Video Messaging Between Video and Non-Video-Supported Handsets Contributes To Superior User Experience; Service Creation Environment (SCE) Greatly Improves Operator Experience
WOODBURY, NY, February 19, 2004 – Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), and the world’s leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication services, today announced the availability of Comverse Multimedia Messaging Center (MMSC) Version 2.7, featuring an enhanced user experience and improved operator functionality.
Superior User Experience: Comverse MMSC 2.7 delivers streaming video with advanced content adaptation and conversion to legacy formats, allowing some recipients without video-enabled handsets to view video messages. A recipient with a non-video handset will be able to view MMS video clips presented via animated GIF with synchronized audio. The content adaptation capabilities of Comverse MMS 2.7 ensure that end users get the best presentation their handsets can yield for any given content.
Enhanced Operator Experience: Comverse MMSC 2.7 introduces the Service Creation Environment (SCE), a set of tools that deploys, configures and expands MMS service in a “flexible, fast and friendly” manner, leveraging the benefits of the eXtensible Messaging Framework (XMF) based architecture. Operator benefits include faster time-to-market when deploying new MMS services, without the need to involve their vendor in code-rewrite projects.
“Comverse MMSC 2.7 improves the MMS experience for everyone: users and operators,” said Amit Mattatia, VP and General Manger of the MMS Division at Comverse. “SCE makes it easier, quicker and less costly for the operator to deploy and expand enhanced MMS services. Operators can now alter and re-configure the MMSC to incorporate new services within hours, using a friendly graphical user interface (GUI). Users benefit from compelling new services, as well as from the confidence that video messages will get through even to friends and family without video-capable handsets, which should contribute to increased MMS acceptance and usage.”
About Comverse MMSC
The Comverse Multimedia Messaging Service Center (MMSC) is a scalable telco-grade system, fully compliant with industry standards, for person-to-person as well as application-to-person messaging of rich multimedia content. Built on the eXtensible Messaging Framework (XMF) architecture and part of the Comverse InSight environment, Comverse MMSC delivers advanced features and functionality on an open, flexibly configurable and easy-to-deploy platform. Comverse MMSC's rule-based transcoding capabilities deliver uncompromising MMS terminal interoperability for a superior user experience. Also included are features such as comprehensive, broad handset support, legacy device support, integrated MMS mailbox for message storage beyond the limitations of handset memory, and a content-rich multimedia album for storing images to be used in composing messages. Successfully deployed commercially throughout the world, Comverse MMSC is the choice of more and more service providers.
Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), is the world’s leading provider of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communications services. More than 400 wireless and wireline telecommunications network operators, in more than 100 countries, have selected Comverse’s enhanced services systems and software, which enable the provision of revenue-generating value-added services including call answering with one-touch call return, short messaging services, IP-based unified messaging (voice, fax, and email in a single mailbox), 2.5G/3G multimedia messaging (MMS), instant communications, wireless information and entertainment services, voice-controlled dialing, messaging and browsing, prepaid wireless services, and additional personal communication services. Other Comverse Technology business units include: Verint Systems, a leading provider of analytic solutions for communications interception, digital video security and surveillance, and enterprise business intelligence; and Ulticom, a leading provider of service enabling network software for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications. Comverse Technology is an S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Index company. For additional information, visit the Comverse web site at http://www.comverse.com.
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