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Vodavi Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) Magazine's New 'INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence' Award for 2005

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2005-- Vodavi Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:VTEK - News) announced today that Technology Marketing Corp.'s (TMC®) INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine ( has named the Vodavi XTS-IP with Digital PathFinder and Discovery Manager as a recipient of an INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for 2005. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been the VoIP Authority since 1998(TM).

"The VoIP space is hot these days, and it's easy to get caught up in the hype associated with such a buzzing marketplace. However, the winners of the first-ever INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award are not merely "me-too" players. Vodavi has proven to the editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY that the Vodavi XTS-IP with Digital PathFinder and Discovery Manager has excelled in the VoIP/IP Telephony industry, and most importantly, its customers are willing to speak up and offer themselves as references," said Greg Galitzine, editorial director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.

Tony Perez, general manager of Sport Compact Only (SCO), an Internet automotive parts and accessories store, has implemented these award-winning Vodavi products to enhance SCO's call center activities. He stated, "Since implementing Vodavi solutions, we have achieved a significant increase in customer service based on satisfaction reports with our current Internet customers. The flexibility and reliability of using converged digital and IP technologies lets our sales staff work at home on weekends using remote IP phones thus allowing us to cost-effectively extend our hours of operation, increase sales, improve customer service and keep a leg up on the competition."

"We are pleased that the editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY selected the XTS-IP for this award," said Gregory Roeper, president and CEO of Vodavi. "The XTS-IP family of communications systems supports converged digital and IP applications and offers enterprises the flexibility necessary to quickly adapt to changing business environments." He added, "We also appreciate the inclusion of Vodavi's ancillary product offering in this award; specifically, the Digital PathFinder and Discovery Manager, which are extremely popular solutions for comprehensive voice processing, advanced messaging and automatic call distribution solutions that businesses use for maximizing phone system investment, improving productivity and cultivating additional revenue opportunities."

"The editorial staff of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine is proud to announce the winners of the first-ever INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Awards. These companies are as varied as there are products that fit under the IP telephony umbrella. But the one thing that binds them all together is that they all excel at delivering solutions that solve their customers' needs," indicated Rich Tehrani, editor in chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY.

About Vodavi:
Vodavi Technology Inc. is an advanced communications solutions provider delivering innovative business communications solutions that help small to large enterprises increase productivity and reduce costs. Vodavi’s full range of communications solutions include traditional telephone systems, Voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology and converged communications solutions that allow enterprises to deploy traditional digital or VoIP communications simultaneously, providing a flexible and cost-effective migration path to new technology. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information on Vodavi, visit    

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