Press Release Summary:
Able to work with Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones as well as BlackBerryÂ® handhelds, Consilient Push(TM) enables universities and large enterprises to run mobile email that scales to thousands of users with high traffic loads. Open standards (Push-IMAP)-based software consists of server and email clients that let users access existing email accounts. It connects directly to multiple email platforms, provides 128-bit SSL encryption, and does not require Network Operations Center.
Original Press Release:
Consilient Announces Mobile Email Server for Universities for Faculty, Staff and Students
One Site License Fee Enables Universities to Deliver Low-Cost Email on BlackBerry(R), Nokia and Sony Ericsson Phones
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, July 17 -- Consilient today announced the launch of mobile email software that extends university email servers to Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones and BlackBerry handhelds. The backbone of Consilient Push(TM) software is the new, open standard called Push- IMAP that enables universities and large enterprises to run mobile email that scales to thousands of users with high traffic loads.
Consilient's open standards software consists of a server and email clients that allow faculty, staff and students to access their existing university email accounts on mobile phones and wireless devices. It is a low cost solution that connects directly to email platforms that universities use, including Mirapoint, Stalker CommuniGate Pro, University of Washington, Sun Java System Messaging, Cyrus and Microsoft Exchange. The interoperability of Consilient Push is a key feature for universities in order to wirelessly extend all the messaging platforms that their schools and faculties use.
Supported devices include:
- GPRS BlackBerry 6200 Series, 7100 Series, 7200 Series, 7780, 8700
- CDMA BlackBerry 7130, 7250, 7750
- iDEN BlackBerry 7100i, 7520
- J2ME Nokia Series 80
- J2ME Nokia Series 60
- Sony Ericsson - K600, K608, K700, K750, P910, W800, W810, W900, Z800
"As push email moves toward mass adoption, it is hitting universities where a single deployment can involve thousands of email seats," said Heath Peeples, System Administrator, Mississippi State University, Division of Agriculture. "Most universities run email systems such as Cyrus and University of Washington along with Microsoft, so interoperability issues can arise. A large scale mobile email rollout for universities is best achieved through open standards software. We are working with Consilient, a leader in open standards, to bring mobile email to Mississippi State University," Peeples added.
For individual departments and faculties looking for a low-cost mobility solution that doesn't require internal IT, Consilient Push is also available as a hosted version for a monthly per subscriber fee. The hosted version of Consilient Push supports all the same email servers that universities use and provides users with the end benefit of push email on Nokia, Sony Ericsson and BlackBerry devices. To register for a free trial of Consilient Push software, go to. www.consilient.com/push/university.
"We're using open standards to bring low cost mobile email to universities on the phones students and faculty use" said Trevor Adey, Consilient CEO. "Universities and large enterprises need mobile email that can scale to thousands of users and connect to their messaging platforms that are often not Microsoft-based. Consilient Push provides a fresh open standards alternative that everyone can use," Adey added.
Consilient Push features:
- Scales to thousands of users
- Runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Sun Solaris 10 UNIX and Windows
- Real push email
- Uses open P-IMAP standard
- Extends multiple email platforms from a single server
- Does not include or require a Network Operations Center
- End-to-end security - 128 bit SSL encryption
- Easy to install, over-the-air (OTA) deployment of email clients
About Consilient Push
Consilient Push is client-server software for wireless email on mobile phones and wireless devices. The server is designed for heavy user load and supports thousands of users connecting via multiple wireless devices and phones. The Consilient solution can send email to handheld devices along with popular consumer phones using a single server. Consilient Push supports multiple languages including English, Spanish, simplified and traditional Chinese, German, French and Japanese.
About Open Standards: P-IMAP (or Mobile EMail Enabler, MEM)
Mobile industry leaders are progressing toward the global standardization of a new standard for mobile email called Push-IMAP (P-IMAP) or Mobile EMail Enabler (MEM). The standard was designed specifically for mobile email by Consilient, Sony Ericsson, LG Electronics and China Mobile and enables operators to deploy low cost mobile email to the consumer market.
Traditionally, wireless email products have used closed architectures that require a network operating center that locks operators and enterprises into limited device support and email platform connectivity. An open standards solution can deliver lower cost email and greater interoperability for an overall more flexible mobile email solution.
Consilient was founded in 2000, with offices in North America and Asia. Consilient's customer base is comprised of Global Fortune 500 companies, network operators, service providers and handset manufacturers. For more information, contact Consilient at 866.576.1706 or +1.709.576.1706 or visit: www.consilient.com.
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