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Verso Intros Skype Filter

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ATLANTA -- Verso Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSO), a leading provider of packet-based solutions, today announced the introduction of its new carrier grade application filter, which offers a bandwidth optimization and content management tool specifically for the carrier market. This new application provides the most comprehensive array of optimization and content management options currently available for cable operators and internet protocol service providers seeking to selectively disable undesirable network traffic and improve service levels on their networks. Applications such as Skype, Peer-2-Peer (P2P) messaging, streaming media and instant messaging increasingly cause congestion on service provider networks and interrupt or degrade service for other critical applications.

Applications such as Skype enable an end-user to utilize a computer with an Internet connection to place a voice call to another end-user who is also running a Skype application, free of charge, over the internet.

VoIP calls break conversations into data packets that get routed over the Internet, which is more efficient and less expensive than the traditional circuit-switched phone system. However, these calls typically run through multiple carriers' IP networks and consume large amounts of bandwidth. This traffic runs outside the traditional carrier revenue generation models and is therefore highly undesirable for them.

Furthermore, carriers currently do not have a feasible way to separately monitor and restrict this type of traffic on their network. Verso's new technology would fill this void.

Verso's application filter is a carrier grade solution running on Intel-based NEBS compliant hardware and is based on Verso's proprietary, patent-pending technology. The new carrier grade filter improves a carrier's quality of service and does not degrade performance or affect voice or data quality for the carrier and does not introduce any additional single point of failure in the network.

"This is a first of kind technology we are introducing in the carrier marketplace," said Monty Bannerman, president and chief operating officer, Verso Technologies. "The introduction of Verso's application filter reinforces the company's focus on the network application space and strengthens our position as a leader in optimization technology.

This application should be of great interest to any facilities based carrier in the world. Now that the application has successfully completed its pre-production trials, we are working with tier-1 carriers to conduct the first production field trial for this application. We believe that the application has tremendous market opportunity because it addresses an increasingly critical carrier requirement as P2P traffic continues to grow worldwide."

Verso Technologies Inc.

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12/5/2012 | 3:01:50 AM
re: Verso Intros Skype Filter
I don't think it is even legal to do that, it means that the carrier network is not deliver the IP packets in a best effort. It is not the only product that can do that but it turned out to be illegal or at least got a lots of customer complaints. It is better to manage your own brand of VOIP traffic.
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