updated 11:05 am EDT, Fri October 19, 2007
PhoneValet 5.3 released
Parliant has released the v5.3 upgrade of PhoneValet, its program for managing voicemail and other call recordings on iPods and iPhones. Using appropriate hardware connected to the landline, iPhones can have messages e-mailed to them directly in a playable format, while both iPods and iPhones can sync with recordings imported to iTunes. The iPhone and iPod touch alone, though, now have access to a Visual Voicemail-like web application, which operates in tandem with PhoneValet Anywhere to provide remote access. The speed of Anywhere pages is further said to have been optimized for the mobile Safari browser, particularly when using EDGE broadband.
Upgrading to PhoneValet 5.3 is free, but customers already have the $170 PhoneValet Message Center, which includes the necessary hardware and software. Mac OS X 10.3.9 and QuickTime 6.5.3 are required. PhoneValet Anywhere, meanwhile, costs $60 per operating server.