SOURCE: CommuniGate Systems

March 27, 2008 13:34 ET

CommuniGate's Pronto! Wins TMC's Unified Communications Magazine Product of the Year Award

Pronto! Is the First Web 2.0 Unified Communications Client -- Delivers HD Media, Interactive Video, Extensible Modules, Productivity and Communication Tools in a Single Platform

MILL VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - March 27, 2008) - CommuniGate Systems, the leader in carrier-class Rich Media Internet Communications, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) named CommuniGate's Pronto! flash-based Unified Communications (UC) client as a 2007 Product of the Year winner from Unified Communications magazine. In its first annual product of the year awards, Unified Communications honors the products and companies that have brought groundbreaking advancement to UC technologies over the past year.

As the world's only Web 2.0 Unified Communications client, CommuniGate's lightweight Pronto! brings together e-mail, voice, messaging, and groupware, along with HD multimedia entertainment applications. With Pronto! 2.0, users can chat with friends, send e-mail, place a VoIP call, catch up on their favorite HDTV show, stream HD quality audio, and more -- all from a sleek, easy-to-use interface. Based on Adobe Flash® and Adobe Flex™ 3 technology, Pronto! maintains the same look and feel across any operating system and choice of internet browser. Pronto!'s modular framework enables service providers and third party developers to create customized Web 2.0 applications that give consumers a richer, more social web experience with unique applications like IPTV with integrated chat, shopping carts, and community voting.

"Unified Communications magazine bestows Product of the Year awards on companies that have demonstrated excellence in technological advancement and application refinements. These winners have demonstrated to the editors of Unified Communications that their products or services have gone the extra mile to help improve both the customer experience and the ROI for the companies that use them," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief of Unified Communications. "CommuniGate Systems deserves this great honor for driving industry innovation with their Pronto! Unified Communications dashboard."

"We're honored to be recognized by Unified Communications in their inaugural awards. Both the award and publications are a great testament to the fact that Unified Communications is without a doubt changing the way people work, play, communicate, and collaborate," said Jon R. Doyle, VP Business Development at CommuniGate Systems. "Pronto! unifies all the new forms of Internet Communications and rich media in a highly intuitive, easy-to-use framework. And the newly launched Pronto! 2.0 delivers an even more engaging media experience with support for HD video and audio."

Pronto! is available today as an open and free service at www.TalktoIP.com where users can take Pronto! for a test drive. Additionally, an installable "Community" version is located at www.communigate.com/community which allows free use of the CommuniGate Pro Server and Pronto! 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 full featured unified communication server is priced starting at US$899 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 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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