Prepaid Calling Card Solution targets service providers.

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IP-based, prepaid service runs on BayPackets' Agility Platform and enables carriers to deploy voice and data services over circuit-switched, hybrid, or packet-based networks. SnowShore Media Server(TM) provides media processing for BayPackets platform. Service includes real-time call rating, support for mobile virtual network operators, branded announcements with customized web portal, multi-language and multi-currency support, and web-based self-provisioning.



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Brooktrout Technology and BayPackets Deliver Innovative, Flexible Prepaid Offering



Comprehensive Solution Enables Service Providers to Quickly and Efficiently Deploy IP-based Prepaid Voice and Data Services

INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, MIAMI, Feb. 23 - Brooktrout Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of media processing and call control products, and BayPackets, a provider of enhanced voice and data solutions for wireless, wireline and broadband operators, today announced that they have jointly developed a highly scalable IP-based network prepaid calling card solution for service providers. The combined solution enables carriers to rapidly deploy revenue-generating prepaid calling card services over circuit-switched, hybrid or packet-based networks. BayPackets will be exhibiting its solutions at this week's INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO in booth #312.

The IP-based prepaid application runs on BayPackets' Agility Network Services Platform (NSP), which has been designed to scale to support millions of subscribers. Brooktrout's SnowShore Media Server(TM), an open carrier-class IP media server, provides media processing for the BayPackets platform. The Agility Prepaid application comes with a comprehensive feature set that enables service providers to quickly deploy a complete prepaid calling card service that includes real-time call rating, support for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), branded announcements with a customized web portal, multi-language and multi-currency support, and web-based self-provisioning.

"Though historically dominated by long distance calling cards, growth in the prepaid market has exploded in the last few years with new services and new business models," said Ken Epps, CEO of BayPackets. "The BayPackets/Brooktrout solution enables service providers -- including traditional carrier operators, prepaid specialists, MVNOs, and stored value card providers -- to quickly and cost-effectively launch new, flexible prepaid voice and data products over today's circuit-switched and packet-based networks."

"Brooktrout's partnership with BayPackets makes it possible for service providers to rapidly deliver exciting prepaid services by extending the capabilities of BayPackets' platform," said Eric Giler, president of Brooktrout. "Brooktrout is pleased to continue its leadership in enabling innovative revenue generating applications by partnering with companies like BayPackets."

"The prepaid market is shifting models and growing into new segments. In addition to penny-wise new Americans wanting to call families in their country of birth who have historically accounted for about half of the prepaid long distance card revenue, many new segments are discovering the advantages of prepaid products," said Judy Reed Smith, CEO of Atlantic-ACM. "The growth of the prepaid wireless products, the number of clever new mobile virtual network operators (MVNO), and the reach and speed of the stored value products give clues as to what is ahead for prepaid."

To learn more about the state of the prepaid market, short-term and long- term growth opportunities, and successful prepaid VoIP deployments, join Fierce VoIP, BayPackets and Brooktrout for a webinar entitled: "The New Prepaid Paradigm: VoIP, MVNOs and Stored Value Cards" on Thursday, March 3 at 1pmEST/10amPST. Prepaid industry expert, Dr. Judy Reed Smith, CEO of Atlantic-ACM, will be the host and moderator of the session.

To register for this event, visit BayPackets at: http://www.baypackets.com/.

BayPackets Agility Network Services Platform (NSP):
The BayPackets Agility NSP is an open, flexible service delivery platform that enables operators to rapidly generate new revenues and better retain customers through highly differentiated services and service bundles. This carrier-grade service delivery platform seamlessly operates on circuit- switched, packet-based or converged networks. In addition to applications such as Prepaid, Unified Messaging, Conferencing, Voice VPN, Advanced Toll Free, and others, BayPackets provides a complete Software Development Kit (SDK) with tools and resources to quickly build new services. The creation, deployment, and management of applications and their service logic are decoupled from the underlying network, enabling operators to deliver and administer multiple services on the same platform, all from a single point in their network.

Brooktrout's SnowShore Media Server:
Brooktrout's SnowShore Media Server is an open, carrier class media processing resource that can support a broad range of applications, from basic messaging and multiparty calling to prepaid services and network announcements. Because it is an open software architecture and uses 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.

About BayPackets
BayPackets' Agility Network Services Platform, Agility SIP Application Server and applications enable wireless, wireline and cable operators to rapidly bundle and deliver enhanced voice and data services tailored to the needs of their business and consumer customers. Local, long-distance and broadband carriers rely on BayPackets' solutions to profitably expand their business by efficiently operating new and existing network infrastructure via a flexible and open standards-based platform. Founded in February 2000, BayPackets is a privately held company that has received funding from industry-leading venture capital firms. The company is headquartered in Fremont, CA, with a subsidiary in Noida UP, India. For more information, visit BayPackets at http://www.baypackets.com/.

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(TM) (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 www.brooktrout.com/. Brooktrout Technology is a subsidiary of Brooktrout, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKT).

CONTACT: Laura Often of Brooktrout PR, +1-781-453-4858, loften@brooktrout.com

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