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XOP Networks’ Audio Conference Bridge Receives JITC Certification

This is a significant step forward in our Mission Critical Conferencing and Secure Audio Conferencing market initiatives” said Sudhir Gupta, CEO of XOP Networks.

XOP Networks, Inc., a manufacturer of Value Added Service platforms that provide Audio Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Enhanced Firebar (emergency conferencing), Video Conferencing, Voice Mail, Mass Notification (emergency notification) and other applications announces JITC (Joint Interoperability Test Command) Certification of its Audio Conferencing application operating on Universal Service Node (USN) - 16 with Software Release 4.3.1.

This certification makes the XOP Networks USN -16, the only Linux based JITC certified audio conferencing bridge with FXO ports on the DISA Approved Products List.

The testing, sponsored by the Air Force's Cryptologic Systems Group (CPSG), was conducted at JITC test facilities in San Antonio, Texas. The interoperability letter with detailed configuration information is available at JITC Certification Approval letter. The approved products list can be viewed at DISA Approved Products List.

The CPSG provides highly specialized support for a host of military and non-military governmental agencies. JITC conducts operational testing of Information Technology (IT) and National Security Systems (NSS) required by DISA and other DoD organizations to ensure operational effectiveness and suitability for use in US armed force's networks.

"JITC Certification requires rigorous Information Assurance (IA) and Inter Operability (IO) testing to deem a product satisfactory for use in DoD Network. This is a significant step forward in our Mission Critical Conferencing and Secure Audio Conferencing market initiatives" said Sudhir Gupta, Founder and CEO of XOP Networks.

"Having a small, cost effective secure conference bridge is important for our government customers who have frequent need for conducting classified and unclassified conference calls as part of their daily routine. The XOP USN interoperates with a number of cryptographic terminals to facilitate just that," said Doug Jacobs, XOP Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

For more information about use of XOP Network's conference bridge for secure audio conferencing please read our Secure Audio Conferencing White Paper.

About XOP Networks

Beginning in 2003, XOP Networks embarked on developing a next generation IP centric value added services application platform. Realizing this vision, it shipped its first product, a Digital Collaboration Bridge (DCB) in 2004. A DCB combines rich Audio Conferencing and Web Conferencing, thus creating a collaborative experience for the end users.

Leveraging the success of the DCB, the product portfolio was expanded in 2005 to include the Group Alerting and Conferencing Server (GACS). The GACS allows mass notification messages to be dispatched over a variety of communications networks. Year 2006 saw the addition of the enhanced Voice Mail Server (VMS) to the product line. In 2007 XOP Networks launched its Universal Service Node (USN) which offers multiple value added services on one platform. In year 2008 IP based Hoot and Holler conferencing capability was added to the platform. In 2009 XOP Networks introduced Ring down Firebar Conference Server (RFCS) that allows a conference to be set up simply by lifting a handset on an analog or IP phone. Several other enhancements were introduced including support for Mission Critical Conferencing, Secure Audio conferencing, SMS driven mobile conferencing, Group SMS and Voice SMS capabilities. The product line was also hardened for use in United States DoD Military networks. Flexibility of the product's architecture allows XOP Networks to quickly customize its solutions to fit the needs of its customers.

Headquartered in Plano, Texas at 5508 West Plano Parkway XOP Networks was founded in 2002 and is backed by a seasoned management team. Deployed at multiple Fortune 100 companies, US defense organizations, Mobile operators and CLEC/IOC customers, XOP Networks' products allow customers to improve employee productivity, promote business continuity and generate new revenue streams. Having both legacy and VoIP interfaces, XOP products allow customers to seamlessly transition their value added services from legacy circuit switched networks to VoIP based packet switched networks.

XOP Networks' Audio Conference Bridge, its Universal Services Node (16) successfully passes all Interoperability and Information Assurance requirements for full Accreditation and listing on the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UCAPL) for use with Defense Switched Network (DSN), the communications network used by DoD, other federal departments and agencies.