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Verascape Launches Voice Platform

A wide range of voice-enhanced services will be within easy reach of ASPs, ISPs, ITSPs and Enterprises with today's launch by Chicago-based Verascape, Inc. of its VeraServ voice server platform.

The VeraServ voice platform is easily integrated with existing IP network and PSTN equipment, and allows developers and application hosts to quickly add voice support to existing Web-based content.

"Service providers will no longer have to purchase proprietary enterprise-based speech systems or deal with how these systems will meet the demands as services become scaled to a national footprint," said Mil Ovan, President of Verascape. "VeraServ is an all-in-one speech platform that enables service providers to offer a wide range of voice-enhanced services."

The company says the new voice platform can be used by ASPs, to add voice interfaces to many of their customers' hosted applications; ISPs, to add voice interfaces to existing customer Web sites; ITSPs, to provide speech recognition services as an enhancement to their existing unified messaging services; and Enterprises, to allow sales, marketing and customer service applications to reside on one standards-based platform that interfaces directly to existing IP and PSTN networks.

The Verascape platform, based on the advanced Vivance architecture, provides universal access--via a standard telephone--to Web site content. With a SIP-based IP telephony core, Vivance treats speech and telephony resources as independent pools, allowing efficient usage and allocation.

Containing a standard VoiceXML interface, VeraServ products allow developers and service providers to run and host fully functional voice applications using familiar Web-based tools and paradigms.

Verascape is a privately owned company headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, created by Vail Systems in 1999, as a wholly independent company.