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Supra Telecom Chooses Equinox Information Systems for Mediation Software


Nashville, TN - March 28, 2003 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced that Supra Telecom has licensed Collector Deluxe and TeleLink to integrate with Supra Telecom's Lucent 5ESS switches for real-time CDR collection and mediation. Collector Deluxe provides real-time delivery of call detail records (CDRs) from the 5ESS switch to a carrier's local area network (LAN). TeleLink facilitates the delivery of CDRs to downstream processes by filtering and converting call data to the appropriate formats for operational support systems (OSS), such as billing, fraud detection, and network traffic analysis.

"Equinox's reputation in the telecom industry was a key factor in the decision-making process," explained Abdul-Hakeem Olasewere, Chief Information Officer at Supra Telecom. "We are excited that Collector Deluxe and TeleLink allow us to simplify our billing processes and to improve overall efficiency. Given the reasonable cost of the Equinox software, we expect to achieve an ROI on this software investment almost immediately."

TeleLink allows carriers to maximize revenue and reduce operational costs, saving both time and money by automating the flow and ensuring the integrity of usage data as it travels from the switching platform to billing and other downstream OSS processes. The application allows carriers to replace internally developed work-around solutions and eliminate convoluted data flows to proactively manage the transmission and transformation of call records and to reduce the complexity of multi-vendor networks.

"We are delighted with Supra Telecom's decision to license Equinox mediation software," commented David West, Equinox Executive Vice President. "This agreement demonstrates our commitment to deliver the industry's most cost-effective mediation platform to all carriers regardless of size or switch platform."

About Supra Telecom

Supra Telecom is a facility based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) offering affordable Local, Long Distance and Internet access services.

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.