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Pulsecom Announces New ExchangePoint Integrated Access Solutions Family.

HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 1998--Pulsecom, a leading supplier of communications access solutions, Monday announced a new family of products which will be called the ExchangePoint Integrated Access Solutions Family, enabling service providers to quickly and cost-effectively deploy bundled data and voice services.

The ExchangePoint Integrated Access Solutions family includes the ExchangePoint 8000, a modular integrated access server offering a wide variety of user and network interfaces for multiple services, the ExchangePoint 2000, a mid-range access device delivering a variety of voice, data and ISDN interfaces, and the ExchangePoint 1000, a sleek, lower cost unit that allows fast deployment of voice and data interfaces for bundled service deployments.

The ExchangePoint products are designed specifically to meet the needs of service providers who need to deploy multiple services to their customer base. In particular, the ExchangePoint 2000 and ExchangePoint 1000 are ideal for CLECs who desire high-performance, standards-based solutions that have the ability to integrate directly with digital switches.

The ExchangePoint 2000 and ExchangePoint 1000 enable these competitive providers to provision low cost voice and data services over T1 lines to their small- and medium-sized business customers using either their own fiber or T1 lines that they have leased from their incumbent LEC.

"Delivering multiple services quickly and cost-effectively to customers is one of the most common challenges faced by network service providers today," said Sassan Babaie, vice president of marketing for Pulsecom.

"With our new ExchangePoint family of products, providers can integrate, concentrate and commonly present multiple types of customer traffic within the access layer, thereby speeding deployment of new services and significantly reducing the cost of their infrastructure.

The ExchangePoint family delivers an array of products to meet the particular needs of each provider whether they are offering bundled services, managed services, Internet or ISDN access or any combination of these to their customers," Babaie added.

The ExchangePoint 8000

The ExchangePoint 8000 delivers all the capabilities of an intelligent channel bank, a small Frame Relay switch and an entry-level DCS in one compact unit. The modular architecture of the product allows service providers to incorporate a wide variety of user and network interfaces supporting multiple service types.

The ExchangePoint 8000 can be configured for either T1 or E1 terminations. Additional features of the ExchangePoint 8000 include: -0-

-- Optional, integral cross connect to maximize bandwidth usage

-- Small, compact size for low power consumption

-- Adherence to industry standards for easy integration with existing

equipment and infrastructure

-- Unique server architecture supporting circuit, packet and cell

switching that maximizes flexibility for service providers with

multiple network types

-- Extensive diagnostic and management support to ensure painless

maintenance and troubleshooting

The ExchangePoint 2000

The ExchangePoint 2000 is a mid-range access device offering voice, data and ISDN interfaces for deployment of multiple service types. The ExchangePoint 2000 can combine voice and data services onto a single T1 facility to greatly reduce network access costs. Key features of the ExchangePoint 2000 include: -0-

-- Drop and insert DSX port provisioning to reduce the complexity of

turning up new services

-- Expansion slots for up to four ExchangePoint 8000-compatible

voice, data or ISDN cards to give customers the ability to mix

and match ExchangePoint 2000 and 8000 products in their network

for the most economical solution. Expansion slots also enable

future growth and application evolution.

-- Embedded SNMP management delivering complete, standards-based

management support

-- Compact design allowing desktop, wall mounting or rack mounting

to preserve valuable space and allow for installation in small


The ExchangePoint 1000

The ExchangePoint 1000 is a cost-effective access device that offers quick provisioning of voice and data interfaces for deployment of bundled services. The ExchangePoint 1000 acts as a voice and data channel bank with integral CSU for deployment of up to 24 FXS analog voice ports and two high speed EIA530A/V.35 data ports. Other key features of the ExchangePoint 1000 include: -0-

-- Sleek, low profile packaging to enable installation in tight

spaces and preserve rack/closet space

-- Simple configuration without the need for computer terminal to

reduce training costs

-- Optimized for simple maintenance

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the ExchangePoint 8000 starts at $10,000, the ExchangePoint 2000 starts at $7,000 and the ExchangePoint 1000 starts at $4,000. All prices are U.S. list. All three products are available now and will be displayed at the Comnet `98 tradeshow in Washington, D.C., Jan. 26-29 in the Pulsecom booth No. 1712.

For more information on Pulsecom and its products please call the company at 800/381-1997 or 703/471-2900 or visit its World Wide Web site at .

Pulsecom ( supplies communications access solutions to Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs), Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and distributors worldwide.

Pulsecom's extensive product line ranges from POTS (plain old telephone service) to ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) to high-speed Internet and broadband access solutions.

The company is the largest manufacturer of D4 and plug-compatible equipment for Digital Loop Carrier systems in the industry, with more than 7 million voice and data circuits deployed. Pulsecom is an ISO 9001-registered firm with headquarters in Herndon, with regional offices throughout the world.

CONTACT: Pulsecom, Herndon

Alecia Cooper, 703/478-7087


LSH Communications (for Pulsecom)

Lori Hultin, 805/493-0734
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