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Press Release
January 9, 2006
For Immediate Release

Parliant Introduces PhoneHerald Broadcast
Dialer with Interactive Voice Response

Creators of multi-award winning PhoneValet Message Center release new product that turns a Mac into a full-featured automated group dialing and IVR system

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (MacWorld Booth # 1927) and OTTAWA, ON, Jan. 9, 2006 - Parliant Corp. is now shipping its new Mac-based PhoneHerald Broadcast Dialer with Interactive Voice Response (IVR). PhoneHerald shares the proven telephony architecture of Parliant's multi-award-winning PhoneValet Message Center. PhoneHerald offers the productivity edge and convenience of automatic dialing, personalized message delivery and response collection for businesses and institutions of any size.

"PhoneHerald delivers an efficient, cost-effective way for medical/dental practices, first-responder organizations, schools, clubs, teams, small businesses and community groups to use their Macs to deliver a full-featured group dialing and IVR service," said Parliant President Kevin Ford. "Reaching, notifying and surveying groups of people over the phone has never been easier."

PhoneHerald applications include medical appointment reminders, school attendance calling and parental surveys, club meeting and membership reminders, small business service pick-up notifications and maintenance calls, and emergency response alerts.

PhoneHerald is a combination of USB phone adapter hardware and Mac OS X software priced at USD$399.95 per phone line including 200 free calls (additional calls can be purchased in bulk). As with all Parliant products, PhoneHerald comes with a 30-day money-back customer satisfaction guarantee. Both the new PhoneHerald and existing PhoneValet product lines are being shown at MacWorld San Francisco and are available now at

Specific PhoneHerald features include:

  • Broadcast dialing to groups of people from a
    PhoneHerald-enabled Mac
  • Delivery of not just automated, but personalized messages
  • Live transfer-to-operator capability from a
    PhoneHerald call interaction
  • World-class text-to-speech engine with male and female voices
  • Message response collection with powerful search capabilities
  • To-do list that tracks dialed calls requiring follow-up
  • Ability to call different groups simultaneously via single
    or multiple lines
  • Easy database/spreadsheet import of call lists
  • Breakthrough pricing versus existing PC-based solutions

Contact Information

Kevin Ford
President, Parliant Corporation
Phone: 1 613 321-9923
  Nathan Rudyk
market2world communications
Phone: 1 613 256-3939

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