Evolving Systems CEO Named Chairman of PAM Forum

Presence and Availability Management (PAM) Forum Dedicated to Giving Consumers

Greater Control Over Multiple Device Communications



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Evolving Systems, Inc.

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolving Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: EVOL), a leading provider of next generation telecom OSS and wireless
 data software solutions, today announced CEO George Hallenbeck's appointment
 as chairman of the Presence and Availability Management (PAM) Forum for 2001.
     The PAM Forum is an independent, nonprofit consortium dedicated to giving
 users of diverse communications and messaging services greater control over
 where, when, how and by whom they want to be contacted, while protecting
 personal privacy.
     Hallenbeck's appointment was confirmed during the organization's third
 meeting on March 23 during Spring 2001 Voice on the Net (VON) in Phoenix, AZ.
 He has served as the group's interim chairman since December 2000.
     "The PAM Forum has attracted very talented individuals and resourceful
 companies dedicated to putting communications control back into the hands of
 the consumer," said Hallenbeck.  "I am honored to be leading such a committed
 group of industry innovators, and I plan to enthusiastically promote the
 group's mission to institute an international standard for presence and
 availability management."
     On March 26 the PAM Forum announced the release of a draft of version 1.0
 of its presence and availability specification for public review and feedback.
 It is available at www.pamforum.org.
     "The PAM Forum was founded to provide an open standards foundation for the
 development of a broad range of consumer services," said Drew Morin, CTO of
 TeleCommunication Systems Inc. and vice chairman of the PAM Forum.  "This
 effort will ultimately allow end-users to better control and manage their
 personal information regarding presence and availability.  I am excited about
 George Hallenbeck's appointment as chairman as he has the experience and
 vision necessary to lead this organization."
     The adoption of the PAM Forum specification will help service providers
 collect, update and share key data necessary to deliver advanced, customizable
 services that interact across both wired and wireless networks.  The PAM
 specification will enable enhanced applications for wireless data and voice,
 wireline data and voice, and instant messaging.
     The PAM Forum is an independent nonprofit consortium with members from the
 voice, data and wireless networking, services and applications communities.
 Member companies include Avaya Inc., Ayeca Inc., Bantu Inc., BuzMe Inc.,
 Conita Technologies Inc., Ericsson, ecrio inc., Evolving Systems, Inc.,
 Illuminet Holdings Inc., Ikimbo Inc., InfoInteractive Inc., Invertix
 Corporation, Lucent Technologies, MagNetPoint Inc., MessageVine, NexTone
 Communications, Nex2Me, Nortel Networks, Odigo, Oz.com, Perceptive Network
 Technologies Inc., TeleCommunication Systems Inc., Teltier Technologies, Zama
 Networks Inc, Zion Ltd and Wiral Ltd.
     For more information on the PAM Forum, visit www.PAMforum.org.
 
     About Evolving Systems
     Evolving Systems is a leading provider of telecommunications software
 solutions for complex wireline and wireless data applications.  Customers
 include Regional Bell Operating Companies, InterExchange Carriers, and several
 of the nation's largest wireless carriers.  The company is the nation's
 leading provider of local number portability solutions and is establishing an
 expanding presence in the high-growth wireless data communications market.
 Evolving Systems possesses special expertise in operations support system
 software that encompasses order management, complex provisioning, service
 activation and customer care systems.  The company delivers a full suite of
 services, including software development, consulting, system integration,
 training and customer support.
     For more information on Evolving Systems, visit the company's website at
 www.evolving.com.  The corporate headquarters are located at 9777 Mount
 Pyramid Court, Englewood, Colorado, 80112, phone 303-802-1000.
 
     The Evolving Systems name and logo are registered trademarks of Evolving
 Systems, Inc.
 
