XOP Networks Introduces Mobile Service Provider Value Added Services (VAS) Package

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XOP Networks, Inc., a manufacturer of Value Added Service platforms that provide Audio Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Video Conferencing, Enhanced Firebar (emergency conferencing), Voice Mail, Mass Notification (emergency alerting), and other applications announced availability of SMS based conferencing capability on its Universal Service Node and Digital Collaboration Bridge products.

SMS based Audio Conferencing

Imagine sending a quick SMS and starting a dial-out audio conference. That is the beauty of our mobile conferencing application, now available to cellular operators worldwide,” said Sudhir Gupta, CEO of XOP Networks.

XOP Networks, Inc., a manufacturer of Value Added Service platforms that provide Audio Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Video Conferencing, Enhanced Firebar (emergency conferencing), Voice Mail, Mass Notification (emergency alerting), and other applications announced availability of SMS based conferencing capability on its Universal Service Node and Digital Collaboration Bridge products.

The cellular networks have proliferated to all parts of the globe. With basic cellular telephony in place, the mobile service providers are now adding a variety of value added services to their service offerings.

XOP Networks provides several value added services applications for Mobile operators. Last year XOP Networks launched its Instant Conferencing application that allows a subscriber to get connected with a preconfigured group of conferees simply by dialing a phone number. Now with the addition of SMS capability, a subscriber will be able to get connected with a dynamically chosen group simply by sending a SMS message to the XOP networks’ conference bridge equipment. The SMS capability also allows a subscriber to create/edit users and groups via text messaging.

The SMS based Mobile Conferencing capability is included in XOP Networks’ Mobile Service Provider VAS Package. Besides the SMPP 3.4 interface for SMS integration, this package also includes Click-to-Connect web portal, High Availability Server Monitoring/ Failover software, XML based API for integration with external CRM systems, CDR generation and uploading to FTP sites, and automated reporting of subscriber take-rate and usage.

“Imagine sending a quick SMS and starting a dial-out audio conference. That is the beauty of our mobile conferencing application now available to cellular operators worldwide.” said, Sudhir Gupta, CEO of XOP Networks.

“We expect the mobile service providers around the globe to embrace conferencing as a revenue enhancing service in the coming months. In particular we expect the SMS driven audio conferencing to be a very popular revenue generating service” added Doug Jacobs, XOP Networks’ VP of Sales and Marketing.

About XOP Networks

Beginning in 2003, XOP Networks embarked on developing a next generation IP based service and application platform. Realizing this vision, it shipped its first product, a Digital Collaboration Bridge (DCB) in 2004. A DCB combines rich Audio Conferencing with Desktop sharing, Document sharing and White boarding, thus creating a collaborative experience for the end users. Leveraging the success of the DCB, the product portfolio was expanded in 2005 to include the Group Alerting and Conferencing Server (GACS). The GACS allows mass notification messages to be dispatched over a variety of communications networks, while it brings an organization's brain trust into a quick audio conference. Year 2006 saw the addition of the enhanced Voice Mail Server (VMS) to the product line. In 2007 XOP Networks launched its Universal Service Node (USN) which offers multiple value added services on one platform. In 2008, support was added for Hoot and Holler conferencing over TDM and VoIP networks on the USN platform. In 2009 XOP Networks introduced Ring down Firebar Conference (RFCS) that allows a conference to be set up simply by lifting a handset on an analog or IP phone. Several other enhancements were introduced including support for Secure conferencing, SMS driven instant-conferencing, Group SMS and Voice SMS capabilities. In 2010 the product line was further hardened for use in defense networks and received the coveted JITC certification from the US Department of Defense.
Flexibility of our product’s architecture allows us to quickly customize our solutions to fit the needs of our customers.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, XOP Networks was founded in 2002 and is backed by a seasoned management team. Deployed at multiple Service Providers, Fortune 100 companies, Government organizations, DoD networks (Air Force, Army and Navy) XOP Networks' products allow customers to generate new revenue, increase business efficiency and enhance emergency communications. Having both legacy and VoIP interfaces, XOP products allow customers to seamlessly transition their value added services from legacy circuit switched networks to VoIP based packet switched networks.
For more information about XOP Networks, visit its website at http://www.xopnetworks.com.

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