Esnatech & eOn Communications Corporation™ (NASDAQ: EONC) roll out Unified Communications Platform for the Education Market.

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Mass Notification, Absenteeism, Speech-enabled Teacher Locator Consolidated in a Unified Solutions Platform

eOn Communications Corporation™ (NASDAQ: EONC), a leading provider of telecommunications solutions, and Esna Technologies Inc. ( today announced that they will be rolling out a new unified communications platform targeted at the education industry. This new unified platform will include a variety of applications focused on the automation and optimization of core processes within the education space. These include Mass Notification, Absenteeism, Speech-enabled Teacher Locator, Presence-enabled School Listings, Homework Hotline, and Unified Messaging for staff and administration.

Built upon the new eNterprise IP Messenger unified communications platform from eOn Communications (, the new vertically enabled solution suite will help schools, and school boards deliver rich collaboration services to both staff and parents while at the same time save a tremendous amount of cost by investing in a unified platform with a much smaller foot print to manage and maintain.

The new eNterprise IP Messenger application suite is a SIP-based application optimized around eOn's communication systems but can be integrated to any existing telephony infrastructure an educational facility or organization may already have in place.

Features such as the automated dialer service that calls home to report student absences with the school's existing telephony system is part of the basic platform and will leverage existing high capacity PRI lines for outgoing calls. The ability to create call lists can be extended beyond the system administrator to allow teachers and teacher assistants to record their own outgoing messages based upon class rosters for parents to receive. It can also connect a student management system with the messaging system to create a dynamic phone and mail list for notifications.

School staff members can easily broadcast messages out to the community, as well as allowing the community to communicate their feedback. Most districts do not provide a phone in every classroom, but they do provide a computer. By leveraging a Unified Communications account for all clients on the eNterprise IP Messenger, everyone can have an extension. Therefore a parent can call any teacher and leave a message that they can retrieve from their classroom computer, any school phone, their home computer, any phone in the world, or any Internet-connected device.

"We are very excited about this new Educational platform! The Esnatech-eOn partnership will allow us to jointly focus on a growing vertical segment and deliver the industry's most complete communication application focus on the education market requirements.", David Petramala, Vice President, Business Development, Esnatech. "We will be able to provide a complete portfolio of messaging, call processing, and mass notification services on one consolidated solution that meets both the feature requirements and price points educational institutions will require."

"Integrating voice mail, unified messaging, School outreach, Mass alert, & rich presence into a single consolidates solution offers tremendous value to our Educational customers and simplifies both the management and deployment of this must have technology," Jack Dienno, V.P. of Channel Sales, eOn Communications.

The new eNterprise IP Messenger platform for the educational sector will be available April 2009 through authorized eOn Channel Partners across North America. It will be a specialized package that will include Mass Notification and Homework Hotline as part of the centralized messaging and call processing platform.

About the eNterprise IP Messenger
The eNterprise IP Messenger offers the industry's most robust unified communications platform that integrates presence, mobility and messaging with eOn's Millennium and eQueue communications platforms. It provides today's enterprises and contact centers with a suite of applications comprised of voice messaging, unified messaging, fax services, instant messaging, CTI functionality, mobility and presence solutions. Using state-of-the-art text-to-speech and speech recognition technology, the eNterprise IP Messenger ensures access and utilization of all of your messaging and scheduling utilities is only a phone call away. Aimed at improving relationships and interactions between employees, customers and suppliers, the eNterprise IP Messenger makes it possible for you to manage your communications anytime, anywhere from any device.

About the Millennium® Converged Communications Platform
The eOn Millennium® is a robust Converged Communications System that offers multi-site networking, advanced call control and messaging features, and supports a wide range of IP and digital desktop devices and applications. The system's flexibility and breadth of features ensure the needs of all organizations are met by supporting both traditional circuit-switched and packet-switched VoIP technology. Whether you need to connect several phones in an office, hundreds of phones in a campus environment or clusters of remote workers, the Millennium allows you to create a virtual enterprise, maximizing employee productivity while reducing networking and support costs.

About the eQueue® Multi-Media Contact Center Solution
The eOn eQueue® is a multi-media contact center platform offering a comprehensive and unified solution for customer interaction management as well as enhanced PBX applications. The universal or single queue approach enables contact centers to interact more efficiently with their customers regardless of the media. The eQueue applications include multi-media routing of all interaction types with robust ACD functionality, complete telephony capability, email, Web chat and Web collaboration, integrated voice response, voice mail with unified messaging, fax messaging, quality assurance recording, workforce management and a complete range of desktop devices and applications. The benefits of using an eQueue are improved customer service and loyalty, increased agent productivity and lower cost of ownership.

About eOn Communications™
eOn Communications Corporation™ is a global provider of innovative communications solutions. Backed by over 20 years of telecommunications engineering expertise, our solutions enable our customers to easily leverage advanced technologies in order to communicate more effectively.    To find out more about eOn Communications and its solutions, visit the World Wide Web at, or call 800-955-5321.

About Esnatech
Founded in 1989, Esna Technologies has been committed to developing advanced messaging solutions that enhance the communication needs of growing organizations. Our mission remains to develop and provide innovative communication solutions that integrate seamlessly with existing infrastructure and enhance the way businesses communicate. Esna Technologies' communication solutions are designed for "real-time users" providing advanced features, investment protection, and platform upgrade capability without the planned obsolescence prominent in the communications industry. Esna Technologies markets and distributes their products through OEM and VAR partners in over 28 countries worldwide. For more information please visit

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including technical and competitive factors, which could cause the Company's results and the timing of certain events to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Such risks are detailed in eOn Communications Corporation's most recent Form 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

eOn Communications Corporation, the mark eOn, eQueue and Millennium are trademarks of eOn Communications Corporation.

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