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CallTower Offers Free Voice-to-Text Service to Unified Communications CustomersNew Service Powered by Yap Allows Users to Read Voice Mail Messages as Emails or Text Messages (November 17, 2010)
FOSTER CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/17/10 -- CallTower, the market-leading provider of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), today announced that it is partnering with Yap to offer voice-to-text service to CallTower's unified communications customers. Voice to text is now offered free to CallTower's new and existing UCaaS customers.
The fully automated voice mail-to-text transcription service is a powerful productivity tool. Transcribed voice mail messages can be read quickly, shared with co-workers via email on a computer or smartphone, and archived for future reference.
"Voice to text provides a better way for users of CallTower's UCaaS service to access and manage their voice mail," said Bob Barnes, executive vice president of sales, marketing and business development, CallTower. "Once voice mail messages are converted to text they become a very effective real-time communication tool, much like IM and email. We are pleased to work with Yap to bring this service to our customers who will enjoy the flexibility and options it provides."
Automated voice to text for voice mail allows users to:
- Read messages in a fraction of the time it takes to dial a voice mail box or navigate tedious touchtone menu systems.
- Read and respond to voice mail in a text format via email or text message.
- Maintain privacy with completely automated transcription.
- Share voice mail messages converted to text with others. Messages are also delivered with a sound file in case it is necessary to listen to understand tone or emotion.
- Use Outlook searching capabilities to find historic voice mail messages.
"CallTower customers will appreciate the convenience and flexibility of converting voice mail to text for real-time communications," said Igor Jablokov, CEO, Yap. "Yap's accuracy rivals those that rely on human intervention and the transcriptions are delivered instantaneously and securely."
For more information on CallTower's UCaaS solutions please visit www.calltower.com/.
About CallTower, Inc.
CallTower (www.calltower.com) transforms a company's voice and data communications into a strategic business tool that provides a competitive advantage in today's market. CallTower's Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) provides growing companies with enterprise-class reliability, a single point of support, productivity-enhancing features and 24/7 service for a fixed monthly fee. CallTower's communication services are based on the Cisco® CallManager, Microsoft® Office Communications Server, Microsoft® Exchange Server and Microsoft® Sharepoint Server powered by the proprietary CallTower vXML VoiceCube voice messaging platform.
Founded in 2006, Yap® pioneered the world's first high accuracy, fully automated cloud-based speech recognition platform. The Company offers a simple, scalable and cost effective approach to implementing advanced speech transcription services. Today, service providers and enterprise communications companies including MetroPCS, Microsoft and Sprint use Yap's Speech Cloud to quickly deploy innovative applications such as voicemail-to-text, mobile messaging, conference call transcription and call mining. Consumers can download Yap's voicemail-to-text application to their iPhone by visiting http://itunes.com/apps/YapVoicemail. The Company is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Yap is privately held and institutionally financed by SunBridge Partners and Harbert Venture Partners.
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