Pulver to Launch New SIP Client at VON
The company will use its Voice on the Net conference to unveil pulver.Communicator, a voice and instant messaging application that's now in beta.Jeff Pulver, president and CEO of Pulver.com and a leading spokesman for VOIP (voice over IP), is using his companys Voice on the Net conference and expo in Boston next week to launch a new SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) voice and instant messaging application, pulver.Communicator. A beta version of the new client, running on Windows XP, can be downloaded here. "I launched pulver.Communicator because I saw very little innovation in the world of IP communication," said Pulver, reached at MIT, where he was participating in a course on alternative telecom. "I was tired of seeing people write about VOIP as just a replacement for the PSTN [Public Switched Telephone Network], and I wanted to have an application I could point to that was more." In a twist on other IM (instant messaging) clients that can click to phone over IP, pulver.Communicator will overlay multiple IM systems and include some features that promote "social networking," in Pulvers words, and address the growing concern about voice spam. "At VON, well show you an ability tobased on degrees of separationdetermine who can call you. Whether they are friends of friends, or just friends, will be the deterministic factor of who can call your phone."
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