SOURCE: Ulticom, Inc.

June 12, 2007 08:05 ET

Ulticom Simplifies Application Development With New Release of Signalware

Signalware 9 Service Pack 5 Delivers the Features to Power the Next Generation of Personalized Communication Services

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Ulticom®, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ULCM), a leading provider of network signaling solutions for wireline and wireless communication services, today announced the general availability of the latest version of its Signalware® signaling suite. Signalware 9 SP 5 contains platform enhancements, protocol additions, and open systems support to address a broad range of opportunities faced by communication systems and service providers. This release of Signalware offers a comprehensive set of new features designed to accelerate the development and deployment of personalized communication services to subscribers in converging network architectures.

"Signalware 9 SP5 is an ideal fit for developers targeting the wireless enhanced services market with innovative payment, messaging, location, and mobility applications," said Osman Duman, senior vice president and CMO at Ulticom. "Specifically, support for the latest versions of 3G wireless protocols GSM MAP and CAP allow for the personalization of subscriber services as well as more robust call control and billing schemes tailored to individual subscriber segment needs."

Signalware 9 SP5's support of the GSM MAP and CAP protocols has been updated to support the latest 3GPP Release 6 extensions for IMS networks. As fully integrated components within the Signalware solution, developers can access these powerful libraries through easy-to-use APIs, freeing up resources to focus on creating differentiated, value-added wireless services for subscribers. Together these protocols improve mobility and subscriber management functions and allow for the creation of virtual home environments to extend service accessibility to mobile subscribers while roaming globally. This functionality is designed specifically to improve subscriber satisfaction and increase service usage.

Another key wireless feature in Signalware 9 SP5 is an addition to the TIA/EIA-41 library to support the latest requirements for wireless emergency services. The Signalware platform now provides protocol support to improve the accuracy of emergency service call routing across CDMA and GSM/UMTS networks. This capability is not only mandatory for emergency services systems, but it also provides the foundation for the deployment of commercial location-based services such as fleet management or presence marketing.

"Creating new communication services is becoming increasingly complex due to the rapid introduction of new technologies and the evolution to IP signaling," said Laurie A. Seymour, senior manager at Venture Development Corporation. "Ulticom continues to enhance its Signalware platform with capabilities to power new services in this environment and further demonstrates their commitment to the application developer community as a trusted supplier of signaling component solutions."

One of the many platform enhancements in this release is a combined SS7 and SIGTRAN logical node capability. This feature produces a virtual "super node" application server that can be used to incrementally migrate traffic from circuit switched TDM (time-division multiplexing) transport networks to more efficient, IP-based networks on the same platform. Applications built using Signalware can now seamlessly operate simultaneously across both SS7 and SIGTRAN network domains, allowing a more graceful transition of signaling traffic to IP without the need for additional equipment or point codes.

In addition, Signalware 9 SP5 now offers expanded support for open computing systems, including multiple Linux distributions and processor architectures, as well as Sun Solaris on X64 platforms. This broad support of the most popular open computing systems offers Ulticom customers the freedom to select the platform of their choice and provides application investment protection.

Ulticom will be showcasing its entire Signalware product line in Booth 5919 at the NXTComm 2007 conference, being held next week in Chicago.

For over a decade, network equipment and service providers have relied on Ulticom to deliver the industry's most comprehensive, carrier-grade signaling solutions for the most demanding communication services. Signalware is the market leading SS7 product as measured by Venture Data Corporation (VDC), an independent technology market research and strategy firm. In addition to Signalware component solutions, Ulticom offers nSignia™ Signaling Gateway, a network-ready infrastructure platform providing high performance SS7 message transport capabilities over IP.

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. 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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