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Taqua Integrates Full Suite of Equinox Information Systems Software

Industry Leading Mediation, Fraud Detection and Network Management Systems Software Immediately Available to Taqua Customer and Prospects

Nashville, TN - December 6, 2007 - Taqua(R), Inc., a leading supplier of next-generation end-office switching systems and technologies, has integrated Equinox Information System's suite of telecommunications software into the Taqua 7000 Switching System (T7000).

With the Equinox software integration, Taqua can now provide its customers and prospects the industry's most advanced mediation, fraud detection, and network management capabilities. This robust platform includes real-time CDR mediation for filtering, enriching, converting, and delivering usage records to downstream processes. The Equinox product set also includes advanced tools for network analysis, traffic engineering and ad hoc reporting, real-time CDR traces, least cost routing, and the industry's most comprehensive fraud management system which allows carriers to identify suspicious network activity quickly and stop fraud in progress.

"Taqua's strategy is to focus on further enhancing the T7000 and its industry leading switch replacement capabilities, while also working to integrate and offer complimentary best in class solutions to further support our customers," said Scott Weidenfeller, chief marketing officer at Taqua. "The addition of Equinox to our portfolio allows us to provide our prospects and customer's with an end-to-end central office replacement solution that is difficult to match."

"For more than 21 years Equinox has worked to meet the needs of competitive telecom service providers," stated David West, executive vice President of Equinox. "Our partnership with Taqua demonstrates an ongoing commitment to innovate and respond to the changing nature of our marketplace. Integration with the T7000 allows us to better serve our customers and to provide critical back office functionality to Taqua's large installed base."

Mediation, Fraud Detection, and Network Management Capabilities Include:

  • Delivery of usage records in real-time from multiple network points, using standard protocols such as X.25, TCP/IP, and FTP
  • Forwarding of CDR files across LAN or via FTP
  • A single platform to mediate usage records in multiple input formats (CDR, AMA, IPDR, etc.), transforming them for use by multiple OSS and downstream processes
  • Application of user-defined business rules to filter and converts data to multiple output formats including binary, ASCII, EMI, and database formats
  • Creation of a real-time CDR Data Warehouse of all usage records
  • User-defined queries and reports to perform sophisticated Network Analysis
  • Integration of unfiltered billing records and LERG, Trunk Group, and other user-defined Data Marts to manage reseller accounts, verify routing and billing, and reduce losses with better network planning
  • Generation of more than 80 reports and graphs based on usage records, switch statistical data, including busy hour reporting and peg counts
  • Real-time network and financial analysis for critical insight into both domestic and international traffic
  • Creation of custom queries based on CDRs, LERG information, and other data marts, and for viewing on-screen in real-time details of all calls matching the query parameters
  • Conversion of call detail records from a single source in real-time or batch mode
  • Real-time access to call records for fraud investigation, trouble reporting, traffic analysis, and customer care
  • Automated real-time CDR delivery customers
  • Sophisticated dynamic customer profiling to distinguish fraud from honest usage and workflow tools to manage suspected fraud cases from identification through investigation and resolution.

About Taqua, Inc.
Established in 1998, Taqua is a leading supplier of next-generation switching systems and technologies. With almost 300 system deployments, the Company's solutions are deployed by wireline, cable, and wireless carriers as next-generation end-office exchanges. Taqua's T7000 Switching System (T7000) lowers switching deployment and operational costs, while delivering new IP-based services. Taqua is headquartered in Richardson, TX with research and development located in Hyannis, MA and Richardson, TX. More information on Taqua and the T7000 can be obtained by calling +1.972.692.1800, by email at simplify@taqua.com, or by browsing the website at http://www.taqua.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 revenue assurance, fraud management, mediation, network analysis, and custom application development. For more information, visit Equinox at www.equinoxis.com.