6/15/2004 - NMS Communications (NASDAQ: NMSS) announced that its Open Access platform was chosen by Lightbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTBG) to power GroupTalkTM -- Lightbridge's newly announced voice conferencing service that connects groups instantly across carrier networks. GroupTalk represents another example of innovative applications and services enabled by NMS technology that are changing the way people communicate.
GroupTalk connects users to ad hoc calls in seconds, across disparate service providers, networks and devices. NMS supplies the technology platform, delivering carrier-grade performance and flexibility to ensure that the hosted solution functions on and across any network, anywhere in the world.
"The NMS Open Access platform gives us next-generation technology in a proven, highly reliable package, along with a flexible application development environment," said Kevin Thornton, General Manager of Enhanced Services at Lightbridge, Inc. "As we continue to look for new ways to provide value and revenue opportunities to our service providers and partners, the ability to develop innovative, high performance solutions using open platforms such as those provided by NMS, speed our time to market and delivers true value."
The NMS solution supports conferencing capabilities on both TDM and IP networks, anywhere in the world, giving Lightbridge and its operator partners a clear path to IP conferencing capabilities.
"Over the last six months, we've seen a wave of new communications application development," said George Kontopidis, NMS Communications' senior vice president of engineering, Advanced Platforms Group. "As IP takes hold, offerings like GroupTalk are helping to move both carrier and enterprise networks to a SoIP – services over IP – environment that is invigorating the communications industry. We're pleased to be a part of that revolution."
Lightbridge, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTBG) is a leading transaction processing company that businesses trust to manage customer transactions for greater profitability. Lightbridge adds value to fraud prevention, credit qualification, payment processing, billing, and enhanced voice and data processes. Lightbridge solutions leverage intelligent automated systems and human expertise, delivered primarily through the efficiencies and cost savings of an outsourced business model. Businesses around the world use Lightbridge to make smarter decisions, deliver better services, ensure secure payments, reduce costs and optimize the lifetime value of their customers. For more information, visit http://www.lightbridge.com or call 1-800-LIGHTBR.
About NMS Communications
NMS Communications (NASDAQ: NMSS) is a leading provider of communications technologies and solutions, enabling new enhanced services and efficient networks that help our customers grow their revenues and profits. Visit www.nmscommunications.com for more information.
NMS Communications and Open Access are trademarks of NMS Communications Corporation. GroupTalk is a trademark of Lightbridge, Inc.
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