VoIPSter Brings Internet Calling to the Firefox Browser; New Zoep Plug-In Adds Full Telephony Functi


AMSTERDAM, Netherlands & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2006--Imagine being able to make phone calls just at the click of a button from an Internet browser.

That's the simplicity VoIPSter is bringing to Internet calling with the release of the Zoep Firefox extension, making the world's leading open source Internet browser a true telephony endpoint.

With the Zoep Firefox plug-in users can make free telephone calls and chat directly after installing the Firefox pro-extension from http://www.zoep.com/firefox.

Unlike other soft-phones, the Zoep extension provides users with a true to life "seamless" in-the-flow experience without having to switch between applications. This is made possible due to Zoep's straightforward, no-fuss interface in Firefox. By designing Zoep to mimic Firefox's look and feel, the easy to use extension makes initiating and receiving free calls using the OpenZoep VOIP platform as simple as a mouse click.

Users will now be able to communicate with any other VOIP user on the open source based OpenZoep platform, so in addition to being able to communicate with other Zoep users, they can also communicate with other users on the Jabber platform including, sometime in the future, those using Google Talk.

Additional development plans for Zoep include voice-mail, SMS and an inbound phone number to accept incoming calls from landlines or mobile phones.

Existing users of popular VOIP systems, like Skype, will also feel comfortable using Zoep, while Firefox users who may be new to VOIP technology will quickly become familiar with the clean, easy to use interface that has been designed to be native to the Firefox look and feel.

Written for the latest Firefox version 1.5, the Zoep extension is produced and maintained by pro-developer Glaxstar Limited, developers of recently released Firefox extensions for clients Paypal and del.icio.us.

"Zoep is the perfect tool for smart people using Firefox who want to seamlessly integrate communication into their browsing experience with minimal fuss," said Ian Hayward, Managing Director and founder of Glaxstar. "It makes perfect sense to add telephone capabilities and a chat system into your browser, which is often your most used bit of software on the desktop. Now, you won't have to stop browsing to answer the phone."

About Glaxstar

Glaxstar Limited, a UK company founded in 2002 by Ian Hayward, are a pro-developer of applications based on Mozilla technologies to blue chip companies.

Possessing an expertise of working with Mozilla products provides clients with advanced product extensions for the Firefox browser and Thunderbird email client. Two recent client commissions for Firefox 1.5 include extensions built for Paypal and del.icio.us.

Glaxstar also maintains and develops the Mozilla marketing community website, http://www.spreadfirefox.com, where Ian Hayward is on the Administrative team. The site has over 150,000 members and has contributed significantly to the success of Firefox, reaching over 130 million downloads to date.

Additional information is available on the Glaxstar web site http://www.glaxstar.com.

About the OpenZoep Foundation

The OpenZoep Foundation was founded in 2006 by Voipster BV, an Amsterdam (Netherlands) based VoIP technology and service provider.

The objective of the OpenZoep Foundation is to actively support and promote the use of the OpenZoep technology in open source software applications.

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