August 19, 2008

CommuniGate Systems Launches Mobile Unified Communications for the iPhone 3G

CommuniGate Systems, the leader in carrier-class Mobile Unified Communications, transforms the new iPhone 3G into a mega ARPU machine for broadband and mobile network operators with a simple and efficient turnkey package. Network Operators looking for solutions that attract the lucrative business subscribers will be pleased to learn about the simple yet powerful technology that enables Unified Communications (UC) to be rapidly deployed without requiring equipment on the premises.

CommuniGate Systems' Mobility Suite delivers native AirSync with full over-the-Air push e-mail, calendar and contact information with advanced security features. Business Subscribers can always stay in contact with the office no matter where they are. AirSync can simply be snapped on by the admin without the need to install any software on the iPhone. Network Operators can leverage the CommuniGate Pro UC platform for a unique Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for the Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) market.

There are two functions enabling the new iPhone 3G to synchronize localized data for a wide range of services: firstly, the third generation of wireless communication UMTS (3GSM) and secondly, the built in standard of data synchronization called AirSync. Business clients are now able to receive e-mails, contact and calendar updates onto their iPhone over the Air via CommuniGate Pro's platform. Further, users can access this same information simultaneously, regardless if they are running on a Mac, a PC or on Linux with the CommuniGate Pronto! Flash-based UC client.

"The iPhone has changed the mobile paradigm in a short amount of time from being a 'phone' to becoming a 'mobile internet device.' We saw the demands from business subscribers seeking out faster access speeds to broadband services, especially in Europe where 3G is well entrenched. We also saw that the support of Business Class Messaging was something to be desired in the first generation iPhone. Now, Apple has delivered a solid platform that Network Operators can leverage for new business subscriber revenue potential. Providers are now able to offer a complete SaaS Unified Communications service, bridging the iPhone to the desktop experience," said Jon R. Doyle, Vice President Business Development at CommuniGate Systems.

"The one feature that all business subscribers demand is mobile connectivity to Unified Communications. The mobile device is to become an extension of the desktop with access to all business related information services anytime and anywhere. Empowering 'over-the-Air' synchronization is sine-qua-non for operators who want to win in the SaaS business," says Ronald Gruia, Principal Telecom Analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

"SMEs are starting to become aware of the productivity wins that UC can bring, like the ability to get 'stuff' done faster, get people more engaged in real business scenarios and add genuine customer experience value. That's what people want to do for their customers. So far they are struggling with premise based installations of UC. Due to complex technology and resources, SaaS will be the way to go," said Dr Simon Edwards, Project Director, BT.

CommuniGate Pro is based upon a Multi-Tenant and a Dynamic Clustering architecture providing a high density solution with live change management features for SaaS providers. CommuniGate Pro makes it easy for service providers to offer business class services with costs that decline as virtualized client volume increases. CommuniGate Pro's Mobility Suite with AirSync offers push services as well as a secure synchronization between PIM (Personal Information Management) data, a mobile device and the CommuniGate Pro Unified Communications platform. Access to the mobility features can be established via mobile operator networks including 3G and EDGE, and of course at the office or home on WiFi networks.

CommuniGate Pro's Mobility Suite works compatible with all Windows Mobile based and ActiveSync capable devices including Apple's iPhone 3G, Symbian OS capable mobile phones, DataViz devices that uses RoadSync, Sony Ericsson P900, M600 and W950, Nokia E series, Motorola devices that use MOTOSYNC, Palm 700 smart phone series, Treo 680, Treo 650, LifeDrive and Helio Ocean.

CommuniGate Systems' Flash-based Web 2.0 client Pronto! including mobility with AirSync can be trialed for free at

About CommuniGate Systems

Founded in 1991 and based in Mill Valley, California, CommuniGate Systems develops carrier-class Mobile 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.

 Contact: Andrea Kimpflinger 415-383-7164 x 219 [email protected] CommuniGate Systems 655 Redwood Hwy, Ste 275 Mill Valley, Ca 94941, U.S.A.  

SOURCE: CommuniGate Systems