Whirlwind Software Empowers Prosody X in 10 Minutes
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Press release date: February 4, 2008
4th February 2008, Milton Keynes, UK - Aculab, a leading provider of enabling technology for the communications market, and Skunkworks, an innovative telephony solution developer, are pleased to announce that Whirlwind telephony software is now available free of charge, as a trial download, to enable users to start switching calls on Prosody X cards in just 10 minutes.
Telephony businesses can now build and deploy new services on Prosody X cards very quickly and cost effectively, freeing up their resources to focus more on the value added aspects of the target solution to start generating revenue sooner. Prosody X is Aculab's high performance IP and media processing card, enabling up to 1200 channels of IP as well as 480 channels of ISDN/CAS/SS7 and media resources for voice, fax and conference per card.
Whirlwind is a distributed architecture telephony middleware communicating with Aculab cards and external systems such as databases, communications devices and legacy systems. It includes billing, reporting, monitoring, logging, debugging, error handling, multi-tasking, event synchronization and resource management. Users simply install the Prosody X telephony card into a server running Centos 4.5 Linux OS, then download 4 ports of trial Whirlwind free of charge from www.prosodyxin10minutes.com, plug in the carrier and start switching calls.
"The idea is to empower telephony businesses to launch their solutions quickly to start generating revenue sooner than previously possible while also eliminating the development costs," said Bill Oborn, Director of Skunkworks Australia, the software development house behind the initiative. "Choice, flexibility and speed to market are imperative for business today," said Oborn. "Businesses are now more often looking for ways to deploy new telephony services in a shorter time using the tools they are familiar with and not have to worry about the lower level telephony hardware layer which is what Whirlwind does."
The Whirlwind API enables users to write services in their preferred language such as C, Java, PHP, .NET etc running in their preferred operating system. Alternatively or concurrently, they can also use Whirlwind's on-board Telco Perl application engine. Telco Perl enables users to write telephony applications using the open source Perl language; it compiles and caches the scripts to run in Whirlwind thereby combining the endless flexibility of Perl with the telco grade Whirlwind environment. With millions of Perl users across the world Whirlwind and Prosody X can now be deployed quickly and easily without users needing to learn a proprietary, single purpose application language.
"This higher level of flexibility is a real time and money saver for businesses moving to the Prosody X technology," said Ian Colville, Product Manager at Aculab. "Solutions such as Interactive Voice Response, Centrex, Pre-Paid, Web Dial, Fax Broadcast, Follow-me, Queuing-In-The-Cloud, Wake-Up-Call, Virtual Office, Conferencing, Contact Centre solutions, etc., can now be built quickly and easily without your technical staff having to learn new highly specialized programming languages. Prosody X is proving increasingly popular in the market and Whirlwind provides an easy path for businesses to launch a new service quickly and cost effectively - this flexibility and speed to market is crucial for them to be able to create a competitive advantage." Colville concluded.
About Aculab Aculab enables developers and systems integrators to produce a variety of high performance communications solutions. Aculab's portfolio offers an exceptional mix of capabilities that are easy to integrate and bring real value - reduced costs, increased customer satisfaction and competitive advantage. A complete range of open standards building block technologies for use within telco or enterprise environments, as well as essential support services, are offered. Products include media resources, digital network access, VoIP, fax, speech processing and conferencing. Support is available to help developers through each stage of their product's life cycle including pre-sales consultancy, technical support, training and marketing.
Aculab's head office is located in Milton Keynes, UK with offices in the USA, Germany and Australia.
About Skunkworks Skunkworks Australia is a developer of highly flexible telephony application toolkits and turn-key solutions. Flexibility is crucial to enable telephony developers and businesses to create new services quickly and easily that deliver market differentiation, thereby empowering them to capture new market opportunities and avoid having to compete on price alone. With over 20 years experience we listen to and help our clients become successful in their markets. Solutions include voice, fax, conferencing, speech processing, and billing working across traditional and IP networks, including open APIs for rapid integration with legacy systems.
Contact details Aculab Name: Jo Taylor Phone: +44 1908 273 800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Skunkworks Australia Bill Oborn Phone: +61 88125 5511 Cell: +61 411 112 644 Email: email@example.com
For more information: www.aculab.com www.prosodyXin10minutes.com