SOURCE: CommuniGate Systems

August 12, 2008 15:22 ET

CommuniGate Systems Delivers Pronto! Unified Communications Client Version 2.2

Pronto! Version 2.2 Offers VideoMail, Advanced Collaboration via Presence and Integrated VoIP for Firefox and Apple Safari

MILL VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - CommuniGate Systems, the leader in carrier-class Mobile Unified Communications today announced the availability of Pronto! 2.2, the latest version of its powerful, yet lightweight Unified Communications user interface framework. Pronto! is built with Adobe® Flex® 3, and deployed in the browser with the Adobe Flash® Player and to the desktop with Adobe® AIR™. Pronto! 2.2 provides network operators with a client framework to deliver VAS (Value Added Services) for Rich Media Communications and advanced collaboration for Unified Communications in the Software as a Service (SaaS) model.

The CommuniGate Pro Unified Communications platform is a multi-tenant hosting solution for Network Operators providing Unified Communication in the SaaS model. CommuniGate Pronto! is a web 2.0 client that unifies all forms of communications together with a framework that allows expansion or new applications to snap into the server or UI as modules. The new features within Pronto! 2.2 allow carriers to build modular services e.g. delivering VideoMail, IPTV or Video on Demand (VOD) to subscribers while offering full featured Mobile Unified Communications to the SME market. Modular class of services power e-mail, VoIP, presence, Instant Messaging, Rich Media with HD audio and video with over the air synchronisation to the IPhone 3G and other smart phones supporting AirSync. Network operators benefit from additional revenue opportunities by providing a unique SaaS suite to SME subscribers that need powerful mobile Unified Communications while removing the complexities of premise based solutions.

New features include:

--  VideoMail
    Users can record video within the compose window and send a unique URL to
    share the video with colleagues or friends
--  Advanced Collaboration
    For effective business communications calendar data can be imported as .ics
    and .ical. Attachments can be easily managed with a mouse right click. For
    contacts management vCards can be imported with only one click. Free / Busy
    information can be viewed while composing a calendar event, and meetings
    can be proposed to the user based on open time slots.
--  Advanced voice communications
    Within Pronto! VoIP calls be started and received, Pronto! searches
    automatically the address book to display the name and photo of incoming
    callers. Pronto! 2.2 now also supports Firefox on the PC and Safari &
    Firefox Browsers on the Mac for voice communications.
--  MyStuff "News"
    Via a secure link private folders and/or files can be shared with other
    users. Play lists can be created and are stored automatically on the
--  MyStuff "Music" For the Pronto! on AIR version music or data files can
    be stored locally and the user decides which playlists should be uploaded
    to the server.

"The new version of Pronto! is bringing CommuniGate Pro once again one step ahead of any other UC solution on the market. Pronto! delivers all the features our customers have been asking for and helps us to differentiate ourselves from a market place where free services are causing high churn rates," says Joel Smith, CTO, AppRiver, LLC.

"There is a growing market need for solutions that can deliver the many advantages of unified communications to enterprises through a SaaS delivery model," states Sara Radicati, CEO of The Radicati Group, Inc. "Messaging and collaboration platforms that can integrate video, voice and more into an effective solution are particularly in demand in the market today."

"Many of our network operator partners serve both residential and business subscribers with their network access products. For residential subscribers new entertaining applications within Pronto! like VideoMail are key for value added service," adds Jon R. Doyle, VP Business Development of CommuniGate Systems. "With the same client architecture in Pronto! 2.2 we are able to deliver to business subscribers a Mobile Unified Communications offering that drives incredible ARPU potential."

CommuniGate Pro provides a high density, multi-tenant Unified Communications platform that enables network operators and service providers to seamlessly expand 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 on-premise based enterprise class products. The platform's exclusive Dynamic Clustering architecture provides 99.999% uptime in a multi-tenant architecture 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.

About CommuniGate Systems

Founded in 1991 and based in Mill Valley, California, CommuniGate Systems develops carrier-class Unified Communications and media delivery software for broadband and mobile operators to deliver value-added services and SaaS solutions. CommuniGate Systems delivers powerful mashups of Unified Communications technology mixed with media and entertainment applications for portals, social networks, enterprises and mobile communities. CommuniGate Systems is revolutionizing the Unified Communications industry with a unique Flash-based client framework Pronto! bringing together all forms of communication and breaking the leash to the desktop with Web 2.0 mobility.

CommuniGate Systems is the first choice in technology solutions for over 12,000 customers with over 130 million subscribers unifying e-mail, collaboration, IM, presence and VoIP with a single identity. The Unified Communications platform provides flexibility, performance, and scalability with benchmark proven architecture remaining unchallenged in the industry. Our technology powers OEM partner products ranging from embedded real time systems to powerful unified messaging platforms at top tier global network operators. The open development environment's simple APIs deliver extensible flexibility with a unique clustering technology for 99.999% uptime for the most demanding application environments

The company is a trusted and financially stable vendor, maintaining the highest customer satisfaction levels in the Unified Communications industry with over 175 members in its partner network worldwide.

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