growing markets.”

V2VIP service is a SIP-based platform that can replace traditional telephone service while adding video to the call. Three calling plans are available with the GXV3000 to offer a variety of options--unlimited in-bound/out-bound, local, long-distance (US, Canada) calling—as well as unlimited, worldwide in-the-network voice-and-video calling. For camera-shy users, the V2VIP Voice plan offers the HT386 at no charge. All V2VIP plans offer numerous call features, such as: voice-mail, caller ID, call forward, 3-way, etc., and each assures savings of both time and money. The V2VIP Basic-GXV3000 Bundle allows home / rural care agencies to expand and enrich service delivery and a choice of payment options developed to off-set budgetary constraints.

The Grandstream GXV3000 is an advanced IP video phone based on SIP and H.264/H.263 standards, and is competitively priced. The GXV3000 combines great design and technology with excellent audio and picture quality, ease-of-use and broad interoperability with 3rd party SIP products. The phone supports real-time (up to 30fps) high-quality video at very modest bandwidth levels (as low as 64kbps). The large 5.6 inch TFTP adjustable LCD screen and the VGA camera enable high-quality videoconferences with any other video device, anywhere, anytime. It is ideal for any multi-media communication environment.

The HandyTone 386 Analog Telephone Adaptor is SIP-based, lightweight and compact, and works with any phone or fax, supports a broad range of codecs including G.711, G.729 A/B, iLBC, G.723.1, G.726 and T.38 fax, and provides a network port and dual FXS telephone ports. The HT386 offers caller ID, voicemail with LED indicator, 3-way conferencing, all of the popular telephony features and supports two independent SIP accounts or SIP server platforms and a PSTN pass through line for toggling operations between SIP and PSTN networks.

“We are excited about our partnership with Wind Currents Communications,” said David Li, CEO of Grandstream Networks (News - Alert). “This partnership confirms that the Grandstream IP video and ATA product portfolio is a best-in-class solution which enables innovative service providers such as Wind Currents to offer advanced IP multimedia communication services to both consumer and specialty professional markets. We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with Wind Currents.”

About Grandstream Networks
Grandstream Networks, Inc. is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of next generation IP voice & video products for broadband networks. Grandstream’s products deliver superb sound and picture quality, rich telephony features, full compliance with industry standards, and broad interoperability with most service providers and 3rd party SIP based VoIP products. Grandstream is consistently recognized in the VoIP industry for their innovation, affordability and superior value in their products. Grandstream Networks is a private company headquartered in Brookline, MA with offices in Los Angeles, Dallas and China. For more information, please visit www.grandstream.com.

About Wind Currents Communications
Wind Currents Communications, Inc. (WCCI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wind Currents, Inc. (WCI), launched its Internet Phone Service calling plans (V2VIP™) and products for residential customers and professional clients this year. Wind Currents, Inc. (WCI), d.b.a.: Wind Currents Technology, celebrated its 10th year of business in 2007, as it continues to serve governmental and institutional clients with high-quality, affordable videophone solutions (POTS and IP) for business, TeleHealth, judicial, and border security applications. Wind Currents, Inc. is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Ulster County, the Hudson Valley Center for Innovation, and the Minnesota Telehealth Association. Both companies are based in Woodstock, New York. For more information about V2VIP phone services, please visit www.v2vip.com. For information about Wind Currents Technology, visit www.videophoneconnection.com.


Grandstream Networks Contact
Marianne Rocco
mrocco@grandstream.com
(617) 566-9300

Wind Currents Communications Contact
John Monahan
jpm@wccivoip.com
(866) 435 0213


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