Call Genie Inc.

Call Genie Inc.

December 19, 2007 07:30 ET

Call Genie Announces French Language Support

New software release expands addressable market in North America and Europe

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 19, 2007) - Call Genie Inc. (TSX:GNE), a leading provider of localized, voice-enabled search solutions to Yellow Pages publishers, directory assistance providers and wireless carriers, today announced the immediate availability of the latest release of its Enhanced Voice Directory (EVD) software in French. This new product release expands Call Genie's commitment to supporting multiple languages as well as entering new, international markets in Europe and other parts of the world.

The new French version contains all of the features and functionality Call Genie's award winning EVD software including: business category search, location refinement, merchant ranking, voice advertising, and call connection.

"By incorporating French language support, our customers are now able to offer a French-only or bilingual, English-French, local search solution to their callers," said Michael Durance, CEO of Call Genie. "These continued investments in our EVD product demonstrate Call Genie's commitment to developing world class software and supporting an international customer base."

Developed to allow 'ready to transact' consumers to connect with local businesses 'anytime, anywhere,' Call Genie's voice-enabled, mobile local search solution allows information companies to offer an enhanced directory assistance experience to their callers. With an intuitive, voice based user interface and highly accurate business category search capability, EVD is ideally suited to provide consumers with relevant merchant results. In addition to providing superior automation results, EVD provides a full multi-modal content delivery capability that includes voice and data presentation of results and direct merchant call connect.

EVD was specifically designed to allow directory assistance providers, Yellow Pages publishers, search engine companies, and wireless carriers to offer a voice-based business category search experience to their customers. EVD can be delivered as part of a traditional directory assistance experience or as a vanity number that leverages a publisher's print and / or IYP offering.

This latest release of EVD is commercially available now and was recently deployed in 875 cities in Quebec, where callers can now conduct a bilingual search for business information.

About Call Genie, Inc.

Call Genie, Inc. is a leading provider of enhanced voice-enabled local search products and services to Yellow Pages publishers, directory assistance providers, and wireless carriers. Offered as a turnkey or ASP solution, Call Genie's Enhanced Voice Directory (EVD™) platform enables companies to offer a comprehensive, voice-enabled business category search service to consumers and business customers. EVD™ is network, handset and location independent, and can be incorporated into any existing DA service or deployed as a stand-alone offering. Call Genie won the 2006 Yellow Page Association Industry Excellence Award for Marketing Innovation in North America, the 2006 Whitaker Innovation Award in Europe, and the 2006 118 Tracker Award for Technology Innovation in the UK. For more information, visit

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