Press Release Summary:
VerseraÂ® Video Mail provides call completion, message recording, and mailbox functions for video telephony calls. Subscribers can record, send, and retrieve messages that include audio and video components. They can create personalized video greetings that are seen and heard by callers, and callers can leave real-time video messages. Messages can be retrieved with video phone or via Web portal, or they can be forwarded to email in-box.
Original Press Release:
Glenayre to Introduce Versera(R) Video Mail at 3GSM World Congress 2005
Versera ICE(TM) application helps mobile operators to address 3G network opportunities and capitalize on technology investments
ATLANTA, Feb. 10 -- Glenayre Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEMS), today announced it will introduce Versera Video Mail next week at the 3GSM World Congress 2005 trade show in Cannes, France. A new application on the company's Versera Intelligent Communications Environment (Versera ICE), Versera Video Mail will provide call completion, message recording and mailbox functions for video telephony calls. Versera Video Mail adds a new level of personalization to communication by allowing subscribers to record, send and retrieve messages that now include both an audio and a video component.
"With the arrival of 3G, mobile network operators are ready to launch attractive, high bandwidth services to capitalize on their technology investments and satisfy demands for new services," said Bruce Bales, president, Glenayre's messaging business. "Mobile to mobile video calling is one of the most promising emerging applications, and I believe Versera Video Mail will be a significantly better product than earlier versions from our competitors. Versera Video Mail can be deployable both as a standalone solution or combined with voice mail to provide a new level of integration for operators to increase customer loyalty and billable airtime."
Versera Video Mail is especially advantageous to operators because it's built on Versera ICE, an open, standards-based, next generation messaging solution architected in Java and Voice XML. As one of many applications that reside on a converged platform, Versera Video Mail ensures that mobile operators have a scalable environment that allows them to profitably offer groundbreaking services, even when the demand for such services is in its infancy.
New 3G video phones allow subscribers to make video calls in real time to other subscribers. Versera Video Mail allows 3G subscribers to create personalized video greetings that are seen and heard by callers, and callers can leave a real-time video message -- just like with voice mail. Video Mail messages can be retrieved with a video phone or via a Web portal, and subscribers can even have video mail messages forwarded to their e-mail inbox. As a result, subscribers without a video phone can retrieve video messages over the Internet, which will further promote service adoption and usage. With Versera Video Mail, subscribers can have a single mailbox for all message types including voice and video messages.
The Company anticipates that Versera Video Mail will be available for commercial deployment by the middle of 2005.
Glenayre, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a global provider of next generation enhanced services and messaging solutions for service providers including wireless carriers, fixed network operators and cable companies. Glenayre's applications run on a carrier-grade, open platform featuring a standards-based web services architecture for low cost delivery of revenue generating services in IP-based and circuit-switched telephony networks. Since Glenayre first pioneered voice messaging over a decade ago, more than 200 service providers in over 60 countries have deployed Glenayre solutions for their legacy and 3G networks. Today, millions of subscribers around the world use Glenayre's Versera solutions every day, including voice and fax messaging, one number services, speech interfaces, unified communications and one-button call return. For more information, please visit www.glenayre.com/ .
Glenayre, the Glenayre logo, Versera and Versera ICE are trademarks of Glenayre Electronics, Inc.
CONTACT: Stacy Adams of Glenayre, +1-770-283-2719, or [email protected]