SOURCE: IntelePeer

October 21, 2008 08:05 ET

IntelePeer and Microsoft Collaborate on Applications That Showcase IntelePeer AppworX Integration With Microsoft Live Services and Microsoft Outlook

IntelePeer Joins Microsoft Partner Program to Integrate Hosted Rich Media Communications Services

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - IntelePeer Inc., a leader in hosted on-demand rich media communications, today announced that the company has joined the Microsoft® Partner Program to demonstrate the potential of the IntelePeer AppworX™ open communications platform to enhance Web and business applications with powerful voice 2.0 features, video, data, SMS and rich media communications.

As part of the partnership, IntelePeer and Microsoft will collaborate on the development of demonstration applications and services that integrate some of the powerful voice 2.0 features of the IntelePeer AppworX open communications platform with Microsoft Windows® Live™ Services and Microsoft Outlook®.

"This partnership with Microsoft is a key milestone toward reaching our shared goal of demonstrating the strong capabilities of our respective platforms," said John Hart, senior vice president of business development and marketing for IntelePeer. "Our jointly developed applications will showcase the next wave of communications services that is possible without incurring capital costs and risk. Prospective customers will be able to see how voice, data and rich-media services can be blended into existing products, delivering a new surge of communications-enabled business processes that transform the user experience and enhance productivity."

"Microsoft is working with IntelePeer to enable third-party media and content providers to voice-enable applications using Microsoft's Live Services and the IntelePeer AppworX platform," said Joseph Hofstader, architect, Microsoft Communications Sector group. "Through their Web services interface, IntelePeer has simplified access to their carrier-grade network to enable rich media communications while abstracting the complexities of telephony services."

Personalized Rich Media Widget

The white-labeled widget will showcase how a user can use a single login to register and maintain preferences across multiple sites or applications, such as configuring conference call parameters (bridge numbers, PIN numbers, callback numbers), or registering to become a member of any social or business network (SMS-enabled numbers, cell phone, etc.). When a user logs into an "IntelePeer Powered Site" using their Microsoft LiveID, all their communications preferences (how and when to receive calls, on what device, etc.) will already be known.

The widget will feature a mashup of business collaboration applications and social networking sites, enhanced with voice, streaming video, music, communication and conferencing capabilities. To make these features easy to use, the user will see and work with a familiar interface built on Microsoft Live Messenger. The mashup is valuable for business users in search of higher team collaboration and productivity as well as entertainment artists looking for better ways to engage their fan groups and promote their events. Users will also be able to drag and drop their registered contacts into a window to initiate a one-to-one or a conference call between their existing Live Messenger friends, or to send them all a text or voice message or other rich media content.

This widget will integrate the IntelePeer SuperRegistry™, Bridge-to-Services, Conference On-Demand, and Voice and SMS Blast with Microsoft Live ID, Microsoft Messenger™, Microsoft Contacts™ and Microsoft Silverlight™. IntelePeer is making this widget and others, along with applets and Web services, available to software platform and carrier partners' end users, branded and "skinned" to complement the partners' applications.

Available now, the IntelePeer AppworX open communications platform integrates the IntelePeer global carrier-grade network and the SuperRegistry depository of rich user data with a Web services-based developer suite featuring applets, widgets and a rich set of APIs. IntelePeer AppworX provides a means to seamlessly deliver a new level of communications-enabled business processes through enhanced voice and multimedia features from within any Web or IP-based application to any phone or network-connected device. A communications-as-a-service (CaaS) offering, IntelePeer AppworX is ideal for increasing collaboration and productivity among business application users and creating new revenue opportunities. This is accomplished through an enhanced user experience for fans of social networking, e-commerce and entertainment Web sites.

About IntelePeer

IntelePeer, www.IntelePeer.com, a leader in hosted on-demand rich media communications, allows carriers, online businesses and software vendors to easily deliver voice and multimedia capabilities from within a web- or IP-based application to any phone or network-connected device. Our innovative, communications-as-a-service (CaaS) platform, IntelePeer AppworX, offers high-quality interactive voice, video, SMS, data and other rich-media features that can be embedded into webcasting, social networking, entertainment and e-commerce applications, providing a more enjoyable and productive web experience. Business professionals who use customer relationship management (CRM) software and common communications tools such as email also rely on us for instant access to bridge-to-services, voiceblast, videoblast, text-to-speech, conferencing and other features. Based in San Mateo, Calif., we operate our own carrier-grade network carrying over 6 billion minutes, with worldwide coverage delivered through an IP and TDM peering grid with over 50 leading service provider peering partners. IntelePeer is privately held and is backed by venture capital firms Kennet Venture Partners, NorthCap Partners and EDF Ventures.

IntelePeer, AppworX and SuperRegistry are trademarks of IntelePeer, Inc. Microsoft, Microsoft Windows Live, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Messenger, Microsoft Contacts and Microsoft Silverlight are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved worldwide. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.

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