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BroadSoft Licenses OptimTalk VoiceXML Interpreter

BRNO, CZECH REPULIC and GAITHERSBURG, MD, 19 March, 2007 -- OptimSys, s.r.o., a provider of advanced voice and telephony applications, and BroadSoft, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that under a licensing agreement BroadSoft will integrate OptimSys’ OptimTalk VoiceXML interpreter application into BroadSoft’s BroadWorks® VoIP application platform.

OptimSys develops advanced telephony, speech and audio related technologies that feature automatic speech recognition (ASR), DTMF (touch tone) control, text-to-speech (TTS), audio recording and playback, flexible telephony call control and advanced human-computer dialogue management. The OptimSys OptimTalk VoiceXML Interpreter allows interpretation of VoiceXML documents using speech recognition and synthesis or text-based input and output. Based on open standards, OptimTalk VoiceXML Interpreter enables development of interactive voice response (IVR) applications.

By integrating the OptimSys VoiceXML interpreter into the BroadWorks platform, the platform’s media server can be used to develop complex IVR applications.

“At BroadSoft, we are constantly researching technologies that can add to the end-user experience of the BroadWorks advance IP communications solutions,” said Robert Weidenfeller, vice president of Engineering for BroadSoft. “This agreement with OptimSys gives BroadSoft access to highly adaptable technology that we can use to develop add-on solutions to our current offerings. For instance, we could add to our unified messaging solution the ability for end-users to listen to their emails over the phone using text-to-speech technology.”

“Working with BroadSoft validates the flexiblity and simple integration of our OptimTalk Technology suite for the development of new telephony and IVR applications,” said Pavel Cenek, company director of OptimSys. “We look forward to working closely with BroadSoft to expand the capabilities of the already feature-rich BroadWorks platform.”

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 capable of providing these applications with the reliability, redundancy, scalability and regulatory capabilities required to deliver carrier-class service.

About OptimSys

Based in the Czech Republic, OptimSys offers technologies, products, solutions and services in the area of computer telephony, interactive voice response (IVR) applications and voice-controlled desktop and embedded applications. OptimSys is the specialist in solutions utilizing VoiceXML, CCXML and advanced speech technologies. OptimSys enables companies, telecommunications carriers and service providers to benefit from telephony and speech applications and automated services. OptimSys is located in the Brno-based Technological incubator. The incubator is operated by the South Moravian Innovation Centre, which provides financing, consultations, space and contacts for innovative start-up firms. For more information, go to http://www.optimsys.cz/.

About BroadSoft

BroadSoft provides VoIP application software that enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its 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 application software to 7 of the top 10 and 13 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, as measured by recent annual revenue, including Korea Telecom, Singtel, Sprint, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems, and Verizon. For additional information, go to www.broadsoft.com.


About BroadSoft:

BroadSoft, now a part of Cisco, is a technology innovator in cloud PBX, unified communications, team collaboration, and contact center solutions for businesses and service providers across 80 countries. We aim to empower users and teams to share ideas and work simply to achieve breakthrough performance. For additional information, visit www.BroadSoft.com.

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