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IGS Joins Lumos Partnership Program to Accelerate the Deployment of Management Solutions.

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SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2000

Lumos Technologies, the leader in broadband network management solutions, and IGS, provider of advanced software development and integration solutions, announced today that they have formed a partnership that enables network equipment vendors to dramatically accelerate their time-to-market and substantially reduce their development costs.

By joining Lumos' Partnership Program, IGS will combine its in-depth custom software development expertise with Lumos' optimal performance element management solution, the Telecom Management Server (TMS).

Lumos' TMS is fully extensible, allowing it to be easily customized to meet the requirements of specific technologies or network elements. However, some network element vendors may have limited development resources, thus hampering the extension or customization of their solution. By joining the Lumos Partnership Program, IGS will assist these NE vendors in rapidly and efficiently extending the TMS.

"The partnership with Lumos allows us to leverage our extensive EMS/NMS development expertise with the Lumos TMS," said Jonathan Bein, Chairman, IGS, Inc. "Historically, equipment manufacturers have focused on a craft interface and built an EMS only as an afterthought. Today's network equipment marketplace requires a solid EMS with appropriate northbound interfaces into the NMS layer. We believe that the Lumos TMS combined with our expertise in EMS/NMS solutions provides a platform that enables NE manufacturers to gain competitive advantage through EMS and agent software."

IGS Custom Software Development

With over 13 years of telecommunication domain development experience, IGS specializes in providing "time to market" software solutions to the telecommunication industry. IGS' services benefit software development projects for both equipment and service providers, in the design, development, integration and testing phases. IGS has extensive experience in software development - emphasizing the use of technologies such as Java, XML, WML, and CORBA to provide prompt, "best of class" solutions for its clients. IGS specializes in the development of element and network management systems. IGS has developed extensive EMS/NMS solutions for major customers in the telecommunications market, including equipment manufacturers and OSS ISVs. Because of IGS' telecommunication domain knowledge and carrier expertise, and the complete understanding of network equipment interfaces, IGS provides outstanding solutions to all customers in the telecommunications industry.

Lumos Partnership Program

The Lumos Partnership Program aims to team Lumos element management products with leading edge telecom systems integrators by soliciting the services of highly qualified integration partners, Lumos can continue to focus on developing and enhancing its solutions to meet the evolving needs of network equipment vendors and service providers alike.

Fergal Lyons, Lumos' Director of Product Development, stated, "Our express purpose at Lumos is to address the challenges equipment vendors face in deploying high-performance network solutions. Knowing that the time and costs associated with development are of critical importance to our customers, we have designed the TMS with extensive out-of-box functionality, and an easily scalable development framework. We are certain that our partnership with leading development experts such as IGS will assist us in delivering superior element management solutions in a rapid and cost-effective manner."

Lumos Management Solutions

Created for the optimal management of next-generation networks, Lumos TMS is a fully extensible, all-Java solution. It exclusively provides the functionality to quickly and effectively build a variety of element managers -- from lightweight craft solutions to high-end EMSs. Out of the box, the TMS performs the core functions of an EMS, and provides a rich set of high-level management services. Based on a scalable J2EE architecture, TMS can be rapidly customized for a specific technology or network device.

About Lumos Technologies

Lumos Technologies, Inc. was established in 1996 to address the challenges of managing an integrated communications network. Lumos' unrivaled suite of telco grade network management solutions is used by leading network equipment vendors and service providers to substantially reduce their provisioning costs and dramatically accelerate their time-to-market. Visit www.lumos.com for more information on Lumos and its unparalleled suite of network management solutions.

About IGS

IGS, Inc. is a Boulder, Colorado-based provider of integration solutions, custom software development and training services to communication carriers and network equipment manufacturers. IGS offers eJai, a suite of EAI solutions providing middleware-independent transformation services and reuse of integration rules. eJai bridges communication between middleware platforms, workflow, and OSS applications in order to provide an easily adaptable and more scalable integration infrastructure. With over 13 years of telecommunication domain expertise, IGS has an extensive background in the development of network and element management solutions. For more information about IGS and its solution offerings, please visit www.igs.com.

Lumos Technologies is a trademark of Lumos Technologies, Inc. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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