Vocalocity Adopts Paraxip’s Gateway Software to Provide Standards-Based Telephony Connectivity to its Voice Browser

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Vocalocity to use Paraxip Technologies’ Open Gateway software as a cost-effective, software-based solution for comprehensive connectivity to TDM networks via standard SIP and RTP protocols

Paraxip Technologies, a supplier of media gateway solutions optimized for the speech, IVR and contact center markets, announced today that Vocalocity, a leading supplier of OEM software for standards-based telephony solutions, has selected the highly innovative Paraxip Gateway software to offer standard SIP-based connectivity to legacy telephony networks. The Paraxip Gateway is an open, software-based VoIP gateway product that provides a comprehensive and highly flexible bridge between the traditional telephony network and IP-based platforms and applications. Vocalocity customers worldwide will thus be able to use the Paraxip Gateway software to connect the standards-based Vocalocity voice browser to a wide variety of switches, PBXs and ACDs.

"The Paraxip Gateway is a perfect fit for our own product strategy”, explained Mike Dickerson, Vocalocity CEO. “We can focus our product architecture around the standard, highly flexible SIP protocol, while maintaining compatibility with traditional telephony integrations through Paraxip’s software products.”

Paraxip’s gateway software is compatible with a wide variety of off-the-shelf computer telephony boards, making the solution suitable for “in-field” software-only upgrades to VoIP, and for building cost effective gateway sub-systems inside hybrid communication platforms. Vocalocity’s OEM customers and their channel partners will use the Paraxip Gateway software both for upgrading the installed base to standard SIP call control as well as for releasing new systems and applications based on SIP.

"Vocalocity and Paraxip have a lot of strong synergies,” said Serge Forest, President & CEO, Paraxip Technologies. “Both companies deliver highly flexible and cost-effective telecom software OEM components built around standards. We are thrilled about the numerous opportunities steaming from our relationship with Vocalocity."

Vocalocity and Paraxip are currently undergoing customer trials with their joint products and expect to start live deployments this quarter.

About Paraxip Technologies

Paraxip Technologies offers software products enabling a seamless transition from traditional telephony to IP telephony. Paraxip’s products are designed from the ground up to offer Voice-over-IP (VoIP) applications with un-paralleled transparency to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), enabling seamless operations in hybrid environments, where traditional and IP telephony equipment and applications are mixed. Working with world-class industry partners, Paraxip brings to market innovative connectivity solutions in a flexible, building block approach. Paraxip’s products are optimized for Speech, Interactive Voice Response and Call Center applications. For more information, please visit http://www.paraxip.com.

About Vocalocity

Vocalocity provides OEM software components and tools that ease the adoption and ongoing support of standards for open telephony. Free from the complexity of developing and maintaining support for VoiceXML, CCXML, SIP, and other evolving standards, Vocalocity customers can concentrate their internal resources on building competitive advantage. Based in Atlanta, GA, Vocalocity is privately held with funding from Sutter Hill Ventures, H.I.G. Capital, Five Paces Ventures, Imlay Investments, Georgia Tech's ATDC Seed Capital Fund, and Atlanta Technology Angels.

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