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Versatel Networks Selected by H.M. Net Technologies to Deliver TDM and VoIP Telephony Applications.

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HULL, Canada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 16, 2004

Long Distance Service Provider to Deploy and Resell Applications

Developed for Deployment on the Open and Scalable Versatel

EdgeIQ Intelligent Media Gateway Platform

Versatel Networks today announced that H.M. Net Technologies Inc., custom telephony and network systems specialists and its affiliate company Unlimitel Inc., a provider of a broad range of telephony services to residents across Ontario, Canada, are using the Versatel EdgeIQ(TM) intelligent media gateway.

To efficiently deploy services at the network edge, the Versatel EdgeIQ platform combines media gateway and media server functions into a single scalable solution. Applications hosted at the network edge using the EdgeIQ support PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) The worldwide voice telephone network. Once only an analog system, the heart of most telephone networks today is all digital. In the U.S.  and IP customers equally and minimize the expense of backhauling traffic from one network to the other. H.M. Net Technologies designs switching applications for deployment on the EdgeIQ platform in its carrier business unit, Unlimitel, as well as for resale to third-party carrier businesses.

"We are a long distance service provider, so we understand what other carriers need to run services," said Stephan Monette, president of H.M. Net Technologies. "As our own business grew, we knew we need a higher density system. We purchased equipment from Versatel because it met our scalability needs, and the open platform allows us to develop new services and creates an additional revenue stream for our business, as we resell to other service providers."

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 calling and dual stage dialling. The company also has developed a remote monitoring (protocol) remote monitoring - (RMON) A network management protocol that allows network information to be gathered at a single computer. Whereas SNMP gathers network data from a single type of Management Information Base (MIB), RMON 1 defines nine additional MIBs that provide a  application that uses a GUI (Graphical User Interface) A graphics-based user interface that incorporates movable windows, icons and a mouse. The ability to resize application windows and change style and size of fonts are the significant advantages of a GUI vs. a character-based interface.  interface to check the status of remote equipment, saving the time and money associated with deploying an engineer to the field for routine maintenance.

"Partnerships with application developers are a key component to our strategy in delivering new voice services to the carrier market," said Robert Mimeault, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Versatel Networks. "As a customer and a partner, H.M.Net understands the value of our open architecture for developing new services that can be deployed in both TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) A technology that transmits multiple signals simultaneously over a single transmission path. Each lower-speed signal is time sliced into one high-speed transmission.  and VoIP networks. Scalability is achieved by simply adding a card without ever disrupting any applications. Innovative carriers such as H.M. Net are succeeding because they understand the value of developing new revenue-generating services that benefit their customers."

About Versatel Networks

Versatel Networks develops patented, award-winning technologies for next generation carriers and enhanced telecommunications service providers A Telecommunications Service Provider or TSP is a type of Communications Service Provider that has traditionally provided telephone and similar services. This category includes ILECs, CLECs, and mobile wireless companies. . The Versatel Networks EdgeIQ Intelligent Media Gateway combines media gateway, media server and signalling gateway resources into one compact, low cost, and easily deployed solution. The innovative EdgeIQ platform allows service providers to host applications at the network edge and deliver services on the network of origin without backhauling traffic, reducing network, capital and operating costs operating costs nplgastos mpl operacionales .

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 Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of Enhanced 911, Mobile Radio Dispatch and Air Traffic Control systems for more than 20 years. For more information on Versatel Networks and its products, visit, email:, or call 819-771-0011.
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