SOURCE: CommuniGate Systems

October 16, 2007 09:00 ET

CommuniGate Systems Connects 80,000 Doctors in the United Kingdom

Doctors.net.uk Selects CommuniGate Pro; Leading Unified Communications Solution Provides Unparalleled Reliability, Scalability, and Value

MILL VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2007) - CommuniGate Systems, the leader in scalable carrier-class Rich Media solutions, today announced that they had successfully deployed another carrier class solution and migrated all subscribers from a legacy system. In this latest customer success story, www.Doctors.net.uk, the largest medical network in the United Kingdom, has chosen the powerful CommuniGate Pro Unified Communications platform to provide a highly scalable, high-availability solution for its members.

CommuniGate Pro's webmail interface unleashes corporate e-mail from the desktop, letting Doctors.net.uk members communicate reliably, efficiently, and securely from any web browser, wherever they may be. As the only web-based e-mail service authorized in every hospital throughout the UK, Doctors.net.uk plays a critical role in connecting the medical community. However, its previous e-mail solution hindered these goals, as the company found itself fighting corrupt messages and slow, unreliable service as it grew its member base.

As the industry's most scalable Unified Communications platform, CommuniGate Pro continues to set record benchmarks for performance and scalability. The extensible messaging platform can support implementations from 50 to 5 million users, ensuring the solution can scale to meet Doctors.net.uk's anticipated 20-25% increase in user accounts. Its exclusive Dynamic Cluster architecture provides 99.999% uptime with no single point of failure. To increase capacity, Doctors.net.uk can seamlessly add frontend or backend nodes to the cluster as needed, without any downtime or service interruption.

"We chose CommuniGate Pro because it fits into the natural comparison we have of Doctors.net.uk to an ISP. The software was clearly developed from the ground up with ISPs in mind," said Ray Martin, Systems Manager at Doctors.net.uk. "The active dynamic clustering technology and the platform's wide range of value-added Internet Communications services have secured Doctors.net.uk's abilities to meet our clients' future needs today. The migration from an 80,000 user legacy e-mail system to CommuniGate Pro went according to plan, and the impact on the IT service delivery has meant stability and the achievement of key performance indicators."

With customizable skins, the CommuniGate Webmail interface was tightly integrated into the Doctors.net web portal that also provides targeted technical and industry information. The webmail and web portal environments operate through a single sign-on authentication and function together as an integrated site.

Beyond e-mail, CommuniGate Pro readies Doctors.net.uk for enhanced IP Communications services, including instant messaging, presence, RSS news feeds, and Voice over IP services. Doctors.net.uk can enable these services at any time without having to add to or upgrade their existing infrastructure. The platform gives users a choice of clients -- IP phones, soft clients, traditional telephony, mobile devices, browsers, and IM agents -- all through a single account. CommuniGate's Pronto! interface offers a sleek, unified communications dashboard based on Adobe Flash® and Adobe Flex™ 2 technology.

The CommuniGate Pro Enterprise Suite, including Pronto!, is available today, free for the first five users, making it a smart choice for small businesses or the home office network. For installations over five users, the CommuniGate Pro Enterprise Suite is priced starting at US$849 for 25 users. ISP and Carriers can contact sales@communigate.com for pricing information.

About CommuniGate Systems

Founded in 1991 and based in Mill Valley, California, CommuniGate Systems develops carrier-class Internet Communications software for broadband & mobile service providers, enterprises, and OEM partners worldwide. Over 130 million subscribers including 47 million voice customers rely upon CommuniGate Systems products for their voice and data communication today. CommuniGate Systems is the most trusted & financially stable vendor which maintains the highest customer satisfaction levels in the Rich Media Communications industry. CommuniGate Systems provides flexibility, performance, scalability, with the benchmark proven architecture that remains un-challenged in the industry. Our open development environment with simple APIs delivers extensible flexibility with a unique clustering technology for 99.999% uptime for the most demanding application environments. CommuniGate Systems has over 175 members in its partner network worldwide.

Download CommuniGate Pro today and join the initiative to drive interoperability of Unified Communications and convert nearly 2 billion e-mail accounts to a single identity for all forms of Internet Communications. For more information, go to www.communigate.com

Contact Information

  • For more information:

    CommuniGate US PR:
    Brian Blank
    FutureWorks PR
    (408) 428-0895 Ext 114
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    CommuniGate:
    Andrea Kimpflinger
    CommuniGate Systems
    (415) 383-7164 Ext 219
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    CommuniGate UK PR:
    Richard Botley
    itpr
    +44 (0)1932 578800
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