Latest BroadWorks release features enhanced unified messaging package
PHOENIX, AZ, BROADSOFT CONNECTIONS 2006, October 17, 2006 - BroadSoft, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, today introduced at the BroadSoft Connections 2006 Executive Users Conference fax messaging capability to its Unified Messaging service as part of Release 14 of its BroadWorks® platform and VoIP application software offerings. The new release blends fax messaging with the voice and video messaging service, which leverages the converged IP environment to provide end-users with the flexibility to use and manage their messages from any location and over any interface.
Fully integrated with the BroadWorks VoIP platform, the new fax capability enables carriers to offer enhanced messaging services to a variety of users such as enterprises, small businesses, and remote workers. With fax messaging, users can send faxes to group distribution lists in a manner similar to the use of e-mail distribution lists. Because fax messaging is routed as e-mail attachments, users minimize the need for physical fax machines and phone lines dedicated to fax use.
The fax capability also leverages VoIP globalization, enabling end-users with distributed locations-such as frequent business travelers or businesses with multiple offices-to maintain a fax number in one country and receive faxes in other parts of the world.
Unified messaging enables service providers to easily set up voice, e-mail, video, and fax services on a common, fully integrated Web portal without need for separate platforms, thus reducing costs and allowing the seamless addition of new services. The solution scales to match any size BroadWorks deployment and leverages existing assets of carriers and end-users.
"As an important productivity tool for BroadWorks users, the fax messaging service complements the voice and video components of BroadSoft's Unified Messaging portfolio of services," said David Bukovsky, vice president of products for BroadSoft. "Adding this service is part of BroadSoft's ongoing commitment to provide value-added solutions for carriers to up-sell services to their customers. We continue to develop fully integrated functionality for a positive end-user experience."
Unified messaging with fax capability will be generally available with BroadWorks Release 14 at the end of October.
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, wireline and cable 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 provides VoIP applications to 6 of the top 10 and 12 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, including Korea Telecom, Singtel, Sprint, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems, and Verizon.