Info Directions and ACE*COMM Create ASP-Focused Billing And Mediation Alliance

Partnership to Deliver Breakthrough Solution for ASP Profitability

And Speed-to-Market for New Services



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from ACE*COMM Corporation

    GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ACE*COMM Corporation
 (Nasdaq:   ACEC), the innovator of Convergent Mediation(TM) and provider of Next
 Generation Network (NGN) Operations Support Systems (OSS) technologies,
 announced today the implementation of a strategic alliance with Info
 Directions, leading supplier of rating, billing and customer care solutions to
 the integrated communications marketplace.
     Terms of the agreement involve the combining of Info Directions'
 integrated rating and ASP-environment billing software, with ACE*COMM's
 mediation and fraud data management technology to round out a complete
 solution for traditional and next-generation communications providers. The
 companies will collaborate on joint marketing and sales efforts to offer a
 comprehensive solution to service providers that include ASPs, CLECs, ICPs and
 ISPs, both domestically and worldwide.
     Info Directions' ASP offering, integrated with ACE*COMM's mediation and
 decision support applications, will allow providers of communications products
 and services to focus on marketing, customer satisfaction, and other business
 demands, rather than make the investments in an IT infrastructure and IT staff
 that would be necessary to install and maintain the hardware needed to perform
 billing and data management functions in-house.
     "Today, companies don't have to commit to large capital investments in IT
 to make their business plans work," said Donald Culeton, President of Info
 Directions.  "Info Directions and ACE*COMM are making a powerful contribution
 to the ASP marketplace in this regard."
     "When you combine ACE*COMM's market-leading Convergent Mediation(TM) with
 Info Directions' award-winning rating and billing technology, the resulting
 solution provides a clear competitive edge to existing and emerging ASPs,"
 said Gino Picasso, President and COO of ACE*COMM. "The alliance with Info
 Directions allows us to offer our software products to providers as part of a
 bundled services package specifically designed for the ASP model."
     ACE*COMM and Info Directions have been working in concert with the
 IPDR.org Pavilion; a collaborative team of leading Internet system
 integrators, network providers, and billing, mediation and equipment vendors
 to demonstrate video on demand and WAP interoperability through the use of IP
 detail record (IPDR), an industry standard for data exchange.
 
     About Info Directions, Inc.
     Info Directions is a software development company that manufactures,
 installs and supports core rating, billing, and customer care solutions to the
 integrated communications marketplace. Info Directions delivers convergent,
 Web-enabled solutions to next generation and traditional ASPs, ICPs, CLECs and
 ISPs that offer local, long distance, broadband, content, data, IP, ASP usage,
 VoIP, utility, frame relay, wireless and xDSL services. Info Directions is an
 Oracle Partner Program member, a Microsoft Certified Partner, a member of the
 ASP Industry Consortium, and IPDR Supporting member. Info Directions licenses
 its products from its headquarters bordering Rochester, NY and from regional
 offices throughout North America.  To learn more about Info Directions, Inc.
 please call 888-924-4110 or visit http://www.infodirections.com .
 
     About ACE*COMM
     ACE*COMM is a global leader in enterprise network management applications
 and advanced Convergent Mediation(TM) products for wired and wireless voice,
 data, and Internet communications providers. Our proven technology enables the
 capture, security, validation, correlation, augmentation, and warehousing of
 data from all network elements and distributes it in appropriate formats to
 all types of OSS (Operations Support Systems) and BSS (Business Support
 Systems) operations. Our solutions are tailored to each customer's needs,
 providing the analytical tools to extract knowledge from their networks--
 knowledge they use to reduce costs, accelerate time-to-market for new products
 and services, generate new sources of revenue, and push forward with next-
 generation initiatives. For more than 20 years, ACE*COMM technology has been
 effectively deployed in over 3000 installations in more than 65 countries
 worldwide, adding to the success of a broad range of customers and partners
 such as Marconi, Motorola, General Dynamics, TRW Inc., Portal, and Siemens.
 ACE*COMM is a registered ISO 9001 quality standard company.
 
     Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this news
 release include forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks
 and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially
 from those projected, including, but not limited to: the failure of
 anticipated orders to materialize, delays or cancellations of orders due to
 various factors, including business and economic conditions in the U.S. and
 foreign countries; industry-wide slowdowns, any limitations on customers'
 financial resources, the continued convergence of voice and data networks, the
 continuing success of the Company's strategic alliances for product
 development and marketing, customer purchasing and budgetary patterns or lack
 thereof; pricing pressures and the impact of competitive products; the timely
 development and acceptance of new products;  the Company's ability to
 adequately support its operations, and other risks detailed from time to time
 in the Company's Report on Form 10-Q and other reports filed with the
 Securities Exchange Commission.
     ACE*COMM and the ACE*COMM logo are registered trademarks and Convergent
 Mediation is a trademark of ACE*COMM Corporation.
 
