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American Lightwave Communications Selects Equinox Suite of Software for Mediation, Telecom Fraud Management & CDR Administration


Nashville, TN - May 10, 2002 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced that American Lightwave Communications, a CLEC and ISP providing local and long distance service in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area, has licensed a suite of software applications. The software applications deployed include Collector, ExtractCDR, Protector, Switch Interface, and ShowCDR. Collectively, these applications provide a total solution for mediation, telecom fraud management, and call detail record (CDR) administration.

"Our criteria was to partner with a proven company that can deliver a total solution to our multiple needs in a reliable, cost-effective way," stated Terry Burnside, COO of American Lightwave Communications. "I know that Equinox offers advanced software for telecom providers at a great value. This technology alliance was a natural development based on our past experiences working together, and I am sure that this new relationship will also be mutually beneficial."

  • Collector provides real-time delivery of call detail records (CDRs).
  • ExtractCDR filters and converts raw switch data and billing records into usable formats.
  • Protector identifies instances in which a customer's actual usage varies from expected usage in a manner that suggests fraudulent activity.
  • Switch Interface is a switch database maintenance application.
  • ShowCDR provides real-time CDR searching and reporting capabilities.

"We are pleased to provide American Lightwave Communications with a total solution," noted Byron Middendorf, CEO of Equinox Information Systems. "These five applications will give American Lightwave the necessary operational support software to grow into a market leader. "

About American Lightwave

American Lightwave Communications, headquartered in Houston, Texas, was established in 2000 as a competitive alternative for local, long distance, and internet-based services. The company's goal is to become the strongest and most dependable facilities-based Building Local Exchange Carrier (BLEC) serving metropolitan areas. For more information, please visit www.americanlightwave.com.

About Equinox
Founded in 1986, with hundreds of customers worldwide, Equinox Information Systems is a global provider of software solutions for the telecommunications industry. Providing a full range of software applications, which are backed by exceptional customer support, the company offers solutions in areas critical to profitability and network efficiency, including mediation, fraud detection, CDR and switch administration, and network management, as well as custom application development. For more information, visit Equinox at www.equinoxis.com.