Adhearsion and Voxeo Launch Voxeo Labs

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Founders of Adhearsion Join Voxeo To Create New Developer and Open-Source Focused Silicon Valley Innovation Lab

Development of emerging communications applications has long needed a center of gravity, and Voxeo is making the investment in people and resources to spur innovation and become that center

Today at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), Voxeo, a leading provider of Unified Communications and Self-Service platforms, announced the launch of Voxeo Labs. Voxeo Labs will invest in core platform research, incubate revolutionary ideas and innovate new communications solutions. All products and services released by Voxeo Labs will be based on open standards and made available under community-centered open-source licenses.

"The inspiration for creating Voxeo Labs comes from the incredibly rich history of innovation and discovery at Bell Labs- the seminal R&D think tank in the communications world. Bell Labs has impacted technology, and consequently everyday life, in ways few others groups ever have," said Jonathan Taylor, Voxeo CEO. "The last 10 years have seen enormous adoption of open standard and open-source telephony platforms, and we see developer-focused open-source innovation driving communications forward for many years to come. Voxeo Labs is a key investment in that future."

Jay Phillips and Jason Goecke, leaders of Adhearsion, are joining Voxeo Labs full-time as founding staff. Adhearsion is an open-source, full-featured communications framework designed for maximum code reuse and intuitiveness. Powered by the Ruby programming language, Adhearsion launched just three years ago and has since become the most widely used open-source telephony application framework. Voxeo is now the primary sponsor of Adhearsion and will invest significantly in its growth and developer community. Adhearsion will continue to run on top of the Asterisk open-source PBX platform and will soon add support for Voxeo's Tropo cloud telephony service.

Voxeo Labs will launch several new open-source and open standards communications solutions over the next year.

"Development of emerging communications applications has long needed a center of gravity, and Voxeo is making the investment in people and resources to spur innovation and become that center," said Dan Miller, Senior Analyst at Opus Research. "The announcement at O'Reilly's OSCON reflects commitment to open-source software, services and tools that will benefit Voxeo's customers and the developer community at large."

For more information please visit Voxeo Labs at http://labs.voxeo.com.

About Voxeo
Voxeo makes Unified Communications and Self-Service applications easy to build and deploy. The company's common sense approach isn't rocket science: Create exceptionally great products. Make them exceedingly easy to try, buy and use. Deliver them with extreme support. This approach has made Voxeo the leading choice for enterprises and developers that prefer powerful simplicity where expensive complexity once reigned. More than 45,000 customers - including half of the Fortune 100 - use Voxeo's SIP-powered products and services to deliver innovative IVR, VoIP, outbound notification, and unified communications solutions. All of Voxeo's products and services are available for free development and trial use at http://www.voxeo.com/free.

Voxeo is an employee-owned company with headquarters in Orlando, Beijing, Cologne and London. Voxeo's Prophecy IVR Platform includes the worlds only 100% certified compliant VoiceXML browser. Voxeo's Prophecy IVR Hosting service is the largest in the world and the only one backed by a 100% uptime guarantee. For more information visit http://www.voxeo.com.

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