SOURCE: Parliant Corp.

July 11, 2005 09:05 ET

Parliant's PhoneValet Podcast Makes High-Quality Phone Audio a Reality for Podcasters with New Bundle that Includes BIAS SoundSoap and Peak Express

BOSTON, MA and OTTAWA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 11, 2005 -- MacWorld -- Podcasting high-quality audio of telephone interviews just got easier with today's announcement of a new bundle called PhoneValet Podcast from Parliant Corp. PhoneValet Podcast is a software product extension to the PhoneValet Message Center 3.0 telecommunications hub for small businesses, homes and home offices, also being shown at MacWorld Boston.

The new PhoneValet Podcast bundle includes the VST edition of SoundSoap 2 and Peak Express from BIAS Inc. Including PhoneValet 3.0 hardware and software, the price of the PhoneValet Podcast bundle is $249.95. Existing PhoneValet 3.0 customers can upgrade to PhoneValet Podcast for $74.95.

"The inspiration for PhoneValet Podcast came directly from the podcasting community," says Parliant's President Kevin Ford. "We found a growing number of our customers using PhoneValet's unique abilities to dramatically optimize recorded telephone voice conversations for their podcasts. In talking to them, we also discovered they were in need of simple-to-use audio filtering and editing software, which led us to partner with BIAS."

With PhoneValet Podcast, podcasters have an all-in-one bundle of three OSX-compatible tools that capture, edit and enhance telephone recordings for crystal-clear interview results. Those tools are:

PhoneValet Message Center 3.0

--  Records telephone interviews using PhoneValet's proprietary hardware
    and software combination that is purpose-built to optimize the human voice
    during phone conversations
--  Records any phone conversation in its dual role as a digital telephony
    hub that announces, answers and forwards voice messages
--  Includes new 3.0 features for custom ring-tones, call blocking,
    individualized voice-mail greetings and enhanced Spotlight Search
    
SoundSoap 2
--  Scrubs podcast phone interview audio squeaky clean, dramatically
    reducing hiss, clicks, crackles, rumble, electrical hum or other unwanted
    noise
--  One-step "Preserve Voice" button helps reduce noise (and other audio)
    outside the range of the human voice
--  One-step "Learn Noise" button automatically reduces noise
--  Enhance slider offers additional tone control to cleaned up audio
    tracks
--  Noise Only mode allows users to hear broadband noise being removed to
    help ensure desired material is preserved
    
Peak Express
--  A streamlined edition of the industry standard stereo audio editor for
    the Mac, Peak's strengths shine when applied to optimizing audio for
    podcast streaming over the Internet
--  Digital Signal Processing (DSP) support for Sample Rate Conversion,
    Invert, Fade In/Out, Gain Envelope and Normalize
--  Supported file formats including AIFF, WAV, QuickTime, Dual Mono and
    Apple Lossless
--  Advanced QuickTime and DV clip support, also imports CD audio
    
The partnership between Parliant and BIAS brings a $400 value ($199.95 for PhoneValet Message Center, $99 for SoundSoap 2. and $99 for Peak Express if the full retail editions are purchased separately) for the $249.95 price of the PhoneValet Podcast bundle. PhoneValet Podcast is being demonstrated at MacWorld Boston booth # 522, and can be purchased at www.parliant.com starting July 12th.

About Parliant Corporation

With facilities in Ottawa, Canada, and Ogdensburg, New York, Parliant Corp. is a world leader in developing and deploying speech-based computer telephony products for business and consumer use. For more information, visit www.parliant.com.

About BIAS Inc.

BIAS Inc., a privately held corporation based in Petaluma, California, is an established leader in cutting-edge audio software technology. BIAS' award-winning product line includes Peak Pro XT, Peak Pro, Peak LE, Deck, Deck LE, SuperFreq, Sqweez, SoundSoap, and SoundSoap Pro. Find out more at www.bias-inc.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:

    Kevin Ford
    President
    Parliant Corporation
    Email Contact
    Phone: 1 613 321-9923

    Nathan Rudyk
    market2world communications
    Email Contact
    Phone: 1 613 866-3939