CommuniGate Systems ignites Flash-Based Unified Communications and Media Delivery with VoIP Phone and New Extensible Modules
Released on: February 5, 2008, 8:55 am
Press Release Author: Brian Blank / FutureWorks, Inc.
Press Release Summary: New Pronto! version 1.5 includes a simple-to-use integrated phone dialer and snap-in modular widget architecture for custom applications expansion
Press Release Body: Mill Valley, Calif. - February 5, 2008 - CommuniGate Systems, the leader in carrier-class Rich Media Internet Communications, today announced new features in its latest version of Pronto! a powerful, yet lightweight Adobe Flash-based Unified Communications user interface framework. The additional features are designed to drive web 2.0 delivered Unified Communications and the mashup framework for development of media and entertainment applications.
Based on Adobe Flashģ and Adobe FlexT 2 technology, Pronto! is delivered through any Flash-enabled browser, maintaining the same look and feel across any combination of operating system and choice of internet browser. Adobe's Flash technology is the best platform choice for Rich Internet Applications (RIA) with demanding multimedia features, like HD quality video and audio, in a low-footprint, high-performance client.
With version 1.5, Pronto! now provides the ability to make and receive web-based VoIP calls, rounding out the feature set for a true mobile Unified Communications solution. The new VoIP features are ideal for remote access to the corporate PBX and include powerful business class features like click to call from the address book, programmable function keys, and speed dial. With Pronto!, users can connect to their corporate Unified Communications services from anyplace in the world, opening up true mobility and the power of anywhere, any time access.
"Pronto\'s unified view of all forms of communication and media applications gives our people, and our customers, powerful tools to do their job with a huge competitive advantage. Pronto! is a unique and powerful way of delivering applications to the desktop and everyone just loves it!" notes Dr. Simon Edwards, Lead Business and Technical Consultant, British Telecommunications plc. "Companies looking for Unified Communications today in the small- to mid-size enterprise market need complete and reliable solutions that are simple to manage," said Sara Radicati, CEO of the Radicati Consulting group, the leading Unified Communications analyst firm. "CommuniGate Systems has strong experience in the UC market and clearly demonstrates a growing need for a single dashboard client and SaaS model of delivery."
CommuniGate Pronto! version 1.5 also introduces a modular framework to address the needs of mashups and media delivery by allowing extensible customization. Third-party developers will be able to create any sort of web 2.0 communications application that will simply snap into Pronto! Pronto! Modules are especially valuable for network operators to deliver unique mashup capabilities as they deliver professional HD quality video and entertainment applications like IPTV with chat, voting, or other rich communication overlay features. Nearly any type of web services can be tapped and brought into the Pronto! UI experience-including media and entertainment applications such as streaming DRM controlled HDTV and movies, music and radio, rich web services, media shopping carts and access to databases and CRMs. Pronto! brings maximum flexibility to the broadband and mobile operator to consolidate the user experience, and utilize media platforms like the Adobe Flash Media Server, or content delivery networks and management systems through simple XML based web services. "CommuniGate Pronto! is an impressive product because it delivers Flash multimedia technology blended with Unified Communications at carrier scale.\" said Ronald Gruia, Principal Telecom Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "We have seen the network operators moving quickly towards content and media applications delivery on their broadband services. The unique capabilities of Pronto! will enable providers to deliver and customize their value added services."
"We have seen very strong demands for internet delivery of media and entertainment applications that leverage Unified Communications in the network operator market," said Jon R. Doyle, Vice President of Business Development at CommuniGate Systems. "We listened and we are excited to deliver Pronto! 1.5, the best technology for Unified Communications paired with professional or user generated media and content."
CommuniGate Pro offers a scalable Unified Communications platform that enables enterprise organizations and service providers to seamlessly expand from five 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 legacy enterprise class messaging 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.
Pronto! version 1.5 is available as part of the CommuniGate Web 2.0 Suite. In addition, the CommuniGate Pro platform can provide powerful value added services for consumer and business subscribers through the Messaging Suite, VoIP Suite, Mobility Suite or custom applications can be developed for Pronto! or for the server side in CG/PL..
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing information.
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 130 million subscribers including 47 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 Internet 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 initiative to drive interoperability of Unified Communications and convert nearly two billion e-mail accounts to a single identity for all forms of Internet Communications. For more information, go to www.communigate.com. # # #
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