updated 09:00 am EDT, Tue March 27, 2007
Parliant PhoneValet 5.1
Parliant Corp today began shipping version 5.1 of PhoneValet Message Center, its Mac telephony product for small businesses, homes, and home offices. PhoneValet's software and hardware platform turns a Mac into a virtual call center with automated attendant, unlimited voice mail call tree, call blocking, recording, logging and screening, automated dialing and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) capabilities. It offers full Address Book integration, using standard telephone lines. Version 5.1 improves the automated attendant by allowing a user-selected number of rings to answer on specific lines at specific times of day.
In addition, It also offers improved integration with Now Update & Contact. Included AppleScripts enable one-click dialing for numbers in Now Contact ad improved email integration with email services, such as Google Gmail and encrypted SSL services like .Mac and other advanced email gateways.
It is a free upgrade for v5.0 users, and retails at $170 per line for new users (including software and Parliant's USB telephone adapter). Users of previous releases of PhoneValet can upgrade for $40 per line. Parliant's 30/30 program provides a $30 rebate to new PhoneValet users switching from competing systems; the software comes with a 30-day money-back customer satisfaction guarantee; is a Universal Binary; and requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 later, QuickTime 6.5 or later and an available USB port.