VoiceGenie Launches GenieHosting(TM) Service

Voice Web Products Leader Offers Trial and Small-scale Deployment to

Developers with its Complete VoiceXML Platform



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from VoiceGenie Technologies Inc.

    TORONTO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ - VoiceGenie Technologies Inc., the
 leading provider of VoiceXML Gateway solutions, today announced GenieHosting,
 the premium service that allows application developers to deploy their Voice
 Web services on a commercial basis within a highly reliable and controlled
 environment, particularly in the early trial stages. GenieHosting is a cost-
 effective solution that customers can fully utilize prior to committing to a
 full-scale service deployment - whether that is on-premises or larger-scale
 host-based environments.
     "VoiceGenie seeks to provide complete Voice Web solutions, helping
 customers to rapidly deploy VoiceXML services that increase their competitive
 advantages and better serve their customers," said Stuart Berkowitz, President
 at VoiceGenie. "GenieHosting further extends our solutions offering, by
 providing customers with the choice of initially deploying their applications
 in a VoiceGenie-based hosted environment at a relatively low cost. Whether on-
 prem or hosted is the right solution for any given customer, VoiceGenie is
 able to deliver the same high-quality, high performance features with a
 scalable Gateway that is 100% compliant to VoiceXML."
     GenieHosting, located at www.voicegenie.com/geniehosting, is the obvious
 step for serious Voice Web developers. Customers can use the voice hosting
 service to demonstrate their applications and services to their potential
 clients, or to trial their smaller scale services to test features, obtain
 user statistics, or to run focus groups. In addition, customers are provided
 24/7 support, provisioning for 800 numbers, and specialized support from the
 VoiceGenie Professional Services group.
     "Historically, VoiceGenie has focused on developing and delivering
 robust, carrier-grade VoiceXML Gateway solutions," added Eric Jackson,
 VoiceGenie's Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. "Having
 dedicated our resources and expertise on evolving our core technology to full
 maturation, we are able to launch into the hosting business with a highly
 tested and deployed product. In addition, we've reached a stage in our growth
 where we have over 2,200 active member developers utilizing the VoiceGenie
 Developers Workshop. Since many of these developers are ready to launch their
 Voice Web services, we want to provide them with a platform that will deliver
 the same level of quality they've experienced while developing their
 applications, allowing for real-world trials and small-scale deployment of
 their VoiceXML applications. GenieHosting fills that gap."
     GenieHosting features the high availability VoiceGenie Gateway server
 that delivers 100% compliance to the VoiceXML 1.0 standard, with dedicated
 capacity for customers' services. This convenient and fast developer
 environment allows users to manage multiple extensions and applications,
 utilize VoiceGenie grammar tools, link their VoiceXML applications to
 VoiceGenie's telephony server, and to access advance next generation features
 such as VoIP. VoiceGenie's VoiceXML Gateway hosting facilitates back-end
 integration with customer environments, providing customers with complete
 control over their applications by locating the applications on their
 premises.
     Ready for large-scale deployment, VoiceGenie's VoiceXML Gateway supports
 the latest model ASRs and TTSs from SpeechWorks and Nuance. Special extensions
 capabilities available to GenieHosting customers include Outbound Dialing,
 Call Detail Recording, Advanced Debugging and Logging capabilities, Audio
 Playback controls, support for next generation specification features, and
 sophisticated error reporting capabilities for easier problem diagnosis.
 
     About VoiceGenie
     ----------------
     With six years of extensive market development expertise, VoiceGenie is
 the first company to ship a fully compliant VoiceXML Gateway product
 supporting multiple speech and text-to-speech engines, offering vendor-
 agnostic, best-of-breed combinations. The VoiceGenie Gateway allows any phone
 to access Voice Web applications developed using the VoiceXML standard.
 VoiceGenie customers and partners include AT&T, Lucent, Dialogic, an Intel
 Company, SpeechWorks, Everypath, Audium, Brience, VoxSurf, Nuance, and more.
 VoiceGenie has established an early leadership position in the new Voice Web
 market. Industry analysts predict that the market for voice-enabling services
 will grow to $41 billion by 2005. For more information, please call
 416.736.0905 or visit www.voicegenie.com.
     VoiceGenie's complete Voice Web solution enables a company's customers or
 employees to access Web information, conduct on-line transactions, and manage
 personal communications, including e-mail and voice-activated dialing, by
 simply using their voice over any phone.
     As leading experts in VoiceXML, VoiceGenie's Professional Services group
 conducts courses and seminars, designed to help users exploit the richness of
 VoiceXML. VoiceGenie's Developers Workshop - with over 2200 regular users-
 provides programmers with software development tools and access to a
 development node to test and host their VoiceXML applications. VoiceGenie
 offers free membership in its Developers' Workshop. Please visit
 http://developer.voicegenie.com.
 
