Company Teams with Metaswitch to provide On Demand Communication Services to Hospitality Industry

Metaswitch Forum 2011, Las Vegas, NV, OCTOBER 3, 2011- Blue Mountain Networks, a cloud telephony management software developer and solutions integrator for the hospitality industry, today launched their ground-breaking hospitality middleware, M-Suites. In demand by major hospitality brands for the past several years, this product enables Metaswitch's MetaSphere platform to bring carrier-grade VoIP services all the way to the hotel guestroom.

The hospitality market represents a significant opportunity for carriers, ranking in the top ten US vertical markets as a service export industry. In 2010 alone, it generated 127 billion dollars (AH & LA). "The VoIP market place for this industry is untapped territory and represents revenue streams in excess of a billion dollars," said Steve Futrell, CEO for Blue Mountain Networks.

The Blue Mountain Network's software, M-Suites, provides a robust suite of hospitality features and interfaces that enhance the carrier's portfolio by providing new cloud-based capabilities for the hospitality market. Blue Mountain's middleware offering also extends beyond software to enable its ILEC and CLEC Carriers to offer "Pay-As-You-Go" occupancy based rates for the hotel sector. This unique feature gives hotel properties an economical path to purchase state-of-the-art communication services as well as utilize a robust hotel feature set based on Metaswitch Networks' MetaSphere platform that enables hospitality to reside in the cloud.

Al Mataban, CTO of Blue Mountain Networks, delivered on his promise to disrupt the marketplace with a technology that gives hotels the ability to transition from an expensive PBX legacy design to a product that allows hospitality to take advantage of its fluctuating operating environment. "We wanted to provide Communications-as-a-Service that would help hotels match their revenue to their expenditures: VoIP on demand. Our service allows Metaswitch carriers to compete aggressively and gives hospitality a reduced expenditure in an area that used to drive revenue, but is now a cost center."

Economic conditions and the evolution of technology have contributed to the demise of legacy PBX equipment manufacturers. Many of these PBX systems, which garnered the majority of the hotel telecom space, are now past the end of their product life and need replacing. Hotels have begun transitioning hotel technologies like property management and reservation systems to the cloud, tapping into the next generation of providers that support the unique hospitality feature sets. After evaluating many carrier grade switches, Blue Mountain determined that Metaswitch has the most complimentary platform and is best designed to meet the special communication needs of the hospitality sector. "Our partnership with Blue Mountain has allowed us to offer operators the opportunity to expand their services portfolios with a new set of revenue-generating services geared toward the hospitality industry," said Ken Cavanaugh, director of business development for Metaswitch. "Blue Mountain is unique in providing a hospitality interface for Metaswitch's carrier-grade platform."

About Blue Mountain Networks

Blue Mountain Networks' founders are industry veterans who have been designing, implementing and selling technology solutions to hotels for a combined 70 years. Their design revolutionizes the way hotels pay for telephone service. This results in substantial savings for the hotel and opens markets to local/ regional telephone companies and allows them to provide service all the way to the guest room.

About Metaswitch Forum 2011
Now in its eighth year, the Metaswitch Forum is firmly established as a premier event for service providers that are embracing the move to all-IP networking and services. With more than 200 service providers attending from around the world, Metaswitch customers and prospects value the opportunity to talk technology, analyze trends, share marketing ideas and explore solutions at our Mosaic partner expo. This year's event looks closely at the impact of customer mobility and the migration to ever more intelligent endpoints interacting with a cloud service core. Featuring customer, celebrity and executive keynote speakers, specialized tracks and continuous networking opportunities, Forum 2011 runs from October 3-6 at the Bellagio Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.

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