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New York, NY, United States, 2006/06/19 - Solegy LLC announced today that its ServicePDQ™ managed VoIP platform was chosen by EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), as the basis for the PC-to-phone component of MindSpring, EarthLink’s softphone client.
Solegy LLC, a leader in managed service deployment systems, announced today that its ServicePDQ™ managed VoIP platform was chosen by EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), the nation’s next generation Internet service provider (ISP), as the basis for the PC-to-phone component of MindSpring, EarthLink’s softphone client that combines Internet voice and instant messaging on a consumer’s PC. ServicePDQ allows MindSpring users to make calls directly from their PC to any traditional phone, while enjoying an unparalleled array of innovative user features.
The ServicePDQ platform, managed for EarthLink by Solegy, gives MindSpring users access to a Web portal offering convenient, single-click self-provisioning as well as customer self service. ServicePDQ’s SIP softswitch architecture also supports real-time billing for MindSpring-originated calls to traditional PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) phone lines.
"Solegy’s fully-managed business model helped us launch a feature-rich, prepaid PC-to-Phone service while meeting an aggressive rollout schedule for our other Internet voice products,” said Tom Hsieh, EarthLink’s director of voice products and engineering. “Solegy offered the features, flexibility and professional support services that we wanted."
"This relationship highlights the advantages that are available to service providers who want to deploy a carrier-grade VoIP solution within a compressed timeframe," said Stu Sleppin, Solegy’s president. "Because of the comprehensive capabilities built into our ServicePDQ platform, we were able to engineer a solution that met EarthLink’s needs, and deliver it to market in less than three weeks."
MindSpring is EarthLink’s PC-to-PC chat application that integrates the most powerful features of broadband and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to deliver high-quality calling capabilities, real-time text (instant messaging) and access to free Web mail. MindSpring users can make PC-to-PC voice calls for free. Plus, customers using MindSpring’s ServicePDQ-enabled technology can also dial traditional telephone users at greatly reduced rates.
MindSpring joins EarthLink trueVoiceSM and EarthLink DSL and Home Phone Service in the company’s suite of VoIP offerings.