Parliant Corp. on Tuesday announced the release of
PhoneValet Message Center
(PVMC) 2.1, an updated version of their software and hardware combination that turns the Mac into a telephony center. The new version of PVMC adds real-time call screening capability and information center capabilities.
PVMC comprises a Mac OS X-based software application and a USB interface you connect to your phone line. The system can track inbound and outbound calls and call time, fax transmission, conversation recording and voicemail, features caller-activated AppleScripting and much more.
PVMC already notifies users of inbound calls by showing the caller ID and announcing the inbound caller’s name. The new real-time call screening capability in version 2.1 lets users listen to messages as they’re left live — if you wish to speak with the caller, you just pick up your phone.
PVMC also enhances support for telephone information services; you can set the system up to provide announce-only voicemail systems, like those used in movie theaters, for example. Callers can request multiple recordings within a single call and still leave messages at the end. Also added is a multi-line activity monitor, an enhanced call recording interface, and the ability to push ringing calls to voicemail early when you can’t take a call.
PhoneValet Message Center costs US$199.95. The 2.1 release is a free upgrade for existing PhoneValet Message Center users.