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Equinox Expands Product Line to Include Solutions for Plexus 9000 Switch


Nashville, TN - September 19, 2003 - Plexus 9000 switch. In a related announcement, TCAST Communications licensed two Equinox applications to work with their Plexus platform. With this purchase, TCAST extends their suite of Equinox solutions, which already include mediation, traffic analysis and telecom fraud management solutions to work with their existing legacy switch platform.

Equinox plans to sell additional software licenses to carriers operating on the Plexus platform in the near future. The Plexus 9000 switch platform is a carrier-grade switch that includes elements of a softswitch-based solution, including a media gateway, media gateway controller and signaling gateway, to provide Class 4/5 switching for the PSTN as well as ATM and IP networks.

"We selected Equinox because of their skill and experience in telecom data processing as well as their willingness to adapt their applications," stated Mark Jordan, CEO of TCAST Communications. "Over the years we have been thoroughly impressed with Equinox's flexibility and customer service and look forward to continuing this relationship in the future."

Providing the industry's widest range of software solutions has been a trademark of Equinox since we started in 1986," commented David West, Executive Vice President of Equinox. "Expanding our line of products to accommodate the Plexus 9000 switch is a natural step in our goal of providing the most effective, flexible, and economic software solutions in the telecom industry."

About TCAST Communications

TCAST Communications is a facilities-based long distance carrier specializing in low cost, high-quality long distance services for the business and residential communities. Since 1995, the company has provided a wide range of services, including domestic and international calling, local calling, toll-free, T1 service and calling card plans. For more information, please visit www.tcastcom.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.