SOURCE: Empirix Inc.

September 10, 2008 08:05 ET

Empirix Unveils Most Feature-Rich Hammer XMS to Date

Hammer XMS 2.0 Offers Greater Scalability and More System Enhancements Than Ever Before

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - Empirix® Inc., which helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence, announced today the availability of Hammer XMS 2.0, the most comprehensive solution for monitoring Voice over IP (VoIP) in its class. Hammer XMS 2.0 offers users significantly greater scalability, improved diagnostics and presentation of complex call flows, and better service quality assessment.

Specifically, Hammer XMS 2.0 enhancements include:

--  Introduction of NetworkWide View -- Greatly increase monitoring
    capacity with this new application for on-demand service quality analysis
    and reporting across multiple Hammer XMS systems.
    
--  Introduction of P3000 -- New probe specifically designed to address
    carrier-class passive monitoring requirements for scalability,
    expandability and reliability, including NEBS compliance.
    
--  Significant Graphical User Interface Enhancements -- Improved
    presentation of complex call flows.
    
--  Increased Ability to Segment Quality Statistics -- A major expansion
    of database tags, providing much greater granularity for service quality
    assessment.
    
--  System Health Enhancements -- New statistics to track performance and
    proactively plan for system growth.
    

"Our number one priority is our customers," said Dave Dement, Global Crossing's director, Network Engineering. "With that in mind, Hammer XMS enables us to be proactive about resolving network or service issues very quickly. As a long-standing Empirix customer, we've seen numerous benefits from Hammer XMS and are very excited about the enhancements in the new release, such as scalability and the single view across our Hammer XMS systems. These will make it even easier for us to monitor, correlate and test IP call quality across our entire VoIP network."

Since its introduction in 2004, Hammer XMS has given service providers the most accurate view of VoIP network behavior and service quality in the industry. Leveraging the success of Hammer XMS with the cable operators, Empirix now has a global base of customers serving telco, cable, wholesale, and integrated communications provider market segments. With the introduction of Release 2.0, Hammer XMS has the features and functionality to monitor the largest, most complex VoIP networks while providing its users with the easiest, most information-rich display of service quality assessment.

"Carrier-class monitoring takes on an entirely new dimension with the release of Hammer XMS 2.0," said Greg Ferguson, chairman and CEO of Empirix. "With a major boost in scalability and information usability, our industry-leading customers can use Hammer XMS to maximize their service and network quality. I am proud of the success of Hammer XMS and its ability to meet the monitoring requirements of top tier VoIP service providers, like Global Crossing, worldwide."

About Empirix

Empirix helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence. We combine the industry's deepest knowledge of telecommunications and self-service applications with award-winning testing and monitoring solutions to ensure our customers realize the promise of their technology investments. Empirix is the only company with expertise that spans the evolution of these advanced technologies across multiple markets -- from testing in R&D labs through monitoring the end-user experience. For over a decade, thousands of quality-conscious network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises worldwide have trusted Empirix to reduce the time and cost of integrating new technologies into existing environments. Visit www.empirix.com.

About Global Crossing

Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) provides telecommunications solutions over the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects approximately 400 cities in more than 45 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 690 cities in more than 60 countries and 6 continents around the globe. The company's global sales and support model matches the network footprint and, like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide.

Global Crossing IP services are global in scale, linking the world's enterprises, governments and carriers with customers, employees and partners worldwide in a secure environment that is ideally suited for IP-based business applications, allowing e-commerce to thrive. The company offers a full range of data, voice and security products to approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. Its Professional Services and Managed Solutions provide VoIP, security and network consulting and management services to support its Global Crossing IP VPN service and Global Crossing VoIP services. Global Crossing was the first global communications provider with IPv6 natively deployed in both its private and public backbone networks.

For more information, visit www.globalcrossing.com or blogs.globalcrossing.com.

Empirix and Hammer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Empirix Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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