Ovolab Phlink turns your Mac into a powerful answering machine and telephone information center.
Widely used in the home, home office and in businesses, Ovolab Phlink greets callers with personalized greetings, plays caller-specific ringtones, forwards voicemail messages by email, logs incoming and outgoing calls, and much more.
Ovolab Phlink can sort messages into multiple voice mailboxes, and email them to predefined email addresses - encoded in a highly-compressed format such as AAC or 3GPP (the latter can turn a one-minute message into a small, 60KB attachment). Your voicemail will reach you, anywhere in the world, by email!
You can set up Ovolab Phlink to provide information to the caller, either through prerecorded audio messages or by using Mac OS X's speech synthesis.
As an example, Ovolab Phlink can look up weather forecasts on the Internet and read them to the caller, or restart a server, and much more - thanks to the power of AppleScript and Ovolab technology.
With Ovolab Phlink, you can create phone trees that callers navigate using their telephone's keypad.
Phlink is also essential in the office, where it can announce callers and pop up dynamic information about the caller every time the phone rings, by looking it up in a database or online.
In terms of disability uses, Phlink is similar to the PhoneValet system that I wrote about recently. The major differences that I'm aware of between the two is that Phlink is more powerful and extensible if you have complex needs, but PhoneValet is easier to set up and use.
- Ricky Buchanan