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.