     GenieHosting is a trademark of VoiceGenie. All trademarks are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE VoiceGenie Technologies Inc.
    TORONTO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ - VoiceGenie Technologies Inc., the
 leading provider of VoiceXML Gateway solutions, today announced GenieHosting,
 the premium service that allows application developers to deploy their Voice
 Web services on a commercial basis within a highly reliable and controlled
 environment, particularly in the early trial stages. GenieHosting is a cost-
 effective solution that customers can fully utilize prior to committing to a
 full-scale service deployment - whether that is on-premises or larger-scale
 host-based environments.
     "VoiceGenie seeks to provide complete Voice Web solutions, helping
 customers to rapidly deploy VoiceXML services that increase their competitive
 advantages and better serve their customers," said Stuart Berkowitz, President
 at VoiceGenie. "GenieHosting further extends our solutions offering, by
 providing customers with the choice of initially deploying their applications
 in a VoiceGenie-based hosted environment at a relatively low cost. Whether on-
 prem or hosted is the right solution for any given customer, VoiceGenie is
 able to deliver the same high-quality, high performance features with a
 scalable Gateway that is 100% compliant to VoiceXML."
     GenieHosting, located at www.voicegenie.com/geniehosting, is the obvious
 step for serious Voice Web developers. Customers can use the voice hosting
 service to demonstrate their applications and services to their potential
 clients, or to trial their smaller scale services to test features, obtain
 user statistics, or to run focus groups. In addition, customers are provided
 24/7 support, provisioning for 800 numbers, and specialized support from the
 VoiceGenie Professional Services group.
     "Historically, VoiceGenie has focused on developing and delivering
 robust, carrier-grade VoiceXML Gateway solutions," added Eric Jackson,
 VoiceGenie's Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. "Having
 dedicated our resources and expertise on evolving our core technology to full
 maturation, we are able to launch into the hosting business with a highly
 tested and deployed product. In addition, we've reached a stage in our growth
 where we have over 2,200 active member developers utilizing the VoiceGenie
 Developers Workshop. Since many of these developers are ready to launch their
 Voice Web services, we want to provide them with a platform that will deliver
 the same level of quality they've experienced while developing their
 applications, allowing for real-world trials and small-scale deployment of
 their VoiceXML applications. GenieHosting fills that gap."
     GenieHosting features the high availability VoiceGenie Gateway server
 that delivers 100% compliance to the VoiceXML 1.0 standard, with dedicated
 capacity for customers' services. This convenient and fast developer
 environment allows users to manage multiple extensions and applications,
 utilize VoiceGenie grammar tools, link their VoiceXML applications to
 VoiceGenie's telephony server, and to access advance next generation features
 such as VoIP. VoiceGenie's VoiceXML Gateway hosting facilitates back-end
 integration with customer environments, providing customers with complete
 control over their applications by locating the applications on their
 premises.
     Ready for large-scale deployment, VoiceGenie's VoiceXML Gateway supports
 the latest model ASRs and TTSs from SpeechWorks and Nuance. Special extensions
 capabilities available to GenieHosting customers include Outbound Dialing,
 Call Detail Recording, Advanced Debugging and Logging capabilities, Audio
 Playback controls, support for next generation specification features, and
 sophisticated error reporting capabilities for easier problem diagnosis.
 
     About VoiceGenie
     ----------------
     With six years of extensive market development expertise, VoiceGenie is
 the first company to ship a fully compliant VoiceXML Gateway product
 supporting multiple speech and text-to-speech engines, offering vendor-
 agnostic, best-of-breed combinations. The VoiceGenie Gateway allows any phone
 to access Voice Web applications developed using the VoiceXML standard.
 VoiceGenie customers and partners include AT&T, Lucent, Dialogic, an Intel
 Company, SpeechWorks, Everypath, Audium, Brience, VoxSurf, Nuance, and more.
 VoiceGenie has established an early leadership position in the new Voice Web
 market. Industry analysts predict that the market for voice-enabling services
 will grow to $41 billion by 2005. For more information, please call
 416.736.0905 or visit www.voicegenie.com.
     VoiceGenie's complete Voice Web solution enables a company's customers or
 employees to access Web information, conduct on-line transactions, and manage
 personal communications, including e-mail and voice-activated dialing, by
 simply using their voice over any phone.
     As leading experts in VoiceXML, VoiceGenie's Professional Services group
 conducts courses and seminars, designed to help users exploit the richness of
 VoiceXML. VoiceGenie's Developers Workshop - with over 2200 regular users-
 provides programmers with software development tools and access to a
 development node to test and host their VoiceXML applications. VoiceGenie
 offers free membership in its Developers' Workshop. Please visit
 http://developer.voicegenie.com.
 
     GenieHosting is a trademark of VoiceGenie. All trademarks are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE VoiceGenie Technologies Inc.