BroadSoft Names Contest Finalists
(Wireless News Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
BroadSoft, a provider of VoIP application software, announced the
finalists for its BroadSoft Xtended Voice Mashup Contest.
Contestants competed to create telephony mashups that provide new,
valuable services for businesses and consumers.
The Xtended Voice Mashup Contest challenged Web 2.0 and telecom
developers to combine BroadWorks VoIP features with other Web-based
services including customer relationship management tools, business
collaboration and social networking sites. Telephony applications such
as SMS, voicemail, fax and mobile clients also qualified for submission.
"These innovative telephony mashups have the ability to create a real
impact in the marketplace," said Leslie Ferry, vice president of
marketing for BroadSoft. "We are excited about the variety and depth of
entries that will alter the way companies and individuals communicate."
The contest winners will be announced at the Web 2.0 Expo New York
2008, which takes place Sept. 16-19. The finalists are:
- Emergency Services finalist: Disaster Dispatcher
Created by Thomas Howe, the Disaster Dispatcher is a voice mashup that
integrates Twitter, BroadWorks and RSS feeds to provide a one-window
communications tool for emergency operators. By keeping all data in one
window, emergency personnel can analyze the collection of information
after the emergency to optimize response procedures.
- Mobility finalist: MobileProv
Developed by Joseph Farrer, MobileProv is a mobile portal that allows
an end user to control their personal BroadWorks services -- call
forwarding, simultaneous ring, remote office and do not disturb -- from
any mobile device.
- Communications finalist: VoxIM
Created by VoxIdea, VoxIM is part of a suite of applications created
with the intent of facilitating a user's communication efficiency. The
system integrates voice, call control, presence, instant messaging and
voice messaging in an economical and open application environment.
- Interoperability finalist: QuickSet
Developed by Joseph Farrar, QuickSet provides Windows, MAC and Linux
operating system users to access their services via a simple desktop
interface. The interface is powered by the Adobe AIR platform which
provides the ability to run Flash applications on the desktop.
- Consumer/residential use finalist: VFX Manager
Created by WorldXchange, VFX Manager runs on Windows or Linux and
allows the user to manage their BroadSoft services. The application
resides in the system tray of your PC for easy access.
- Accounting automation finalist: Project ARCTIC
Created by WorldXchange, Project ARCTIC improves the accounts
receivable process within organizations. It leverages low cost methods
to notify customers of past due accounts and ensures greater
probability by providing reminders so bills are paid on time.
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