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Ingram Micro to Distribute Linkon Corporation's LinkNet(TM) Internet Telephony Gateway

FAIRFIELD, Conn., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Linkon Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: LKON) and Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) have entered into a distributorship agreement for Linkon Corporation's LinkNet(TM) IP Telephony Gateway.

"Linkon is delighted to have been selected by Ingram Micro for distribution. We are excited about providing Ingram Micro's global VAR customer base with exposure and access to our LinkNet Internet telephony products," said Marc Robins, Director of Marketing for Linkon. "Our LinkNet Gateway allows Ingram's VARs to offer scalable, cutting-edge voice and fax over IP solutions to their entire customer base."

"Internet Telephony is one of the hottest telecommunications technologies on the market today, and is experiencing a period of rapid adoption and growth. This agreement will provide our telecom and datacom resellers with the means to provide their existing customers with solutions that generate a proven return on investment, as well as allow them to enter new markets," said Laura Skinner, vice president of Ingram Micro's Telecom Integration Division. "Linkon is an industry-leading innovator in Unix-based IP Telephony solutions, and we look forward to delivering those innovations to our customers."

Linkon Corporation's LinkNet IP Gateway can support from four analog channels to multiple E1/T1 digital circuits. Current LinkNet customers have deployed systems for phone-to-phone communications over satellite networks; for prepaid calling card services; for SS7 network protocol-based applications; in "Thin Client" Call Center applications using Java(TM) technology; and in Intranet and Internet-based configurations both domestically and internationally.

Linkon's LinkNet IP Telephony Gateway is the winner of the "Best of CTI Expo" award from the recent CTI Spring '98 Expo, and the company's Maestro(TM) System DSP-based communications board and companion API software toolkit products are winners of CTI Magazine's 1997 Platinum Editor's Choice award. The LinkNet IP Gateway and the Maestro System technology it employs have been designed to address IP telephony's most difficult technical issues, including full-duplex communications, scalability, echo cancellation, efficient audio compression, and low delay time (latency).

About Linkon Corporation

Linkon Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: LKON) is a technology supplier to the telecommunications, Internet, cable and data networking industries. The Company's software and hardware products feature a "Universal Port" architecture that provides for efficient, multimedia communications in large networked environments. Solutions incorporating Linkon products have been created for applications such as Internet telephony, interactive voice response (IVR), voice-activated dialing, and call center automation. Linkon sells to OEMS, system integrators, value added resellers and distributors. For more information about Linkon, visit

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) , headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is the world's leading wholesale distributor of technology products and services, with 1997 sales of more than $16.5 billion. The company and its affiliates operate in 31 countries and distribute more than 145,000 products to more than 100,000 resellers in 120 countries. Ingram Micro is a trademark used under license by Ingram Micro Inc.

Source: Linkon Corporation

Contact: Marc Robins, Director of Marketing of Linkon Corporation,
203-319-3123, fax, 203-319-3150, or


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