SOURCE: CommuniGate Systems

March 16, 2007 11:00 ET

OpenHand and CommuniGate Systems Partner to Deliver Rich Media Internet Communications to the Wireless Carrier Market

New Joint Solution Provides Consumer and Business Subscribers a Unique Technology for Easy, Fast and Secure Access to Information on the Go Without Any Pitfalls of Synchronization

MILL VALLEY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 16, 2007 -- CommuniGate Systems, the leader in Rich Media Internet Communication solutions, and OpenHand, one of the leading providers of mobile information solutions, today announced a joint solution for push e-mail for mobile handsets. OpenHand's unique technology plays seamlessly with CommuniGate Pro for email, calendar and folder access. The highly scalable and flexible solution helps carriers to build reliable mobility solutions and empowers the enterprise workforce with fast access to all Internet Communications on major PDAs and smartphones with low TCO.

OpenHand and CommuniGate Systems ensure easy integration into the IT environment giving users the freedom of choice for improved productivity, lower costs, more flexibility and a more effective working life for millions.

The backbone of OpenHand's product is the "Louis Protocol," a unique data communication tool developed at the University of Iceland over 15 years ago. The Louis Protocol is very efficient in its data delivery method, allowing OpenHand to rewrite the rule book and provide a product which challenges and betters the mobility sectors staid preconceptions with regards to the validity of real-time transactions and Push email. No data needs to be stored on the device and it travels directly between the client and server, not through third-party networks. OpenHand applies the highest recognized level of security.

OpenHand is fully integrated into the CommuniGate Pro Internet Communications Suite with carrier-grade scalability and functionality. CommuniGate is driving the new communications paradigm of a single address point for all forms of communication. This single identity provides users VoIP, IM, e-mail, and Rich Media capabilities all within the domain space common to the Internet.

"Partnering with CommuniGate Pro was a logical step in our development and allows our carrier and enterprise customers a level of freedom previously unseen. With our flexible, secure and economic solutions, we're maximizing communications with the CommuniGate Pro Internet Communications Suite in real-time, and bringing a new level of performance and scalability to our customers," says Sigurdur Bjornsson, VP, OpenHand Mobile.

"We see mobility and the convergence of fixed and wireless networks as the driving force in Internet Communications. We offer broadband and mobile operators an array of services and applications to help drive subscriber retention and usage patterns. All forms of communication are accessed using a single identity, with the capability to move from one network to another. Our partnership with OpenHand further broadens the array of mobile devices available to CommuniGate customers," says Jon R. Doyle, VP Business Development CommuniGate Systems.

CommuniGate Pro is recognized as the clear leader in providing carriers with rich applications and mobile solutions that increase the subscriber value potential and increase retention rates. The all-active Dynamic Clustering provides multi-million user sites 99.999% uptime and a rolling update capability that no other platform is able to maintain. CommuniGate Pro is the first real-time Internet Communications platform to offer subscribers access to a single source for email, collaboration, voice/video and mobile Internet Communications. CommuniGate Pro allows subscribers a choice of clients -- IP phones, soft clients, traditional telephony, mobile devices, browsers and IM agents -- all through a single account.

A full-featured version of CommuniGate Pro may be downloaded today at

About OpenHand

OpenHand mobilises business information, email, calendar, contacts, tasks and shared files to almost any mobile device from anywhere in the world. OpenHand develops and integrates mobile and e-business solutions to help clients increase productivity and improve efficiency. OpenHand software interfaces with industry leading products and services to provide the best possible mobile business solutions. More information about how OpenHand can mobilise your CommuniGate Pro server please visit or send an email to (OpenHand Partner in Germany).

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 125 million subscribers including 45 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 unchallenged 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 global initiative to help SIPify and convert nearly 2 billion email accounts to a single identity for all forms of Internet Communications. For more information, go to

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