SOURCE: CommuniGate Systems

September 11, 2007 11:00 ET

CommuniGate Systems Brings Enhanced Call Control and Calendar Features to Pronto! Portable Flash Client

New Pronto! Version 1.2 Adds Business Class Features and Class of Services Capabilities for Web 2.0 Collaboration

MILL VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - CommuniGate Systems, the leader in scalable carrier-class Rich Media Internet Communications solutions, today announced a new version of Pronto!, a sleek, easy-to-use client interface that brings together Rich Media and Internet Communications. Pronto! version 1.2 delivers key new call control and calendaring features, including "click to call" and shared calendar management.

With version 1.2's new "click to call" feature, users can initiate a voice call as seamlessly and easily as an IM session. Pronto! integrates status, contact lists, and call management. Through their contact list, users can instantly place a call to a colleague or friend who is online with a single click -- without changing screens or looking up phone numbers. Pronto! seamlessly initiates the call through an attached SIP phone or soft client.

This latest version delivers additional call management enhancements, including the ability to access voicemail, call records, and call control configurations, such as call forwarding, all from the integrated Pronto! dashboard. Also included are improved calendaring features. With version 1.2, users can create and modify calendar events with a simple drag-and-drop, utilize shared calendars, and merge multiple calendars into a single view.

"In the age of the virtual workplace and the distributed organization, Enterprise customers have been demanding solutions that integrate all of their communication and collaboration technologies -- voice, chat, instant messaging, collaboration, etc. -- enabling their employees, partners and customers to work together more efficiently, thereby increasing both productivity and profitability," notes Chris Swenson, Director of Software Industry Analysis at The NPD Group. "As such, recent growth in the unified collaborative communications (UCC) solutions market has been strong and will likely remain so for several years to come."

"We needed to find an application that delivered high-performance communications, security and manageability to meet the demands of our clients," said Joel Smith, Chief Information Officer of AppRiver. "To date, Pronto! has been given glowing reviews by our customers. This latest version follows CommuniGate System's trend of offering powerful web 2.0 communications tools with new features and enhancements giving our clients the ability to easily manage their internet communications through one address."

Delivered through Adobe Flash Player 9, Pronto! can be accessed from any web browser and operating system without the need to install client software.

New Features of Pronto! Version 1.2 include:

--  Performance improvements
--  Click to call "Make VoIP Call from contacts"
--  Create/modify calendar events by drag & drop
--  Calendar Overlays (Merge Calendars)
--  Shared Calendar management
--  Auto-save drafts
--  Additional right-click capabilities
--  Additional Keyboard shortcuts
--  Design grid refinements for improved spacing and sizing
--  New IM Indicator and Browser integration
--  IM Roster Management

The CommuniGate Pro Enterprise Suite, including Pronto!, is available today, starting at US$849 for 25 users. ISP and Carriers can contact 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.

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Contact Information

  • Brian Blank
    FutureWorks, Inc.
    (408) 428-0895 Ext 114
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    Andrea Kimpflinger
    CommuniGate Systems
    (415) 383-7164 ext 219
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