4/25/2003 - Artisoft®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASFT), developer of the first software-based phone system, and SpectraLink Corporation (NASDAQ: SLNK), a leading manufacturer and supplier of workplace wireless telephone systems, announced a joint wireless communications solution. Artisoft's TeleVantage® 5.0 now seamlessly integrates with SpectraLink's NetLink Wireless Telephones to enable businesses to use the advanced telephony features of TeleVantage with wireless handsets over an existing standard wireless network. This strategic relationship, formed under Artisoft's Open Communication Alliance, empowers both companies to promote the solution to their respective channels.
This powerful solution will allow TeleVantage customers to add NetLink Wireless Telephones to their communications system, further enabling mobility, increasing productivity, and enhancing customer service. Users will be able to utilize the rich features of the TeleVantage phone interface - including managing multiple calls, transferring and conferencing callers, and accessing settings and voice mail - over wireless handsets.
"Voice over wireless networks is fast becoming a critical requirement for the TeleVantage customer base," said Diana Vlamis, Director of Business Development at Artisoft. "This integrated solution with SpectraLink demonstrates our commitment to open standards and exposes new opportunities in markets, such as healthcare, manufacturing, and retail, where having wide range wireless functionality is fundamental."
Artisoft's award-winning TeleVantage is a feature-rich, software-based phone system that combines rock-solid stability with the most advanced communications technology available today. Its robust feature set includes intelligent call management, powerful call center, advanced IP telephony, comprehensive messaging, web browser, and graphical desktop call control. Built on an open systems architecture and supported by world-class Intel hardware, TeleVantage enhances customer service, increases productivity and improves the bottom line for a variety of customers, from small offices to large enterprise organizations with sophisticated call centers. Artisoft's Open Communications Alliance is comprised of industry-leading companies working with Artisoft to deliver standards-based communications solutions with TeleVantage as the focal point.
"Small to medium-sized businesses are ideal customers for NetLink Wireless Telephones," said Mike Cronin, vice president of sales and marketing for SpectraLink. "This integration will enable these customers to reap the real-world benefits of using wireless telephony with the advanced features and functionality of TeleVantage."
SpectraLink's NetLink Wireless Telephones are based on the company's industry-leading wireless telephone systems for the workplace. NetLink Wireless Telephones operate as client devices on wireless LANs utilizing the IEEE 802.11b global standard, allowing converged mobile voice and data applications on a single wireless infrastructure. SpectraLink Voice Priority (SVP), a quality of service (QoS) mechanism, is employed on the wireless LAN to ensure excellent voice quality with minimal impact on data throughput. NetLink Wireless Telephones integrate with the best-selling PBX systems, and support proprietary IP protocols as well as H.323 for enterprise wireless VoIP solutions.
Artisoft, Inc. is a leading developer of open, standards-based telephone systems that bring together voice and data for more powerful and productive communications. Artisoft's TeleVantage delivers greater functionality, flexibility, and value than proprietary PBXs to a variety of customers, from small offices to large enterprise organizations with sophisticated call centers. Artisoft's innovative software products have consistently garnered industry recognition, winning more than 30 awards for technical excellence. The company distributes its products and services worldwide through a dedicated and growing channel of authorized resellers. For more information, please call 800-914-9985 or visit our website at http://www.artisoft.com.
SpectraLink Corporation is the leading manufacturer and provider of wireless telephone systems for the workplace. Headquartered in Boulder, Colo., SpectraLink has more installed systems and accumulated more experience and application knowledge than any other provider. SpectraLink distributes its products through industry-leading service, equipment and application providers, cultivating a vast customer base among industries including retail, education, healthcare, manufacturing, finance, information systems and telecommunications. For more information, call 1-800-676-5465, or visit http://www.spectralink.com.
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