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MobileTel Purchases Equinox Software For Wireless Switch


Nashville, TN - May 3, 2002 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced that MobileTel, a leading full-service wireless communications company in Louisiana, has licensed Collector Deluxe. MobileTel selected the Collector Deluxe mediation system to automate their call detail record (CDR) transmission process. The software, which downloads records in real-time by using the Automatic File Transfer process via an Ethernet Interface Unit, was configured in less than two weeks to interface with their wireless switch.

"Collector Deluxe is an efficient and reliable software system," explained Jerry Leonard, Support Manager for MobileTel. "Prior to this software purchase, our engineers had to manually pull the tapes to download the call records for billing. Collector Deluxe facilitates the integration of mediation and billing processes, which saves MobileTel both time and money."

Collector Deluxe provides real-time delivery of call detail records (CDRs) and supports a number of switch types and communication protocols including X.25, TCP/IP, and file transfer protocol (FTP).

"MobileTel required an advanced mediation system to proactively manage the transmission of their wireless call records," noted Jeremy Landa who is responsible for business development for Equinox. "Based on the initial results, Collector Deluxe not only improves the reliability of their call record transmissions, but also contributes to an overall reduction in their operating costs. This software investment promises to meet the needs of MobileTel as they expand throughout Louisiana."

About MobileTel

MobileTel, headquartered in Larose, Louisiana, was established in 1989 as a rural cellular service provider and has evolved into a leading full-service wireless communications company offering cellular, prepaid cellular, digital, paging and Internet products and services to the Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. A subsidiary of SJI, one of the largest privately held telecommunications conglomerates in the southern United States, MobileTel credits its success to first-rate customer service and a commitment to the communities it serves. For more information, visit MobileTel at www.mobiletelcellular.com.

About Equinox

Since 1986, Equinox has helped telecom customers around the globe protect and optimize revenue. The company offers a full range of business assurance solutions that address profitability and network efficiency issues, including data mediation, fraud management, revenue/expense management, routing assurance, usage analytics, network analysis, and custom application development. Equinox is an established solutions provider for the wireless sector with experience in: wireless data verification; cell site traffic analysis; mobile traffic reporting; external/carrier bill validation; roaming usage verification and audit; and subscriber market analysis. For more information, visit www.equinoxis.com.