Vivox Voice in Icarus' 3D Online Worlds
ICARUS STUDIOS SELECTS VIVOX TO DELIVER VOICE TO 3D ONLINE WORLDS
/Vivox Voice Solution Now Integrated with the Icarus Studios
Developer Tools Suite/
*Framingham**, Mass.** ? June 5, 2007* ? Vivox, the leading provider of
integrated voice services for online games and virtual worlds, today
announced the integration of the Vivox Precision Studio? with the Icarus
Developer Tools Suite.
A unique network architecture and powerful suite of administrative tools
creates the foundation of the Icarus platform. Designed from the ground
up for massive scaling, maximum hardware utilization, and full
redundancy, the platform provides all of the common and next-generation
administration and customer support tools required to run an online
network. This platform will dramatically reduce the costs associated
with scaling to make a successful online environment.
The Vivox Precision Studio SDK is now offered as embedded technology
within the Icarus Developer Tool Suite, offering online virtual world
developers a full-featured voice solution with the proven ability to
deliver voice on a massive scale. Multiple options exposed through
robust APIs ensure that voice may be deployed by platform licensees in
ways that best match their unique world, social structure, and
communication style of residents. In addition to high quality,
SIP-standard voice, available features will include voice fonts,
virtual-to-real-world voice calls and SMS.
Vivox communication services are professionally hosted and managed and
tightly integrated into the online world, with a user interface that is
controlled by the developer.*/ /*All players communicate clearly and
naturally on persistent or dynamically created voice channels with full
server-side mixing that eliminates demand on the game servers and
minimizes local CPU impact.
?Virtual worlds are complex, three dimensional realms that are
increasingly mirroring the real world,? said Rob Seaver, CEO of Vivox.
?The Icarus Developer Tools Suite is an excellent example of Icarus
Studios? commitment to furthering online world development and enhancing
players? experiences. We are very happy to be working with Icarus
Studios again to deliver a simple to integrate, scalable communication
solution to developers that provides them with the freedom to add
premium features easily.?
?We are pleased to expand our partnership with Vivox beyond Fallen
Earth,? said Jim Hettinger, CEO of Icarus Studios. ?Our objective is to
blur the lines between the real world and online virtual worlds. By
incorporating Vivox?s best of breed technology and service with the
Icarus Developer Tools Suite, we?re offering an immersive communications
solution that will bring the two worlds closer together. By enabling
other developers to quickly add Vivox?s superior VoIP features with
minimal development effort, our customers will be able to deliver
feature-rich voice services tailored specifically to their world that
exceed expectations with the full support of Vivox?s team of
The Icarus Developer Tool Suite with Vivox Precision Studio is available
for immediate integration. For more information please visit
*About Vivox, Inc. *
Vivox provides online games, virtual worlds, and online communities with
managed voice communication services that are simple to integrate and
enhance game play and community. Vivox?s carrier-grade, customizable
solutions help online games and communities create improved offerings
and extend their user base. Today, Vivox is bringing voice to
approximately one million subscribers in more than 180 countries. For
more information visit http://www.vivox.com
*About Icarus Studios*
Icarus Studios is focused on helping our clients launch online virtual
worlds, MMOGs, simulators and 3D collaborative and educational products.
We enable our client's vision with our unique combination of next
generation technology and services, making Icarus a comprehensive
resource center for those tasked with quickly creating all or components
of these initiatives. From complete project development, platform and
tool licensing to studio services and library resources, Icarus will
work within our client's time and budget constraints to quickly create a
quality product that meets their objectives.
Vivox, Vivox stylized logos and Precision Studio are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Vivox, Inc. in the United States and other
countries. All other company and product names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders. The information in
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