State of Washington Selects Equinox Application for Telecommunications Network Management

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES (DIS) DEPLOYS MANAGER SOFTWARE SYSTEM

Nashville, TN April 18, 2003 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced that the State of Washington's Department of Information Services (DIS) has purchased multiple licenses of Equinox's Manager software application. Manager allows the State of Washington to document telecommunications network performance and activity in detail by analyzing call detail records (CDRs). The software is deployed across the State of Washington's network of Nortel DMS 250 switches and enables the State of Washington to optimize long distance traffic across its network.

Manager helps telecom providers document network performance by analyzing actual CDRs to provide information unavailable from standard switch statistics. Through automated and user-defined analyses, Manager generates over 30 custom reports for functions, such as network provisioning and optimization, managing reseller accounts, verifying routing and billing, and strategic planning.

"We are pleased to provide the State of Washington with a software application to help them effectively control network costs through intelligent network planning," noted David West, Executive Vice President of Equinox Information Systems. "We look forward to supporting the Department of Information Services (DIS) as they continue to offer new services and serve a growing base of customers."

About the State of Washington Department of Information Services
The Department of Information Services (DIS) provides telecommunications, computing and digital government services to more than 700 state agencies, boards and commissions, local governments, tribal organizations and qualifying non-profits. DIS operates a secure, statewide standards-based telecommunications network providing reliable, economical voice, data and video communications. The DIS data center is one of the largest in the Northwest, combining both client server and mainframe computing in a secure, controlled environment. DIS also operates the state's Internet portal, Access Washington http://access.wa.gov, offering a single point of entry for citizens and business to government information and services. For more information, visit the DIS Web site at http://www.wa.gov/dis.

About Equinox
Founded in 1986, with hundreds of customers worldwide, Equinox Information Systems is a global provider of software solutions for the telecommunications industry. Providing a full range of software applications, which are backed by exceptional customer support, the company offers solutions in areas critical to profitability and network efficiency, including mediation, fraud detection, CDR and switch administration, and network management, as well as custom application development. For more information, visit Equinox at www.equinoxis.com.


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