Quintessent Communications, Inc. announced the availability of their XML based Message Adapters. These XML based Message Adapters, together with the QConnect Platform and a suite of Interconnect Applications, provide a Tele.Commerce solution for telecommunications back-office electronic commerce. Quintessent also announced the release of QConnect Studio, an XML based tool-set that efficiently modifies Quintessent’s off-the-shelf Message Adapters to meet the changing requirements of trading partners. Back-office e-commerce for the telecommunications market, Tele.Commerce, requires carriers to electronically bond with trading partners in order to intelligently exchange high volumes of transactional ordering data. The XML based Message Adapters are first to utilize XML as a meta-language to define and generate the electronic data interchange (EDI) streams for trading partner interexchange. This significantly improves how carriers build, translate, validate and modify their e-commerce data transmissions, allowing business analysts within the carrier to efficiently manage message content and make ongoing changes to business rules without reprogramming EDI. The result is quicker implementation of interexchange and information requirements while lowering the cost of ownership for the single Tele.Commerce solution. www.quintcom.com