Preferred Voice Launches New Peripheral for the Telco Market

DALLAS, TX - Preferred Voice announced the completion of SAM (service access module), a proprietary, patent-pending remote intelligent peripheral that allows the creation of speech-driven subscriber services using legacy, switch-based feature sets. The SAM allows ISUP T1 connections from the Telco switch and is one of the first "Speech Empowered Intelligence Peripherals" for the Telco's AIN (advanced intelligent network) switch feature sets, developed to Telcordia Standards GR-1129, GR-1298 and GR-1299. As well as furnishing the RLT (release link technology) and caller ID for all speech service sets. The SAM RLT feature is not switch dependent and can provide this feature set for any switch in the North American Dialing Plan. The SAM also provides the on-site intelligence required for network delivery of Preferred Voice's current menu of speech driven services. The SAM communicates with Preferred Voice's VIP (voice integrated platform) through the company's nationwide VoIP (voice over internet protocol) and SS7 Network. The SAM can also provide PSTN (public switching telephone network) access. The real time switching, RLT functionality, network access, call management and call control resides within the SAM with upper level intelligence and application control being provided by the remote located VIP. The addition of the SAM to the Preferred Voice's Telco Revenue Sharing Program not only reduces the company's Telco premise hardware cost, but also lowers the monthly recurring cost by providing PSTN alternatives. The SAM eliminates the Telco cost and time to install the RLT function, which can be as high as $50,000 per switch and can take up to six months for installation. In addition, the SAM can enable any switch with RLT even if the switch is not wired for the feature set. This includes the Nortel DMS-10,DMS 100, Lucent, Ericsson, EWSD and Motorola legacy switches. "One of the more important SAM functions is to solve the ILEC Telco problem of providing CID (Called Identification) for calls that are placed when the subscriber uses VAD (voice assisted dialing). This has been a troublesome issue for the ILEC companies and their subscribers," said G. Ray Miller, CEO of Preferred Voice. "This issue has faced every company that intends to offer voice assisted dialing in the ILEC Telco market, and we are very pleased to announce that we have solved this important issue." Preferred Voice will produce the initial phase of SAM units, and is conducting preliminary negotiations with several potential manufactures for SAM production. The initial production of the SAM will be slated for installations to upgrade the company's existing wireless and wire line customers. "The potential for a new collection of revenue producing services without adding any additional overhead is exciting," said Miller.
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