Sunday, December 4, 2005

Cingular Wireless Deploys Kodiak for PTT

Cingular Wireless has deployed Kodiak Networks' Real-Time Exchange (RTX) System to power new voice services, including Push to Talk (PTT). The Kodiak RTX supports various capabilities included in Cingular's initial service launch, including:

  • Mobile user availability -- displays the current availability of friends, family, co-workers, customers and suppliers to receive a wireless call. Availability includes "available", "silent mode", "do not disturb", and "offline" states.

  • Voice Messaging - allows instant voice messaging from Kodiak-enabled phones to contacts/groups with any wireless or landline phone - without waiting to leave a message or ringing the other person's phone.

  • Call Me Alerts - allows individuals to send onscreen call alerts to users who are away from their phone or have their phone turned off.

  • Quick Groups - Allows users to quickly create groups on their handset by simply selecting contact names and then initiating a group call.

  • Handset-Based Contact Management - Customers can manage their contact lists directly on their handset contacts or via a web interface. Contact information is automatically stored on the carrier network and can be instantly retrieved in the case of a lost or stolen phone.

Kodiak said its handset software and thin client is available on handsets produced by Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, LG, Kyocera, Sagem, TCL Alcatel and PalmOne.
  • Cingular Wireless is the tenth wireless operator worldwide to deploy the Kodiak RTX System.

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