For Immediate Release


Feb 17, 2006



����������� Russ Bell

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Asher Announces General Availability of VoIP IVR System


Rochester, NY � Asher Group,, a leading telecommunication technology company, announced general availability of its VoIP IVR system.Built on its hardened ultra-reliable TelSO, which seamlessly weaves Web, Mobile Messaging, and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) transactions, TelSO harnesses the combined power of the internet and traditional telephony, and now aggressively priced Voice over IP telephony combined with Text-to-Speech at no additional cost.

    "We are clearly the best value in IVR transactions," said Russ Bell, VP of Sales. "No one comes close to our features, like free Text-to-Speech. And then you get all the other benefits of VoIP, like lower cost." 

    "We currently have about a dozen clients running over VoIP, and that number is increasing rapidly, with a backlog of a dozen more that grows every day," Bell added.

    "VoIP running with our proven infrastructure makes Asher Group the most competitive IVR service provider in America,� states Samuel Asher, president and founder of Asher Group. By leveraging the existing TelSO infrastructure, VoIP takes advantage of all the developed applications and support services, such as Multi-homed redundancy, 24x7 real time monitoring, automatic reports, replicated database and speech services.

    According to Mr. Asher �There is no question that IVR service providers are going to have to transition to VoIP. It is more efficient, more cost-effective, and incredibly more versatile than old-fashioned telephone circuits. The only thing traditional TDM (i.e. high capacity telephone trunk line) systems have going for themselves now is that there will be plenty of capacity in them as people leave them. That will force prices lower. Soon, however, we will cross the path and TDM will be more expensive to maintain than it is worth.�


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