SOURCE: Ulticom, Inc.

December 04, 2006 08:15 ET

Ulticom Announces nSignia Signaling Gateway Blade on AdvancedTCA

Modular, Open Systems Approach Delivers Cost-Effective, Scalable Signaling Capacity to Interconnect SS7 and SIGTRAN Networks

HONG KONG -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 -- ITU Telecom World -- Ulticom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULCM), a leading provider of network signaling solutions, today announced an AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) implementation of its nSignia™ product, providing a complete, ready to deploy, high density signaling gateway application on industry-standard, carrier-grade computing blades. Built on Ulticom's market-leading Signalware® signaling platform, nSignia on ATCA delivers a high performance and cost effective solution for next generation communication equipment to seamlessly interconnect IP-based applications with existing SS7 networks.

Telecommunications network infrastructure is reshaping around the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture, in a horizontally layered, service-oriented fashion. Signaling plays a key role in reinforcing the new demarcation points in next generation networks, allowing providers to take full advantage of open computing and the ubiquity of IP communications. nSignia enables a cap-and-grow strategy by offering a SIGTRAN-based, open, non-monolithic network signaling layer while continuing to provide connectivity to existing SS7-based services. Many of the traditional Signaling Transfer Point (STP) functions such as routing, translations and screening can also be re-implemented by nSignia in a distributed and flexible manner, replacing the need for costly legacy STP upgrades.

Unlike other signaling gateway products built on closed, proprietary routing or computing platforms, nSignia on ATCA changes the game by providing a base that simplifies design and upgrading to take advantage of new technology introduction. It thus allows the system and service providers to leverage rapid new technological innovations such as multi-core processing and mezzanine card technology for I/O while still maintaining an architecture and packaging suitable for high-performance, signaling-intensive applications. nSignia coupled with ATCA delivers on the promise of an open, industry-standard, modular computing platform capable of bridging networks utilizing SS7 signaling with IP-enabled communication applications.

"The telecommunications industry is in the early stages of ATCA adoption by major network equipment and service providers," said Osman Duman, senior vice president and CMO at Ulticom. "Developers of wireless network equipment, softswitches, or application servers can take advantage of nSignia on ATCA by easily embedding the signaling gateway functionality within their ATCA-based solutions."

nSignia is currently available on a Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) compliant, rack-mountable server built to carrier-grade standards to ensure reliable performance. Ulticom also offers customers the ability to integrate nSignia Signaling Gateway software and SS7 hardware on a range of pre-supported platforms for even greater deployment flexibility.

nSignia Signaling Gateway on ATCA will be generally available in Q2 2007. A display of the solution will be featured in the Ulticom booth (Booth 2001.12) at the ITU Telecom World trade show, being held this week in Hong Kong.

For over a decade, network equipment and service providers have relied on Ulticom to deliver comprehensive, carrier-grade signaling solutions for the most demanding communication services. nSignia Signaling Gateway is built on Ulticom Signalware, the market leading SS7 signaling solution as measured by Venture Data Corporation (VDC), an independent technology market research and strategy firm.

About Ulticom, Inc.

Ulticom provides service essential signaling solutions for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications. Ulticom's products are used by leading telecommunication equipment and service providers worldwide to deploy mobility, location, payment, switching, and messaging services. Traded on NASDAQ as ULCM, Ulticom is headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

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These risks and uncertainties, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in the filings of Ulticom with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. All such documents are available through the SEC's website at or from Ulticom's web site at Ulticom makes no commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date any such statement is made.

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