SOURCE: Parliant Corp.

January 08, 2007 09:05 ET

PhoneValet Message Center 5.0 Comes Gunning for Gold to Macworld San Francisco

Parliant's PhoneValet 5.0 Ups the Ante for Mac-Based Telephony and Guns for Its Next Product Award After Previous Versions Won a 2006 Eddy Award and Macworld Best of Show Awards in 2004 and 2005

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 8, 2007 -- MACWORLD -- In 2004, PhoneValet Message Center 1.0 won Best of Show at Macworld Boston. PhoneValet 3.0 took that crown again with Anywhere and Podcast Bundle in 2005. In 2006, PhoneValet 4.0 won the highest honor in Apple Computer Inc.'s Mac community with the December announcement of the 2006 Editors' Choice (Eddy) Awards from Macworld magazine. Now Parliant Corp. proudly brings PhoneValet 5.0 to this year's Macworld San Francisco (booth S1912).

"If you liked our Eddy-award-winning PhoneValet 4.0, you're going to love PhoneValet 5.0, our biggest upgrade ever," says Kevin Ford, Parliant's Founder and CEO. "PhoneValet 5.0 opens up our product to a much broader range of business and professional users."

Parliant Corp. is now shipping PhoneValet Message Center 5.0 for the small office, home, and home office. PhoneValet's $169.95 software and hardware platform turns a Mac into a virtual call center with unlimited voice mail boxes, call blocking, recording, logging and screening, automated dialing and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) capabilities -- on single or multiple lines.

With an attractive new interface designed to simplify access to its many telephony features, PhoneValet 5.0 includes Parliant's new patent-pending Call Completion Technology (CCT). CCT directs an incoming caller to a person or department, plays music or audio information as the caller is being transferred, then directs the caller to voice mail or other audio information options if the call can't be answered in person.

PhoneValet 5.0 also adds unlimited call trees, giving callers a logical path to access dynamic announcements. Callers can transfer to voice mail boxes or outside phone numbers as necessary while hearing music or other audio information while the transfer is taking place.

PhoneValet 5.0 also offers new functionality for home users who simply want to manage calls more effectively. The new release expands Apple Address Book integration for dialing and looking up incoming callers, and many other ingenious call management features. One of these features is browser-based remote control that shows status of all lines and allows stop and start recording from remote Macs or PCs connected via PhoneValet Anywhere -- a $59.95 option.

PhoneValet 5.0 retails at $169.95 per line for new users (including software and Parliant's USB telephone adapter) and is available from Parliant's Web site at PhoneValet 5.0 is a Universal Binary, requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 later, QuickTime 6.5 or later and an available USB port.

PhoneValet Anywhere retails for $59.95 and the PhoneValet Podcast Bundle retails for $74.95. Users of previous releases of PhoneValet can upgrade for $39.95 per line. Parliant's popular 30/30 program provides a $30 rebate to new PhoneValet users switching from competing systems (full details available online at As with all products purchased from Parliant's Web store, PhoneValet 5.0 comes with a 30-day money-back customer satisfaction guarantee.

About Parliant Corporation

With facilities in Ottawa, Canada, and Ogdensburg, New York, Parliant Corporation is a world leader in developing and deploying Mac-based computer telephony products for business and consumer use. For more information, visit "the Mac telephony experts" at

Copyright © 2007, Parliant Corporation, All rights reserved. Parliant, PhoneValet and PhoneValet Message Center are trademarks of Parliant Corporation All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    Kevin Ford
    Parliant Corporation
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    Jill McCubbin
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