Active Voice Adds Unified Messaging to Cisco’s CallManager
Written By: P. Hayes
Published On: July 17 2000
Active Voice Adds Unified Messaging to Cisco's CallManager
(Seattle, Washington, USA-July 26, 2000) - Active Voice Corporation, a
global provider of unified messaging and computer telephony software solutions,
announced that Unity Enterprise-its Windows NT-based true unified messaging
server-will support integration with the latest version of Internet Protocol
(IP) telephony call processing software from Cisco Systems, Inc.-CallManager
3.01. Source: Active Voice
Active Voice has added a purely software Unified Messaging (UM) component
to Cisco's CallManager 3.01. The software component is being utilized
to centralize communication through delivery processes, which allow a
user's Microsoft Outlook Inbox to receive not only e-mail, but also fax
and voice mail.
Cisco CallManager is an IP based telephony system that will utilize Active
Voice's software to deliver a reduced dependency on external hardware
to achieve UM, resulting in up to a 20% savings to Enterprise clients.
Active voice will interact with the IP telephony solution through Cisco
CallManager's open telephony application programming interface (API).
This is a plus for Enterprise organizations that are beginning to migrate
to IP telephony for centralized communications coupled with reduced operational
costs. The addition of a software component reduces a company's initial
cost entry point by up to 20% from the product's MSRP. The current revision
of CallManager is 3.0. Active Voice and Cisco systems will be demonstrating
the combined CallManager 3.01 at Cisco's annual networking conference
in Las Vegas, NV and Orlando, FL. We expect general availability of CallManager
3.01 in the fourth quarter of 2000. (Probability 80%).