July 29, 2014 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Ottawa, Canada - Two time winner of Best of Show at MacWorld Expo and MacWorld's Eddy Award for Mac audio products, Parliant Corporation today announced the launch of Echoes 1.0. With Echoes you can have voice announcements played immediately out of every Mac on your local network.
Calling the sales staff for a meeting? Cake in the board room? Calling the kids to dinner? Echoes makes it easy to send quick voice announcements to other Macs running Echoes on your local network. Echoes is different from Skype, FaceTime, and other voice chat applications because it eliminates "dialing" or setting up connections with your recipients. Echoes puts an icon in your menu bar where you just choose "Announce" (or press a convenient keyboard shortcut), speak your announcement, and press return. Its fast and easy.
Echoes lets you:
* Announce to other users running Echoes on your local network
* Announce to everyone, groups of people you configure, or individuals
* Quickly reply to the sender of the last received announcement
* Set keyboard shortcuts for sending and replying
* Resend last sent announcement without re-recording it
* Replay last received announcement in case you missed it
Echoes can send announcements to a single person or to user-defined groups of people. Every Mac running Echoes can be a broadcaster or receiver, so replying is also quick and easy.
Echoes can be up and running in seconds. Echoes doesn't need a server, doesn't use social networking accounts, and doesn't require complicated setup. Macs on a home or office network automatically find each other using Bonjour technology, almost like magic!
"Voice calling solutions like Skype or FaceTime are great, but group calls require a lot of setup time," said Kevin Ford, CEO of Parliant. "With Echoes, we wanted to enable the simplicity that people used to have with intercoms. Calling the Sales staff for a meeting? Cake in the board room? Calling the kids to dinner? School-wide announcements through every teacher's computer? Push a button, say your message and it's delivered to all, with superb sound quality."
Pricing and Availability:
Echoes 1.0 is available exclusively in the Mac App Store at an introductory price of $9.99 (USD). It requires a Mac running OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" or later, and can message other locally networked Macs also running Echoes. You can download screenshots and icons from our press kit page.
With facilities in Ottawa, Canada, Parliant Corporation is a world leader in Apple software development for clients and internal products. Their Conference Companion mobile solution, is the premier platform for paperless meetings and conference automation. Parliant was the top provider of advanced computer/telephone solutions for Mac and is pleased to make a return to the Mac market with Echoes. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Parliant Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.