SOURCE: Empirix Inc.

September 18, 2006 08:05 ET

Empirix's Hammer DEX and Hammer XMS Win Communications Solutions Magazine's Product of the Year Award

Company Selected Based on Proven Success in TDM and VoIP Network Testing and Monitoring

BEDFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 18, 2006 -- Empirix® Inc., which helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence, announced today that Hammer DEX and Hammer XMS have won Communications Solutions Magazine's 2005 Product of the Year awards.

For 15 years, Empirix's Hammer-based automated testing and monitoring solutions have helped Network Equipment Manufacturers (NEMs), Service Providers and Enterprises successfully transition to new technologies, including CTI, TDM/PSTN, VoIP, next-generation networks and now IMS architectures. To date, all of the world's Top 10 NEMs and virtually all of the top service providers use Empirix's Hammer solutions.

Hammer DEX allows NEMs and service providers to emulate NGN infrastructure devices and IMS functions, enabling a more comprehensive array of testing for verifying devices and networks, including interoperability testing. In addition, it enables users to emulate products from other vendors, alleviating many of the time and cost constraints of obtaining and using these products.

Hammer XMS is a carrier-class monitoring solution designed to ensure the reliability and quality of next-generation services. It has the ability to integrate active and passive monitoring, while providing the truest assessment of network and service behavior. By combining the strengths of active testing for even complex end-to-end transactions with best of breed passive monitoring, Hammer XMS provides a multi-dimensional view of test calls as well as live traffic propagating through the network.

Award winners were featured in the June issue of Communications Solutions Magazine. As TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief of Communications Solutions Rich Tehrani noted, "Empirix continues to be at the forefront when it comes to testing and monitoring for new technologies. With its Hammer DEX and Hammer XMS solutions, Empirix has demonstrated a keen insight into where the market is going and as a result has developed these intuitive products for use with next generation technologies, such as VoIP and IMS. We are pleased to recognize Hammer DEX and Hammer XMS as Products of the Year."

"We're honored to win Communications Solutions' Product of the Year Award for the second time," said Empirix Vice President of Product Management and Marketing Duane Sword. "Our Hammer testing and monitoring solutions are known as the industry standard for companies wanting to ensure their customers have the best experience possible, and we appreciate the additional validation from Communications Solutions."

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.

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

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