Parliant Corp. used the first day of Macworld Conference & Expo to unveil PhoneValet Message Center (PVMC), a new Mac OS X-based voice-mail and call recording system. It allows multiple lines and multiple voice-mail boxes and its features are integrated with the company’s previous telephony solution, PhoneValet.
PVMC can keep track of your calls, dial numbers for you through any application or with your voice, inform you who’s calling through your computer speakers, and record both sides of a conversation to an audio file. It can handle up to 11 voice-mail boxes, each with its own greeting, and it can email messages to your cell phone or another computer.
PVMC also features a call history that lists all inbound and outbound calls and allows you to search and sort on the records as well as insert notes. Audio files from recorded calls are included there as well.
Parliant notes that PVMC includes all the required hardware and software to connect your Mac to your existing phone lines, including a USB telephone adapter, a telephone jack splitter, and USB and telephone cables. PVMC will ship in the first quarter of 2004 and a single line system will cost US$199.95 for those who pre-order it. Current PhoneValet owners can pre-order an upgrade for $70.00.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v.10.1.5 or higher, an available USB port, and a monitor supporting 800 x 600 or higher resolution (1024 x 768 recommended). No modem is required. Caller recognition features require Caller ID.
Attendees of Macworld Expo can find Parliant Corp. in booth #SIP3.