 

SOURCE ACE*COMM Corporation
    GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ACE*COMM Corporation
 (Nasdaq:   ACEC), the innovator of Convergent Mediation(TM) and provider of Next
 Generation Network (NGN) Operations Support Systems (OSS) technologies,
 announced today the implementation of a strategic alliance with Info
 Directions, leading supplier of rating, billing and customer care solutions to
 the integrated communications marketplace.
     Terms of the agreement involve the combining of Info Directions'
 integrated rating and ASP-environment billing software, with ACE*COMM's
 mediation and fraud data management technology to round out a complete
 solution for traditional and next-generation communications providers. The
 companies will collaborate on joint marketing and sales efforts to offer a
 comprehensive solution to service providers that include ASPs, CLECs, ICPs and
 ISPs, both domestically and worldwide.
     Info Directions' ASP offering, integrated with ACE*COMM's mediation and
 decision support applications, will allow providers of communications products
 and services to focus on marketing, customer satisfaction, and other business
 demands, rather than make the investments in an IT infrastructure and IT staff
 that would be necessary to install and maintain the hardware needed to perform
 billing and data management functions in-house.
     "Today, companies don't have to commit to large capital investments in IT
 to make their business plans work," said Donald Culeton, President of Info
 Directions.  "Info Directions and ACE*COMM are making a powerful contribution
 to the ASP marketplace in this regard."
     "When you combine ACE*COMM's market-leading Convergent Mediation(TM) with
 Info Directions' award-winning rating and billing technology, the resulting
 solution provides a clear competitive edge to existing and emerging ASPs,"
 said Gino Picasso, President and COO of ACE*COMM. "The alliance with Info
 Directions allows us to offer our software products to providers as part of a
 bundled services package specifically designed for the ASP model."
     ACE*COMM and Info Directions have been working in concert with the
 IPDR.org Pavilion; a collaborative team of leading Internet system
 integrators, network providers, and billing, mediation and equipment vendors
 to demonstrate video on demand and WAP interoperability through the use of IP
 detail record (IPDR), an industry standard for data exchange.
 
     About Info Directions, Inc.
     Info Directions is a software development company that manufactures,
 installs and supports core rating, billing, and customer care solutions to the
 integrated communications marketplace. Info Directions delivers convergent,
 Web-enabled solutions to next generation and traditional ASPs, ICPs, CLECs and
 ISPs that offer local, long distance, broadband, content, data, IP, ASP usage,
 VoIP, utility, frame relay, wireless and xDSL services. Info Directions is an
 Oracle Partner Program member, a Microsoft Certified Partner, a member of the
 ASP Industry Consortium, and IPDR Supporting member. Info Directions licenses
 its products from its headquarters bordering Rochester, NY and from regional
 offices throughout North America.  To learn more about Info Directions, Inc.
 please call 888-924-4110 or visit http://www.infodirections.com .
 
     About ACE*COMM
     ACE*COMM is a global leader in enterprise network management applications
 and advanced Convergent Mediation(TM) products for wired and wireless voice,
 data, and Internet communications providers. Our proven technology enables the
 capture, security, validation, correlation, augmentation, and warehousing of
 data from all network elements and distributes it in appropriate formats to
 all types of OSS (Operations Support Systems) and BSS (Business Support
 Systems) operations. Our solutions are tailored to each customer's needs,
 providing the analytical tools to extract knowledge from their networks--
 knowledge they use to reduce costs, accelerate time-to-market for new products
 and services, generate new sources of revenue, and push forward with next-
 generation initiatives. For more than 20 years, ACE*COMM technology has been
 effectively deployed in over 3000 installations in more than 65 countries
 worldwide, adding to the success of a broad range of customers and partners
 such as Marconi, Motorola, General Dynamics, TRW Inc., Portal, and Siemens.
 ACE*COMM is a registered ISO 9001 quality standard company.
 
     Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this news
 release include forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks
 and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially
 from those projected, including, but not limited to: the failure of
 anticipated orders to materialize, delays or cancellations of orders due to
 various factors, including business and economic conditions in the U.S. and
 foreign countries; industry-wide slowdowns, any limitations on customers'
 financial resources, the continued convergence of voice and data networks, the
 continuing success of the Company's strategic alliances for product
 development and marketing, customer purchasing and budgetary patterns or lack
 thereof; pricing pressures and the impact of competitive products; the timely
 development and acceptance of new products;  the Company's ability to
 adequately support its operations, and other risks detailed from time to time
 in the Company's Report on Form 10-Q and other reports filed with the
 Securities Exchange Commission.
     ACE*COMM and the ACE*COMM logo are registered trademarks and Convergent
 Mediation is a trademark of ACE*COMM Corporation.
 
 SOURCE  ACE*COMM Corporation