CommuniGate Systems partners with MailSite Software to offer AstraSync™ for BlackBerry® Smartphones
CommuniGate Pro launches AstraSync to push e-mail, calendar and contact data over-the-air to BlackBerry Smartphones
Mill Valley, 2 March 2009 - CommuniGate Systems, the leader in carrier-class Mobile Unified Communications, today announced the availability of AstraSync for CommuniGate Pro. AstraSync, developed by MailSite Software Inc., is the industry’s first and only ActiveSync client for BlackBerry Smartphones. AstraSync provides two-way, over-the-air synchronization of e-mail, calendar and contact data. It delivers the same ActiveSync functionality to BlackBerry Smartphones that is built-in to the Apple iPhone 3G and Windows Mobile devices. It is the first software product to synchronize a BlackBerry through a secure connection directly to a customer’s CommuniGate Pro server, thus forgoing the need to acquire and deploy middleware servers from RIM and other software developers. AstraSync is available exclusively from CommuniGate Systems and CommuniGate Systems authorized resellers for use with installations of the CommuniGate Pro platform.
AstraSync can be installed over-the-air and provides a simple configuration wizard for the username, password and address of the CommuniGate Pro server. After the initial configuration, AstraSync runs silently in the background on the BlackBerry and synchronizes the user’s e-mail, calendar and contacts through a secure connection to the CommuniGate Pro server. Updates on the server are immediately pushed over-the-air to the BlackBerry and changes on the BlackBerry are pushed back to the CommuniGate Pro server. AstraSync integrates with native BlackBerry calendar and contact applications. It works without the BlackBerry Internet Service and BlackBerry Enterprise Server options from RIM. This removes additional complexity, making it easier for enterprises and carriers to deploy BlackBerry Smartphones in heterogeneous environments alongside Windows Mobile and iPhone devices.
”We see a growing demand for comprehensive mobile access solutions in the enterprise and carrier markets,” states Azdio Ballesteros, Commercial Director of CommuniGate Systems. “We are excited to now offer not only native AirSync support for mobile devices like the iPhone 3G, but to also make the same access convenient for users of BlackBerry Smartphones.”
“With this partnership AstraSync will broaden its market share with the carriers, traditional service providers, and enterprise customers served by CommuniGate Pro,” says John Davies, founder and president of MailSite Software, Inc. "AstraSync for CommuniGate Pro offers a simplified architecture with higher security and improves reliability,” continued Davies.
About MailSite Software, Inc.
MailSite Software, Inc. has been providing secure e-mail, calendar and contact software for carriers, telecoms, hosting providers, service providers, enterprises and small businesses worldwide since 1995. MailSite is based in California's Silicon Valley with European offices in London and Edinburgh, UK. MailSite has more than 3,000 customers hosting more than 15 million mailboxes worldwide. These include service providers such as AT&T, Verizon, eChalk, Koç.net and NetOne; enterprises such as Teleflora, Encyclopædia Britannica, and MediaNews Group. MailSite Software partners include J2 Global Communications, Enigma Health, Rockwell Collins, Kaspersky and Mailshell. For more information visit: http://www.mailsite.com.
About CommuniGate Systems
Founded in 1991 and based in Mill Valley, California, CommuniGate Systems develops carrier-class 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.