November 12, 2008

Objectworld Announces Support for Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008

Objectworld Communications Corp. today announced support for Microsoft's Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008. The new support provides Objectworld customers with enterprise-class unified communications features designed and priced for small and midsize businesses. The solution enables Objectworld partner and solution providers to deliver an end-to-end Windows-based business communications solution all managed through Windows.

"Objectworld is very excited to announce support for SBS and EBS," said David Levy, Objectworld president and chief executive officer. "Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server provide tremendous value to small- and medium-sized businesses. With Objectworld UC Server and SBS or EBS, our solution providers can deliver end-to-end solutions that include everything from file sharing to VoIP, from ODBC data stores to sophisticated phone-based applications that leverage that data and make it available over the phone. It's a great fit for our customers."

Objectworld UC Server provides Windows-based VoIP telephony and legacy PBX integration, with simple, centralized administration using Microsoft Active Directory. As the only Windows-based unified communications solution integrated with SBS and EBS, Objectworld UC Server integrates seamlessly to provide an end-to-end, Microsoft-centric business communications solution and allows customers to integrate business communications with business processes and corporate data.

"SBS and Objectworld UC Server have been the core building blocks of my customer offering," said Osama M. Faris, president and chief executive officer of FAR. "My customers want a reliable, low-cost, end-to-end solution for Windows. Customers do ask about Linux, but with SBS and Objectworld UC Server, I can offer them a solution that's lower cost, higher benefit and a much better fit for their business. Support for SBS and EBS 2008 will make it even easier for my team to deliver the enterprise-class productivity, protection and polish my customers expect at prices they can afford."

"Microsoft is very pleased that Objectworld's UC Server is offering a unified communications solution to small and medium sized businesses," said Russ Madlener, director, Windows Server Group, Microsoft Corp. "Objectworld's integration with Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 will make it simpler for customers to integrate telephony and unified communications into their IT infrastructure."

The solution delivers a number of benefits to partners and customers:

-- Deploys in 15 minutes/user: Objectworld UC Server is simple and cost-effective to deploy, cutting deployment costs by up to tens of thousands of dollars with auto-detection and auto-configuration of phones, bulk user import into Active Directory, and simple, wizard-based install and configuration.

-- Lowers total cost of ownership with simpler management: Moves, adds and changes are point and click. Businesses can eliminate fax lines, conference services and more and save up to thousands every month. No need for separate IT and communications management teams.

-- Enhanced productivity for every employee: powerful call-flow, notification and unified messaging tools make it simple for employees (even mobile employees and teleworkers) to receive and respond to customer calls and messages when and where they need to.

-- Integrated business communications, business processes and corporate data: Objectworld provides a visual service creation environment that allows business to streamline and automate customer service with simple, ODBC-enabled phone based applications that drive customer service, productivity and revenue.

The solution is entirely software and runs on open standards hardware. For unified communications with an existing PBX, UC Server costs about $75/user. A typical complete Objectworld UC Server VoIP solution with phones, server, and gateways for 100 users costs about $325/user.

About Objectworld

Objectworld(TM) Communications Corp. provides unified communications software solutions that enable small- and medium-sized businesses with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) platforms to drive workforce productivity and improve organizational responsiveness. Its award-winning product, Objectworld UC Server(R), integrates business communications, business processes and corporate data to deliver a true communications enabled business process solution. Objectworld solutions provide unprecedented simplicity and value to businesses that want to make a smooth transition from simple telephony to a feature-rich unified communications solution, while leveraging their investment in their PBX and Microsoft business systems. For more information, please visit

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