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Filer Mutual Telephone Company Purchases Equinox Software For Nortel Switch


Nashville, TN - June 27, 2003 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced that Filer Mutual Telephone Company, an integrated communications provider based in Idaho, has licensed Collector Deluxe. Filer Mutual selected the Collector Deluxe mediation system to automate its call detail record (CDR) transmission process. The software, which downloads records in real-time by using the Automatic File Transfer process via an Ethernet Interface Unit, interfaces seamlessly with Filer Mutual's Nortel DMS 100 switch.

"After evaluating several mediation systems, we concluded that Collector Deluxe would be the best choice given the software's advanced features and price point," explained John Gunn, COO of Filer Mutual. "Without this system, our engineers would have had to manually pull the tapes to download the call records for billing. Collector Deluxe facilitates the integration of mediation and billing processes, which saves Filer Mutual both time and money."

Collector Deluxe provides real-time delivery of call detail records (CDRs) and supports a number of switch types and communication protocols including X.25, TCP/IP, and file transfer protocol (FTP).

"This software purchase represents an exciting step in initiating a strong customer relationship with Filer Mutual," noted David West, Executive Vice President for Equinox. "Collector Deluxe (AFT/EIU) will be an asset to Filer Mutual as they grow throughout Idaho and Nevada."

About Filer Mutual
Filer Mutual Telephone Company is an integrated communications provider that focuses on providing quality voice and data services to customers in Idaho and Nevada. The company was originally established in 1909, when early settlers came to the Magic Valley and wanted telephone service. Filer Mutual is a member-owned company that remains dedicated to providing telecommunications services to its community with a personal touch. For more information, please visit www.filertel.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.