VoiceGlo Releases Browser-Based Soft Phone

Ft. Lauderdale-based voice over IP provider VoiceGlo announced the launch of what the company calls the first "browser-enabled web phone" an add-on to Microsoft's Internet explorer that allows VoiceGlo customers to make calls to any phone number.

MIAMI, FL — Ft. Lauderdale-based voice over IP provider VoiceGlo announced
the launch of what the company calls the first "browser-enabled web phone,"
an add-on to Microsoft's Internet explorer that allows VoiceGlo customers to
make calls to any phone number.

VoiceGlo's GloPhone, as the company is calling the new product, allows phone
calls to be made over either a broadband or dial-up connection. The service
consists of a directory of contacts that become a permanent part of a user's
internet browser, and a graphical telephone that can be used with a headset
and microphone or a USB-based telephone unit.

Though the GloPhone shares some similarities with Skype, the popular software
phone developed by the makers of the peer-to-peer file-sharing software Kazaa,
VoiceGlo's phone includes a number of enhancements, including the ability to
connect to PSTN numbers.

"It's like Skype on steroids," VoiceGlo President Ed Cespedes said
during a press conference at the Internet Telephony Conference and Expo announcing
the product. "But we're not done yet. We may see a whole new interface
to this in the next six months and who knows what it will be. It could include
video."

Cespedes said that, though the software's current release works only in Microsoft
Windows, the company will be releasing versions for the Linux and Macintosh
operating systems, as well as interfaces in a number of different languages
"within the next 45 days."

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