Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Veraz Adds IMS-Compliant Softclient, Web Portal

Veraz Networks released a new multimedia softclient and a web portal application. The softclient, called "Veraz Virtu", is an IMS-compliant user application that enables end users to access services including voice, instant messaging, prepaid calling card and video telephony.

The web portal application is a service management tool that enables both softclient users and traditional subscribers to configure and manage account features such as user profiles, prepaid access, call forwarding, and presence information. The web portal application also lets users access a web-based telephony service, called "Portal Connect", that establishes phone-to-phone connections through the Internet.

Virtu and the web portal both work in conjunction with Veraz's ControlSwitch User Services Core (USC). The portal can be used as a stand alone graphical user interface or can be integrated into a service provider's own web interface.

Virtu provides access to various ControlSwitch service bundles ranging from basic phone functionality, including caller ID, speed dial, and address book, to more advanced business applications such as VPN groups. Virtu also supports premium functionality including presence based services, video telephony, picture caller ID and multi-party conferencing.

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