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Motorola Leverages Proven NMS Technology inVoice Web Solution for Large-Scale Carrier and Enterprise Deployments


NMS Communications (NASDAQ: NMSS), the leading supplier of technology for tomorrow's networks, today announced that Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is now using NMS' award-winning Alliance Generation. (AG) 4000 hardware to supply media processing and the telephony interface for the Mya Vx500, the highly scalable and highly available voice system Motorola introduced in March. By adopting the AG 4000, Motorola customers benefit from high-density, carrier-grade technology that is proven to perform in the type of large-scale voice Internet application deployments enabled by the Mya Vx500.

By providing leading components and features as part of the Mya Vx500, Motorola strengthens its offering within the multi-billion dollar market opportunity that is emerging for speech-enabled information, messaging, and customer-care services and technology. A March 2001 voice Web study by The Kelsey Group forecasts that worldwide spending and revenues from the voice Web and voice applications will climb to $41 billion by 2005.

Motorola's Mya Vx500 offers operators a number of benefits in this high-growth speech-enabled applications arena, including the ability to provision new services, enhance the customer experience, generate new revenue and increase customer loyalty. Motorola's developer and professional services groups can help customers customize, implement and deliver compelling voice-based application services that meet their consumers' needs. For the consumers, the result is convenient access to speech-enabled Internet sites, on the go, using just the sound of their voices and any telephone. Example applications include: e-mail read over the phone, voice-enabled access to personal information management (PIM) data and speech-driven access to corporate virtual private networks (VPNs) and applications.

As a complete voice Internet solution, the Mya Vx500 system features Motorola's flexible Mya Voice Framework and Service Creation Environment (SCE). The Mya Vx500 is built on an advanced open architecture that fully integrates all system components to offer carrier-grade voice technology. These include the Motorola Mya Voice Browser that supports VoiceXML; automated speech recognition (ASR); text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities; open application programming interfaces (APIs); a complete array of operating, administration and maintenance (OA&M) tools - and now, NMS' AG 4000 media processing and telephony interface hardware. In addition, the Mya Vx500 integrates easily into existing networks to deliver exceptional scalability, availability and reliability.

"Our Mya Vx500 is a highly scalable, highly available voice Internet platform that gives service providers the flexibility to deploy the right offerings, in the right place, at the right time. Because NMS' AG 4000 achieves these same design objectives, we determined their technology meets our requirements for carrier-grade functionality and cost-effectiveness," said Jonas Butvila, Vice President and Director of Voice and Data Platforms in Motorola's Internet Software and Content Group. "Leveraging the AG 4000 helps the Motorola Mya Vx500 lead the way to the expanded revenue, service and differentiation opportunities that service providers are creating today with the voice Internet."

"We are honored that Motorola has judged NMS' technology to be the optimal choice for media processing and the telephony interface within the Mya Vx500," said Brian Demers, vice president and general manager of the New Network Solutions business unit at NMS Communications. "For carriers and large enterprises, a robust platform that adapts and scales is essential to rapid deployment and to support the growth of voice Web services. The AG 4000 offers Motorola a powerful resource that has successfully demonstrated these qualities across a wide range of voice applications worldwide."

NMS' AG 4000 in Voice Web Applications
The AG 4000 Series is a family of full-function digital signal processing (DSP) resource and network interface boards that brings communications equipment providers and service providers the industry-leading capabilities they need to develop, run and expand voice-powered applications. Highlights include:

- Highest density. A maximum of 120 ports in a single-board solution offers more than double the port density of competing alternatives - reducing hardware costs and boosting scalability.

- Industry's only full-duplex (simultaneous play and record) capability for barge-in. Barge-in enables speakers to interrupt prompts by saying commands at any time, instead of waiting to hear complete menus. Barge-in can be used on all channels of the board without reducing the number of ports available to applications.

- Enhanced, on-board echo cancellation. On-board echo cancellation improves sound quality and increases caller satisfaction with voice-enabled services. It also eliminates the cost to use separate third-party software for this purpose.

About Motorola
Motorola Inc. is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. These include software-enhanced wireless telephone, two-way radio, and messaging products and systems, as well as networking and Internet-access products, for consumers, network operators, and commercial, government and industrial customers. Sales in 2000 were $37.6 billion. Further information about Motorola can be found at www.motorola.com.
Motorola, the Stylized M Logo and Mya are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. * Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. * 2001 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.

About NMS Communications (formerly Natural MicroSystems)
NMS Communications (NASDAQ: NMSS) strives to lead in the design, development and distribution of hardware and software for the communications industry's most advanced solutions. Using NMS products and services, the world's leading networking and telecommunications suppliers get their solutions to market faster, and at lower costs.



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