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Voxeo Acquires ClackPoint

January 25, 2010 by · Comments Off on Voxeo Acquires ClackPoint 

Web HostingOrlando, FL – Today Voxeo Corporation, the leader in Unlocked Communications, announced it has acquired ClackPoint, the leading real-time multi-media collaboration platform. Over 100,000 people each month use ClackPoint’s online voice, video and text virtual conference rooms to connect and collaborate with colleagues, friends, and social networks. Attendees can access ClackPoint’s virtual conference rooms using any telephone, SIP VoIP device and service, Skype phone and IM clients, and ClackPoint’s own Flash-based phone and IM web client. Additionally, ClackPoint’s easy API enables developers and enterprises to add these capabilities to new and existing applications. ClackPoint also provides pre-built “widgets” that work with existing applications and platforms including Google Wave.

Ted Schadler, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc., wrote in a recent report, “Web conferencing began life as a better way to conduct sales meetings and training sessions. But its future is much more interesting: to be a natural extension to the real-time collaboration scenarios that today start and stop with voice and instant messaging.”[1]
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Voxeo Announces Tropo: The Open Source Cloud Telephony Service

July 27, 2009 by · Comments Off on Voxeo Announces Tropo: The Open Source Cloud Telephony Service 

Web Hosting ToolsSan Jose, CA – At the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), Voxeo, a leading provider of Unified Communications and Self-Service platforms, announced that the Tropo.com cloud telephony service source code will be made available to developers for free under open-source licenses. The new Tropo source release demonstrates that cloud computing vendors can subscribe fully to open-source ideals, and avoid the proprietary lock-in typically found in cloud services. Tropo is the first of several new open-source projects from Voxeo Labs, the innovation and open-source focused organization announced by Voxeo yesterday at OSCON.

Tropo.com provides a cloud telephony service that enables developers to write voice applications in popular programming languages including Groovy, JavaScript, PHP, Python and Ruby. This approach stands in contrast to XML-centered options that have historically been the only option for cloud telephony services. Tropo applications can be written comfortably and directly in supported languages, with no need for inefficient intermediary translation to and from XML formats. Applications built on Tropo can answer and place calls via traditional landline phones, mobile phones, corporate PBXs and newer IP-based solutions such as SIP and Skype. In addition to being open-source, the Tropo platform is built entirely on open standards including SIP, Java SIP Servlets, and the IETF’s Media Resource Control Protocol (MRCP).

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