Austin, TX– September 4, 2007 - PLAYXPERT, LLC, the provider of next-generation in-game community management tools and TeamSpeak, the leader in voice communication software for online gaming, today announced availability of the PLAYXPERT TeamSpeak Widget. The joint solution will ensure that millions of players worldwide can seamlessly communicate through PLAYXPERT (PXP) in-game. Players can finally not only get an upper hand on their game with PXP in-game tools, they can also strategize using TeamSpeak for real time voice communication with other players on points of attack, focus fire, team targeting, and much more. The solution will be available for demonstration at the IBM Booth at the Austin Game Developers Conference, September 5-7, 2007.
"We are thrilled to be working with PLAYXPERT. They have incredible technology and great business execution,” said Florence Espinoza, Director of Sales for TeamSpeak.“With thousands of online gamers using TeamSpeak VoIP technology at any given time, gamers are going to greatly benefit because of the availability of this new widget. In short, users will be able to use the best VoIP toolset in conjunction with the best in-game community platform."
The TeamSpeak widget is available for download from the PLAYXPERT site, www.playxpert.com. This special widget supports member rosters in each channel, fade-in notification of who is talking, identification of whether they are a channel commander, and the ability to kick, ban, and move users between chat channels. These features are critical to remain productive while in-game.
"By delivering a TeamSpeak Widget, PLAYXPERT is leveraging the best tools that clans, guilds, and individual gamers use today. This is in stark contrast to other companies who are cobbling together a voice solution and bundling it into their community toolset. Effective clans and guilds are fanatical about using common tools for all of their members. For the thousands of clans that have standardized on TeamSpeak, this partnership means that you will be even more equipped with the best gaming toolset on the market,” said Charles Manning, CEO of PLAYXPERT.“Although critical to users, until today voice chat could not be managed without alt-tab'ing out of the game and back to the desktop. PLAYXPERT brings TeamSpeak configuration and settings into the game and delivers a competitive edge to any gamer that is using TeamSpeak and PLAYXPERT together."
A driving mantra of being the‘glue’, PLAYXPERT does not attempt to re-create or compete with existing gamer tools. Rather, the PLAYXPERT mission is to bring together all aspects of community for the gamer - to optimize their experience. PLAYXPERT utilizes an in-game overlay technology that works with any game using DirectX and OpenGL. Through an extensible widget architecture, PLAYXPERT brings the key tools that gamers need into the game, giving them more control over their multiplayer gaming community, a richer set of social networking tools and a wider variety of gaming experiences. With PLAYXPERT users playing online games can stay in-game and query information about other users, professions, items, or anything else about the game world as well as utilize an ever expanding array of additional game experience-enhancing widgets.
PLAYXPERT, LLC is the provider of next-generation in-game community management tools which address a core need in the growing Massively Multiplayer Online Game (“MMOG”) market. The Company is focused on delivering the technology gamers want to enrich their community experience and allow them to engage in their favorite activities (forum posts, chat, music control, or monitoring system diagnostics) while in-game. PLAYXPERT is a completely customizable platform giving gamers the freedom to choose just the right series of tools to enhance their gaming experience. PLAYXPERT has published their widget application programming interface (API) so that community-built widgets can be delivered for the PLAYXPERT ecosystem.
PLAYXPERT, LLC is headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho. For more information, please visit
Based in Murnau Germany, Teamspeak-Systems is a leading software developer of voice over IP (VoIP) communication software. The company is best known for its Teamspeak 2 product, a highly scalable clientserver based application which enables people to speak with one another over the Internet. Teamspeak 2 is capable of supporting thousands of simultaneous user connections, resulting in an Internet based conferencing solution that works in a variety of applications such as team mates speaking with one another while playing their favorite online game or a small business cutting costs on International long distance charges. Along with its U.S. based sales and marketing partner, Triton CI&Associates Inc., Teamspeak-Systems has emerged as a world leader in VoIP conferencing and communication technology. Teamspeak-Systems is currently developing Teamspeak 3, which will include cross-platform support for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh, and is currently scheduled for release in Q1 of 2008.