SOURCE: CallTower

CallTower

May 05, 2009 07:00 ET

CallTower Offers First On-Demand, Voice-Enabled Microsoft-Based Unified Communications Solution

Utilizes Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 to Provide Reliable, Secure and Affordable Services to SMBs and Growing Businesses

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2009) - CallTower, Inc. (www.calltower.com), a leading provider of managed enterprise-class unified communications solutions for growing businesses, today announced the launch of the market's first on-demand Microsoft-based unified communications solution. The new offering, based on the latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2, provides a cost effective, powerful option for growing businesses seeking enterprise-class unified communications capabilities without the expense of owning or managing it.

"Many growing businesses are already familiar with and want the productivity gains that Microsoft OCS 2007 provides, and by offering it as a hosted service with PBX-like functionality natively delivered by OCS, we can make it affordable to customers that could not before consider such an advanced technology," said Bob Barnes, CallTower's Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Business Development. "CallTower's hosted OCS on-demand product doesn't require any other telephone system or softswitch to be involved. Microsoft Office Communicator compatible phones can be used as the primary telephony platform. This will allow customers to take advantage of the power of mobility built into OCS so that users will become fully mobile, present and available wherever they are."

The CallTower on-demand solution provides a single interface and bill for telephony services, web and audio conferencing, unified messaging, voice to text, text to voice, Internet, presence, screen pops and more.

Microsoft OCS 2007 combines e-mail, instant messaging, conferencing and voice communications, streamlining the way businesses communicate. With OCS 2007 users can find and communicate with the right person instantly, from the applications they use most.

--  Find people with visual representation of presence and real-time
    status
--  Click to communicate within Office Outlook and the most commonly used
    applications
--  Work together in real time in the office and on the road with security-
    enhanced VoIP, IM and conferencing
--  Connect through advanced web, audio and video conferencing
    

CallTower's unified communications solutions offer the highest levels of service, support and security, product upgrades, the latest available technologies, one predictable bill and one common interface for all communications applications. The on-demand platform delivers fast results and ROI without capex, expensive infrastructure and network upgrades.

About CallTower, Inc.

CallTower (www.calltower.com) transforms a company's voice and data communications into a strategic business tool that provides a competitive advantage in today's market. CallTower's Unified Communications solutions provide growing companies with enterprise-class reliability, a single point of support, productivity-enhancing features and 24/7 service for a fixed monthly fee. CallTower's communications services are based on the Cisco® CallManager, Cisco® IP Contact Center and Microsoft® Exchange Server and Microsoft® Office Communications Server through the proprietary CallTower vXML VoiceCube voice messaging platform.

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