Kodiak Networks today has announced SIMpower, a wireless voice system with advanced performance and applications for almost all GSM handsets. The service will not be directly available to GSM subscribers as of yet, but hopefully soon wireless operators will offer the fancy new features to end-users.
The new applications and features offered to GSM subscribers if using the Kodiak Real-Time Exchange (RTX) System will include:
Kodiak Voice Bridge provides fast and easy setup of full-duplex, mobile conference calls with up to 30 wireless and landline participants. Business colleagues, social groups and families can instantly initiate or join a conference call — not possible until now.
Kodiak Voice Notes will allow for instant voice messaging from Kodiak-enabled phones to contacts/groups with wireless or landline phones. Subscribers use their GSM contact lists to quickly leave voicemail messages for individuals or members of a group without waiting to leave a message or ringing the recipient’s phone.
Kodiak Instant Availability can indicate real-time user availability to receive wireless calls. Availability states include “available,” “do not disturb,” and “offline.” This user-driven feature decreases “telephone tag” and ensures privacy when a recipient is in a meeting or away for the day.
Kodiak Quick Groups can provide users with the ability to select members of their contact list to create a quick group call. Users can instantly reach their associates or friends to share news and updates.
Handset-Based Contact & Group Management offers subscribers access to instantly create, modify and delete individual contacts, groups and group members, directly on their handset.
“The advanced voice services delivered by Kodiak SIMpower demonstrate the power of applications that can be built on the Java Card platform for the GSM and 3G markets today,” said Peter Cattaneo, Director of Java Card Business, Sun Microsystems. “With more than half a billion Java Card units deployed in wireless, Kodiak is addressing an extremely large market with its innovative solution to drive additional subscriber value.”