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CommuniGate Systems Delivers Pronto! 2.0 Fusing Unified Communications and HD Media Delivery – Offers Complete Entertainment and Communications Platform on Adobe AIR




Pronto! version 2.0 supports HD video delivery, snap-in architecture, and more intuitive user experience


Mill Valley, CA - March 19, 2008 - CommuniGate Systems, the leader in carrier-class Rich Media Internet Communications, today announced the availability of Pronto! 2.0, the latest version of its powerful, yet lightweight Unified Communications user interface framework built with Adobe® Flex® 3, deployed in the browser with Adobe Flash® Player and to the desktop with Adobe® AIR™. In Pronto! 2.0, CommuniGate utilizes the power of Adobe AIR, which enables web developers to extend rich Internet applications to the desktop, to deliver a more engaging digital experience – making it an ideal platform for rolling out next generation web 2.0 business and consumer Web applications on the desktop, including HD quality multimedia, interactive entertainment applications, and unique mashup capabilities.

With Pronto! 2.0, network operators can deliver high definition video and audio to subscribers' desktops. Extending Flash Media Interactive Server 3 with CommuniGate Pro's advanced server API's and plugins enables Pronto to help network providers protect content. As a result, operators can develop new models for media delivery and help to offer managed delivery HD Television and movie content over the Internet. Nearly any type of web service can be tapped and brought into the Pronto! experience – including movies, music and radio, rich web services, and access to databases and CRMs. With Pronto!'s modular framework, third-party developers can create customizable web 2.0 mash-ups and interactive video – such as IPTV with chat, shopping carts, and voting – that simply snap into Pronto!

"By delivering web 2.0 applications to the desktop with Adobe AIR, Pronto! enables network operators to enhance their broadband services with highly differentiated, high-value media, content, and entertainment applications," said Jon R. Doyle, VP Business Development at CommuniGate Systems. "Whether it's streaming a training video or CEO's speech in the enterprise or downloading an HDTV network show, video on the Internet is becoming more important, and Pronto! is the ideal platform for rolling out HD video in a low footprint client."

"With Pronto! 2.0 users don't need to choose between a browser-based RIA and a desktop application," said Adrian Ludwig, group product marketing manager at Adobe. "Leveraging Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR, Pronto! users can now access the same powerful, data-rich application in the browser or on their desktop– across any major operating system."

Deployed on Adobe AIR, Pronto! 2.0 enhances ease of use, addressing key limitations of traditional webmail and browser-based productivity applications. Users can open separate windows for Pronto! functions – including IM, calendars, e-mail, and voice – giving users the flexibility to configure the desktop that works for them. Pronto! 2.0 supports advanced HTML rendering, in addition to drag-and-drop operations for a more familiar and natural way to save and add attachments from email. And by bringing applications to the desktop, Pronto! deployed on Adobe AIR will offer the freedom to access applications, such as composing or reviewing e-mail.

CommuniGate Pro offers a scalable Unified Communications platform that enables 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 2.0 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, and Mobility Suite. Custom applications can also be developed for Pronto!, as well as 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. ISPs, broadband and mobile operators can contact sales@communigate.com for pricing information.

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.