Digeo Adds Telephony to ‘Moxi’

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Digeo Inc. introduced the “Moxi Telephone” application for its “Moxi Media Center” software platform.

The vendor said it now offers the “triple play” of digital cable, high-speed data and voice-over-Internet-protocol telephony.

Moxi Telephone can be added with a software upgrade that requires no new equipment or phone wiring, giving Moxi Media Center users an on-screen TV interface for features including caller ID and call logging.

Additional features -- such as the ability to listen to voice-mail messages, to answer incoming calls, to assign caller-ID images and to flag and/or redirect specific calls for transfer to external numbers or voice mail -- will be added at a later date, Digeo said.

“Providing telephony features to customers at an affordable price point will be a phenomenal growth area for cable in 2005," Digeo CEO Jim Billmaier said in a prepared statement.

“Tightly integrated video and voice features on the TV will be a competitive point of difference for cable operators as they battle the satellite and telecommunications companies for market share,” he added.