Full-Featured Internet Call Management Service Coming To The Mac

InfoInterActive has announced that they are bringing their full-featured, ultra cool Internet call management software, cleverly named Internet Call Management (ICM), to the Macintosh. ICM will allows users to monitor phone calls while online, offering users the opportunity to answer any incoming call while connected to the Internet. These types of services have long been available for Windows, and now the Mac will get a comparable program. According to InfoInterActive:

InfoInterActive, the leading application service provider of Internet call management services, announced today the second Macintosh version of its patented Internet Call Manager (ICM) service - ICM 2000 for Macintosh. Available from service partners in the fall, this latest Macintosh version, for Mac OS 8.6 and above, follows the successful launch of Internet Call Director for Macintosh by TELUS, one of InfoInterActiveis leading partners. Internet Call Director is based on ICM technology.

Internet Call Manager is the worldis first and foremost Internet call management service. It allows Internet users to monitor and manage incoming telephone calls while connected to the Internet. Originally released for Windows, InfoInterActive has since developed versions for both the Macintosh and Linux operating systems. Each version is designed with the specific needs and computing practices of the end-user in mind.

Like ICM 2000 for Windows, ICM 2000 for Macintosh notifies subscribers of incoming calls with an interactive pop-up window that displays the calleris name, phone number, city and state. Using the serviceis powerful call management options, users can answer incoming calls, transfer them to another phone number such as a cell phone or acknowledge them with one of two messages - choosing from professionally recorded announcements or messages they have recorded themselves. They can also ignore calls in complete privacy or transfer them to voice mail.

InfoInterActive Inc. develops and deploys network-based enhanced services combining telephone, Internet and wireless technologies. Its Internet call management services are helping Internet users surf with comfort and security knowing that theyire always accessible. The company markets its services through distribution and service provider partners, which include telecommunications companies, Internet service providers and original equipment manufacturers worldwide. It also markets its services directly to end-users.

Current ICM services are available for as little as US$4.95/month. Specific Macintosh pricing and packages will soon be made available. You can find more information at the ICM Web site.