SOURCE: Voxeo

February 21, 2008 20:07 ET

Voxeo Positioned in Magic Quadrant for IVR and Enterprise Voice Portals

Leading Analyst Firm Places Voxeo in "Visionaries" Quadrant in 2008 Report

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - February 21, 2008) - Voxeo Corporation today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading research and advisory firm, has positioned Voxeo in the Visionaries Quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for IVR Systems and Enterprise Voice Portals, 2008 report.(1) Voxeo's placement is based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

"We view our position in the Visionaries quadrant as further validation that Voxeo is enabling a fundamental shift in the way companies build and deploy voice applications," said Jonathan Taylor, CEO of Voxeo. "Voxeo is only in its second year of premise IVR sales and we consider inclusion this early on in the product's life cycle to be a significant milestone."

Voxeo is at the forefront of open telephony standards, including VoiceXML, CCXML and SIP/VoIP. The company has been offering hosted IVR services since 1999, and in 2006 at the request of its customers, began offering a premise product based on its successful hosted product. Voxeo is also the first company to offer a combined hosted/premise solution known as Voxeo Hybrid. The company delivers products using a "software as a service" (SaaS) model, and allows anyone to try its products for free at www.voxeo.com/free.

About Voxeo

As the largest worldwide VoiceXML/CCXML hosting company, Voxeo is making telephony applications as easy to deploy as web applications. Voxeo offers hosted IVR and VoIP services, premise IVR and VoIP systems, and maintains one of the most active voice application customer and developer portals in the world, with 30,000 registered developers. Voxeo is the first IVR hosting company to offer customers a 100% uptime guarantee. Now, Voxeo also delivers on-premise IVR solutions with free, built-in U.S. English ASR and TTS. Voxeo serves customers ranging from small startups to the Fortune 500 who value speed, simplicity and reliability. Anyone can download two free ports at http://www.voxeo.com/prophecy, or try Voxeo's hosting service at http://evolution.voxeo.com. For more information visit www.voxeo.com or call +1 (407) 418-1800 in the US or +44 (0) 20 7887 6085 in the UK and Europe.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted February 18, 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Interactive Voice Response Systems and Enterprise Voice Portals, 2008" by Steve Cramoysan and Rich Costello. February 18, 2008

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