Alcatel-Lucent, a leading global communications solutions provider and the parent company of ProgrammableWeb, has introduced a suite of nine "New Conversation APIs" that provide developers with easy access to IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) capabilities such as high definition voice and video, audio/video conferencing, interactive voice, messaging and call control. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent has launched a Developer Portal that allows access to the New Conversation APIs and a sandbox for developers to build and test their applications.
Aculab specializes in moving enterprise grade telephony applications to a cloud-based model. Rich telephony services have long been mission critical to enterprises across the globe. Initially, high-end applications (e.g. unified communications, speech recognition, text to speech, etc.) ran purely in an on-premise environment on dedicated hardware and software. With its cloud platform and the Aculab Cloud API, Aculab added flexibility and scalability to telephony services. Aculab users can custom tailor their telephony needs in Aculab's cloud, and pay for what they use. Recently, Aculab expanded its offering again by adding fax to their cloud portfolio.