Messaging and collaboration software vendor Scalix has extended its Linux-based enterprise e-mail and calendaring platform to wireless devices.
The move allows users of the Scalix e-mail server to wirelessly access and synchronize their e-mail, calendar, address book and PIM (personal information manager) data on a variety of wireless devices, including Research In Motion Ltd.s BlackBerry devices, Palm Inc.s Treo smart phones, and Hewlett Packard Co.s Windows Mobile-based iPaqs.
“Weve made it flexible—both device-independent and carrier-independent,” said Julie Hanna Farris, Scalix Corp. founder and chief strategy officer, in San Mateo, Calif.
Data transmissions between the Scalix server and mobile device are encrypted end-to-end using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), Triple DES (Data Encryption Standard) or SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), Scalix officials said.
For IT administrators, a Web-based console allows for server administration and device provisioning.
Scalix teamed up with wireless e-mail provider Notify Technology Corp. to develop the Scalix Wireless Solution. Pricing is $10 per user, per month, plus a one-time server fee of $1,000.
Scalix first launched its Linux e-mail and calendaring platform in January 2004. The platform is based on Hewlett-Packard Co.s OpenMail, which Scalix ported to a Linux architecture.