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Ringgold Telephone Company Installs Collector Deluxe for Nortel DMS-100 Switch


Nashville, TN - March 14, 2003 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced that Ringgold Telephone Company, the second largest independent telephone company in Georgia, has licensed Collector Deluxe to interface with its Nortel Digital Multiplex Switch (DMS-100). Collector Deluxe provides real-time delivery of call detail records (CDRs) from telephone switches to a carrier's local area network (LAN).

"After comparing Collector Deluxe with our previous mediation software system, we concluded that Collector offers more advanced features at a lower cost," explained Glen Crutchfield, Director of Public Networks for Ringgold Telephone Company. "With real-time delivery, data verification, and alarming, Collector Deluxe is a powerful mediation system that allows us to proactively manage the transmission of CDRs from our Nortel DMS-100 switch."

"I am confident that Collector Deluxe will help Ringgold Telephone Company increase revenues and simultaneously reduce operating costs," stated David West, Equinox Executive Vice President. "Equinox looks forward to a long and successful relationship with Ringgold Telephone Company."

About Ringgold Telephone Company

Established in 1912 and serving Catoosa County, Georgia, Ringgold Telephone Company is a 14,300-access line local exchange service provider. Ringgold delivers the most modern, up-to-date services in the region including DSL and Internet access as well as long distance and local telephone service. Ringgold Telephone recently received franchise authority from the City of Ringgold and Catoosa County to provide digital interactive entertainment and video services. Ringgold Telephone Company looks forward to the future, concentrates on the present and takes pride in its rich heritage. More information is available at www.rtctel.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.