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Press Release
March 27, 2007
For Immediate Release

PhoneValet Message Center 5.1 Enhances Auto-Attendant, Improves Email, Adds to Now Contact Integration

OTTAWA, ON, March 27, 2007 — Parliant Corporation today began shipping version 5.1 of PhoneValet Message Center, its multi-award-winning Mac telephony product for small businesses, homes, and home offices.

PhoneValet's $169.95 software and hardware platform turns a Mac into a virtual call center with automated attendant, unlimited voice mail call tree, call blocking, recording, logging and screening, automated dialing and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) capabilities. Its patent pending technology does all this and more with full Address Book integration, using standard telephone lines — with no need for an expensive phone switch.

PhoneValet 5.1 improves the automated attendant by allowing a user-selected number of rings to answer on specific lines at specific times of day. After business hours, a doctor's office, for example, may wish to answer immediately to refer a patient to an on-call service. A home business might configure the auto attendant to answer the office line immediately, while allowing 5 rings for family members to pick up their line before answering with the family line's greetings and mailboxes. By allowing a complete set of time-of-day, line and ring-based overrides, PhoneValet's automated attendant and voice mail is a world class telephone solution customized to the needs of small businesses.

PhoneValet 5.1 also offers improved integration with Now Update & Contact. Included AppleScripts enable one-click dialing for numbers in Now Contact. This complements PhoneValet's already strong Now Contact integration in which callers can be looked up in Now's database, and new call records automatically added upon incoming calls.

The release also includes improved email integration with next-generation email services like Google GMail and encrypted SSL services like .Mac and other advanced email gateways.

PhoneValet 5.1 is a free upgrade for users of 5.0, and retails at $169.95 per line for new users (including software and Parliant's USB telephone adapter), available from Parliant's Web site at Users of previous releases of PhoneValet can upgrade for $39.95 per line. Parliant's popular 30/30 program provides a $30 rebate to new PhoneValet users switching from competing systems (full details available online at

As with all products purchased from Parliant's Web store, PhoneValet 5.1 comes with a 30-day money-back customer satisfaction guarantee. PhoneValet 5.1 is a Universal Binary, requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 later, QuickTime 6.5 or later and an available USB port.


Kevin Ford
President, Parliant Corporation
Phone: 1 613 321-9923

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