TMN Deploys Brooktrout's SnowShore Media Server with Openwave Technology

10/19/2004 - Brooktrout Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of media processing and call control products, announced that its SnowShore Media Server has been deployed by TMN, Portugal’s largest mobile operator, as part of their new 3G Videomail service. Brooktrout partnered with Openwave Systems, Inc. to integrate its SnowShore Media Server with Openwave® Video Voicemail and Openwave Video Portal to allow TMN’s 3G subscribers to view and purchase video content as well as send, receive, store and manage voice and video messages.

TMN becomes one of the first operators worldwide to launch mobile video services, which are expected to drive service growth and improve customer satisfaction. Voice mail, video mail and video portal services are all delivered using the same consolidated, standards-based infrastructure, speeding the creation and deployment of new services for TMN’s UMTS network.

Siemens Communications, together with Openwave Systems Inc., has supplied the 3G/UMTS Video Mailbox System and a Video Termination Gateway as an end-to-end-solution for the largest mobile operator in Portugal. Siemens was instrumental in the integration and deployment of this solution, providing valuable expertise with terminals, network infrastructure, billing, provisioning and interoperability.

“TMN has a history of leading the mobile market in Portugal with attractive, advanced services” said Fernando Rodrigues, general manager of corporate business at TMN. “This deployment will enable us not only to launch a new and appealing 3G service, but also to benefit from the reliability and efficiency of a single platform for multiple messaging services.”

Brooktrout’s SnowShore Media Server provides flexible media processing resources that can support a broad range of applications, from basic messaging and multiparty conferencing to prepaid services and network announcements. Because it utilizes small-footprint, industry-standard server platforms and standards-based IP protocols, the SnowShore Media Server can leverage the ongoing evolution of network architectures and processor technology to deliver a flexible media processing solution for next-generation IP applications.

This innovative new 3G video messaging solution is built on Openwave’s video voice-mail platform, an open software platform for the development of next-generation messaging services. Designed to support the integration of third-party technologies and systems over standard-based interfaces, the solution offers operators clear, competitive advantages over competing communications technologies by delivering compelling voice/data services across a single, flexible, highly scaleable platform.

“Brooktrout has led the way in delivering the standards-based products that fit our next-generation platform architecture,” said Rich Wong, general manager of messaging at Openwave Systems. “Our collaboration with Brooktrout allows mobile operators and their subscribers to realize the benefits of IP, giving new profit potential to service providers and higher value personalized services to their end users.”

“Brooktrout’s partnership with Openwave makes it possible for service providers to deliver groundbreaking new video services by extending the capabilities of Openwave’s proven messaging platform for e-mail, voice mail, and multimedia,” said Eric Giler, president of Brooktrout. “Brooktrout is pleased to continue its leadership in delivering exciting new technology by partnering with companies like Openwave who are delivering innovative new applications like video voicemail.”

To view a demonstration of this application visit or stop by Brooktrout’s booth 835 to watch a live demonstration.

About TMN
Created in March 1991, TMN is a subsidiary of the Portugal Telecom Group and the leading mobile telecommunications provider in Portugal, with near 50 percent market share in a three mobile operator’s scenario. Investing in the ongoing diversification of solutions tailored to individual and professional needs, TMN makes technological innovation and orientation towards the client drive its overall activity.

About Siemens
The Siemens Communications Group is one of the world’s leading full-line suppliers in the field of mobile communication, offering mobile phones, cordless phones, wireless modules and mobile infrastructure (technology) including radio and switching components, enabling services and applications, consulting services and systems integration. The communication arm of Siemens AG markets products and services in more than 120 countries, generating sales of 10 billion with a workforce of some 26,900 people in fiscal 2003 (September 30). Siemens mobile is the world market leader in prepaid solutions and digital cordless phones. More:

About Brooktrout Technology
Brooktrout Technology is a leading supplier of media processing, network interface, call control and signal processing products that enable the development of applications, systems and services for both the New Network™ (packet-based) and the traditional telephone (TDM) network. The Company’s strategy is to partner with its customers and collaborate closely with them to help accelerate their delivery of new applications and services, increase their existing business, and expand into new markets. For more information, visit Brooktrout Technology is a subsidiary of Brooktrout, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKT).

Brooktrout, Brooktrout Technology, New Network and SnowShore Media Server are trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc.

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