IVR and VoIP platform provider Voxeo announced on Thursday its acquisition of VoiceReady, a privately held company that provides a Web-based graphical design and reporting system.
VoiceReady’s offering enables the delivery and management of VoiceXML and VoIP-based telephony applications.
The company will become part of Voxeo’s Evolution family, with an August 30 re-launch under the name “Evolution Designer.”
Voxeo’s new product enables “Do it Yourself” or “Customer Self Service” delivery of speech, VoIP, and IVR applications. A non-technical interface allows users to quickly build, deploy, and manage telephony applications.
Evolution Designer will be available at no charge to more than 21,000 members of Voxeo's Evolution Community developer program.
“The VoiceReady platform incorporates extensive speech application best practices, learned by our team over the course of five years of voice application development,” VoiceReady’s CEO, John Amein, commented in a statement.
Amein continued: “Evolution Designer brings this experience to Voxeo's existing developer base and to new users who have never built a speech application before.”
Today's news follows Voxeo's recent announcement about it teaming up with Vicorp and Apptera to release a set of voice platforms. Voxeo teamed with Vicorp, a provider of VoiceXML application delivery tools, to bundle Voxeo's Prophecy voice platform with Vicorp's xMP service creation software.
Voxeo's Prophecy is a platform that helps enterprises create and deploy speech applications. Prophecy bundles a telephony platform with speech recognition and synthesis.
Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet and Internet Telephony magazine. To see more articles by Johanne Torres, please visit Johanne's columnist page.