September 16, 2008
At ITEXPO West, Voxeo Touts Ease of Voice App Development for Web Programmers
By Richard Grigonis, Executive Editor, IP Communications Group
One theme emerging at TMC’s ITEXPO (News - Alert) West in Los Angeles this week is finding innovative new ways of reducing the cost and complexity of building and delivering voice and other IP communications applications. Take Voxeo (News - Alert) Corporation (www.voxeo.com), for example, a leading provider of IVR and VoIP platforms and services. Launched in 2000, their Prophecy is the foundation of Voxeo’s Evolution on-demand, hosted, SaaS (News - Alert) IVR and speech platform. Voxeo recently announced the early access release of Prophecy 9, an easy-to-install, highly scalable and openly downloadable platform for speech, SIP VoIP and IVR solution. Voxeo’s Prophecy Platform and Hosting is already used by more than 30,000 developers and enterprise customers (including half of the Fortune 100) to develop IVR, VoIP, outbound notification, unified communications and various new SIP-powered solutions. Prophecy 9 comes with two free ports, or phone lines, and is available immediately at www.voxeo.com/prophecy, or you can sign up to use Voxeo’s hosted developer portal for free at www.voxeo.com/free.
Prophecy is built entirely on open, modern standards and is designed to be as easy to install as a piece of consumer software, thereby avoiding complex server requirements and expensive on-site vendor installation. It has the world’s only totally standards-compliant VoiceXML (News - Alert) browser, a wide-used CCXML browser and the Prophecy Designer — a friendly, Visio-like, Web-based tool for voice application design and development.
R.J. Auburn, CTO of Voxeo, says, “So it’s exciting to see the industry come together. We’ve very much a developer-focused company. SIP and Internet applications are a key part of our strategy.”
Dan York, Director, Emerging Communication Technology at Voxeo, says, “A key aspect of Prophecy 9 is that we’ve brought out a telephony voice development environment that works across three major platforms: Windows, Linux and the MacOS X. In fact, it’s the first environment for the Mac, and that’s important because there’s been a huge increase in the number of developers using Mac laptops. We’re adding the capabilities of SIP into the development of Web applications. A Web developer who knew nothing about telephony can now leverage their web programming knowledge to add telephony or develop new applications for the Web incorporating voice using SIP Servlets, VoiceXML and CCXML. There are more Web developers than telephony developers and so it should be easy for Web people to develop and deploy applications involving telephony.”
Voxeo is a Platinum sponsor of Communications Developer Conference, the first and only IP Communications Developer event, collocated with INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO — the biggest and most comprehensive IP communications event of the year. Communications Developer and ITEXPO is taking place in Los Angeles, California, September 16-18, 2008, featuring three valuable days of exhibits, conferences, and networking opportunities you can’t afford to miss. Visit Voxeo at booth #126 in the exhibit hall.
Richard Grigonis is Executive Editor of TMC (News - Alert)’s IP Communications Group. To read more of Richard’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi