NeoPhonetics CEO Kicks Off ClueCon Telephony Developer Conference June 26, 2007

Chad Agate to Focus on Open Source vs. Proprietary Telephony

TINLEY PARK, IL and CHICAGO, IL - (June 25, 2007) - NeoPhonetics, a telephony provider that designs, implements and supports custom VoIP systems for enterprises, today announced that the company's co -founder and CEO, Chad Agate, will be kicking off the upcoming ClueCon Telephony Developer Conference with his session on open source vs. proprietary telephony solutions on June 26th from 9 -9:30am CDT.

"ClueCon is a great forum for developers to get together and discuss the current issues surrounding our industry today," said Chad Agate, CEO of NeoPhonetics. "Open source telephony, especially Asterisk, has created a tremendous amount of flexibility and opportunity for developers working with IP -based solutions. I am looking forward to addressing the benefits to open source, along with specific direction on how to work with Asterisk -based systems."

Agate is responsible for the day -to -day management, business development, infrastructure design and business partnerships for NeoPhonetics. Prior to NeoPhonetics, Chad co -founded The Cipher Group. At Cipher, Chad utilized his skills in building IT services solutions for businesses and education organizations. Within four years, Cipher grew to $1.5 million in service revenue. Previously, Chad worked as a senior network engineer at DeVry University, maintaining and supporting DeVry's university network of over 4,000 users. Chad attended the University of Illinois and The DeVry University. Currently, Chad is a member of the DeVry Telecommunications Management Advisory Board.

ClueCon will take place June 26 -28 in Chicago. Additional information is available at

About NeoPhonetics
NeoPhonetics designs, implements and supports custom VoIP telephony systems for enterprises with at least fifty employees. With a specialty in open source Asterisk® installations, NeoPhonetics creates solutions that offer more features, flexibility and cost effectiveness than traditional telephony systems. The company differentiates itself from other providers by offering on -site network design and integration as well as 24/7 support. In 2006, NeoPhonetics received the "Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award" by Frost & Sullivan for its role as an emerging company with vast potential in the enterprise telephony equipment services market. Additional information can be found at

NeoPhonetics and the NeoPhonetics logo are registered trademarks of NeoPhonetics. Asterisk and the Asterisk Business Edition are registered trademarks of Digium Inc.

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