LecStar Corporation Selects Info Directions' Web-Based Solution To Provide Full Spectrum of Products

Integrating web-enabled solutions to meet convergent customer demands



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from LecStar Corporation

    ATLANTA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- LecStar Corporation
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   LCST) (LCST), has selected software developer Info
 Directions to provide its rating, billing and customer care solution as an
 element of LecStar's Operational Support System (OSS).   Providing voice, data
 and Internet solutions, LecStar is able to leverage the three-tiered back
 office architecture to further customize and promote convergent service
 packages to its business and residential customers.
     Info Directions' web-enabled billing and customer care system, CostGuard
 SELECT, was chosen to afford LecStar time, cost and efficiency advantages that
 were unavailable to the company before migrating processes to the Web. The use
 of CostGuard SELECT's thin client technology allows LecStar agents the ability
 to care for customer accounts through the Internet as an integrated business
 conduit.  Operating within the wholesale and retail communications space,
 switch-based LecStar will move forward with its mission to provide a full
 spectrum of high quality traditional and advanced communication services.
     "Info Directions' CostGuard product line provides our company with a
 flexible and scalable billing solution that will grow with us today and in the
 future," said Michael Britt, President and Chief Operating Officer of LecStar
 Telecom, Inc.  "The web-enabled solution provides our customers with the
 on-line data necessary for them to better manage their own costs and
 operations."
     "LecStar is using a variety of avenues to reach and satisfy their
 customers through our solution," said Donald Culeton, President of Info
 Directions.  "LecStar is a model customer in terms of their ability to
 maximize their use of the system to create attractive rate programs and
 service packages for their customers, as well as the ability to provide
 convergent bills for telephony, Internet and partnering utility services."
 
     About Info Directions
     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 ASPs, ICPs, CLECs and ISPs that offer local, long
 distance, wireless, broadband, content, data, IP, ASP usage, VoIP, utility,
 and xDSL services. Info Directions is an Oracle Partner Program member,
 Microsoft Certified Solution Provider, a member of the MSDN ISV Program 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
 1.888.924.4110 or visit http://www.infodirections.com.
 
     About LecStar Corporation
     LecStar Corporation, an integrated communications provider (ICP), provides
 integrated communications on a region-wide basis, a full scope of advanced
 telecommunications services that include local access dial-tone, national and
 international long distance, enhanced subscriber services, high- speed data
 and Internet services and network management. LecStar's enhanced subscriber
 services are based on a unified offering of voice and data to both business
 and residential customers. For more information, see the LecStar Web site at
 http://www.lecstar.com.
 
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    ATLANTA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- LecStar Corporation
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   LCST) (LCST), has selected software developer Info
 Directions to provide its rating, billing and customer care solution as an
 element of LecStar's Operational Support System (OSS).   Providing voice, data
 and Internet solutions, LecStar is able to leverage the three-tiered back
 office architecture to further customize and promote convergent service
 packages to its business and residential customers.
     Info Directions' web-enabled billing and customer care system, CostGuard
 SELECT, was chosen to afford LecStar time, cost and efficiency advantages that
 were unavailable to the company before migrating processes to the Web. The use
 of CostGuard SELECT's thin client technology allows LecStar agents the ability
 to care for customer accounts through the Internet as an integrated business
 conduit.  Operating within the wholesale and retail communications space,
 switch-based LecStar will move forward with its mission to provide a full
 spectrum of high quality traditional and advanced communication services.
     "Info Directions' CostGuard product line provides our company with a
 flexible and scalable billing solution that will grow with us today and in the
 future," said Michael Britt, President and Chief Operating Officer of LecStar
 Telecom, Inc.  "The web-enabled solution provides our customers with the
 on-line data necessary for them to better manage their own costs and
 operations."
     "LecStar is using a variety of avenues to reach and satisfy their
 customers through our solution," said Donald Culeton, President of Info
 Directions.  "LecStar is a model customer in terms of their ability to
 maximize their use of the system to create attractive rate programs and
 service packages for their customers, as well as the ability to provide
 convergent bills for telephony, Internet and partnering utility services."
 
     About Info Directions
     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 ASPs, ICPs, CLECs and ISPs that offer local, long
 distance, wireless, broadband, content, data, IP, ASP usage, VoIP, utility,
 and xDSL services. Info Directions is an Oracle Partner Program member,
 Microsoft Certified Solution Provider, a member of the MSDN ISV Program 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
 1.888.924.4110 or visit http://www.infodirections.com.
 
     About LecStar Corporation
     LecStar Corporation, an integrated communications provider (ICP), provides
 integrated communications on a region-wide basis, a full scope of advanced
 telecommunications services that include local access dial-tone, national and
 international long distance, enhanced subscriber services, high- speed data
 and Internet services and network management. LecStar's enhanced subscriber
 services are based on a unified offering of voice and data to both business
 and residential customers. For more information, see the LecStar Web site at
 http://www.lecstar.com.
 
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