Desktop Toolbar Enables BroadWorks Users to Access Advanced Calling Features within Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer
Gaithersburg, MD and San Jose, CA, Spring VON, March 14, 2006 - BroadSoft, Inc., the leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced enhanced capabilities to its BroadWorks Assistant-Enterprise Toolbar, a carrier-class desktop communications product for everyday users of Microsoft® Outlook® and Internet Explorer®. The new BroadWorks® Assistant-Enterprise 13.0 allows users to easily access advanced call control features within the Microsoft mail and browser programs, affording service providers additional tools to offer their customers.
A desktop telephony toolbar that is integrated with the BroadWorks® VoIP platform, BroadWorks Assistant-Enterprise is suitable for corporate as well as small office/home office (SOHO) users. The new advanced call control capabilities give the BroadWorks user a pop-up notification when a call comes in, and enables the user to answer the call, place it on hold, send it to voice mail, or transfer it to another party, without leaving the Microsoft application. Additional highlights include click-to-dial capability from the Outlook contact directory and Internet Explorer Web pages, three-way conferencing and caller identification.
BroadSoft acquired the integrated desktop toolbar product as part of its acquisition of CarbonTwelve, a software and multimedia applications developer based in Sydney Australia, in September 2005. BroadSoft integrated the acquired company's client software applications into the company's BroadWorks VoIP client applications product line and has continued to enhance product functionality and expand its customer base.
"The BroadWorks Assistant-Enterprise 13.0 toolbar represents another milestone in our continuing effort to make advanced call features easier to use, to drive adoption of service providers'enhanced VoIP service offerings," said Scott Wharton, vice president of marketing for BroadSoft. "BroadSoft Assistant-Enterprise 13.0 is a valuable tool that packs a collection of convenient voice options into a small space and saves users valuable time. By enhancing our applications with such value-added functionality, BroadSoft is empowering service providers with a growing range of differentiated revenue-producing offerings for their customers."
BroadWorks Assistant-Enterprise will be featured in BroadSoft's booth at the Spring 2006 VON Conference & Expo, Booth 1127, on March 14-16 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA. The BroadWorks Assistant-Enterprise toolbar and Deployment Studio are currently available.
About The BroadWorks Platform
BroadSoft's IMS-compliant BroadWorks® platform provides a comprehensive range of VoIP applications, including hosted PBX, IP Centrex, mobile PBX, business trunking and residential broadband services fully integrated into a single VoIP application platform. BroadWorks is uniquely capable of providing these applications with the reliability, redundancy, scalability and regulatory capabilities required to deliver carrier-class service.
BroadSoft's VoIP application software is revolutionizing the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its flagship BroadWorks® technology empowers wireless and wireline carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft's family of carrier-class software products delivers the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world's leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft's customer base of 150 network operators, including BellSouth, Korea Telecom, Singtel, TDC, Telefónica de España, Telstra, Verizon and XO Communications leads the industry with more than 1,750,000 lines deployed.