Quintum® Announces New Rapid Deployment Features for its Tenor Line of VoIP Switches and Gateways

Auto-Discovery and Auto-Provisioning Simplify Configuration of Tenors Deployed by Service Providers to their Customers' Premises

EATONTOWN, N.J., Aug. 23 / / - Quintum Technologies, a leading innovator in VoIP technologies, announced today that they have completed beta testing of two new rapid deployment technologies that will allow their service provider customers to deploy Tenors and configure them automatically, without requiring an on-site visit to the customer location.

The Auto-discovery interface allows service providers to identify all Tenors being deployed on customer premises, by their IP Address, serial number, software version, and description. This information is transmitted to the Configuration Manager GUI to allow configuration of individual Tenors.

Tenors will also now include a well defined software interface that
enables Auto-provisioning in conjunction with the service provider's
existing back-office systems. When a Tenor is deployed, it will signal
the service provider's network as soon as it is installed at the customer
site. The Tenor will interface with the service provider's existing
back-office OAM&P (Operation, Administration, Maintenance and
Provisioning) system to request the download of the relevant configuration
file for that specific Tenor. The central system will then download the
specific configuration file to bring up that particular remote Tenor and
connect it to the VoIP service. All provisioning interactions are carried
out using standard secure signaling protocols with individual unit
authentication to insure maximum system integrity. In addition to
providing this rapid auto-provisioning service, this mechanism can also be
used for automatic software upgrades and other system maintenance tasks.

This new feature allows service providers to easily provision, configure, and manage their network of Tenors remotely. This will facilitate rapid deployment of new customer services and greatly reduce initial installation costs. And, with Quintum's external Remote Management Session Server, even Tenors deployed behind enterprise NAT firewalls can be easily evaluated, upgraded and configured.

One such service provider customer, AccessLine Communications, has been the first to deploy Tenors for digital service (T1/PRI) over their VoIP network to multiple business customers, utilizing the Auto-Provisioning feature. "With Tenor's auto-provisioning interface, we can deploy a Tenor, and within seconds, we have the configuration information from our Operational Support Systems (OSS) downloaded to the device," said Jerry Knight, Chief Technology Officer of AccessLine Communications. "This allows us to focus on customer service and not network configuration," added Knight.

"As VoIP is being adopted by mainstream business customers, service providers must be able to respond quickly to customer needs and minimize the cost of CPE deployment," said Chuck Rutledge, Vice President of Marketing at Quintum Technologies. "The Auto-discovery and Auto-provisioning features in the Tenor product line will support next generation service providers' ability to efficiently grow and support their customer base."

These two capabilities will be GA in October.

About Quintum

Headquartered in Eatontown, NJ, Quintum delivers VoIP solutions that bring the reliability and voice clarity of public telephone networks to Internet telephony. Quintum's intelligent VoIP access solutions integrate easily into existing PBX and IP infrastructures, making them the ideal choice for service providers and enterprises alike.

According to In-Stat, Quintum has the second-largest marketshare in the low density VoIP market. The company was picked by Forbes for its "Top Ten To Watch in 2005" list of top privately-held technology companies and was ranked number 205 on the INC. 500 list of fastest growing private companies. Quintum is also a Nortel Developer Partner and an Avaya DeveloperConnection Partner.

Quintum sells its switches worldwide through its direct sales force and a network of resellers and distributors. For more information, call 1-877-SPEAK IP (1-877-773-2547), 1-732-460-9000 outside the US, or visit http://www.quintum.com/

Source: Quintum Technologies

CONTACT: Joanne Lowy of Quintum Technologies, +1-732-460-9000, x238, Joanne_lowy@quintum.com

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

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