SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - AltiGen Communications, Inc. (OTCQX: ATGN) (PINKSHEETS: ATGN), the leading provider of software-based Unified Communications solutions, today announced that ATC Freightliner Group has deployed AltiGen's unified communications and contact center solution in locations across Texas and Oklahoma.

ATC Freightliner is one of the dominant heavy and medium duty truck sales and service organizations in the United States. Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star semi trucks are distributed through its dealerships in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Fort Worth and Dallas. In addition, thousands of customers located in or traveling through the Southwest rely on ATC Freightliner's 24 by 7 parts, wrecker and repair departments. 

"Whether it's an emergency service call or someone inquiring about a major purchase, we pride ourselves on providing unparalleled customer service," said ATC Corporate IT Director Don Nolin. "With our prior Nortel call center, management could be difficult and expensive. So, we wanted to make sure that the replacement was software based, and flexible enough to allow us to really manage the interaction between our employees and customers. How we answer the phone is extremely important to us."

ATC Freightliner utilized AltiGen's skills based routing feature to match incoming callers with the person best equipped to answer their need. For example, by automatically routing a question about a specific part to the product expert, ATC efficiently provides information to customers while keeping a record of how many types of calls and transactions take place. With the solution's easy, intuitive design, ATC Freightliner's IT staff is also capable of managing everything in house and eliminates its dependency on an outside vendor. In house management improves response times and saves the company money.

"This is some of the best software we've ever used," said Nolin. "The systems are very easy to deploy and configure. We next plan to begin using AltiGen's MaxMobile capability for the IT department and company managers. The ability to log into a smart phone and have it operate the same as your desk phone will allow us to be very flexible in how and where we take and make calls."

"The ATC sales and service teams have invested in contact center tools that will enable them to enhance already excellent service," said AltiGen Vice President of Sales Mike Plumer. "With a 30 plus year track record of focusing on the customer, the reasons for ATC Freightliner's growth and success are clear."

About AltiGen Communications, Inc.
AltiGen Communications, Inc. (OTCQX: ATGN) (PINKSHEETS: ATGN) is a leading provider of 100% Microsoft-based VoIP business phone systems and Unified Communications solutions. Having more than 10,000 customers around the world, AltiGen solutions are designed for high reliability, ease of use, seamless integration to Microsoft infrastructure technologies, and are built on a scalable, open standards platform. AltiGen's worldwide headquarters is in Silicon Valley, California, with international operations based in Shanghai, China. Local sales, service and support are provided by AltiGen's worldwide network of over 300 certified partners. For more information, call 1-888-ALTIGEN or visit the web site at

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