GL Communications Incorporates NMS Communications' Latest Platforms

FRAMINGHAM, MA - GL Communications Inc. has selected platforms from NMS Communications (NASDAQ: NMSS), the supplier of technology for tomorrow's networks, as the basis for its new network test equipment used by global carriers and network equipment providers worldwide including Cisco, Nortel Networks and AT&T. These customers use GL Communications' Digital Central Office Switch Simulator (DCOSS) and related products to generate calls that stress networks, assist in Research and Development work, provide Quality of Service and Analysis, as well as support in the deployment of telephony equipment that incorporates Time Division Multiplexing. "NMS provides a broad selection of platform products that together give us the exact solution we need," said Robert Bichefsky, senior manager at GL Communications Inc. "We've used NMS products for four years now, and have found them to offer the density and flexibility we require for our carrier-grade solutions, even as those requirements have increased in complexity. We also appreciate the open-end software and simple-to-use APIs that help us get to market faster." GL Communications is using a combination of NMS' Convergence Generation, Alliance Generation, and TX Series system building blocks for its DCOSS offering. Together, these platforms provide a solution that consists of high-density digital trunk interfaces and digital signal processing (DSP) resources for signaling and echo cancellation on both PCI and CompactPCI (cPCI) boards. The high density of the boards saves valuable PCI and cPCI slots in the large, high-availability environments of carrier-class system applications. In addition, the NMS solution supports SS7 call control applications. SS7 is often used as the signaling protocol for voice over IP gateway applications, wireless infrastructure, and enhanced services. "GL Communications has made a name for itself by providing the world's largest carriers and equipment suppliers with testing equipment that assures them their networks are performing at the level they need," said Jack Chase, product marketing director, NMS' Platform Solutions business. "We've worked hard to create the solutions needed for these demanding environments, and we're pleased GL has been able to benefit from our offerings for these past four years."
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