Aylus Networks and Comneon Successfully Complete Interoperability of Rich Communication Services

Joint effort by two partners to help commercially realize the RCS vision

09/23/2009 — Westford, MA and Nuernberg, Germany - Aylus Networks, Inc., the provider of real-time multimedia sharing solutions for mobile networks - and Comneon GmbH, a leading supplier of protocol stack and IP-Multimedia System (IMS) client software, today announced successful completion of interoperability testing between Comneon's Rich Communication Suite (RCS) client and Aylus' RCS infrastructure.

The effort was conducted between Comneon's facility using a Windows Mobile version of the Comneon RCS client and Aylus' Westford facility where it maintains a hosted server environment for third party testing and validation. The content sharing use cases, as tested between the two companies, follow the specifications set forth by the Rich Communication Suite initiative within GSMA. Both Aylus and Comneon are active members of the GSM Association.

This effort validates the increasing standardization around video and content sharing services, and helps to create a turn-key offering for customers interested in advanced rich communication services delivered through IMS. Aylus and Comneon plan to continue periodic interoperability testing, both to validate the advances in RCS specifications and to maintain a ready commercial offering for their respective customers.

"We are very pleased to be working with Aylus to verify interoperability and deliver advanced, market-ready RCS services", said Hartmut Schittko, Director of Marketing for Comneon in North America. "Pairwise, testing of this sort not only validates the hard work put in by both sides, but also helps in achieving the RCS vision of a global, interoperable community of devices and equipment across networks."

"Aylus infrastructure is capable of offering rich communication services in both pre-IMS and IMS configurations", said Aashu Virmani, Head of Marketing for Aylus. "End-to-end interoperability efforts with partners, such as Comneon, get us closer to commercially realizing the RCS solution. Being open to the standards is one of Aylus' core principles, and our participation in the interoperability testing and in the standards process like GSMA attest to our open philosophy".

For more details on this partnership, or for information on how to become a member of the Aylus ecosystem, please send email to partners@aylus.com.

About Aylus Networks, Inc.

Aylus Networks provides real-time multimedia sharing solutions for mobile networks and empowers mobile operators to rapidly deploy rich communication experiences for their subscribers. Aylus' unique, innovative core infrastructure is changing the way people communicate and enabling mobile operators to gain a competitive edge in the mobile marketplace. Founded in January 2005 by mobile communications pioneer, Dr. Shamim Naqvi, Aylus Networks is a private, venture-backed company headquartered in Westford, MA, with additional R&D and sales centers worldwide. For more information, visit www.aylus.com or call 978-392-4730

About Comneon

Comneon is a leading supplier of mobile communications software solutions. It's portfolio comprises protocol stack software for GSM, UMTS and LTE as well as a range of solutions based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), such as Rich Communication Suite (RCS), Voice over IP (VoIP) and Voice Call Continuity (VCC). Comneon licenses its software to a wide range of customers, including semiconductor companies, network operators, and mobile terminal manufacturers. As a fully owned subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG, Comneon also provides software for Infineon's mobile phone platforms. Further information is available at www.comneon.com.

Aylus Networks Media Contact:

Todd Barber
VP of Worldwide Sales
(978) 577 1068


Comneon Media Contact:

Theresa Melde
+49 911 3788 1621