SOURCE: CommuniGate Systems

December 19, 2007 09:00 ET

CommuniGate Systems Delivers Carrier Class Mobility Suite for Over the Air Unified Communications

On-the-Go Users Can Access E-Mail, Calendars, Contacts, and Tasks Over the Air on Their Existing Mobile Devices Without Changing Handsets or Carriers

MILL VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - December 19, 2007) - CommuniGate Systems, the leader in carrier-class Internet Communications solutions, today announced the addition of mobile over-the-air data synchronization to its industry leading Unified Communications platform. CommuniGate Pro ver5.2 includes AirSync (ActiveSync OTA) to enable enterprises to arm their increasingly mobile workforce with the tools needed to improve productivity and accessibility in the office, at home, and on the road. Network operators will find additional revenue opportunities by providing this unique SaaS suite to SMB enterprises that need powerful mobile Unified Communications, while removing the complexities of premise-based messaging solutions.

CommuniGate Pro's Mobility Suite with AirSync uses a secure HTTPS connection to push new e-mail messages and Personal Information Management (PIM) data between a mobile device and the CommuniGate Pro server. Mobile users can access their e-mail, calendars, contacts, and tasks from anywhere, as well as keep all data updated across their laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. In the enterprise environment, organizations can use CommuniGate Pro's Mobility Suite over their existing mobile operator and WiFi networks, enabling them to take advantage of new mobility tools without changing their existing mobile network contracts.

"Enterprises are increasingly recognizing the value in freeing their employees from behind the desk, particularly given the higher mobility of the workforce and the advent of teleworking. With the ability to access e-mail and other productivity tools from anywhere, workers can spend more time where they can make a bigger impact -- in front of clients, talking to customers, patients, staff, and more," said Ronald Gruia, Principal Analyst for Emerging Telecom at Frost & Sullivan. "But for mobile e-mail to work in this environment, it needs to be an enterprise-grade solution in terms of performance, reliability, and security -- and one that ideally fits into an organization's existing mobile contracts and hardware investments."

"CommuniGate Pro represents the best shift toward the Web 2.0 delivery of Unified Communications -- voice, video, e-mail, groupware, Rich Media and other productivity tools all integrated into a single account that can be accessed anywhere," said Jon R. Doyle, Vice President of Business Development for CommuniGate Systems. "We've already removed the dongle from the desktop with the flash based UI Pronto! and the Mobility Suite is a natural extension -- ensuring end users can access the data and applications when and where they need them -- with a consistent experience across mobile devices and computers."

CommuniGate Pro's Mobility Suite interoperates with other client applications, including Microsoft Outlook®, CommuniGate's Flash-based Pronto! framework, CommuniGate Pro Webmail and standards-based clients such as Apple Mail/iCal for IMAP and CalDAV. The Mobility Suite service is compatible with both Windows® Mobile based devices and ActiveSync-enabled devices including Nokia® E-series devices, Motorola® devices using MOTOSYNC® application, and Palm® 700 Series smartphone, Treo™ 680, Treo 650, and LifeDrive™.

CommuniGate Pro offers a scalable Unified Communications platform that enables service providers to seamlessly expand from five to 50 million subscribers in virtual domains with a modular feature set, powerful Class of Service provisioning, and a live Rolling Updates change management capability not found in legacy enterprise class messaging products. The performance-driven platform offers an unprecedented single point of access for voice, video, e-mail, presence, chat, and groupware applications. Its exclusive Dynamic Clustering architecture provides 99.999% uptime with no single point of failure, and allows SaaS providers to add front-end or back-end nodes as needed without any downtime or service interruption.

The CommuniGate Pro Platform offers the Mobility Suite as a premium Value Added Service (VAS) package. The CommuniGate Pro platform can provide services for Consumer and Business subscribers through the Messaging Suite, Web 2.0 Suite, VoIP Suite, or deliver custom applications developed in CG/PL. The CommuniGate Pro Web 2.0 Suite includes Pronto! a sleek, unified communications client framework based on Adobe Flash® and Adobe Flex™ technology. It is available today at www.communigate.com/community and allows free use of CommuniGate Pro Server for five accounts or less, 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. ISPs, Broadband and Mobile operators, 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 and 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.

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