SmarterTools and Microsoft Patent Licensing Agreement Extends
“We are delighted to work with SmarterTools to provide Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to SmarterMail users,” said David Kaefer, general manager of licensing Microsoft’s intellectual property. “This technology is being sought by our partners and competitors because it improves their value proposition to its customers, and we believe that to be a testament to the innovation taking place at Microsoft.”
Microsoft has been licensing the Exchange ActiveSync protocol for mobile devices since 2003 and SmarterTools joins a growing number of companies licensing patents for Exchange ActiveSync application on a server.
“With the growing number of mobile phone manufacturers in adding Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support for their devices, technology is the standard for wireless synchronization and communication,” said Tim Uzzanti, CEO of SmarterTools. “Mobile devices are becoming the primary device for communication and the ability to accept an event in the calendar, read email immediately, and the follow-up of a mobile device while synchronizing with the server is a necessity. The addition of Exchange ActiveSync to SmarterMail mail server is part of our ongoing commitment to provide individuals and businesses the tools necessary to compete in the market today. ”
Under terms of the patent license agreement, SmarterMail 6.x users have the ability to synchronize emails, calendars, contacts and notes between mobile devices in real time using Direct Push technology in Exchange ActiveSync.
SmarterTools SmarterMail has packaged the Exchange ActiveSync 6.x add-on differently than other providers, resulting in an annual subscription at prices far below competitive solutions. Also, allows customers SmarterTools Exchange ActiveSync to add only the mailboxes that need the technology, making the adoption of add-on easy and affordable for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and the ISP / hosting industry.
Scalable and easy to handle, SmarterMail 6.x has a rich webmail interface, reporting, events / notifications;, the message archiving limit, detection / intrusion prevention, advanced synchronization with Microsoft Outlook, over-the “Air support for BlackBerry, iPhone and Windows Mobile devices, and optional add-ons for Exchange ActiveSync and Commtouch Antispam. Improved antispam, antivirus and security provide superior protection outside-the-box.
About SmarterTools Inc.
Founded in 2003, SmarterTools Inc. is a technology company’s information management software with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. SmarterTools builds a Windows Mail Server, the customer service software, and web log analysis reporting tool that simplify and automate the day to day IT operations of businesses and hosting environments in over 100 countries.
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