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Pioneer Telephone Licenses Collector Deluxe for Local Network


Nashville, TN - May 17, 2002 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced that Pioneer Telephone, a telephone cooperative that serves over 50,000 subscribers in 30 Oklahoma counties, has licensed multiple copies of Collector Deluxe for their network of local switches. Collector Deluxe provides real-time delivery of call detail records (CDRs) from telephone switches to a carrier's local area network (LAN).

"Initially, we purchased Collector exclusively for our long distance switch. We were so pleased with the quality of the Collector system that we have decided to adopt the Collector Deluxe mediation platform for our entire network of local switches," stated Kent Weems, Central Office Division Manager for Pioneer Telephone. "As a relatively inexpensive software system, Collector Deluxe provides a reliable means of processing billing records, while keeping our rates low for our subscribers."

With the release of Collector Deluxe, Equinox has upgraded its popular mediation platform to include all of the features available in previous versions of Collector as well as new tools for:

  • Data Verification. New integrity checks confirm accurate delivery to downstream processes
  • Alarming. Alarm reports can be automatically sent via pager or email
  • Enhanced Reliability. Robust tools for recovery from network outages

"This software purchase represents an exciting step in further developing our already strong customer relationship with Pioneer Telephone," said Jeremy Landa who is responsible for business development for Equinox. "Collector Deluxe will be an asset to Pioneer Telephone as they grow throughout Oklahoma."

About Pioneer Telephone
Founded in 1953, Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc. has a service area that covers 76 exchanges and 10,900 square miles in 30 Oklahoma counties. With over 50,000 subscribers, Pioneer Telephone has grown into a multi-million dollar corporation, qualifying it as one of the largest telephone cooperatives in the United States. For more information, visit Pioneer Telephone at www.ptci.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.