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New Unified Messaging App Goes Out for Beta

Rocket Technology Labs today released a beta version of its Rocketvox unified messaging technology. The program, which integrates voice technologies from Ribbit and PhoneTag, is available for free by request at www.rocketvox.com.

Rocketvox provides a single inbox to view and manage email, voicemail, visual voicemail, faxes, text messages, chat sessions, conference calls, screen sharing, contact lists, calendars, and messaging through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and LinkedIn. Through its partnerships with Ribbit and PhoneTag, Rocketvox can transcribe voicemail messages into text that can be sent via email or as a text message to a user's mobile phone. Voice over Internet Protocol, conference calling, call filtering, and call forwarding are also part of the offering, as are security features such as encryption, back-up, non-repudiation, and spam, virus, and spyware filtering.

Rocketvox Beta’s user interface is being released as an Adobe AIR application that runs on Mac OS, Windows, and Linux computer platforms, and will support iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Mobile portable devices.

According to its Web site, Rocket Technology Labs was driven to create Rocketvox by busy people who found that managing all of their various forms of communication had become overwhelming and counterproductive.

“We have found that the communication and collaboration tools designed to make us more productive are actually slowing us down,” the company said in a statement. “The Rocket Technology Labs team was also frustrated with the lack of real security, confidentiality, and privacy to protect our data and our online communications. With the design focus on simplicity and security, Rocket Technology Labs developed Rocketvox to manage all of our communications in a single, device independent, completely secure interface.”

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