Vancouver, January 28, 2009:
Eyeball Networks, a leading developer of carrier-grade IP communications products, today announced that Romanian telecommunications service provider Media Sat has launched Alonia, the first Romanian instant messaging and VoIP service, using Eyeball’s Messenger SDK and IM Server.
Alonia integrates instant messaging, voice calls, video conferencing, and file transfer capabilities. Alonia subscribers receive a phone number in the Media Sat network, to make and receive calls from fixed and mobile phones. Internet calls are free of charge, while calls to the Romtelecom network in the Bucharest capital are charged 0.9 Eurocent per minute. Calls to fixed national networks are charged 1.5 Eurocent per minute, and calls to mobile networks in Romania cost between 5.9 Eurocents/min and 7.3 Eurocents/min, depending on the network.
In the first 12 days since the launch of Alonia, Romanian IM Communication Service reported 37,851 users. The Internet page of the service, www.alonia.ro, had some 129,500 visits so far, with most views coming from Romania. After Romania, the most website visits were from Spain and Italy, but also from Germany, USA, Great Britain and Republic of Moldova.
Alonia is the first Romanian online communications service, which provides telephone call services, video telephony and instant messaging. The instant messaging service allows IM chats among Alonia users. In addition, the Alonia messaging service is interoperable with the main services of this type on the market, namely Yahoo!, Google, MSN and AOL, thus Alonia users can contact the users of the other applications.
The feature-rich Eyeball MessengerSDK sets a new standard in VoIP, video telephony, instant messaging, and presence integration. It is SIP and XMPP compliant with interoperability with Yahoo!, AOL, MSN, and Google supported by peer-to-peer media delivery. It features a fully customizable user interface and “skins” making it ideal for service providers, application vendors, and device makers to bring Internet communications services and features to market quickly and cost-effectively. Unique in the industry, Eyeball’s MessengerSDK offers guaranteed VoIP call completion thanks to Eyeball’s patented AnyFirewall™ Technology providing seamless firewall, proxy, and NAT traversal.
About Media Sat
MEDIA SAT is one of the most important telecommunications companies operating on the Romanian Business to Business market. Founded in 1997, the company is part of the largest Romanian media group – MEDIA PRO, and it offers a diversified range of services and products in the telecommunications field, from INTERNET access services, Fixed Telephony Services and Call Center services up to integration of Computer Telephony platforms, SMS/SVA telephony services and TV&Radio Broadcasting. With Alonia, MEDIA SAT is shifting focus to end users, bringing its professional services experience to the mass market.
About Eyeball Networks
Eyeball Networks is a pioneer and world leader in VoIP and NAT traversal software enabling service providers, application developers, and device makers to deliver carrier-grade communications solutions in a cost-effective and timely manner. Today, over 19 million users and over 100 service providers and device makers benefit from Eyeball’s innovations, including its patented AnyBandwidth™, AnyFirewall™, and AntiSPIT™ technologies guaranteeing the best possible VoIP and video experience – over any Internet connection, across any NAT or firewall, and on any device. For more information, please visit www.eyeball.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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