J.D. Garber Furniture Converges Voice and Data Networks with XO MPLS IP-VPN


XO Connects 13 Sites for Leading Home Furnishings Company across Greater Philadelphia-Tri-State Area for VoIP and Data

RESTON, Va., Aug. 20 /- XO Communications, a leading provider of 21st century communications for businesses and communications carriers, today announced the completion of a 13-site MPLS- based IP-VPN solution for J.D. Garber Furniture. J.D. Garber Furniture operates 13 home furnishings stores under the Lane Home Furnishings and D&D Home Furnishings brands across the greater Philadelphia, southern New Jersey and Wilmington, Delaware metro area.

J.D. Garber Furniture has converged separate voice and data networks into a single converged IP infrastructure using XO MPLS IP-VPN. The private wide area network designed by XO supports both IP voice traffic and data traffic including point-of-sale transactions that are captured at retail stores and are carried over the network to the company's headquarters. The solution enables J.D. Garber Furniture to streamline management of its network to a single provider and establish a class of service-aware IP network to support business transactions and the company's migration to voice over IP. In addition, XO MPLS IP-VPN allows J.D. Garber Furniture to cost-effectively manage the priority of distinct data and VoIP traffic across its network without extra charges for traffic assigned to each class of service.

"We needed a converged voice and data network that can quickly and securely support our migration to voice over IP and the transmission of essential customer point of sale information," said Micah Bosico, Director of Technology and Business Development for J.D. Garber/D&D Home Furnishings. "We're confident that the solution provided by XO will provide us with a flexible and reliable network to help us operate more efficiently and improve service to our customers."

XO MPLS IP-VPN offers businesses and large enterprises a secure, intelligent and managed network to connect offices, customers and partners and converge a wide range of voice, video and data applications over a single IP network infrastructure. XO MPLS IP-VPN provides a wide range of access options to connect locations and flexible classes of services to prioritize Internet, intranet, extranet, voice, video and mission-critical business applications -- all over a single, high performance application-aware IP network.

Key benefits of XO MPLS IP-VPN include:
o Nationwide Coverage -- Broad coverage with service availability in 75
metropolitan markets across the United States
o Flexible and Scalable Network Architecture -- MPLS-based network
architecture provides any-to-any connectivity among all sites and
automatically sets up pathways to new sites.
o Broad Range of Access Options -- Customers can utilize the service with
Dedicated Internet Access at speeds from T-1 through OC-X and Ethernet
services.
o Robust Classes of Service -- Optimize data traffic flows to support any
type of application with one flat rate for access to all four classes
of service.
o Fully Managed -- Reduces total cost of ownership and provides 24x7
monitoring of network facilities and equipment.

For more information about XO MPLS IP-VPN or other XO services go to www.xo.com/, or contact an XO sales representative by calling (866) 963- 9696.

About XO Communications

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: XOHO) , is a leading provider of 21st century communications services for businesses and communications services providers, including 40 percent of the Fortune 1000 and leading cable companies, carriers, content providers, and mobile operators. Utilizing its unique and powerful nationwide IP network and extensive local metro networks and broadband wireless facilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services in 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com/.

Source: XO Communications

CONTACT: Chad Couser, XO Communications, +1-703-547-2746,
chad.couser@xo.com

Web site: http://www.xo.com/

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