NBS, a NY Metro area based telecom reseller and service provider, announced today the availability of a new audio conferencing service called NBS V.o.I.C.E. Commander. It is a totally automated and user friendly system that requires no reservations and can be accessed via a toll free number. "It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is priced at a very competitive 5 cents per minute" stated Fred Paccione, the Alternate Channel Manager at NBS. "Simply dial in with your User or Administrator PIN and you will be walked through the conference set up process by our easy to use touch-tone menu system" he added. There are admin menu options that allow the muting or un-muting of participants, for hearing the number of users in the conference at a specific time and even for ejecting certain users from the conference. These and many other options and features can be automatically set up and implemented for each V.o.I.C.E. Commander admin PIN that is issued.
Conference calling is a $5 Billion a year industry and is projected to continue to grow. Taking into account the threat of global terrorism and the increase in air and ground travel expenses due to rising fuel costs, high quality audio conferencing is a low-risk, low-cost alternative. "Compare 5 cents per minute to hundreds or even thousands of dollars for hotel stays, airline tickets, gas and parking costs plus meals and other expenses associated with your typical business trip" commented Russell Markman, NBS President. "The savings are so significant with conferencing, when you look at the numbers the choice becomes very clear" he added. For certain types of meetings, conferencing has begun to replace business travel in the corporate world, it allows companies to conduct meetings with internal or external business associates and partners at a reduced cost and with greater frequency, thereby increasing productivity in the process.
The V.o.I.C.E. Commander Conferencing system is based on the NBS Voice over Internet Communications Exchange platform. An IP based network developed and supported by NBS so that their customers could reduce calling costs and add functionality to their voice network. This platform becomes totally transparent to the user, however, as he or she only knows that voice quality on the line is superb and the service being used is feature rich and simple to operate. In addition to conferencing, the V.o.I.C.E. platform easily supports remote tele-workers and satellite offices, disaster recovery and alternate routing solutions, and furnishes the added cost savings and enhanced flexibility that VoIP makes possible.
V.o.I.C.E. Commander Conferencing services and NBS V.o.I.C.E. IP solutions are available directly through NBS or via their nation-wide network of authorized dealers. If you are a dealer looking to sell Conferencing or VoIP services, or a potential user of these offerings, please contact NBS at 1-888-474-4968. Or you can visit their web site at nbsvoice.com for additional information.
Founded in 1984, NBS provides a wide variety of voice, data, and Internet services to a diverse customer base that includes residential, small business, and large corporate clients. With its own systems for electronic provisioning, customer care, and flexible billing, NBS interfaces with several major carriers including Verizon, Qwest, and Level3. These unique capabilities allow NBS to provide unified invoicing and one-stop customer care, while allowing its clients the ability to mix various services from multiple carriers. NBS also provides its high quality support and back-office infrastructure to wholesale clients ranging from small resellers to large carriers. The NBS V.o.I.C.E. suite of VoIP solutions is offered in Hosted and Direct Trunking configurations for corporations, as well as in Residential form for home users.