RICHARDSON, TEXAS, & GAITHERSBURG, MD, Dec. 18, 2007 - Taqua®, Inc., a leading supplier of next-generation end-office switching systems and technologies, and BroadSoft®, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that Transbeam, a New York-based integrated communications service provider, has chosen the two companies' TaquaWorks™ switching solution to replace Transbeam's existing switching solution in order to offer the most advanced IP applications to its growing customer base. TaquaWorks™ is the Taqua 7000™ Switching System (T7000) equipped with the BroadSoft BroadWorks® suite of VoIP applications.
"The choice of the TaquaWorks solution was based on a meticulous evaluation of several different vendor offerings," said Marc Sellouk, founder and director of New York City-based Transbeam. "Ultimately, we choose the TaquaWorks offering because it provided us the best combination of reliability, flexibility, and incredibly advanced feature set. When you combine the Taqua switching and BroadSoft advanced applications into one offering, it's hard to match. We felt this solution would allow us to significantly distance ourselves from our competitors and continue our strong subscriber growth."
Transbeam is utilizing the T7000 Switching System to deliver Class 5 services and an advanced suite of unified communications to either TDM or IP-based subscribers simultaneously from the same compact chassis. TaquaWorks gives Transbeam the ability to provide other midsize and small CLECs and IOCs an integrated solution that cost-effectively delivers the legacy switch replacement they need with the industry's most advanced IP applications.
"Transbeam has built a solid reputation over the last 12 years as an integrated communications service provider, growing substantially and winning several premier business accounts," said Eric Pratt, Taqua's president and CEO. "We look forward to helping Transbeam continue with its success and expand its service offering in the years to come."
"Marc and the team at Transbeam are savvy, and chose the TaquaWorks solution based on their focus to deliver the best services possible to their customers," said Michael Tessler, president and CEO of BroadSoft. "Just one month after announcing our partnership with Taqua, Transbeam saw the value in our joint Class 5 switch-replacement and advanced IP services offering. We believe BroadSoft and Taqua give Transbeam a true competitive advantage."
TaquaWorks is a standards-based, next-generation platform that supports the leading industry protocols such as GR303, PRI, CAS, POTS as well as SIP, MGCP and NCS. The suite of applications allows subscribers to manage their multiple types of communications, such as email, and wireless and wireline telephony. By providing a single communications portal, subscribers have the flexibility to control all their communications, direct calls and voice mails where and how they want them. TaquaWorks delivers these features with unmatched interoperability, back office capabilities, redundancy, and scalability.
Since its launch in 1996, Transbeam (www.transbeam.com), a leading national integrated communications provider, has been providing businesses with the most efficient communication and network solutions available in the market. As a one stop shop, Transbeam delivers high-speed Internet access, integrated voice and data solutions, conferencing and video solutions through its privately owned network, combining next generation value-added features with maximum reliability and stability. Working with Transbeam, companies can streamline their telecommunications and data networks and enjoy advanced value-added features at the most cost-efficient price points available, while relying on the stability and security of a carrier-level network. Transbeam also offers such services as spam and virus protection, event conferencing, remote network backup, Colocation facilities, web-hosting, network design, maintenance and more. More than 2000 businesses and hotel and conference centers use Transbeam network services to facilitate their voice and data needs. Clients include, Plaza Construction, Beth Israel Medical Center, Strawberry/A&E Stores and many more.
About The BroadWorks Platform
BroadSoft's IMS-compliant BroadWorks® platform provides a comprehensive range of VoIP applications, including hosted PBX, IP Centrex, mobile PBX, business trunking and residential broadband services fully integrated into a single VoIP application platform. BroadWorks is uniquely capable of providing these applications with the reliability, redundancy, scalability and regulatory capabilities required to deliver carrier-class service.
About the Taqua 7000 Switching System (T7000)
The Taqua 7000 Switching System (T7000) is a leader in Class 5 switch replacement and has successfully replaced virtually every brand and vintage of Class 5 switch in North America. The T7000 is based on a patented "switch-on-a-card" design, in which all the functions of a Class 5 switch or IP gateway are performed on a single circuit pack. The simplicity of the architecture enables the industry's lowest deployment and operational costs for an end-office exchange, as well as higher reliability with its fewer components. The field hardened T7000 has been shipping since 2000 and can support a wide variety of protocols including SS7, SIP, MGCP, GR-303, TR008, CAS, NCS, PRI and others over line, trunk or IP interfaces.
BroadSoft provides VoIP application software that enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its award-winning flagship BroadWorks® technology empowers wireless, wireline and cable carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that enable them to increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft's family of carrier-class software products delivers the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world's leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft provides VoIP applications to 7 of the top 10 and 13 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, as measured by recent annual revenue, including Korea Telecom, KPN, SingTel, Sprint, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems, and Verizon. For additional information, go to www.broadsoft.com.
About Taqua, Inc.
Established in 1998, Taqua is a leading supplier of next-generation switching systems and technologies. With almost 300 system deployments, the Company's solutions are deployed by wireline, cable, and wireless carriers as next-generation end-office exchanges. Taqua's T7000 Switching System (T7000) lowers switching deployment and operational costs, while delivering new IP-based services. Taqua is headquartered in Richardson, TX with research and development located in Hyannis, MA and Richardson, TX. More information on Taqua and the T7000 can be obtained by calling +1.972.692.1800, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by browsing the website at www.taqua.com.