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Pronexus Inc.
Privately Held
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1994
Headquarters Ottawa, ON
Key people
CEO: Gary Hannah
Products VBVoice

Pronexus is a software company based in Ottawa, Ontario, founded in 1994.[1] The company produces voice application and Interactive Voice Response tools that developers use to integrate voice/speech technology with business systems. Pronexus employs a team of experts with qualifications in telephony and speech.[2]



Pronexus' VBVoice is a rapid application development (RAD) Interactive Voice Response (IVR) toolkit for telephony and speech inside Microsoft Visual Studio.NET.[3] First introduced in 1994, VBVoice includes a graphical user interface (GUI) for call flow and call control. Many IVR applications can be created with the toolkit, including auto attendants, outbound IVRs, predictive dialers, and self-service IVRs.[4]



  • Pronexus releases VBVoice 7
  • Pronexus launches IVR solutions locator
  • Pronexus achieves Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status
  • Pronexus partners with distributor Bludis


  • Pronexus celebrates 15th anniversary in business
  • Pronexus opens Compentency Center in Mumbai, India under joint operating agreement with Techtree IT
  • Pronexus wins its 14th Product of the Year award for VBVoice
  • VBVoice 5.6 IVR Development Application voted "Best Development Tool" at World's Communication Conference - ITEXPO EAST 2009 [5]


  • Pronexus introduces a Japanese version of its award-winning Interactive Voice Response (IVR) toolkit VBVoice[6]


  • Pronexus awarded "Innovation Award of Excellence - Exporting"[7]


  • Gary T. Hannah named a recipient of the 'Forty under 40' Award[8]


  • Gary T. Hannah and employees acquire Pronexus ownership, making it a 100% private, Canadian corporation[8]


  • Active Voice takes 100% interest in Pronexus, making it a wholly owned subsidiary of Active Voice[9]
  • Gary T. Hannah is named President and CEO of Pronexus[10]
  • Pronexus announces partnership with Nuance Communications


  • Active Voice acquires 51% shares in Pronexus[9]


  • VBVoice awarded 1st Computer Telephony Product of the Year[11]


  • Pronexus is incorporated and VBVoice is launched, Microsoft an early adopter


  • Ian Bowles, founder of Pronexus, starts programming VBVoice[12]


  1. ^ "Pronexus VBSALT'TM' 1.2 Delivers Interoperability with New Telephony Interface Managers from Brooktrout and Intel". Marketwire. May 24, 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  2. ^ "Problems with Disconnect-Call Notification on Analog Cards". December 18, 2004. Retrieved 2009-08-28. Ian Rae is a Senior Software Architect at Pronexus Inc., a Microsoft Speech Partner and expert in telephony and speech with over 3,500 clients worldwide. 
  3. ^ "Pronexus Continues to Innovate, Delivers VBVoice 5.3: Unparalleled Performance & Scalability for IVR & Telephony Development in High Density Environments". Business Wire (AccessMyLibrary). January 4, 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  4. ^ "Pronexus Case Studies". October 19, 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  5. ^ "Pronexus VBVoice Awarded "Best of Show" at World's Communication Conference news release". Reuters. April 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  6. ^ "Japanese version of VBVoice 5.5 introduced by Pronexus.". Worldwide Computer Products News. June 12, 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  7. ^ "Pronexus Awarded 2004 Canadian Innovation of the Year by CATAAlliance and National Research Council". April 29, 2004. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  8. ^ a b "OCRI - Board of Directors Bio - Gary Hannah". Archived from the original on May 17, 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  9. ^ a b "UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION - Active Voice Corporation". Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  10. ^ "TMC - People & Places". August 8, 2000. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  11. ^ "CMS Communications, Inc. - Products, Active Voice". Retrieved 2009-08-28. [dead link]
  12. ^ Computer telephony encyclopedia - Google Books. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 

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