Clarent Drives Expansion of IP-Based Communication Services Through New Strategic Relationships Wednesday 3 January 2001 PDF Print Collaborations Foster Development of Innovative, Third-Party Voice Over IP Applications REDWOOD CITY, Calif., January 3, 2000 * Clarent® Corporation (Nasdaq: CLRN), a leading provider of Internet Protocol (IP) communications solutions, today continued its active program of fostering the development of IP-based communications applications by announcing new relationships with application software developers Java City Technologies, and ThinWEB Technologies. Built on top of Clarent's software-driven Voice over IP (VoIP) communications platform, the resulting applications are expected to enable Clarent's service provider customers to offer new, revenue-generating communications features that will differentiate them from their competitors. "As the market for IP telephony continues to grow, so does the need for IP-based communications applications," said Tom Valovic, research manager, IDC. "With the demand for these types of applications increasing, it's imperative for companies such as Clarent to cultivate relationships with third-party software developers in order to provide a breadth of innovative offerings to carrier and next-generation network customers." Java City Technologies' application suite is expected to offer carriers pre-configured hardware and software for building VoIP services on Clarent's communications platform, providing additional database refinement and system design features. For example, the Java City applications built on the Clarent platform will enable service providers to easily configure their databases, add network elements such as local access Clarent-based VoIP customer premise equipment, and allow service providers to give end users the ability to provision phone features for themselves through a simple web browser. "We recognise the growth of the VoIP market and the increasing needs of service providers," said Bill Nicely, president and CEO, Java City Technologies. "We're pleased to be working with Clarent on developing and delivering an innovative application suite that enables customers to easily manage, provision, monitor, and decipher service and subscriber usage reports in a simple format." Clarent is also collaborating with ThinWEB to provide its customers with a rich graphical user interface (GUI) for remotely accessing their VoIP network databases via any secure Web browser, making network management and configuration easier and more efficient. "By working with Clarent to embed ThinWEB's ThinAccess(tm) in Clarent's Application Server, customers can achieve secure, robust, fast access to Clarent's VoIP network database from any browser," explains Bryan MacLean, ThinWEB's Vice President of Technology. "This is an excellent example of how collaborative development can help deliver and deploy innovative applications to customers worldwide." "Helping our customers grow their businesses by cultivating important relationships with third-party application developers is a top priority for Clarent," said Peter Bohacek, senior vice president, product marketing, Clarent Corporation. "Our collaborations with Java City and ThinWEB reinforce our commitment to sharing ideas and visions for advanced, IP-based communications services that benefit service providers, application developers and consumers around the world." The Clarent Application Developer and Service Creation Partner Program currently includes more than 40 application development companies worldwide. The program aims to provide application developers with the opportunity to share ideas and visions for advanced, IP-based communications applications, solutions and services. About Clarent Corporation Clarent Corporation (Nasdaq: CLRN) is a global market leader in providing intelligent, software-driven products throughout IP-centric communications networks, serving more than 300 telecom service providers worldwide such as AT&T, NTT and China Telecom. Clarent solutions enable interconnection between communications service providers' networks and foster the creation of global footprints. In addition, Clarent's software platform allows carriers to develop multiple new features for consumers and enterprises. Founded in 1996, Clarent is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. and has offices in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. To learn more about Clarent, visit its web site at http://www.clarent.com About Java City Technologies Java City Technologies (JCT), founded in 1999 by a group of VoIP industry insiders, is a software application solutions provider for The "Next Generation" Communications Industry. The explosion in next generation telephony, Internet services and Voice over Internet Protocol, has created a tremendous void for a variety of critical support and service delivery applications. Java City Technologies' newly released Convergence product line, along with a full-service cross platform communications portal under development has JCT uniquely positioned to bring vital support to the exploding Internet communications revolution. Located in Los Angeles, California, JCT is a privately held firm. For more information, including online software demos, please visit our website at: http://www.javacitytech.com About ThinWEB Technologies Corporation ThinWEB Technologies Corporation develops thin client technology to enable the creation of thin client applications that can be deployed over the Internet and leverage server-side resources. Clarent is the most recent on a customer list of prominent corporations including Ceridian, GRC International, and Educational Testing Service (ETS). Founded in 1998, ThinWEB is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Innovium Capital Corp. (ME:IN), an investor in early stage opportunities, is ThinWEB's major shareholder. For more information visit http://www.thinweb.com or call +1-877-844-6932 ext.230. Forward Looking Statements: This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about the future functionality of applications developed by Java City Technologies and ThinWEB Technologies and their interoperability with Clarent products . These statements involve risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with the successful development, testing, and market introduction these applications by Java City and ThinWEB and the future performance of these applications, in addition to potential issues relating to customer demand for these applications, changes in market conditions, technological changes and other factors, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are described further in the risk factors discussed in Clarent's periodic filings with the SEC. 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