Vertical Communications is a leading provider of next-generation IP-based voice and data communications systems for business. Vertical combines voice and data technologies with business process understanding to deliver integrated IP-PBX and application solutions that enhance customer service and business productivity. Vertical s customers are leading companies of all sizes and include CVS/pharmacy, Household International and Apria Healthcare. Since its inception, Vertical has offered innovative products that set the standard for affordable, innovative telephony. Vertical s InstantOffice system is the first software-based product to combine voice, data and applications support into a consolidated platform that is used in more than 6,500 companies in the retail, financial services and health care industries. Vertical is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. and delivers its solutions through a worldwide network of systems integrators, resellers and distributors. It also maintains offices in Santa Clara, Calif.