Microsoft Unveils VOIP-Enabled Phone Platform

Response Point, Microsoft's beta VOIP-enabled phone system software platform for SMBs, supports both IP- and traditional analog-based telephony. (WindowsForDevices)

Microsoft last week unveiled a VOIP-enabled phone system software platform based on Windows XP Embedded. "Response Point," currently in beta, supports both IP- and traditional analog-based telephony, targets small businesses, and is expected ship this year in production devices from three vendors.

Phone systems based on Response Point technology will include a base unit (such as Quantas Syspine) and multiple desktop phones, plus software.

/zimages/4/28571.gifTo read about the progress of Microsofts voice-over-IP alliance with Nortel, click here.

According to Microsoft, Response Point implements a voice-activated user interface that, for example, allows users to reach anyone in their company directory or Outlook contact list simply by saying the name.

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