To deliver a high-performance, low-cost VoiceXML platform designed explicitly for service provider deployments

June 20, 2004

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HYANNIS, Mass., and ATLANTA -- Excel Switching Corp. (, a leading provider of carrier-class open services platforms, media gateways and media servers for communications networks, and Vocalocity (, a provider of VoiceXML and SALT software designed for OEM and VAR partners, today announced a partnership to deliver a high-performance, low-cost VoiceXML platform designed explicitly for service provider deployments. The offering will make it easier and significantly less expensive for fixed and mobile providers across VoIP, traditional TDM and converged networks to provide touch-tone and speech-enabled applications on a broad scale.

The joint solution provides direct integration between the Excel AnyGen Converged Services Platform (CSP) and VocalOS* from Vocalocity. VocalOS provides pre-integration with the Vocalocity VoiceXML interpreter, several leading speech recognition and text-to-speech engines, and the Vocalocity App Center GUI-based VoiceXML development environment. This initiative will enable application developers to seamlessly combine Excel's superior call control and media processing capabilities with VoiceXML dialogs and speech recognition, making it easier for developers to offer advanced interactive voice services on a single proven platform. The VocalOS will also be backward compatible with existing Excel SwitchKit applications.

"Excel and Vocalocity have introduced a new category of converged media application platforms," observed Dan Miller, Senior Analyst at Zelos Group. "A low-cost, tight integration of the VoiceXML framework with a telephony interface creates fertile ground for innovation as enterprises and service providers migrate from proprietary systems to open standards and IP-based transport."

"The teaming of Vocalocity and Excel provides the carrier-grade, integrated media solution that application developers and service providers have been demanding," stated Mike Twomey, vice president, product planning for Excel. "Excel continues to deliver the highest levels of network reliability and performance on the industry's smallest footprint. Vocalocity's platforms eliminate the need for our customers to dedicate resources to VoiceXML and speech engine integration, which accelerates their time-to-market and lets them focus on core application development efforts."

Excel Switching Corp.


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