19th April 2004
VoIP gateways enable voice activated data retrieval
Bracknell, UK. - 19th April 2004: VegaStream, the leading supplier
of dedicated business VoIP (Voice over IP) Gateways, today announced
its partnership with 8hertz technologies GmbH, Germany's leading Voice
Business Enabler. Under the terms of the agreement, VegaStream gateways
will be bundled with 8hertz's voice business platform and sold to customers
in Germany and throughout Europe.
8hertz technologies provide Voice Business Solutions and networked
driven gateways to customers throughout Europe. Using speech-driven
technology, they combine modern telecommunication and Internet technologies
with natural speech recognition to provide voice activated data from
any telephone, mobile or fixed line. By integrating VegaStream's VoIP
gateways with their voice business platform 8hertz is able bring the
advantages of VoIP - flexibility and low call costs - to this revolutionary
form of communications.
The result is a solution that enables users to have remote access to
applications via a voice-activated interface on the phone. Companies,
their customers, clients, and employees can access and use mission-critical
business data through interactive voice dialogs while on the move, saving
time and improving work efficiency.
The 8hertz / VegaStream voice business platform has been implemented
a range of different industries and applications and has become increasingly
popular in the main logistics and public transport sectors. A public
company in Hamburg uses the solution to extend its online public transit
information service to any telephone. A major European Logistics company
based in Belgium is integrating the solution into its delivery information
service for German customers. Volkswagen is another customer that has
deployed the 8hertz / VegaStream voice business platform. Other European
customers include BMW and DIREKTexpress.
"As the benefits of converging of voice with other data services
in the enterprise has become evident, we are seeing interest from customers
within various industries looking to exploit the benefits of VoIP in
new applications," said CEO of VegaStream Tim Burne. "We are
pleased to be working with 8hertz and look forward to bringing this
innovative use of VoIP to customers throughout Europe."
"VegaStream's flexible gateways have been critical to 8hertz,
in enabling us to
satisfy the demand from our customers for compelling, useful applications."
explained project manager of 8hertz, Jorit Nühs. "With VegaStream's
gateways we are finally able to provide a solution that combines voice
and remote data interactions together into one seamless user-experience
- all at a competitive cost."
8hertz Technologies GmbH is Germany's leading Voice Business Enabler
providing Voice Business Solutions and networked voice-driven gateways
in Germany and Europe.
8hertz develops innovative, easy-to-use mobile solutions and applications
for industry, enterprise and government, combining speaker-independent,
natural speech recognition with modern telecommunication and Internet
technologies. 8hertz enables companies, their customers, clients, and
employees to access and use mission-critical business data through fast,
efficient, interactive voice dialogs while on the move, hands-free,
eyes-free, 24 hours a day. 8hertz is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.
For more information please visit www.8hertz.com
VegaStream is a leading supplier of dedicated business VoIP
gateways. VegaStream's Voice over IP (VoIP) gateways enable
service providers and business customers to rapidly deploy and
profit from lower telephony costs and improved productivity
across their organization's HQ and remote offices. The award
winning Vega 50 and Vega 100 gateways are based on
international communications standards - including both SIP and
H.323 - to deliver an open and non-proprietary VoIP solution that
can be seamlessly integrated alongside existing communications
investments. Established in 1998, VegaStream has EMEA
headquarters in Bracknell UK, and North American headquarters
in Boca Raton, Florida. VegaStream investors include MTI Partners
and VegaStream management.
AxiCom (for VegaStream)
+44 20 8392 4067