Sun Microsystems and Leapstone Systems Expand Partnership

4/2/2004 - Leapstone Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of service delivery and content management solutions for telecommunications service providers, announced that it reached an agreement with Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to provide Leapstone’s specialized professional services to enhance Sun’s end-to-end telecom service delivery solution for both content and network services.

This agreement expands the existing relationship in which Leapstone serves as a strategic Independent Software Vendor (ISV) offering its Communications Convergence Engine (CCE) products as a component in the iForce(SM) Solution for Telecommunications Service Delivery. The iForce solution brings to life Sun’s new vision for the telecommunications industry that recognizes the future of the industry converges both fixed and mobile networks, blending legacy and new services into unique service offerings to individual subscribers.

"Our alliance with Sun enables service providers to implement service delivery and content management solutions that will help them efficiently roll out new services and respond rapidly to the ever-changing demands of the telecom industry," said Rick Orriss, CEO, Leapstone. "Utilizing Leapstone’s products and specialized services under the iForce Solution for Telecommunications Service Delivery umbrella, service providers can quickly generate new revenue and deliver higher value, enhanced services – all while managing their costs."

Leapstone’s CCE Service Broker supplies service providers with the necessary tools to maximize the revenue potential of their existing and next-generation networks. Its unique technology optimizes service flexibility, facilitates open business models and makes costly and time-consuming efforts to resolve feature interaction conflicts a thing of the past. The CCE Service Broker is the premier foundation for VoIP rollouts, enabling a portfolio of services to be delivered irrespective of underlying technologies.

"Sun is pleased to be working with Leapstone to deliver extremely efficient deployments of the comprehensive iForce solution," said Tom Wagner, vice president, Communication Market Area, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Sun focuses on uniting with best-in-class solution providers like Leapstone to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective, ready-to-deploy solutions."

About Leapstone
Leapstone Systems, Inc., delivers intelligent service delivery and content management solutions to network operators. The Communications Convergence Engine product suite enables operators to accelerate revenues via rapid service introduction and reduce costs as a result of simplified integration and improved management of network resources. Leapstone is privately held and headquartered in New Jersey. The company has sales offices and technical centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, India and Canada. Additional news and information about the company is available at

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at

Leapstone Systems, the Leapstone logo and all Leapstone brand and product identifiers are trademarks or registered trademarks of Leapstone Systems, Inc. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems in the United States and other countries.

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