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ADT Unveils InterTALK

American Digital Telecommunications, Inc. (ADT) Friday debuted InterTALK, a free service that transmits voice messages over the Internet.

Aimed at telecommuters, mobile workers and others who may not be able to type e-mail messages, InterTALK will also feature international calling capabilities. Initially the product will be released to Internet service providers and beta testers, with a public release slated for Nov. 15, 1998.

Fullerton, Calif.-based ADT said Internet voice mail is the first of several services InterTALK will provide. Future versions of the product will include services such as unified messaging, Internet telephony and international call back, messaging and faxing options, virtual office applications and special InterTALK version tailored for corporate enterprise applications.

The InterTALK product is open-architecture, based on Windows NT, and is compatible with third-party Internet telephony gateways.

"InterTALK is the first in a new generation of IP Telephony applications," said Jeff Weiner, president of ADT. "While the lower long-distance rates available through Internet telephony are attractive to users now, we believe that new applications, features and functions--far beyond those available through traditional telephone service--will ultimately become the driving force behind this technology."