Parliant Corp. on Monday announced
PhoneValet, a single or multi-line computer/telephony solution designed for Mac OS X. The solution combines software and a USB-based telephone adapter to help you manage your telephone calls from your Macintosh.
PhoneValet’s software interface can look up contact information, maintain your phonebook and dial phone numbers as well. What’s more, it’s speech-enabled, so it can announce your caller’s name before picking up the telephone. PhoneValet also displays incoming calls in large type on the screen, and can send you e-mail or execute AppleScripts when the call comes in. The software also supports data import from Apple’s own Address Book or other programs.
PhoneValet also keeps a list of your calls inbound and outbound, tracking the duration of the call too (useful for businesses that do time-based billing). And PhoneValet understands 10-digit dialing and can be configured to use calling cards. PhoneValet is designed to work with existing analog phones.
Parliant Corp. also provides “expansion packs” for businesses that want to use PhoneValet as a multi-line telephony center.
PhoneValet is priced at US$129.95 and is expected to ship on July 16, 2003. Additional lines cost $99.95 each.
Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo’s exhibit halls are open to the public from July 16 – 18. Look for Parliant Corp. in booth 765.