May 02, 2018
Voyager reo Maori app keeps language fresh
Internet service provider Voyager has created a te reo Maori option on the app it offers for customers to run their company phone system.
Chief executive Seeby Woodhouse says the cloud-based Hero, which replaces traditional PBX phone switching systems, is ideal for small and medium companies.
He says the purchase last year of internet protocol telephony developer Conversant allowed it to build a system for New Zealand needs without the high licensing costs of overseas software.
Making a Maori language customisation seemed a logical step.
"Any language takes practice and if someone is interested in te reo and you want to keep it alive it’s helpful to have software and prompts and things that are constantly keeping that language fresh in your mind so if we have a few happy customers that use that feature we will be very happy. It wasn’t too difficult or expensive to do and we thought it was a nice little thing to do," he says.
Seeby Woodhouse says Hero allows customers to log into their company phone system from their mobiles to manage or make or take calls, so they don’t need to give out their mobile numbers.
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