March 31, 2006

Open-Xchange Extends Free Mobile Device Support

Sharon Smith writes "SyncML Technology Enables Smooth Interface. With Almost All Common Mobile Phones and Other Devices

TARRYTOWN, NY, March 30, 2005 – Open-Xchange Inc. today has announced that it has added more than 100 mobile phones and other devices -- including the popular Treo family -- and will extend its offer of supplying the Open-Xchange SyncML OXtender free of charge through January 2007. Now, users of the popular open source collaboration server can seamlessly connect and interface with well over 300 SyncML enabled mobile devices.

Open-Xchange Server 5 provides organizations Smart Collaboration™ by supporting key collaborative functions like email, calendaring, contacts and task management - fully integrated with advanced groupware features such as document sharing, project tracking, user forums, and a knowledge base. Open-Xchange Server 5 works with 'rich clients' such as Microsoft Outlook as well as most browsers and mobile devices.

“Organizations are trying to deal with the new workplace requirements that staff members must be able to collaborate from anywhere, from any network enabled device and all in real time,” said Dan Kusnetzky, executive vice president, Marketing Strategy for Open-Xchange. “Until now synchronization of data has been restricted to certain devices and applications. Users spend a lot of time and money on the installation and configuration of all the different applications and devices necessary for data synchronization, Open-Xchange solves this problem.”

SyncML solves the problem
SyncML is the open standard that drives data mobility by establishing a common language for communications between devices, applications and networks. Users of Open-Xchange Server 5, Advanced Server Edition, will get the option to use Open-Xchange SyncML OXtender, a free a software extension that ensures seamless connection and interface between Open-Xchange Server and common mobile phones – including Motorola V550, Nokia 60, 80 and 90 series, Siemens S65 v43, SonyEricsson K750i and P910i.

Moreover, SyncML OXtender supports in combination with a SyncML client - such as Chattermail (www.chatteremail.com), or Synthesis (http://www.synthesis.ch/ - SyncML-enabled mobile phones from leading manufacturers such as:
● Alcatel
● Kyocera
● LG
● Motorola
● NEC
● Nokia
● Panasonic
● Samsung
● Siemens
● Sony Ericsson

In addition, SyncML clients enable neat synchronization of contacts and calendar between Open-Xchange Server and:
● PalmOS based devices with PalmOS 4.x-5.x like Palm Treo, Zire, Tungsten, etc.
● PocketPCs with touch screen using Windows Mobile 5 or 2003 like many iPaq, Qtek, MDA, XDA, SPV-Mxxx models
● Smartphones using Windows Mobile 5 or 2003 like SDA, QTek, SPV-Cxxx
● PocketPC 2002 devices like older iPaq models

Please refer to the technical information provided by the individual vendors for detailed product specifications about SyncML support. To get a list of SyncML-enabled mobile phones, please visit
http://www.synchronica.com/products/syncml/syncml_ enabled_phones.html.

About SyncML
The foundation of the SyncML open standard ensures a consistent set of data that is always available on any device or application, any time. Sponsored by Sony Ericsson, IBM, Lotus, Matsushita, Motorola, Nokia, Symbian, Palm and others, the SyncML initiative accelerates the development and market success of SyncML technologies. SyncML is part of the Open Mobile Alliance (http://www.openmobilealliance.org/).

About Open-Xchange Server
Open-Xchange Server is one of the most active and fastest growing open source projects to date. Launched in August 2004, Open-Xchange Server now ranks #6 out of 353 groupware projects on freshmeat.net website, #1 in document repositories, #4 in handhelds, and overall #190 out of 39,978 listed projects. The Open-Xchange community website, www.open-xchange.org, is visited by 160,000 unique visitors each month, the GPL version of Open-Xchange Server is downloaded more than 9,000 times each month.

Open-Xchange Server 5, supports the two leading Enterprise Linux distributions, Red Hat and SUSE. Innovative connectors, OXtenders, enhance customer flexibility by using open standard APIs to integrate existing IT infrastructures, or even extend capabilities to mobile devices, fax servers and Samba administration tools.

About Open-Xchange Inc.
Open-Xchange Inc. delivers Smart Collaboration™ by offering reliable and scalable messaging and advanced collaboration solutions. Open-Xchange Inc. is headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, with research & development and operations concentrated in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.open-xchange.com/

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Bill Baker, Baker Communications Group, 860-350-9100, wbaker@bakercg.com"

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