GAITHERSBURG, MD – October 3, 2008 - SimpleSignal, a leader in hosted business telephone systems has teamed with Chinook Hosting, a leading hosted applications provider to deliver an innovative Unified Communications solution. SimpleSignal's Hosted PBX offering, SimplyMobile™, is built on BroadSoft's BroadWorks® VoIP platform. BroadWorks is an extensible platform with an application programming interface (API) that facilitates the integration of Hosted PBX with other business applications. The integration between the Chinook and SimpleSignal systems is so deep that SimpleSignal's voice services can now work with other hosted applications provided by Chinook, such as Dynamics CRM and SharePoint. Finally communications and business applications are converging.
The BroadWorks® platform allows SimpleSignal & Chinook Hosting to introduce a unique voice-enabled messaging solution that combines Hosted PBX with Microsoft Exchange for a Premium hosted communication offering that is available on a subscription basis. SimplyMobile delivers a new paradigm in business voice communications by enabling subscribers to listen to their emails and access items in Microsoft® Outlook® using voice commands from any telephone, including mobile devices.
With SimplyMobile, email and voice services are hosted, allowing end-users to focus on managing their business rather than managing their communications infrastructure. In addition to delivering voice and email features available in high-end systems, this unique solution translates emails from text to speech so that business users can listen to their emails from any location. SimplyMobile allows users to call Outlook contacts via voice commands on a mobile phone.
Using Outlook Voice Access, users can manage their calendars, including the ability to verbally change the time of a meeting; Exchange will send an email notification of the change to the meeting participants. "Today's worker is mobile and needs one solution to manage their voicemail, email and calendar from any location at anytime," said Dave Gilbert, president of SimpleSignal. "The convenience of having emails read while on the move and using voice commands to call contacts and manage calendars makes it incredibly easy for users to communicate, collaborate, and share information."
According to Tim Ritchie, Chinook Hosting Vice President of Sales, "Demand for this product was immediate and strong. Business decision makers seem to quickly understand the value of simplifying and streamlining their communications."
About Chinook Hosting
Chinook Hosting Corporation was founded in 2006 by the world-class hosted solutions experts at implement.com Corporation. Chinook Hosting delivers the leading edge of Microsoft's hosted technology, the stability of a world-class data center, and a simple unified self-service portal for all Chinook Hosting services. Visit www.chinookhosting.com.
About Simple Signal
SimpleSignal is a facilities-based complete network provider of business VoIP. The company's enterprise-grade service is designed specifically for small to medium-sized businesses, combining voice and data, hosted PBX, long distance and conferencing into one powerful, cost-effective communications solution. Delivering more capabilities than on-premise PBX systems, with greater flexibility, simplicity, and personalized service. Now businesses of any size can leverage the power of advanced IP communications technology, improving business productivity, while significantly reducing overall telecom costs. SimpleSignal is privately held and headquartered in Dana Point, CA. SimpleSignal services are deployed in over 40 states and 6 foreign countries. For more information about SimpleSignal, visit www.simplesignal.com.
About The BroadWorks Platform
BroadSoft's IMS-compliant BroadWorks® platform provides a comprehensive range of VoIP applications, including Hosted Unified Communications, Mobile PBX, Business Trunking and residential broadband services fully integrated into a single VoIP application platform. BroadWorks is capable of providing these applications with the reliability, redundancy, scalability and regulatory capabilities required to deliver carrier-class service.
BroadSoft® provides VoIP application software that enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its award-winning flagship BroadWorks technology empowers wireless, wireline and cable carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that enable them to 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 provides VoIP applications to eight of the Top 10 and 14 of the Top 25 largest carriers worldwide, as measured by recent annual revenue, including Korea Telecom, KPN, SingTel, Sprint, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-systems and Verizon. For additional information, go to www.broadsoft.com.