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Brooktrout Technology and BayPackets Deliver Innovative, Flexible Prepaid Offering
[February 23, 2005]

Brooktrout Technology and BayPackets Deliver Innovative, Flexible Prepaid Offering

INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, MIAMI, February 23 /PRNewswire/ --

- Comprehensive Solution Enables Service Providers to Quickly and
Efficiently Deploy IP-based Prepaid Voice and Data Services

Brooktrout Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of media processing and
call control products, and BayPackets, a provider of enhanced voice and data
solutions for wireless, wireline and broadband operators, today announced
that they have jointly developed a highly scalable IP-based network prepaid
calling card solution for service providers. The combined solution enables
carriers to rapidly deploy revenue-generating prepaid calling card services
over circuit-switched, hybrid or packet-based networks. BayPackets will be
exhibiting its solutions at this week's INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO
in booth #312.

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The IP-based prepaid application runs on BayPackets' Agility Network
Services Platform (NSP), which has been designed to scale to support millions
of subscribers. Brooktrout's SnowShore Media Server(TM), an open
carrier-class IP media server, provides media processing for the BayPackets
platform. The Agility Prepaid application comes with a comprehensive feature
set that enables service providers to quickly deploy a complete prepaid
calling card service that includes real-time call rating, support for mobile
virtual network operators (MVNOs), branded announcements with a customized
web portal, multi-language and multi-currency support, and web-based

"Though historically dominated by long distance calling cards, growth in
the prepaid market has exploded in the last few years with new services and
new business models," said Ken Epps, CEO of BayPackets. "The
BayPackets/Brooktrout solution enables service providers -- including
traditional carrier operators, prepaid specialists, MVNOs, and stored value
card providers -- to quickly and cost-effectively launch new, flexible
prepaid voice and data products over today's circuit-switched and
packet-based networks."

"Brooktrout's partnership with BayPackets makes it possible for service
providers to rapidly deliver exciting prepaid services by extending the
capabilities of BayPackets' platform," said Eric Giler, president of
Brooktrout. "Brooktrout is pleased to continue its leadership in enabling
innovative revenue generating applications by partnering with companies like

"The prepaid market is shifting models and growing into new segments. In
addition to penny-wise new Americans wanting to call families in their
country of birth who have historically accounted for about half of the
prepaid long distance card revenue, many new segments are discovering the
advantages of prepaid products," said Judy Reed Smith, CEO of Atlantic-ACM.
"The growth of the prepaid wireless products, the number of clever new mobile
virtual network operators (MVNO), and the reach and speed of the stored value
products give clues as to what is ahead for prepaid."

To learn more about the state of the prepaid market, short-term and
long-term growth opportunities, and successful prepaid VoIP deployments, join
Fierce VoIP, BayPackets and Brooktrout for a webinar entitled: "The New
Prepaid Paradigm: VoIP, MVNOs and Stored Value Cards" on Thursday, March 3 at
1pmEST/10amPST. Prepaid industry expert, Dr. Judy Reed Smith, CEO of
Atlantic-ACM, will be the host and moderator of the session.

To register for this event, visit BayPackets at:

BayPackets Agility Network Services Platform (NSP):

The BayPackets Agility NSP is an open, flexible service delivery platform
that enables operators to rapidly generate new revenues and better retain
customers through highly differentiated services and service bundles. This
carrier-grade service delivery platform seamlessly operates on
circuit-switched, packet-based or converged networks. In addition to
applications such as Prepaid, Unified Messaging, Conferencing, Voice VPN,
Advanced Toll Free, and others, BayPackets provides a complete Software
Development Kit (SDK) with tools and resources to quickly build new services.
The creation, deployment, and management of applications and their service
logic are decoupled from the underlying network, enabling operators to
deliver and administer multiple services on the same platform, all from a
single point in their network.

Brooktrout's SnowShore Media Server:

Brooktrout's SnowShore Media Server is an open, carrier class media
processing resource that can support a broad range of applications, from
basic messaging and multiparty calling to prepaid services and network
announcements. Because it is an open software architecture and uses
small-footprint, industry-standard server platforms and standards-based IP
protocols, the SnowShore Media Server can leverage the ongoing evolution of
network architectures and processor technology to deliver a flexible media
processing solution for next-generation IP applications.

About BayPackets

BayPackets' Agility Network Services Platform, Agility SIP Application
Server and applications enable wireless, wireline and cable operators to
rapidly bundle and deliver enhanced voice and data services tailored to the
needs of their business and consumer customers. Local, long-distance and
broadband carriers rely on BayPackets' solutions to profitably expand their
business by efficiently operating new and existing network infrastructure via
a flexible and open standards-based platform. Founded in February 2000,
BayPackets is a privately held company that has received funding from
industry-leading venture capital firms. The company is headquartered in
Fremont, CA, with a subsidiary in Noida UP, India. For more information,
visit BayPackets at

About Brooktrout Technology

Brooktrout Technology is a leading supplier of media processing, network
interface, call control and signal processing products that enable the
development of applications, systems and services for both the New
Network(TM) (packet-based) and the traditional telephone (TDM) network. The
company's strategy is to partner with its customers and collaborate closely
with them to help accelerate their delivery of new applications and services,
increase their existing business, and expand into new markets. For more
information, visit Brooktrout Technology is a
subsidiary of Brooktrout, Inc. (Nasdaq: BRKT).

For more information, please contact:
Laura Often Jennifer Deitsch
Brooktrout PR BayPackets PR
+1-781-453-4858 +1-925-831-2092

Web site:

Brooktrout Technology, Inc.

Laura Often of Brooktrout PR, +1-781-453-4858,; or Jennifer Deitsch of BayPackets PR, +1-925-831-2092, Logo: NewsCom:, AP Archive:, PRN Photo Desk,

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