BladeWareVXi is the commercial version of Commetrex’ BladeWareVXML Interpreter open-source offering. It is an enhanced version of OpenVXi, the most widely-used VoiceXML interpreter on the globe. The enhancements made will be of great interest to many of the OpenVXi users; especially those looking for significantly improved performance and strict adherence to the VoiceXML standard. Moreover, VoiceXML is the critical enabling technology in the industry’s move to separate service logic and content from the telephony-specific network elements, moving it instead to Web servers. It is the first product of a comprehensive open-source VoiceXML browser product suite from Commetrex Corporation. BladeWareVXi follows the W3C VoiceXML 2.1 dialog markup language specification, enabling developers to take advantage of well-known Web technologies and tools when building voice applications. An interpreter, such as BladeWareVXi, is an important component of any standards-compliant voice browser.
BladeWareVXi, based on OpenVXi, which was originally developed by SpeechWorks International, Inc., is available as open-source under the GNU General Public License.
BladeWareVXi was specifically designed for integration into an existing telephony platform. In fact, its’ predecessor, OpenVXi, has been adopted by more telephony platforms than any other VoiceXML interpreter. It consists of a collection of replaceable components to provide maximum flexibility to developers. Users can keep the components they would need and substitute their own where appropriate. BladeWareVXi is also easily enhanced to support proprietary grammar formats, URI types, and VoiceXML objects.
BladeWareVXi provides a critical component to all developers who need VoiceXML capabilities for their products, without requiring the development of the technology on their own and, therefore, eliminating the need to track changes and additions to the VoiceXML standard. For companies with existing VoiceXML platforms, BladeWareVXi serves as a reference to ensure that they are executing VoiceXML consistently, supporting cross-platform compatibility. As with other open-source technologies, developers can take advantage of any subsequent contributions to BladeWareVXi by Commetrex or any other contributing developers.
BladeWareVXi is designed for portability. It is suitable for use in VoiceXML-based applications, such as browsers, testers, and debuggers on a wide variety of architectures. Though workable for desktop systems, it targets telephony platforms in particular.
BladeWareVXi is fully internationalized and language agnostic. Since it is based on OpenVXi, it has been used in dozens of languages including US English, Mexican Spanish, Japanese, French, German, and Korean.