Transmitting Voice Convesations via the Internet

Technology/Engineering

Lior Haramaty, Alon Cohen

VocalTec (merged with MagicJack)

Development of the first software that made it possible to conduct voice conversations via a personal computer using the Internet and computer networks. This development was patented and led to the creation of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and the establishment of many companies, both in Israel and around the globe. The product was used to transmit phone calls while substantially reducing call rates, and laid the foundations for many popular applications we use today.