Welcome to the February 2008 edition of the Rodopi Bottom Line. Inside you’ll find summaries of the latest developments at Rodopi; including new products, new partnerships, recent customer implementations, and other breaking news. As always, we encourage you to contact your Rodopi sales representative for details and an update on our commitment to continually improve the experience of being a Rodopi customer.

Check our recent updates!

New customers in Europe, LATAM, Middle East, USA
GlobalConnect Pegaso
Cyberia     RTC

New Product Release

Rodopi has released Service Pack 3 as an upgrade to its current 5.5 version. Rodopi OSS 5.5 SP3 brings:
  • Advanced tax module
  • Enhanced “a la carte” feature support:
    • Deferred billing
    • Plan suspension
  • Enhanced wholesale billing for reseller automation
  • Rating & guiding reports
  • Enhanced payment report
    • Now supports all credit card types
Should you need more information on our new Service Pack features, please contact sales@rodopi.com or your sales representative.

New and Updated Integrations

Key to the Rodopi value proposition is the availability of packaged integration modules to provide off-the-shelf interoperability with leading third party hardware and software applications for broadband services. Driven by customer requests and market demand, we have significantly expanded our library of integration modules to include the following:
  • Authorize.net 3.1 – Rodopi updated its Authorize.net module to provide an off-the-shelf integration for Authorize.net V3.1 that now includes the support of the CVV (Card Verification Value) for enhanced Credit Card security. This new integration is available with Rodopi OSS v5.5.

  • Vircom Modus Mail – Vircom's modusMail™ is a powerful, robust email server that is the product of 14 years of industry experience from a company that focuses exclusively on email security. It offers unparalleled value by providing solid and reliable mail server capabilities, while incorporating Vircom’s proprietary content filtering technology into a single solution, with industry-leading spam catch rates and false-positive scores. Rodopi’s 5.5 is fully integrated with modusMail™, and leverages modusBlockade™ to offer highly available services meeting the strictest contingency planning requirements. With a proven track record and a flexible, scalable architecture, Vircom modusMail™ and modusBlockade™ provide the level of performance and reliability Rodopi’s customers require.

  • BroadSoft® BroadWorks® Integrations

    • BroadWorks® R14 API – Rodopi and BroadSoft® have integrated their flagship products to provide hosted telephony solutions for wireline and wireless service providers. Rodopi OSS v5.5 seamlessly provisions and bills business and residential end-users, whose VoIP services are delivered utilizing the BroadWorks® platform. Rodopi OSS has successfully completed interoperability with Release 14, the latest version of the BroadWorks platform, which implements the OCI interface, and includes prepackaged features specifically for small and home businesses, SIP trunking enhancements such as bursting, and fixed-mobile convergence solutions.

    • Plan and account suspension – Through new enhancements in its BroadSoft integration, Rodopi now supports account and price plan suspension for Broadsoft Class 5 users through Rodopi’s off-the-shelf API for BroadSoft provisioning.

Microsoft Gold Certified Partner qualification renewal

Microsoft Gold Partner qualification renewal Rodopi is proud to have renewed its qualification as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for 2008. For three years in a row, Rodopi has qualified as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, continuing to demonstrate its outstanding expertise in Windows-based software development and implementation.

Customer Implementations

We continue to grow and strengthen the community of Rodopi users, currently more than 600. The diversity of business and operations processes supported, the service types and market segments covered, and the geographic dispersion is testimony to our focus on flexible technologies and enabling business models. Recent new customer contracts, implementations and upgrades include:

Cyberia Cyberia - Cyberia offers Internet access services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Lebanese Republic and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It is owned by Oger Telecom (over 33 million subscribers) and has its headquarters in Riyadh. Cyberia automates its broadband services with Rodopi OSS, enabling flexible billing and provisioning. www.cyberia.net.sa

GlobalConnect GlobalConnect - Leading Telecom provider of fiber optics-based services in Denmark and Germany, GlobalConnect A/S decided to implement Rodopi’s integrated billing and provisioning system to automate its VoIP subscribers’ sign-up, rating and invoicing on top of its BroadSoft IP Telephony solution. www.globalconnect.dk.

