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Guam Telephone Licenses Mediation Software from Equinox


Nashville, TN - August 22, 2003 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced that the Guam Telephone Authority (GTA), a component unit of the Government of Guam, (a public entity), has licensed Collector Deluxe. GTA deployed 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 GTA's Nortel DMS MTX cellular switch, and DMS 100, and DMS 100/200 landline switches.

"After evaluating several mediation systems, we concluded that Collector Deluxe would be the best choice given the software's outstanding record of success with other similar companies in the telecom industry," explained Carl Leon Guerrero, Chief Engineer for GTA. "Collector Deluxe automates our operations, enabling us to significantly improve our billing and customer service."

"This software purchase represents an exciting step in initiating a strong customer relationship with GTA," said David West, Executive Vice President for Equinox. "Equinox is ready to support GTA, as they expand in terms of customers and telecommunications services offered."

About Guam Telephone Authority

As a Government of Guam agency, the Authority and its Cellular Operations are classified as a component unit of the Government of Guam for financial reporting purposes. The Authority is the sole supplier of local telephone service within the Territory of Guam. GTA Cellular operations began in 1991 after the approval of tariff rates and regulations by the Public Utilities Commission.

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.