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CommuniGate Systems Announces the Enhanced CommuniGate Pro Family of Products to 'SIPify' the World


Wednesday, June 21, 2006; 07:55 AM

CommuniGate Systems, a developer scalable carrier-class Internet Communications solutions, has rolled out its upgraded version of CommuniGate Pro with a new scalable infrastructure, applications and access capabilities. The product will allow any user to access IP Communications from web interfaces and software on mobile computing devices. CommuniGate Pro v5.1 offers new applications and core infrastructure to drive the adoption of SIP and to follow the company's strategy to SIPify the world by enabling the nearly 2 billion email addresses around the globe to use IMS-ready voice applications.

"Today's industry is typified by island-like solutions for IP Communications. Products need to adhere to open standards and be unified to provide freedom of client choice for users to really reap the benefits of converged voice and data applications. CommuniGate Systems is addressing this need by pushing the market in the right direction for next-generation IP Communications," said Rob Arnold, industry analyst at Current Analysis.

"The unique vision of CommuniGate Systems -- to have a users' unique identifier, their email address, become their single contact point for email, IM, Voice and Video calling -- makes CommuniGate Pro the only truly unified and integrated solution. With CommuniGate Pro, all of Versature's customers are provided true portability of an 'address' which is immediately enabled for all IP Communications, increasing interoperability, subscriber retention rates and customer satisfaction," states Paul Emond, President of Versature Corp. "The support of XMPP and the ability to use different clients to communicate with other networks, benefits all users and providers like Versature who are trying to offer real value-added services."

"With the launch of CommuniGate Pro v5.1, we are providing an end-to-end solution, clients to server, in response to the market demand for a full IP Communications suite. CommuniGate Pro continues to improve upon its industry leadership as the lowest TCO solution, with the highest reliability and extensibility on the market. CommuniGate Pro v5.1 will launch our SIPify market initiative to drive open, standards-based IP Communications, removing the toll and location-based concepts of communications," said Jon R. Doyle, VP Business Development, CommuniGate Systems.

The new version CommuniGate Pro v5.1 will include the following:

Communify -- A full-featured messaging client based on Flash
technology and the XIMSS interface (XML API). The advanced, intuitive
interface provides the speed, performance and functionality that
customers expect from their communication systems. Within Communify,
all aspects of communication are done through one application in a
single dashboard, including email, collaboration, IM and RSS feeds,
securely from anywhere and reducing administration costs. The client
is compatible on Windows, Mac and Linux.

XIMSS -- an XML Interface for Messaging, Scheduling and Signalling.
The CommuniGate Pro Application server now provides a new XML API for
development of clients and access touch points to drive a full IMS
strategy for carriers. This new interface is based on the open,
proposed standard XIMSS, based on previous XML RFCs. XIMSS transforms
CommuniGate Pro into a web application server, allowing providers to
extend and develop new light-weight web applications that integrate
with CommuniGate Pro 5.1. Communify is built on XIMSS and benefits
from a light weight, protocol independent and server-driven "push"
architecture. No other native messaging server provides such a rich
array of open applications and published APIs.

IPv6 support -- IPv6 provides support for next-generation IP
networks, increasing the number of available IP addresses and is
required for mobile and IMS compatibility. It allows CommuniGate Pro
to be fully IMS interoperable for mobile connectivity, while serving
both IPv4 and IPv6 networks simultaneously.

XMPP (the Jabber protocol) -- XMPP support will drive interoperability
between SIP and XMPP users around the world, and enable CommuniGate
Pro users to IM with users on different IM networks, such as Google

Sophisticated calendar views in webmail -- CommuniGate Pro v5.1
provides new, advanced calendar views for collaboration via webmail.

CommuniGate Pro v5.1 allows subscribers a choice of clients -- IP phones, soft clients, traditional telephony, mobile devices, browsers and IM agents -- all through a single account. Traditional telephone and mobile numbers or extensions are available through PSTN connectivity and ENUM, while CommuniGate Pro delivers all modes of IMS-related protocols such as SIP, XMPP, RADIUS and others through an open, high-performance platform, personalized applications built on CG/PL, XML, Perl/Java development modules, and easily used APIs. CommuniGate Pro joins multiple gateways for IP-to-IP, PSTN-to-IP and PSTN-to-PSTN connectivity. Ultimately, with CommuniGate Pro all users have access to a single source for email, collaboration, voice/video and mobile IP Communications. A fully-featured trial version of CommuniGate Pro can be downloaded today at http://www.communigate.com.

Founded in 1991 and based in Mill Valley, California, CommuniGate Systems (CGS) develops carrier-class Internet Communications software for broadband & mobile service providers, enterprises, and OEM partners worldwide.



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