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PSA Initiative Using TIBCO Software Named Best Catalyst Project at TeleManagement World Nice
Jul 19, 2007 (08:07 AM EDT)

NICE, France, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TIBCO Software Inc. today announced that the Product and Service Assembly (PSA) -- a TeleManagement Forum initiative in which it is participating -- has won one award and been shortlisted for another. PSA is a collaborative effort between vendors and service providers in the telecommunications sector to create an IT reference architecture for the entire product/service lifecycle from service creation to fulfilment and billing. Both accolades further demonstrate TIBCO's leadership in the industry and represent a resounding vote of confidence in its real-world approach to end-to-end process management.

The TM Forum evaluated how the project furthered the technical work of the standards body and benefited service providers. "The Product and Service Assembly catalyst has built its prototype around a relatively new set of Active Catalog specifications. Seeing these specifications implemented and working on fully commercial products is a real testimony to their maturity. I'm confident that these specifications will meet BT's needs and help slash OSS provisioning times when introducing new and innovative products," says Gary Bruce, principal researcher, OSS Futures, BT Group Chief Technology Office.

The first award came at TeleManagement World in Nice where the PSA initiative, which is sponsored by BT, TeliaSonera, Cable & Wireless and Qinetiq, won the best Catalyst Project award. The initiative, which has seen TIBCO successfully team up with Axiom Systems, ATOS Origin, Convergys, Oracle, Huawei and Microsoft, has also been shortlisted for the forthcoming BT Innovation Awards.

Ram Menon, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, TIBCO said: "People sometimes think Catalyst projects are just academic prototypes with no meaning in the real world. But this is a production-ready environment and with everybody that's involved, we've proved it can deliver at various different layers. By winning this award, we've shown our vision, directly influenced by what our customers are telling us, is consistent with what the standards body is thinking."

The demonstration at the event successfully showed broadband DSL, VoIP and IPTV with VoD capabilities being dynamically created and delivered using configuration and rules rather than coding.

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TIBCO Software Inc. provides enterprise software that helps companies achieve service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) success. With over 3,000 customers, TIBCO has given leading organisations around the world better awareness and agility -- what TIBCO calls The Power of Now(R). To learn more, contact TIBCO at +1 650-846-1000 or on the Web at

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