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November, 2004 Volume 2

Twice a quarter, Rodopi sends a number of helpful tips and tricks for using your Rodopi application more efficiently under the heading of Did You Know… Did You Know provides information on how to correct error messages, how to use payment gateways, how to set up security features and many more helpful information tidbits that reside in our Knowledge Base. To view the most recent tips and tricks, plus many more helpful hints, please visit our Knowledge Base.


Trade Up to Rodopi!
Rodopi is the leader in robust, scalable automation software that can help you grow your business profitably. For a limited time, Rodopi will be offering a competitive upgrade for users of other billing products. The new program offers special incentives for new customers, including a competitive buy-back, discounts on support services to migrate customer and billing data, and a special gift (worth over $500) for qualified purchases. For more information, please contact your account representative or e-mail sales@rodopi.com.

New Interface Modules and Usage Filters

Rodopi and Everyone.net Announce Integration Module
Rodopi and Everyone.net, a hosted e-mail provider, recently announced the release of an innovative new integration module that provides service providers the ability to add revenue producing resources by automating e-mail account management. Everyone.net and Rodopi customers can create, delete and modify client and user e-mail accounts with their unique domain name, including alias accounts. More…

Rodopi Releases NextNet Integration Module
Rodopi Software recently announced the release of a new integration module that will allow WISPs using NextNet's 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz wireless broadband equipment to automate orders, service activation and deactivation. Additionally, the module will automatically disable service for non-payment of services and reactivate service once payments are current. For more information, please contact your account representative or e-mail sales@rodopi.com.

Now Available! Upgraded Rodopi Support for Ensim Pro 4.0 Rodopi recently released its upgraded support module for Ensim’s newly released Pro 4.0 application. Ensim Pro 4.0 enables servers to be transformed into a web hosting business by allowing administrators to manage hosting tasks through an advanced control panel system. Rodopi’s upgraded integration modules provide automated billing, provisioning and customer care functionality along with support for e-mail settings, domain name automation, SSL features and data base management. The new modules now allow administrators and resellers to bundle service plans, provides integrated bandwidth management, automatically suspends delinquent accounts and re-activates accounts once payment is made. More…

Rodopi Now Offers Integration Module for iPass
Rodopi has announced a module designed to integrate import usage records and automate billing for companies using iPass global roaming services. iPass provides remote connectivity service that spans the iPass global virtual network which is implemented to give mobile workers a safe, simple and reliable way to access network resources as they work outside the office. For more information, please contact your account representative or e-mail sales@rodopi.com.

Verso Usage Filter Now Complete
Last month, the Rodopi development team completed work on a usage filter to enable usage import and automating billing for Verso’s Clarent Connect product. Clarent Connect is a key enabler between multiple independent IP networks for sharing traffic, least-cost routing instructions, wholesale minutes exchange, billing record and real-time settlement and clearing functionality. For more information, please contact your account representative or e-mail sales@rodopi.com.

Upgraded RADIUS AAA Interface Offers Robust Features
To provide rapid roll-out of RADIUS-based services, such as pre-and post paid cards and PIN authentication, Rodopi has introduced a new AAA interface that readily integrates to RADIUS servers running on Windows®, Unix or Linux. Designed for access, VoIP, and mobility services providers, the new interface utilizes CORBA for fast, reliable connections between the server and Rodopi and allows Rodopi to dynamically calculate the session parameters. For more information, please contact your account representative or e-mail sales@rodopi.com.
For more information on new integration modules or usage filters, please contact your sales representative at sales@rodopi.com or call 858-227-4867.


UNASAT™ Selects Rodopi for Satellite and VoIP Service
UNASAT Communications has signed a contract to use Rodopi software for their wholesale VoIP terrestrial and satellite broadband access networks. Rodopi will automate the DOCSIS-based provisioning of UNASAT’s broadband and VoIP services, allowing end users the ability to subscribe to services and manage their accounts through UNASAT’s branded web portal. More…

Rodopi to Team Up with Hostopia, register.com and the WHIR for Webinar
Rodopi’s private label web hosting partner, Hostopia, will host a webinar which will focus on SME hosting opportunities for service providers. Rodopi’s president and CEO, Todd Benjamin, along with Franc Nemanic of Hostopia, Peter Giordano of register.com Express, and Liam Eagle of The Web Hosting Industry Review (The WHIR) will participate in the session, scheduled to post in mid-November. If you would like to view the debut of the webinar, please click here .


Todd Benjamin to Give Presentations at ISPCON and TeleStrategies® VoIP World

Todd Benjamin, Rodopi’s president and CEO, will give a presentation as part of a panel session at ISPCON in Santa Clara, CA at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Part of the Business Strategy Track, “Beyond Billing to Integrated OSS” will be presented on Thursday, November 4 at 8:45 – 9:45 am in room 201. To attend, please visit ISPCON for more information.

Todd will also be featured at TeleStrategies VoIP World conference when he presents information during the “IP Centrex and OSS: Strategies for the Real World” session with Tim Bradley, Senior Vice President - VoIP Services, of New Global Telecom (NGT). The session will run from 8:30 am – 9:15 am, Friday, November 12 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, VA. The session will focus on IP Centrex OSS applications and the success of two of Rodopi and NGT’s joint customers, Iptimize and LightEdge.

Rodopi Wins Best of Show
bestofshow Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC™) named Rodopi Software’s Easy OSS VoIP application as a “Best of Show” winner at the IT Expo held at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel in Los Angeles, California. IT Expo is considered one of the industry’s most respected events focused on voice, video, facsimile and data convergence. More…

If you have any questions about these sessions, please visit our website

BroadSoft™ Connections Event
Rodopi Software successfully presented our BroadSoft BroadWorks™ module to CEOs and other corporate executives using BroadSoft at the BroadSoft Connections conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, October 10 – 13. The bundling, usage import, rating and reporting features in Rodopi’s BroadWorks module created a sensation at the event and has resulted in great interest among VoIP providers across the country and throughout the world. For more information on Rodopi’s VoIP solution, click here, or contact your sales representative at 858-227-4867 or sales@rodopi.com.


Thanks for Stopping by the IT Expo and VON

A special thanks to all Rodopi customers who stopped by to see our booths and talk with our staff during the IT Expo in Los Angeles and VON in Boston. It was great to see all of you and we hope to see you at future events.

To read about up coming events, please visit our website.

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