The AllCom Vision
has concentrated on expanding its vision beyond today's norm in
two very important ways: seamless integration and wide distribution.
The first fundamental principle of the AllCom vision is already
a working reality, while application of the second is well underway.
First Principle - A Truly Seamless System MUST
Operate On A Truly Integrated Platform.
has many competitors supporting some subset of the features we offer.
None support our full set of capabilities, and all treat those service
combinations as separate functions to be tied together, (often with
string and bailing wire).
grasp the inherent superiority of the Universal Office platform,
it is crucial to understand the simple fact that it actually IS
a unified platform. Rather than grafting a call processing package
onto an email function and then tying those to a debit card system,
AllCom combined all of those functions, and more, into a single
information processing system. The Universal Office moves information
not from one system to another, but from one purpose to another
within one system.
of its unified approach, the Universal Office platform handles transactions
more rapidly, at lower costs than its rivals, allows for combinations
of services not possible with post-bundled systems, and guarantees
that future feature additions will remain as fully integrated as
Principle - Integrated Distribution Of Processing Is Vital
To Growth And Scalability.
important as full integration is, it need not – indeed must
not - mean that only a single, gargantuan system serves as the nucleus
or all processing. Such an approach would mean that growth cannot
proceed past a very short point.
this reason, AllCom is focusing a great deal of attention on the
complete integration of the GeniePhone and Genie’s LAMP into
the Universal Office platform. Genie’s LAMP is far more than
just a local connectivity device - it is a fully featured Local
Access Message Processor. In the new architecture, the
majority of the features now provided through the central host processors
of the Universal Office will be handled on a distributed basis by
GeniePhones downloaded to our subscribers’ computers all around
tight integration between host, Genie’s LAMP, and the GeniePhone,
messages, transactions, faxes, and all of the other information
flows, will travel at the best possible speed over the least costly
routes. The ability of the GeniePhone to make direct use of phone
lines local to the location where it is installed means that our
services can be offered, fully integrated, in vast areas of the
world never before even considered for "local" communications
services. Using this approach, we can conceivably offer a customer
in London, England or London, Canada the full suite of Universal
Office services, with no infrastructure expansion on our part.