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CONTROL AN ENTIRE PHONE SYSTEM WITH VOICE COMMNDS.

Users who want a powerful, speech-driven phone system for their small to midsized business now have an option that delivers more features, flexibility and a lower total cost of ownership than similar offerings from Microsoft.

Schmooze Communications and speech recognition provider LumenVox has announced the general release of the Magic Button for Asterisk, the Open Source PBX. The Magic Button is a plug-in for Asterisk systems using the FreePBX interface that allows users to press a programmable button on a phone and issue speech commands.

"The Magic Button is better, cheaper, and more flexible than anything else on the market," said Tony Lewis, Schmooze's director of business development.

With a touch of the Magic Button, users can use their voice to make calls, set an away status, and more. It allows for voice controls inside a call -- users can press the button in the middle of a call and say, "Park on line one."

"Unlike the closed systems offered by Microsoft and other vendors, the Magic Button allows customers to use their existing hardware and software and add speech recognition for almost no cost," LumenVox President Edward Miller said.

The cost for the Magic Button application on a system with 10 extensions is only $12/month. Contrast this with a Microsoft Response Point system, which can cost $2500 for just four extensions.

"As the sponsor of Asterisk, we are pleased to see innovative solutions such as 'Magic Button' that extend the capabilities of open source telephony while addressing a clear market need," said Jim Webster, director of technology partnerships for Digium.

For more information on the public release of these applications, visit http://www.schmoozecom.com/publicspeech.html.

About Schmooze

Schmooze Communications is a manufacturer of IP PBX phone systems based in Neenah, WI that has focused on building highly user friendly phone systems and features.

For more information, visit www.schmoozecom.com or 920/886-8132.

About LumenVox

LumenVox provides accurate and affordable speech recognition software.

For more information, visit http://www.LumenVox.com.
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