     For further information, please contact Cynthia Bowling of Evolving
 Systems, Inc., 303-802-1796, cbowling@evolving.com; or Brianne Miers of Clarus
 Public Relations, 303-296-0343, ext. 236, bmiers@claruspr.com, for Evolving
 Systems, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Evolving Systems, Inc.
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolving Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: EVOL), a leading provider of next generation telecom OSS and wireless
 data software solutions, today announced CEO George Hallenbeck's appointment
 as chairman of the Presence and Availability Management (PAM) Forum for 2001.
     The PAM Forum is an independent, nonprofit consortium dedicated to giving
 users of diverse communications and messaging services greater control over
 where, when, how and by whom they want to be contacted, while protecting
 personal privacy.
     Hallenbeck's appointment was confirmed during the organization's third
 meeting on March 23 during Spring 2001 Voice on the Net (VON) in Phoenix, AZ.
 He has served as the group's interim chairman since December 2000.
     "The PAM Forum has attracted very talented individuals and resourceful
 companies dedicated to putting communications control back into the hands of
 the consumer," said Hallenbeck.  "I am honored to be leading such a committed
 group of industry innovators, and I plan to enthusiastically promote the
 group's mission to institute an international standard for presence and
 availability management."
     On March 26 the PAM Forum announced the release of a draft of version 1.0
 of its presence and availability specification for public review and feedback.
 It is available at www.pamforum.org.
     "The PAM Forum was founded to provide an open standards foundation for the
 development of a broad range of consumer services," said Drew Morin, CTO of
 TeleCommunication Systems Inc. and vice chairman of the PAM Forum.  "This
 effort will ultimately allow end-users to better control and manage their
 personal information regarding presence and availability.  I am excited about
 George Hallenbeck's appointment as chairman as he has the experience and
 vision necessary to lead this organization."
     The adoption of the PAM Forum specification will help service providers
 collect, update and share key data necessary to deliver advanced, customizable
 services that interact across both wired and wireless networks.  The PAM
 specification will enable enhanced applications for wireless data and voice,
 wireline data and voice, and instant messaging.
     The PAM Forum is an independent nonprofit consortium with members from the
 voice, data and wireless networking, services and applications communities.
 Member companies include Avaya Inc., Ayeca Inc., Bantu Inc., BuzMe Inc.,
 Conita Technologies Inc., Ericsson, ecrio inc., Evolving Systems, Inc.,
 Illuminet Holdings Inc., Ikimbo Inc., InfoInteractive Inc., Invertix
 Corporation, Lucent Technologies, MagNetPoint Inc., MessageVine, NexTone
 Communications, Nex2Me, Nortel Networks, Odigo, Oz.com, Perceptive Network
 Technologies Inc., TeleCommunication Systems Inc., Teltier Technologies, Zama
 Networks Inc, Zion Ltd and Wiral Ltd.
     For more information on the PAM Forum, visit www.PAMforum.org.
 
     About Evolving Systems
     Evolving Systems is a leading provider of telecommunications software
 solutions for complex wireline and wireless data applications.  Customers
 include Regional Bell Operating Companies, InterExchange Carriers, and several
 of the nation's largest wireless carriers.  The company is the nation's
 leading provider of local number portability solutions and is establishing an
 expanding presence in the high-growth wireless data communications market.
 Evolving Systems possesses special expertise in operations support system
 software that encompasses order management, complex provisioning, service
 activation and customer care systems.  The company delivers a full suite of
 services, including software development, consulting, system integration,
 training and customer support.
     For more information on Evolving Systems, visit the company's website at
 www.evolving.com.  The corporate headquarters are located at 9777 Mount
 Pyramid Court, Englewood, Colorado, 80112, phone 303-802-1000.
 
     The Evolving Systems name and logo are registered trademarks of Evolving
 Systems, Inc.
 
     For further information, please contact Cynthia Bowling of Evolving
 Systems, Inc., 303-802-1796, cbowling@evolving.com; or Brianne Miers of Clarus
 Public Relations, 303-296-0343, ext. 236, bmiers@claruspr.com, for Evolving
 Systems, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  Evolving Systems, Inc.

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