e-fon Communicator softphone integrated into Outlook and Messenger

Zürich, (PresseBox) - e-fon AG, Zurich, the leading supplier of IP telephony services in Switzerland, offers their customers a softphone integrated into Microsoft Outlook (2003/2007) and Windows Live Messenger (free trial download: http://tinyurl.com/5kznu4). The e-fon Communicator is a SIP softphone based on the is-phone technology developed by iscoord ag (multiple award winner and developer of softphone solutions for IBM and Microsoft Unified Communications platforms). efon subscribers will be able to place phone calls from the PC to any landline or mobile number. The application is the ideal solution for any small and medium business enterprise as there is no need to invest into additional server infrastructure.

Unified Communications and the use of IT for voice communication is a contemporary issue, by which companies increase efficiency while lowering costs. The new e-fon Communicator allows small and medium business enterprises to benefit from this new technology without changing the existing infrastructure and without any investment into additional servers.

The e-fon Communicator is available for download and can be installed on the PC. After setting up the e-fon phone number and launching the application, the user may place phone calls from the PC to any landline or mobile number. Unlike other products, this softphone is integrated into Microsoft Outlook and Windows Live Messenger. Therefore call protocols or journals are saved directly within Outlook, access to Outlook contacts is granted and even the presence/awareness status generated by the known Microsoft Messenger environment shows your availability (for example busy when on the phone).

"It is our target to offer innovative solutions to our customers, which generate added-value and where return on investment is reached in a very short time", explains Stefan Meier, CEO e-fon AG. "The e-fon Communicator is an established softphone covering the needs of small and medium business enterprises and supplements our existing portfolio perfectly. Several customers are already using our softphone and are increasing their efficiency especially for mobile workforces while at the same time saving on call costs."

"The e-fon Communicator expands e-fon's product line by offering its clients the advantages of Unified Communications", says Markus Sieger, CEO iscoord ag. "Other products currently available on the market are either not integrated into existing solutions like Outlook or need additional server infrastructure. Due to the integration of the reliable is-phone client technology, companies can profit from an economically priced telephony solution without big investment that is implemented fast and generates no maintenance or service costs."

About e-fon
e-fon AG is a Swiss corporation with headquarter in Zurich. e-fon offers private and corporate customers telecommunication innovations and new technologies. e-fon's services are characterized by their high quality coupled with a competitive pricing and are based on internet technology. More information: http://www.e-fon.ch.

iscoord ag

iscoord ag, an independent and privately owned company in Zurich/Switzerland, is developing and distributing together with a worldwide partner network the is-phone® softphone technology integrated into IBM (IBM Lotus® Notes®, IBM Lotus® Sametime®) and Microsoft (white label OEM version for Outlook® 2003/2007, Windows® Live Messenger) Unified Communications software or enabling anonymous calls from any website (is-phone® click2connect). is-phone® is SIP compliant, ready to use with any SIP carrier and received certifications of compatibility for IP PBXs from 3Com, Avaya, Nortel and Siemens (others tested or in certification process). iscoord has won 7 awards: DNUG Award 2007, Lotus ADVISOR Editor's Choice Award 2007, IBM Lotus Award "Best in Showcase 2006", VoIPGermany Award 2006, IBM Lotus Award "Best Messaging Solution 2005", Lotus ADVISOR Editor's Choice Award 2005 Silver medal and the IBM CTO Award 2005. More information: http://www.iscoord.com.

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