VoxOx First to Introduce Real-Time Language Translation for SMS Social Media and Email
February 16, 2010
VoxOx Universal Translator instantly and seamlessly breaks down language barriers in mobile and electronic communication
BARCELONA (MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS) and SAN DIEGO – February 16, 2010 – VoxOx by TelCentris, Inc., the first and only free consumer service that unifies today’s key communication channels – voice, video, IM, text, social media, e-mail, fax and file sharing – into a single user interface, today announced the launch of the VoxOx Universal Translator, the first translation service to be natively built into a communications software, enabling seamless, real-time conversations. The VoxOx Universal Translator is also the first service in the industry to provide instantaneous foreign language messaging translation across four major communication channels – text messages (SMS), chat (IM), email and select social media networks. The service supports dozens of major languages, and only one person has to be using VoxOx to have a two-way translated conversation.
Announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the new free service makes it easy for two people who speak different languages to instantaneously communicate back and forth via SMS, IM and email. VoxOx users can also automatically translate and broadcast their Twitter “@replies” (public messages directed to specific users), as well as hold two-way translated chat conversations with social networking friends on Facebook and MySpace. Users simply opens up their VoxOx Universal Messaging Window (chat window within VoxOx client), select their language as well as their contact’s language, and then begin sending text and chat messages, emails or Twitter @replies to anyone in the world. The Universal Translator instantly translates the messages for both parties in dozens of major languages. All language settings are customizable by individual contact and automatically stored in the cloud for future conversations. The service is completely interoperable with major instant messaging services, including Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live, AIM, ICQ, Skype and GoogleTalk.
“Never before has it been so easy for people of different languages to communicate instantaneously,” said Bryan Hertz, CEO of TelCentris, the creator of VoxOx. “We expect this innovation to help friends, relatives and business colleagues better communicate and connect with each other.”
VoxOx is the first service of its kind to fully address the instant communication needs of international audiences. Consumers previously were required to cut and paste messages using online translation web sites and translation “bots,” or download clunky, client-specific plug-ins that both parties have to install. Translation has been particularly challenging in two-way SMS conversations, especially for older phones without an Internet connection or applications. With its built-in live translation option spanning four communication channels, VoxOx has advanced its relevance within the international community, while providing a seamless user experience.
“The VoxOx Universal Translator breaks down language barriers and has important business implications as well – for example, providing better customer support, or communicating with colleagues, partners and business contacts in another country and another language,” said Michael Faught, president of TelCentris. “We look forward to the global feedback on this service. We are very excited and proud to launch this new capability for our users worldwide at such an international venue as the Mobile World Congress.”
The VoxOx Universal Translator is just one capability of the overall VoxOx service, which Computer Shopper recently named the Best Software / Service at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Currently in beta, VoxOx also provides users with a free phone number; two-way texting; video conferencing; integrated social networking and chat; fax and file sharing capabilities; a free personal assistant for helping answer, manage and screen calls; and much more.
For more information on the VoxOx Universal Translator, please visit www.voxox.com/whats_new.php. To download the free VoxOx software, please visit www.voxox.com.
VoxOx is the first ever “Universal Communicator” service that manages all forms of cross-media communication for consumers. It is the only service that unifies today’s key communication channels – voice, video, Instant Messaging (IM), text, social media, e-mail, and content sharing – into a single, intuitive interface that gives consumers control of their contacts, conversations and most importantly, their interconnected lifestyles, both now and in the future. It combines the benefits of Internet-telephony solutions, interoperable IMs, Web services and social networking aggregators, and much more at no cost to the user. For more information on VoxOx, please visit www.voxox.com.
VoxOx is a consumer service created by TelCentris, Inc., a new type of telephony company founded by seasoned technology veterans in San Diego, Calif.
About TelCentris, Inc.
TelCentris, Inc., is an innovative San Diego-based unified communications and telecommunications provider developing advanced communication solutions and serving the needs of carriers, enterprises and consumers. The founders have a long history in technology, and bring to consumers the lessons learned from massively scalable enterprise data networking, IT and various software fields. TelCentris offers telecom companies, regardless of size, the ability to launch profitable IP telephony offerings in a matter of days while minimizing upfront capital expenditures. TelCentris also leverages its Service Delivery Platform to provide hosted IP-PBX solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. The company is the creator of VoxOx, an award-winning unified communications software that enables consumers to integrate all their key communications channels into a single interface. For more information on TelCentris, please visit www.telcentris.com.