Pegaso Pegaso Banda Ancha – Pegaso Banda Ancha is owned by Grupo Pegaso, which has interest in various economic sectors in Mexico and the US, including investments in more than 30 Mexican and international companies, plus involvement in several social and cultural programs. Pegaso launched its satellite-based consumer broadband access in Latin America and chose Rodopi Software to automate billing and provisioning operations for its ViaSat SurfBeam satellite network. www.grupo-pegaso.com

Retail Technology Co-op Retail Technology Co-op (RTC) delivers integrated broadband applications in a managed services model to corporations and franchises throughout North America. RTC’s initial program is targeted at Subway sandwich shops and other quick service retail, to which it delivers broadband access, VoIP, POS backup, in-store video, WiFi, and other network based services. Rodopi will provide integrated order and customer management, single bill, and customer self-service. www.rtcoop.com

Corporate Activities

January 2008 events
  • ITExpo East 2008 – Stratus Technologies showcased Rodopi’s Converged Billing and Provisioning as part of its end-to-end live Triple Play demonstration in ITExpo in Miami last month. It enabled Stratus and Rodopi to promote further their partnership and added-value for Cable Operators seeking to reduce their Triple Play time to market.
Fall 2007 trade shows and events
  • CompTel Plus Fall 2007 Expo – We traveled to Chicago at the beginning of October to participate in the CompTel showcase of next generation IP services and network infrastructure. Rodopi’s booth attracted a large collection of partners, customers, and new prospects. Rodopi Software is now also a member of the CompTel association.

  • Broadsoft Connections – As part of its ongoing partnership with BroadSoft®, Rodopi sponsored the BroadSoft® Connections 2007 Executive Users Conference, where it demonstrated its BroadWorks®-integrated solution for rapid rollout of carrier-grade voice, data and video solutions. Rodopi today has six customers that are implementing Rodopi on top of their BroadWorks® hosted telephony solution and benefit from rapid integration and reduced time-to-market for their roll-out.

  • Stratus Triple Play Mexico – Stratus Technologies in Mexico has been hosting a seminar in Mexico City in October to provide in-depth description of Cable Triple Play efficient roll-outs to more than 50 cable operators from Latin America. Rodopi was proud to sponsor the seminar and presented how to effectively automate Cable Triple Play solutions for increased competitiveness and reduced time-to-market.

  • Fall VON – Rodopi showcased its Cable Triple Play solution it integrated with Stratus Technologies on Stratus booth (#637) in Fall VON in Boston on October 30 and 31. A live demonstration of the service has been held by Stratus and Rodopi on the booth.

  • Also, congratulations to our 3 VON Raffle winners! JT from Megapath won our first prize, an iPod Classic 80Gb; Andrej from SoftNet won our second prize, a Nintendo DS Lite; and Robben from AT&T won our third prize, a Logitech Deluxe Webcam. Thanks also to all the participants and for their attendance at our demo area on the Stratus booth.
New web site The Marketing Department of Rodopi is proud to announce it has launched Rodopi’s new web site with a new design and new content covering Rodopi’s value-added solutions for cable, satellite, wireless and VoIP markets. Wireline and wireless broadband service providers can now better understand how automating their business can bring efficiency and value to their network and improve customer satisfaction in a highly cost-effective way. New case studies and a new datasheet for Rodopi OSS also bring visitors new content to discover and review for a thorough understanding of Rodopi’s business. New web site features include an online chat for interactive communications with Rodopi sales department.

New case studies available Four new case studies have been released by Rodopi focusing on key areas of Rodopi’s business and showcasing successful implementation of integrated billing and provisioning. These case studies cover a wide range of topics such as Cable Triple Play, Satellite broadband, Online buddy calling, ERP integration and VoIP.

Should you have any question on these implementations, please sales@rodopi.com.
© 2008 Rodopi Software Inc.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
The information herein is believed accurate, but is offered "as is."
Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.