Monday, November 10, 2003

user experience, brings telephony to other applications; now with Address
Book dialing, iChat integration

Parliant Corporation ( today announced the availability of
the first major upgrade of PhoneValet, its inexpensive multi-line-capable
computer telephony solution for Mac OS X.

PhoneValet is a Personal Telephone Assistant built from the ground up to
harness the power of Mac OS X. Instead of hiring a personal assistant, let
PhoneValet screen calls, lookup and dial phone numbers and maintain your
phonebook. With PhoneValet as your Personal Telephone Assistant, you can
focus on the important tasks in life and work. PhoneValet keeps track of
your calls, dials numbers quickly and accurately, tells you who’s calling
and keeps you in touch with your calls while you’re out.

This upgrade is free to current PhoneValet owners and includes the
following enhancements:

Tighter integration with Address Book and iChat: PhoneValet 1.1 supports
dialing numbers directly from Apple’s popular Address Book application.
Additionally, PhoneValet 1.1 integrates smoothly with Apple’s revolutionary
iChat audio/video instant messaging program to automatically set iChat’s
status to “on the phone” when you’re on the phone.

Now all Macintosh applications can gain access to advanced dialing
services, using PhoneValet’s new AppleScript and “Apple Events” dialing
support. These services make full use of PhoneValet’s powerful dialing
rules that automate long-distance and calling card dialing. Parliant
provides plug-ins and example scripts that automate dialing from FileMaker
Pro applications and Microsoft’s Entourage.

Parliant hasn’t forgotten about third-party applications that want to do
more than just dial. With PhoneValet 1.1, incoming calls can trigger
AppleScripts you create. To get you started, this release includes
additional scripts and samples.

PhoneValet 1.1 supports Apple’s latest operating system, Mac OS X Version
10.3 (Panther). PhoneValet’s updated user interface takes full advantage of
Panther’s new look, and Version 1.1 includes support for Panther’s new Fast
User Switching technology.

PhoneValet includes all required hardware and software to help you get more
out of your existing telephones. No modem needed. At just $129.95 (USD)
Parliant’s PhoneValet is an ideal gift for anyone. Additional lines are
only $89.95 each. Order online at, or by phone at