Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Startel is a leading provider of integrated voice, data and networking solutions for call center facilities. The key markets it benefits include health care, higher education and telephone answering services. Startel entered the integrated telecommunications products market in 1980 by introducing the first 'paperless' message system and true Automatic Call Distribution. Since then, Startel has pioneered voice, data, database and networking capabilities in a single platform for TAS and other applications. In 1992, Comverse Technology acquired Startel and its operations to become the leading single supplier of integrated switching and message management systems. Startel invests a large percentage of its revenues into a growing family of modular and upgradable products that continually push the envelope in call handling accuracy and efficiency.