Aptela Announces New Desktop Application for Small Businesses

Herndon, Virginia (PRESS RELEASE – June 16, 2011) – Aptela, a leading provider of business-class phone service to small businesses and mobile workers nationwide, announced the release of the Aptela Desktop Application, the latest addition to the company’s cloud-based calling platform. This new, easy-to-use desktop tool offers small businesses an additional opportunity to simplify day-to-day communication tasks.

As an innovator of virtual PBX and VoIP technologies, Aptela gives small businesses the tools required to intuitively manage and take control of their business communications. The Aptela Desktop App is an integrated call-control and screen-pop client for PC, Mac desktop or Linux. Offered to Aptela customers at no extra cost, this tool introduces a more efficient method for small businesses to manage communications.

“With leaner work forces and smaller budgets, small businesses and mobile workers are looking for creative ways to increase productivity while remaining accessible to their clients,” said Aptela CEO Douglas Strahan. “The Aptela Desktop application is the ultimate multi-tasker’s tool. Used in conjunction with other applications in our Aptela Anywhere Apps suite, this new product is yet another tool to help our customers easily handle their business communications, anywhere, anytime.”

Desktop App highlights include:

  • Take your phone extension with you, anywhere
  • Receive inbound calls alerts with Caller ID
  • Deflect inbound calls visually, with one click
  • Hold, transfer, forward live calls with one click
  • Take notes on a call
  • See the real-time status of coworkers
  • Call team members with one click
  • Play new voicemail or view new faxes with one click
  • View up to 7 days of your call history
  • Manage your Find Me List for advanced routing options
  • Seamlessly sign-in to your Aptela portal for in-depth management

“At Aptela, we believe that communications should be integrated into a user’s business flow, and not distract from it,” said Aptela CTO and Chief Architect, Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya. “The Aptela Desktop provides an innovative, yet unobtrusive means to keep your communications information and capabilities at your fingertips. This, the latest widget in the Aptela Anywhere ecosystem, is yet another example of how we are revolutionizing the virtual PBX world.”

Aptela’s virtual PBX / VoIP calling platform is architected to operate in the cloud. Aptela Anywhere Apps are a major addition to Aptela’s v5 platform, which was launched in May 2010. The platform demonstrates the power of cloud computing with horizontal scaling, robust fault-tolerance and a remarkably high degree of concurrency. The platform also delivers a robust set of APIs to extend Aptela’s call management capabilities to mobile devices, desktop software and other applications.

About Aptela

Aptela is a leading provider of business-class phone service, answering the communication and collaboration needs of small businesses and mobile workers nationwide who seek a robust and easy-to-use solution. Aptela’s v5 platform is extensible by design and easily integrated into the workflow of today’s entrepreneurs and increasingly mobile workforce. Unlike traditional telephony that is tied to a physical location, Aptela’s service is delivered from the cloud and its features can be accessed-anywhere, anytime-through the Internet, traditional wire-line or mobile networks. Aptela has been recognized for numerous awards, including TMC’s Internet Telephony Product of the Year, recognition as a 2010 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 company and recognition as a 2011 SIIA CODiE Finalist for “Best Cloud Infrastructure Platform.” Aptela is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

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