XOP Networks' Deploys Its First Audio Conference Bridge in Africa

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Direct Link Systems in Gaborone, Botswana, has installed and put into service XOP Networks' first Universal Services Node (USN) based Audio Conferencing Bridge. DLS will use this bridge to resell audio conferencing service to enterprise and government customers.

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I have been on many conference calls and nothing has sounded this clear. You can be proud of the product you sell!

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 today that its Universal Services Node platform with the Audio Conferencing Application has been installed and put into service by Direct Link Systems in Gaborone, Botswana.

Direct Link Systems will use the Audio Conferencing Application with the Service Provider Package to provide audio conferencing service to enterprise customers in Botswana. The Service Provider Package is specifically designed to meet the needs of any service provider that wishes to resell conferencing services.

The Service Provider Package gives the service provider the ability to segregate customer accounts within a single platform with each account having its own Moderator Web Portal for Conference Scheduling, Conference Recordings, Billing Records (CDRs) and Call Logs. These capabilities are well suited to serve the needs of small and medium sized enterprises.

Lesego Bannalotlhe, VP of Operations at Direct Link Systems said "Thanks to XOP for the hard work & support in installing the system-it works beautifully and the sound quality is fantastic - we are very pleased with the outcome. I have been on many conference calls and nothing has sounded this clear. You can be proud of the product you sell!”.

“We are very excited to have Direct Link Systems as our first customer in Africa and we look forward to helping them grow their business. We were particularly pleased with the logistics surrounding this installation. The Direct Link staff along with our Technical Support here in Dallas was able to get the USN in service in just a few hours with no difficulty. Being able to remotely bring up a sophisticated Linux based conference bridge system thousands of miles away speaks to the maturity and robustness of our product.” said Sudhir Gupta, XOP Networks’ CEO.

About Direct Link Systems
Direct Link Systems is an upcoming Conference Service Provider in Gaborone, Botswana.

About XOP Networks
Beginning in 2003, XOP Networks embarked on developing a next generation IP based service and application platform. Realizing this vision, we shipped our 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, we added support for Hoot and Holler conferencing over TDM and VoIP networks on our USN platform. In 2009 we 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.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, XOP Networks was founded in 2002 and is backed by a seasoned management team. Deployed at multiple Fortune 100 companies, CLEC/IOC customers, Government organizations, DoD networks (Air Force, Army and Navy) XOP Networks' products allow customers to improve employee productivity, 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.

For more information please contact:

Doug Jacobs
XOP Networks
17740 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

Phone: 972-529-0204
Fax:     972-713-9222

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