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Sylantro, Yahoo Combine VOIP With IM

CHICAGO -- Sylantro Systems Corporation today announced the unveiling of the industry's first open standards-based integration of telecommunications services with Yahoo! Messenger 6.0 at SUPERCOMM 2004. Yahoo! (NYSE: YHOO) Messenger is one of the most widely used instant messaging services in the world with over 40 million users. Using Sylantro's developer's kit and the Yahoo! open presence interface, service providers can quickly develop and deploy integrated hosted voice services with Yahoo! Messenger or other best-of-breed instant messaging clients for residential and business users.

Sylantro has integrated IP telephony capabilities such as click-to-call, call logs, visual voice mail and find me/follow me with Yahoo! Messenger, allowing users to control and use their hosted communications services through the ubiquitous instant messaging (IM) interface. Further, the integrated Sylantro capabilities offer presence information for contacts that are also Yahoo! Messenger users, giving users additional options in their communications.

"Progressive integration of voice, mobility and instant messaging is an important step in the evolution of communications, and our focus on open and published interfaces enables rapid and rich integrations with other network elements and services," said David Illing, senior vice president of marketing and business development for Sylantro Systems. "The Yahoo! open presence interface, integrated with Sylantro's enhanced VoIP services, offers compelling new end-user functionality."

Sylantro Systems Corp.

Yahoo Inc.

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