7/12/2002 - Through its Asia Pacific channel partner S.A.S. Group, NMS Communications (NASDAQ: NMSS), the leading supplier of technology for tomorrow's networks, is providing the system building blocks for Virtual Switching Consultancy (VSC) Ltd.'s switching platform that allows smaller international carriers to compete with the largest carriers in long-distance services. VSC's VS 2000 integrated all-in-one gateway switching solution supports services such as prepaid calling, tandem switching, intelligent call routing, international call transfer, and many others. The first carriers to benefit are Shinetown Telecommunication Ltd., IPGO Ltd., Carriernet Corporation Ltd., and IDT Network (Asia) Ltd.
The VS 2000 offers better price/performance than the competition, and the scalability and flexibility necessary for carriers worldwide to quickly enter into or expand their international long-distance service offerings at an affordable price. These benefits are derived in part from NMS' Convergence Generation™ (CG) 6100C and TX™ 3220C system building blocks. The CG 6100C provides high-density digital trunk interfaces and digital signal processing (DSP) resources for signaling and echo cancellation on a CompactPCI® (cPCI) board. The high density of trunks saves valuable cPCI slots in the large, high-availability environments of carrier-class system applications. Also on a cPCI board, NMS' TX 3220C supports SS7 call control applications. SS7 is often used as the signaling protocol for voice over IP gateway applications, wireless infrastructure, and enhanced services, including voice and fax messaging, one-number/follow-me, and pre-paid services.
"NMS offered the best price/performance of any switching platform," said Ivan Wong, Director of Virtual Switching Consultancy Ltd. "With NMS' platforms as the foundation, we were able to create the scalable, feature-rich VS 2000 switching solution at a cost that just can't be beat."
"VSC's solution allows any size carrier to play in the international long-distance market. The VS 2000 literally opens doors to new revenue opportunities for carriers at any stage in the game. We're pleased to be part of such an important development, and to once again demonstrate that our products are built to help our customers get to market quickly with new enhanced services," said Critz Chan, vice president and general manager of NMS Asia.
About Virtual Switching Consultancy Ltd.
Virtual Switching Consultancy Ltd. (VSC) was established in 1999. As a complete neutral consultant, VSC provides total solutions for telecom service providers in the Asia Pacific region by using state-of-the-art switching equipment and connecting to first tier and second tier carriers with minimum cost and investment. VSC achieves its commitment by exceeding expectations through optimum quality and improving cost-performance through technology.
Worldwide deregulation and privatization have been drastically reshaping the world of telecommunications, affording companies a wide range of opportunities to expand their businesses. VSC has positioned itself to capitalize on unique opportunities in this dynamic environment. The company's adaptability enables it to provide premium telecommunications services with the highest possible value to its clients. VSC is determined to maintain and reinforce the leadership through constant research and development of new technologies, deployment of state-of-the-art products, and the delivery of outstanding customer service.
About S.A.S. Group
S.A.S. Group, established in 1981 and listed in Hong Kong in 1984, is an innovator and provider of solutions for electronic components in a broad range of products. Headquartered in Hong Kong, S.A.S. has branch offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Kunshan and Taipei. S.A.S. Enterprises Co., Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary by the S.A.S. Group, became an authorized distributor for NMS Communications in January 2001 and expanded coverage to the greater China region in November 2001. Staffed with technical experts and professionals from the telecom industry, S.A.S. Enterprises aims at providing comprehensive telecommunications solutions and the best after-sales services to major telcos and leading developers. With solid financial backing from the Group, S.A.S. Enterprises strives to become the most preferred technology supplier.
About NMS Communications
NMS Communications (NASDAQ: NMSS) designs, delivers, and supports technology-leading systems and system building blocks for innovative voice, video, and data services on wireless and wireline networks. NMS products and services help the world's top communications equipment suppliers, solution developers, and wireless operators bring their applications and services to market faster and at lower costs.
Headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, and with offices around the world, NMS has a rich history of technology innovations that advance the growth of the global communications industry. These achievements include the only voice quality enhancement software pairing noise reduction and compensation to create an optimal listening environment for both parties in a mobile phone conversation, the world's first complete open IP gateway, the first complete open packet media server, and the first complete open solution for voice applications and services. Visit www.nmscommunications.com for more information.
Statements in this document expressing the beliefs and expectations of management regarding future performance are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's expectations as of the date of this document and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, a continued slowdown in communications spending, the implementation of the Company's strategic repositioning and market acceptance of the Company's new solutions strategy, quarterly fluctuations in financial results, the Company's ability to exploit fully the value of its technology and its strategic partnerships and alliances, the availability of products from vendors and other risks. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001. In addition, while management may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, management specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, even if its estimates change. Any reference to our website in this press release is not intended to incorporate the contents thereof into this press release or any other public announcement.
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