Acision, the messaging company of choice for over 300 network operators and service providers worldwide, today announces the launch of Visual Voicemail, a fully integrated, easy-to-use graphical multimedia interface that dramatically improves the mobile voicemail experience. Visual Voicemail is powered by Acision’s industry leading uOne convergence platform and has been developed in partnership with Action Engine, The On-Device Portal Company™.
Acision’s convergence platform already powers three quarters of the world’s videomail users, and Visual Voicemail combines Acision’s established IP Voicemail/ IP Videomail with Action Engine’s intuitive and interactive on-device portal. Visual Voicemail enables operators to offer simplified and enhanced viewing, playback and management of voicemail, as well as ensuring a seamless evolution to other advanced messaging services through Acision’s convergence platform. Visual Voicemail will be available on a variety of Java, BREW, and Windows Mobile handsets.
“Wireless consumers are hungry for a better voicemail experience, one that is easier to manage and more versatile than current navigation systems,” Wayne Irwin, president, Acision, the Americas said. “With Acision’s Visual Voicemail, operators will be able to offer their customers an experience more closely aligned with their messaging expectations. Our partnership with Action Engine allows us to meet the growing demand for an intuitive graphical voicemail option.”
Acision’s Visual Voicemail solution features:
• on-device message access — the consumer can play the audio of the message on the phone’s built-in media player
• a visual interface that includes the date and time of the call, urgency and caller information as available
• full voicemail management, including message archiving and deletion
• One-click return calling
“Backed by our On-Device Portal PlatformTM, Acision’s new service allows mobile users to manage voicemail the way they manage their email inbox,” said Action Engine President and CEO Scott G. Silk. “Acision’s Visual Voicemail will enable customers to see at a quick glance who has called – with full access to all the voicemail information and content without having to make a phone call. Acision is demonstrating its global leadership and innovation in messaging by offering this solution to mobile operators.”
Established in June 2007, Acision (acision.com) launched with more than 300 clients, serving over one billion customers worldwide. Renowned for its progressive, exciting and agile philosophy of innovation along with assured service delivery, Acision enables network operators, service providers, broadband operators and content owners to increase revenues, enhance customer loyalty and capitalise on the opportunities offered by convergence. With over 43 years of experience, Acision leads the market in Intuitive Messaging, Intelligent Charging, Content Enablement and Customer Intelligence Management. Acision is the partner of choice in high volume mobile data services with over 50 per cent of global messaging traffic generated through its platforms.
Acision was formed following the purchase of LogicaCMG’s Telecoms Products business for £265m (US $525m), by a consortium led by Atlantic Bridge Ventures and Access Industries. The company employs approximately 1,700 people in 22 countries across six continents, and launched as a half billion US dollar company.
About Action Engine
Action Engine (actionengine.com), the On-Device Portal (ODP) Company™, enables media companies and network operators to build, deploy, and manage highly personalized and intuitive suites of mobile applications that deliver a superior user experience. Action Engine’s best-in-class ODP platform incorporates intelligent mobile advertising, support for mass market handsets and broad management capabilities that increase profitability, lower cost of ownership, speed time to market and drive brand-awareness. As the acknowledged market leader in ODP technology, Action Engine’s award-winning software has been successfully deployed by numerous companies including MSNBC.com, TiVo, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, smarTVideo, SingTel, Optus, and Globe Telecom.
Kevin Walters, Marketing Executive, North America Acision
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Anne Baker, Vice President of Marketing Action Engine
T: +1 425-498-1527 - E: abaker[.]actionengine.com.