Skip navigation
Skip navigation
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser.

Provides A Real-Time Indication Of Users Availability And Willingness To
Communicate For SMS, Mobile IM, And Voice Applications

NEW YORK, NY, February 7, 2005

Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), and the
worlds leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based
multimedia enhanced communication services, today announced availability of
the Comverse Presence Server. Providing real-time indication of the desired
partys ability and willingness to communicate, presence enables operators
to offer attractive new services, stimulate service usage, and potentially
generate increased revenues.

Presence enables callers to determine the best means for contact by
communicating the called partys preferences, such as SMS, Mobile IM, and
Push to Talk. Callers knowledge of called party availability, preferred
means of communication, and device capabilities can trigger new
communication and increase usage of value-added services.

The effect of presence will first be to harmonize communications, then
boost productivity, and finally lubricate commerce, noted Charles Golvin,
Principal Analyst at Forrester Research (This is Not Your Teenagers
Instant Messaging, Forrester Research, February 2003).

As a leading provider of value-added services to network operators,
Comverse is well-positioned to contribute to the growing impact of presence
in the marketplace. The Comverse Presence Server supports an array of
Comverse and third-party applications. The Presence Server is designed to
enable 2G operators to deploy appealing presence-enhanced applications
today, and grow to a full IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) application
environment over next-generation 2.5G and 3G networks. The system
architecture is optimized to serve multiple IMS applications such as Push
to Talk, mobile IM, and voice conferencing through one robust centralized
component. Featuring a high-capacity scalable architecture and supporting
leading mobile communication protocols and standards (such as OMA, IMPS and
SIP), the system is designed to help operators migrate from legacy to
next-generation networks.

"The Comverse Presence Server is positioned to become a central component
of the operator's value-added services infrastructure, empowering a wide
range of presence-enhanced services," said Benny Einhorn, Chief Marketing
Officer at Comverse. "The Presence Server adds a new dimension to the
Comverse Total Communication environment, further improving the user
experience and driving operator revenues."

About Comverse

Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), is the
worlds leading provider of software and systems enabling network-based
multimedia enhanced communication services. These value-added enhanced
services solutions, along with the companys real-time billing solutions,
comprise the companys Total Communication portfolio. Comverses Total
Communication portfolio addresses four primary categories: call completion
and call management solutions; advanced messaging for groups, communities
and person-to-person communication; solutions and enablers for the
management and delivery of data and content-based services; and real-time
billing and account management solutions for dynamic service environments.
Other Comverse Technology business units include: Verint Systems (NASDAQ:
VRNT), a leading provider of analytic software-based solutions for
communications interception, networked video security and business
intelligence; and Ulticom (NASDAQ: ULCM), a leading provider of service
enabling signaling software for wireline, wireless and Internet
communications. Comverse Technology is an S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Index
company. For additional information, visit the Comverse Web site at
www.comverse.com or Comverse Technologys Web site at www.cmvt.com.

Contacts

Adrian Brophy
Pleon UK
mailto: adrian.brophy@pleon.com
Direct dial: +44 (0) 20 7298 7138
Mb: +44 (0)7739 337138

This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.