Open Source Call Control XML Platform Integration Kit Unveiled by Phonologies
MUMBAI, India - Phonologies, a provider of platform technologies in the voice and telephony space, announced the availability of its Call Control eXtensible Markup Language Browser Platform Integration Kit, Oktopous, based on the Open Source licensing model - BSD Style. Phonologies also announced that it will be releasing its Software IP Media Server, Oktopous Media Server by mid April 2004. A fully packaged Media Server Appliance, PMS3000 is expected by the end of Q2. The foundation of Oktopous Media Server and PMS3000 is Phonologies VoiceXML Interpreter, InterpreXer and Oktopous, along with Speech Engines from industry vendor, Loquendo.
The PIK release on the open source model will allow developers/system integrators to interface with platforms of choice, including VoiceXML based applications for telephony systems.
Currently, CCXML platforms are available on a limited scale and their deployments are restricted to the hosted models adopted by a few market leaders. With the release of Oktopous PIK, Phonologies aims for a mass adoption of CCXML as a standard for call control, which is a requirement for it to become a W3C standard. Other open standards platforms based on MSCML are being deployed, but CCXML separates the call control functionality from dialog components and thus provides more flexibility in call control. More so, customers can choose the best of breed dialog servers and speech servers.
Oktopous and InterpreXer are components of Phonologies proposed blue print architecture, Universal Voice Access Platform, a multi service voice platform built around some of the existing and emerging standard and technologies of VoiceXML, CCXML, SIP and MRCP.