One-Click Escalation of Enterprise IM Chats to Voice Calls and Conferences on Mobile Phones Delivers Complete Unified Communications Solution
New WebMessenger Mobile Voice™ for BroadWorks to be Demonstrated This Week at VON.x Conference in San Jose
Los Angeles, CA, March 18, 2008 - WebMessenger, a leader in enterprise mobile communications, today announced a powerful new solution for mobile professionals that unifies mobile IM with mobile telephony and enterprise VoIP platforms, enabling instant escalation of chat sessions to phone calls or conferences on handheld devices. WebMessenger Mobile Voice for BroadSoft's BroadWorks® VoIP application platform significantly enhances the real-time collaboration experience for mobile professionals, while dramatically reducing the cost of international dialing from mobile phones.
WebMessenger Mobile Voice for BroadWorks is being demonstrated this week in the BroadSoft booth at the Spring 2008 VON.x Conference & Exposition in San Jose, Calif. WebMessenger Mobile Voice for BroadWorks will be available this summer from WebMessenger and via the new BroadSoft Xtended Marketplace, an online community where enterprises and end users can access applications, participate in discussion forums and share integration ideas with developers.
"WebMessenger is laser-focused on delivering a mobile unified communications experience to enterprise customers," said Joe Naylor, President for WebMessenger. "WebMessenger Mobile Voice for BroadWorks simplifies IT deployment of enterprise mobile IM and VoIP solutions, and empowers mobile professionals to communicate out of the office in the exact same way they are accustomed to communicating at their desks. By combining mobile IM and voice in a single solution, WebMessenger is helping enterprises extend their investments in real-time collaboration platforms from Microsoft, IBM, Research In Motion, and others, while filling a major void in the emerging mobile unified communications market."
"Our BroadSoft Xtended enables innovative companies and developers to create new solutions that incorporate our advanced voice and video calling features," said Michael Lauricella, director of the Xtended program for BroadSoft. "WebMessenger is using the BroadWorks platform to develop valuable, real-time solutions for mobile business users."
WebMessenger Mobile Voice for BroadWorks extends the most critical call-control capabilities provided by the BroadWorks platform to BlackBerrys, Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 smartphones. Key features and benefits of the new solution include:
- One-click escalation of person-to-person and group chats to VoIP dialing and conference calls
- Dramatically reduced international dialing charges from mobile phones
- Direct-extension dialing to colleagues from mobile phones
- Cross-application presence awareness functionality
- Mobile access to corporate directory and secure integration to Active Directory for single sign-on capability
- View call history; receive voicemail notifications anytime, anywhere; create international profiles; manage a single phone number
- Easily change telephony service settings such as Simultaneous Ring, Call Forward All, Call Forward No Answer, Call Forward Busy, Do Not Disturb, and Remote Office
WebMessenger Mobile Voice for BroadWorks may be deployed on-premise or as a hosted service, and can be used by itself or in conjunction with other WebMessenger Mobile solutions. WebMessenger Mobile Voice for BroadWorks hosted pricing will start at $4.95 per month, not including a one-time seat-license fee. For information on enterprise accounts, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 7 of the top 10 and 13 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.
WebMessenger, an enterprise mobile communications company, provides mobile real-time presence, instant messaging, VoIP, and collaboration products for enterprises and mobile professionals. The company's enterprise and hosted solutions - compatible with all leading IM networks, mobile devices and platforms - has set the industry standard for IM connectivity, interoperability, mobility and security. WebMessenger's flagship product, WebMessenger Mobile, enables mobile professionals to stay connected while away from their desktops from any of the industry leading mobile devices, including BlackBerry, Palm, Pocket PC, Symbian, and Windows Mobile. WebMessenger is a Microsoft TAP Partner, IBM Advanced Business Partner, Research In Motion ISV Partner, Forum Nokia PRO Partner, and Symbian Platinum Partner Program member. WebMessenger also offers professional services, system integration and support to enterprises, telecom carriers and other data delivery companies. WebMessenger is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices located throughout North America and Europe. For more information about WebMessenger, please visit www.webmessenger.com.