Solegy, a provider of managed service deployment and back-office systems for VoIP, wireless and cable networks, has announced it will launch a hosted presence service to augment its ServicePDQ platform on Tuesday at the Fall VON show in Boston. The presence service, which was developed by Solegy, can be incorporated into any pre-existing or new network application.
Service PDQ presence can be used to indicate that a person is present and ready to interact with others, whether online, busy, away or otherwise engaged. The presence service supports multiple protocols, including SIP/SIMPLE, XMPP, Parlay and IMS. Solegy clients will have the ability to insert, query and share a registered users status, location and capabilities through the presence service. Information available about registered users may include private/public IP addresses, latitude and longitude, type of terminal and the availability of video, among other user-specific information.
The platform will enable service providers and network operators to incorporate presence capabilities into online applications and can be used to enable features such as intelligent call forwarding, find-me/follow-me or advanced multidomain IM. The service is equally suited for peer-to-peer as well as server-centric applications and persists across multiple servers. Solegy customers also can choose to host a peer server. Pricing ranges from 10 cents to $2 per subscriber, depending on the number of subscribers.
Solegy is offering developers the cross-platform component that supports SIP/SIMPLE, Parlay and XMPP, available as part of the Open Source SIP initiative. The service will be available for free to developers during the development and validation period of their applications.