VANCOUVER, Wash., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- New Edge Networks, the managed services business communications unit of EarthLink Inc., today announced that XCast Labs, a leading provider of hosted digital Voice and Video Services over the Internet, has established a direct connection to the New Edge AX ecosystem of business applications. XCast's hosted IP-PBX and SIP Trunking services are now available over the New Edge nationwide MPLS network.
With a dedicated interconnection to New Edge AX, XCast can now provide its services over a stable and reliable nationwide network, utilizing the Quality of Service (QoS) inherent on the New Edge backbone and Class of Service (CoS) that New Edge offers to MPLS customers.
XCast specializes in delivering telecom services to business customers with distributed workforces, especially companies that have multiple locations. By connecting customers to New Edge AX, XCast can serve any number of customer locations, delivering voice and video applications to the entire company's workforce, regardless of geographic dispersion.
"What sets XCast apart from other VoIP Service Providers is that we own our technology from the SIP stack to the Session Border Controller to the applications themselves. Our engineering skill means that everything was designed from the ground up to inter-operate, and it gives us the lowest possible cost of doing business," said XCast CEO Cliff Rees. "Our 99.995% reliability track record over the past 5 years and our proven ability to create custom solutions are both very appealing to IT and telecom managers."
New Edge AX was developed as an application-sharing environment, allowing XCast's VoIP services and New Edge's network solutions to be cross-marketed to both companies' customer bases and future prospects. XCast and New Edge already have many common affiliations with top tier telecommunications agents. The two companies plan to continue to work together with agent partners to develop comprehensive solutions to meet customers' total needs.
"Through XCast's connection into New Edge AX ecosystem, we are able to expand our solution set into voice without having to replicate what others have done," said New Edge Networks President Cardi Prinzi. "Our customers can now add voice as an application on their existing WAN network, further extending its functionality and allowing New Edge to expand our value proposition."
About XCast Labs
XCast Labs is an advanced SaaS (Software as a Service) provider that has developed a comprehensive suite of software and hardware solutions that enable Cable operators, CLECs, RLECs, ISPs, Telecom Resellers and marketing companies to offer integrated IP-based services to their end-users. The company's proprietary Digital Voice and Video (DV&V) platform is a fully hosted, IP-based integrated solution that delivers Class 5 switching with MIR (Most Intelligent Routing), Video Telephony, IP-PBX, SIP Trunking and other advanced IP applications including video conferencing.
About New Edge Networks
New Edge Networks provides managed IP-based based networks through a mix of private and public connections to deliver secure, managed network solutions. Connecting business sites at virtually any address in the United States, New Edge allows businesses to choose any blend of available access technologies – from DSL and T1 lines to fiber-optic connections – for building secure MPLS networks with performance guarantees managed over an award-winning portal. A wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based EarthLink Inc., New Edge is based in Vancouver, Wash. For more information visit www.newedgenetworks.com or call 1-360-693-9009.
SOURCE New Edge Networks