SOURCE: Global IP Sound

April 11, 2005 09:01 ET

Global IP Sound Unveils GIPS VoiceMail Engine to Enable Feature-Rich Voicemail Applications in VoIP Telephony Systems

Server-Based Solution Provides Comprehensive Voicemail Features While Delivering Highest Voice Quality and Reduced Time-to-Market

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2005 -- Global IP Sound (GIPS), a leading provider of embedded voice-processing solutions for the Voice-over-IP market, is releasing its VoiceMail Engine, which allows applications developers to quickly and successfully build a fully functional and high-quality voicemail application for VoIP telephony systems. GIPS VoiceMail Engine is a server-based solution that provides the complete media framework to handle all the voice processing needed for a VoIP voicemail system, such as file recording, file playout, and DTMF detection.

"Enterprise-class voicemail is a critical component in creating a VoIP telephony system that meets the needs and expectations of today's customers," said Roar Hagen, Founder and CTO of Global IP Sound. "In addition to providing unbeatable and cutting-edge voice quality technology, GIPS VoiceMail Engine lets developers create a complete and feature-rich solution that will add value for customers. In short, GIPS VoiceMail Engine delivers the levels of quality and capabilities that will become the de facto standard in the VoIP industry."

GIPS VoiceMail Engine allows VoIP applications developers to provide the robust voicemail functionality found in PSTN solutions, while delivering voice quality that exceeds levels found in traditional phone systems. This powerful and expandable embedded solution enables software providers to develop traditional voicemail features, such as recording greetings, and saving and forwarding messages, as well as more advanced features like accessing messages via email. GIPS VoiceMail Engine also includes key features designed specifically for VoIP communications, such as codec settings, DTMF detection, and support for .wav files.

GIPS VoiceMail Engine incorporates the state-of-the-art voice processing technology found in GIPS VoiceEngine and GIPS ConferenceEngine, which maximize quality by reducing the effects of packet loss, jitter and delay, clock drift and quality impairments inherent in VoIP communications. GIPS VoiceMail Engine also enables the flexibility to configure capacity in terms of mailboxes, recording time and simultaneous access parameters. Other features include volume control and automatic gain control.

GIPS VoiceMail Engine supports a broad array of platforms, including Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Mac OS X and Linux. It is compatible with any call set-up protocol, including SIP and H.323, and allows for the addition of external encryption technology for enhanced security.

About Global IP Sound

Global IP Sound develops embedded voice processing technologies for real-time communications over packet networks. GIPS SoundWare™ provides better than PSTN voice quality and fidelity in end-to-end IP communications with robustness against packet loss. Global IP Sound's world-renowned speech processing and IP telephony experts deliver these solutions to applications developers, gateway and chip manufacturers. Companies using GIPS SoundWare™ products include Nortel Networks, Skype, WebEx, Marratech, and other key players in the VoIP market. Global IP Sound is a member of the Intel® PCA Developer Network, the Motorola Design Alliance, and Texas Instruments' third party developer network. Global IP Sound has headquarters in Stockholm and San Francisco. More information is available at www.globalipsound.com.

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