Monday 16 Sep 2013 | Member Press Release |

Cost-effective solution helps operators compete with national providers

FORT MYERS, Fla.—September 16, 2013Interop Technologies, a provider of core wireless solutions for advanced messaging, over-the-air handset management, and connectivity gateways, today announced that its cloud Rich Communication Services (RCS) solution is fully compliant with the joyn Blackbird release from the GSM Association. This release includes a number of priority RCS version 5.1 features that enable operators to compete with popular over-the-top (OTT) services.

The Interop RCS solution provides operators with the ability to compete directly with national providers as they introduce RCS-based services. Media reports indicate that AT&T and Sprint are preparing RCS launches. The Interop cloud-based technology can be implemented quickly—without the up-front investment required for an in-network solution.

The Interop Technologies website features a new video highlighting joyn Blackbird features. The Blackbird release enables users to conduct IP-based video sessions and voice calls and to share images, video, contacts, and location information during one-to-one and group chats. In addition, users can share images and videos during voice calls. A converged inbox for SMS, MMS, and joyn messages enables users to access all conversations from a single messaging application.

The Blackbird release also includes “store and forward” capabilities for chat messages and file transfers. As a result, joyn queues messages and files sent to offline contacts and forwards them as soon as the contacts have signed in. In addition, Blackbird includes multi-device support, enabling users to access joyn from several devices sharing the same user’s identity, such as a mobile phone, tablet, and laptop.

“It is critical for operators to introduce RCS to remain competitive with national players,” said Steve Zitnik, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Interop Technologies. “With our cloud-based technology, operators can launch this service quickly and cost effectively without making expensive changes to their current network.”

Interop Technologies representatives will be at Interop booth #229 at the Competitive Carriers Association tradeshow Sept. 15-18 in Las Vegas. To schedule a meeting, click here.

About Interop Technologies

Interop Technologies ( is a leading provider of advanced messaging, over-the-air handset management, and connectivity gateway solutions for mobile network operators worldwide. With a range of flexible deployment options including cloud, private cloud, and turnkey, Interop enables operators of all sizes to launch new communication services quickly. Interop designs, develops, and supports all solutions in house, providing modular, scalable architecture that makes migration to next-generation technology simple. Interop Technologies maintains its corporate headquarters and a network operations center (NOC) in Fort Myers, FL, with a fully redundant NOC and offices in Dallas, TX.

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