VPIM


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VPIM

(Voice Profile for Internet Mail) A method for encoding voicemail messages as data so they can travel via the SMTP mail protocol over IP networks. VPIM uses MIME to encode messages in multiple parts, which are decoded by VPIM-compliant voicemail systems at the other end.
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For wireless and wireline service providers, VPIM offers multiple benefits.
Service providers need a higher degree of interoperability between voice messaging systems, and VPIM is ADC's response," said Dana Love, vice president and general manager of ADC's Enhanced Services Division.
VPIM addresses an important need among service providers by knocking down a barrier to the growth of messaging services.
Baypoint Innovations has worked closely with Microsoft to deliver on an aggressive VPIM strategy that enables organizations to manage messaging more efficiently while providing significant cost savings," said Mike Berlin, vice president, messaging and applications, Mitel Communications Systems.
VPIM, the IETF RFC 2421 standard widely adopted among leading voice mail vendors and Microsoft Corporation, extends Internet e-mail protocol allowing NPM users to easily exchange messages with VPIM compliant voicemail and other communication servers worldwide.
Through VPIM and Exchange 2000, Baypoint Innovations now provides access to messages over a desktop GUI, allowing users to access information as effectively as scanning through their email.
The messaging trials are being conducted in Europe throughout 1998 and 1999, and will demonstrate messaging capabilities and compatibility between the platforms of different voice messaging vendors utilizing the VPIM protocol.
Under the terms of the agreement, PulsePoint will license MediaGate's Internet connectivity technology, which supports critical communications protocols including SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, and VPIM.
Baypoint Innovations and Microsoft Demonstrate Exchanging VPIM
The advanced technology showcase, called 'OnePoint Messenger Brings Voice To Microsoft Exchange', includes two demonstrations: Speak@Ease for the award-winning OnePoint Messenger; and VPIM (Voice Profile for Internet Mail) message interoperability with Microsoft Exchange 2000.
We were also the first to successfully exchange live VPIM voice, fax and e-mail messages with Microsoft and their Exchange 2000 platform over the Internet.