Mediatrix Announces Details of Its Environmental Protection Program

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Mediatrix addresses The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive.

Mediatrix Telecom Inc., the leader in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) access devices and gateways, today announced new environmental protection plans aimed at the protection of human health and the environment by restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in new equipment.

The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, 2002/95/EC of February 13, 2003, was enacted by the European Community to minimize the environmental impact of hazardous substances used in electronic equipment. The Directive bans the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in electrical and electronic products sold in the European Union beginning July 1, 2006.

“To address these important environmental issues, we at Mediatrix Telecom are actively working to ensure compliance with the Directive and reduce the presence of these RoHS hazardous substances in our products,” explained Helene Chartier, Vice-President Marketing and PLM for Mediatrix Telecom Inc. “The RoHS compliance initiative is part of an overall strategy to integrate a process management approach into all phases of the product life cycle.”

To address these concerns Mediatrix Telecom has implemented a cross-company functional team incorporating all disciplines including Manufacturing, Purchasing, Engineering, Marketing, Support, and Executive management.

Mediatrix Telecom now requires, beginning at the new product design level, components which are free of the RoHS substances and are process compatible to meet RoHS directives.

Mediatrix Telecom is working with its suppliers, and assemblers to actively progress towards RoHS compliance and to make compliant parts available as needed to support our RoHS initiative.

  • Mediatrix Telecom is actively using lead-free components and processes and migrating non-compliant parts to lead-free in support of RoHS.
  • Suppliers will be requested to certify the RoHS compliance status of their parts and provide information as needed to confirm process compatibility and traceability.
  • Mediatrix Telecom is committed to doing business with environmentally responsible suppliers and is requiring suppliers to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, orders, and policies in providing materials and services Mediatrix Telecom.

About Mediatrix Telecom, Inc.

Mediatrix develops and markets advanced VoIP access devices, gateways, routers and value-added software enhancements for the enterprise, SOHO, and residential markets. Its products provide an ideal migration path for end users wishing to protect their current CPE investment (analog/digital phones, fax machines, PBX and Key Systems) while migrating to a converged IP network. Mediatrix products and solutions are widely interoperable and have received commercial endorsement from some of the world’s leading manufacturers of telecommunications equipment as well as from large telecommunication carriers. Mediatrix is a wholly owned entity of Media5 Corporation, a high technology holding company based in the Montreal area, in Canada. Media5 Corporation also owns M5T, a software provider focused on delivering the latest in SIP software technologies and security solutions to companies developing applications for real-time multimedia communications over IP. Mediatrix has corporate offices in the Montreal area, in Canada and regional offices in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.mediatrix.com.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Spooner

Marketing Communications Manager

Mediatrix Telecom Inc.

Phone: (514) 285-0058 Ext. 424

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