Open-Xchange's OXtender for Business Mobility enables users to receive push e-mail and sync contacts, calendar and other information from their Open-Xchange accounts with their smartphones, including Android, BlackBerry, Nokia and Windows Mobile phones and iPhones.
Open-Xchange's OXtender for Business Mobility enables users to "receive
push e-mail and synchronization of contacts, calendar and other information
from their Open-Xchange [accounts] to their smartphones, including Android,
Nokia, Windows Mobile [phones] and others,"
said in a news release Sept. 29.
The new capability is enabled by Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. "Open-Xchange
selected the Microsoft ActiveSync protocol for synchronization due to the wide range
of supported handhelds and smartphones. This ensures that any ActiveSync client
on a mobile device can set up and start using mobile e-mail and PIM (personal
information manager) functions without complex configuration-and without
Microsoft Exchange Server. In addition, software clients for almost all other
platforms, including Symbian-based devices, BlackBerry [and] Google Android,
are available," the company said in the release.
"Most current solutions are [either] limited ... to specific
smartphones or require costly proprietary server solutions," Open-Xchange CEO
Rafael Laguna said. "The OXtender for Business Mobility provides users
with easy-to-use mobile messaging and collaboration capabilities on all the
devices they use-anywhere, any time, at a reasonable cost."
Other features of OXtender for Business Mobility include "end-to-end
encrypted e-mail and PIM data push; end-to-end encrypted over-the-air
synchronization of personal contacts, calendar and tasks;" end-to-end
encrypted over-the-air synchronization of global address book; "account
management directly from the mobile device; [and] Single-Sign-On (SSO)
management," according to the company. The release continued:
solutions offer the full set of PIM functionality ... together with advanced
groupware features such as Documail and Smart Document Sharing. With OXtender
for Business Mobility, small businesses and individuals have a cost-effective
solution [with which] to work remotely [that] is comparable to the capabilities
of users at large enterprises.
"Open-Xchange is installed by
more than 3,500 companies and organizations worldwide with the Open-Xchange
Hosting Edition used by more than 10 million users worldwide as hosted
business-class e-mail, along with personal information management (PIM), and
full groupware. ...
"OXtender for Business Mobility
is available for Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Appliance Edition
from Open-Xchange and its partners. License and software subscription for 25
users including updates, patches and security fixes is $355 ... per year.
Additional users cost $14.22 ... in the first year. Software subscription for
the following years is 25 percent of the cost for the first year."