HeyAnita to Offer Carriers In-Network Voice Solutions with HP

LOS ANGELES, CA - HeyAnita Inc., a voice software company, announced an agreement with HP to provide in-network voice solutions globally. Under the agreement, HP intends to provide systems integration services around HeyAnita's voice software offerings. Additionally, HeyAnita and HP intend to market HeyAnita's FreeSpeech™ Gateway Server which includes the FreeSpeech™ Voice Browser, capable of interpreting VoiceXML and SALT applications, and HeyAnita's prepackaged voice applications for deployment on HP hardware. This relationship is intended to enable wireless and landline carriers to efficiently deploy high-density, in-network voice applications for their customers. As part of the companies' alliance, HeyAnita is integrating its voice software with a variety of HP hardware and telephony platforms. These platforms will range from carrier-grade, high-density voice access solutions to HP ProLiant servers and HP Opencall SS7 technologies. One key advantage of the companies' approach will be the flexibility that it offers to carriers - flexibility to deploy VoiceXML or SALT-based solutions, to choose from a variety of leading ASR and TTS engines, and to choose port densities and platforms based on specific network requirements. The HeyAnita and HP offerings are intended to enable carriers to provide services targeted at the mobile professional that can generate incremental subscription-based revenue, reduce churn, and increase minutes of usage. HeyAnita's prepackaged voice applications range from personal information management tools to location-specific and content-based solutions. Some examples include:
  • Voice Access to Corporate Email and Calendaring (MS Outlook and Lotus Notes)
  • Voice Access to Voicemail (VAVM)
  • Voice-Activated Dialing (VAD)
  • Alerts and Notifications
  • Voice Activated Directory Assistance
  • Location-Based Services (such as Traffic Information and Driving Directions)
  • Content-Based Applications (such as News, Sports, Weather, Movies, and Stock Quotes)
Under the agreement, HP Services will become one of HeyAnita's preferred systems integrators for the HeyAnita voice services software, delivering and implementing consulting services to enable carriers to deploy their voice solutions. As a global solutions provider and systems integrator, HP Services delivers telecommunications solutions to leading carriers and service providers around the world. "Carriers, both domestic and international, require highly-scalable in-network solutions for their new voice-enabled services," said Sanjeev Kuwadekar, Chief Executive Officer of HeyAnita. "The combination of HeyAnita's voice software technology and HP's carrier-grade servers, consulting and support services provides telecom operators with world-class end-to-end, scalable and flexible voice solutions." HP provides solutions to telecommunications network and service providers globally for network, operations, rich media and mobile and messaging needs. The offerings expected to be delivered by HeyAnita and HP will expand HP's overall enhanced voice services solutions portfolio. "HP believes that enhanced voice services, such as voice-activated dialing, voice-activated messaging and consumer voice portals will provide new revenue opportunities for service providers," said Peter Dragunas, director, Network Domain Solutions, HP Network Service Provider Business Unit. "We are excited to work closely with HeyAnita to deliver these types of solutions to our customers."
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