Automated celebrity voicemail greetings for mobile phones

Berkshire, 19 November, 2001 - Redwood Technologies, the leading supplier of enhanced communication services, today announced that i-Net plc, the next generation telecoms company, has chosen Redwood’s latest high-density DNX™ 5000 CompactPCI platform to provide an automated celebrity voicemail greeting service.

When the service goes live in the next few weeks, an individual will be able to select a celebrity greeting from a list of around 100 currently available. Then by entering the details of the mobile phone, that phone will be programmed with the chosen celebrity voicemail greeting.

By visiting, a 100% flash-based, animated website, an individual will be able to view and listen to the list of celebrity greetings available. i-Net plans to enhance this website to enable users to complete the process of uploading celebrity greetings online as well as introducing more collaborative applications, such as card games and fortune telling.

I-Net plc purchased Redwood’s DNX 5000 with the RTComposer® Service Creation Environment to enable them to maintain and further develop the voicemail greeting service, and to enable other applications to be developed in-house.

John Seddon, Managing Director, i-Net plc, said, “At i-Net we see mobile commerce strategies as a way of gaining competitive advantage and achieving the maximum possible response to marketing and branding initiatives. Working with Redwood has provided us with enhanced communications services allowing us to offer winning solutions in the mobile marketplace.

Martin Taylor, Sales and Marketing Director, Redwood Technologies said, “This latest voicemail greeting service builds on Redwood’s tradition of innovative Value Added applications and demonstrates our continued commitment to the Telemedia market. We’re very pleased to be helping i-Net with this initiative. Our products offer an array of revenue-generating services on a “pay as you grow” basis that are ideal for today’s market and will help i-Net expand and enhance this service in the future.”

Redwood’s DNX 5000 leverages the high data throughput of the CompactPCI/H.110 back plane to provide up to 96 E1 trunks in a single 11U chassis. Leading-edge web controls, multi-protocol support, IP telephony, voice, fax and conferencing facilities are all available as integrated modules. Already NIF-approved as a C7 interconnect switch in the UK and other countries, the DNX 5000 has rapidly established itself as the platform of choice for many of the Telemedia world’s most innovative operators.

November 19, 2001
Category: News