VoiceXML is the W3C's standard XML format for specifying interactive voice dialogues between a human and a computer. It allows voice applications to be developed and deployed in an analogous way to HTML for visual applications.
This is the server software or system that actually interprets VoiceXML files, the same way as a web server interprets HTML files. VoiceXML gateway handles all the lower level telephony issues, automatically converts text to speech and recognizes voice commands.
This is the server software or system that handles SMS or text messages. It interfaces with software applications to send and receive test messages.
Voicent Gateway is a voiceXML gateway and SMS Gateway combined. In addition, it contains outbound call and text message scheduler and an easy-to-use GUI Designer tool.
A flexible gateway system interacts with a caller using many dynamically generate content, such as the balance on a bank account. In order to have the information played back to the caller, the text information must be converted to voice/speech by a text-to-speech engine.
Voicent Gateway recognizes your voice over the telephone and carries out your commands accordingly. It can also read any text, such as email messages, to you over the phone, and it also accepts input (DTMF tones) from your telephone's numeric keypad.
With Voicent Gateway, voice applications can be developed rapidly using VoiceXML, a high level programming language that does for voice what HTML does for visual content. You do not need to worry about the lower level details of telephony programming, which is already taken care of by the gateway
Voicent Gateway is capable of handling inbound and outbound telephone calls. Outbound calls are perfect for setting up interactive alert notifications, such as rescheduling during the current call.
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Developing applications on top of Voicent Gateway still requires coding VoiceXML code, even though Voicent Gateway is a higher level interface than telephony interfaces. Before you start your work, take a look at various Voicent products to see if you can use them directly. All of Voicent products have command line interfaces and some have HTTP interfaces.
If you do not need to dynamically generate VoiceXML code, you can almost always use Voicent IVR Studio to develop your voice and text applications.
Using high level products saves you a lot of time and energy.
Voicent Gateway provides a simple call interface, which is a much simplified interface to the gateway. If you just need to trigger a simple phone call and get call status, this is the interface to use.
More documents and samples are provided free under the interactive voice and text developer resource section of this website.
It's absolutely free to download and try Voicent Gateway software. You don't need a credit card or even to supply an email address to try it.