Introducing Xelor Software

Xelor Software provides the first proactive solution to address the three major challenges facing enterprises with IP telephony: the reliability of phone service, the performance of the converged network, and the quality of each call.

The company’s software has been in development for more than three years. The core research and development was undertaken at the Australian Telecommunications Cooperative Research Centre (ATcrc) in Perth, Western Australia. Leveraging years of experience focusing on QoS issues for ATM networks, the initial engineering team applied the maturing standards for Class of Service for Layer 2 networks and Differentiated Service for Layer 3 networks to the fast-growing convergence of voice and data on a single network.

In September 2002, the original team founded Cortec Systems Pty Ltd in Perth. Working with the support of the Western Australian Telecommunication Research Institute (WATRI), they developed a prototype network and product that proved their theory: voice and data don’t play well together on a converged network without effective QoS supervision. They also showed that existing techniques were costly and complex.

By the fall of 2003, Cortec Systems attracted a team of Australian venture capitalists to fund further development of the solution. Within a year, Cortec Systems was ready for the world’s largest market – the United States.

To enter the U.S. and other world markets, Cortec recruited Rob Scott, a well-known industry executive with proven success in taking voice and data networking start-up companies from their infancy to commercial success.

With Rob Scott as the company’s first president and chief executive officer, Cortec Systems started operations in the U.S. Scott in turn recruited an executive team to lead the company’s go-to-market strategy. One of his team’s first moves, after discovering that Cortec was a common corporate name in the U.S., was to rename the company Xelor Software and create a product family under the umbrella XelorRate.