Powerful Communications Tool That Links Voice, Email, And Fax Into Unified Message Store
January 31, 2001
Openwave And Cti(2) Team to Deliver Unified Communications Services to Telecommunications Service ProvidersIntegrated Solution Results in Powerful Communications Tool That Links Voice, Email, And Fax Into Unified Message Store
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan 31, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV), the worldwide leader of open IP-based communications infrastructure software and applications, and CTI(2), a leading provider of unified communications platforms for telecommunications service providers and an Openwave ecosystem partner, today announced that CTI(2)'s W.W.Office(TM) platform is currently available as an integrated solution using the Openwave(TM) Email Kx edition to deliver IP-based unified communications services to the communications service providers (CSPs) market.
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"The integrated solution will enable Openwave's CSP customers to offer their subscribers a powerful personal communications tool which offers the freedom and convenience to receive and respond to a variety of message types, including voice, fax, and email, on any device, any time, anywhere," said Erez Marom, CEO of CTI(2). "Our W.W.Office platform is unique in its ability to seamlessly integrate with any service provider network and provides a rich suite of unified communications applications that will enable Openwave's customers to attract and retain customers while tapping a new source of revenue."
CTI(2)'s IP standards-based W.W.Office unified communications application, the W.W.Messager, gives subscribers a single mailbox for managing email, voice, and fax messages according to subscriber instructions. The unified mailbox is accessible and manageable by telephone, mobile phone, WAP-enabled phone, pager, PDA, email client application, Web browser, or Java-enabled device. W.W.Messager automatically converts messages from one medium to another as needed, so users are no longer bound by the device or medium they are using. For example, with a regular telephone or mobile phone, a subscriber can retrieve and listen to voice and email messages; forward emails and attachments to a fax machine for printing; record a voice message and send it to an email account.
The Openwave Email Kx edition, integrated with the above features of W.W.Messager, will provide a high quality platform that enables growing CSPs to deliver messaging services uniquely tailored to each end user's needs in both the consumer and business markets. This solution also reduces redundancies of multiple message stores.
"Unified messaging is the foundation upon which all future communications will be built," says Donald Oas, vice president of product management at Openwave. "Unified messaging capabilities that are customizable, easy to provision and reliable will be a competitive advantage for growing CSPs. We are confident that we have the most robust platform in the industry for these services, and are delighted to have CTI(2) as an Openwave ecosystem partner."
Openwave Systems Inc., the combination of Phone.com and Software.com, is the worldwide leader of open IP-based communication infrastructure software and applications. Openwave is a global company headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, please visit www.openwave.com.
CTI(2) is unique in providing a full suite of Value Added Services to enable CSPs to become communication portals to their subscribers by fully integrating Internet and PSTN/Cellular data and voice messaging services. This cost-effective one-stop solution for quality voice and high-speed data messaging services is capable of supporting millions of subscribers. Its full-featured W.W.Office(TM) IP Messaging platform is a turnkey system that enables subscribers to receive and reply to any type of message, on any device, anytime, anywhere.
Founded in Israel, CTI(2) has U.S. headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts. CTI(2) is a privately-held company with funding from Chase Capital Partner group of Chase Manhattan Bank, Hambrecht and Quist, SBC Ventures, Amdocs and Polaris Venture Capital. The company has established strategic partnerships with ECI Telecom Ltd. , Telcordia, Inc., G-Connect from ADC Group, and Dialogic, an Intel company, to bring W.W.Office to millions of users worldwide. CTI(2) can be found on the World Wide Web at www.CTI2.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements relating to expectations, plans or prospects for Openwave Systems Inc. that are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of Openwave's management and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. In particular, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: (a) the ability to realize our strategic objectives by taking advantage of market opportunities in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East including Asia; (b) the ability to make changes in business strategy, development plans and product offerings to respond to the needs of our current, new and potential customers, suppliers and strategic partners; (c) risks associated with the development and licensing of software generally, including potential delays in software development and technical difficulties that may be encountered in the development or use of the Company's software; (d) the ability to successfully partner with other companies; (e) competition and technological changes and developments; and (f) general risks of the Internet and wireless and wireline telecommunications sectors.
For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements, please refer to the risk factors discussed in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including but not limited to Phone.com's and Software.com's respective Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2000, Phone.com's and Software.com's most recently filed Annual Reports on Form 10-K, and Phone.com's registration statement on Form S-4 as filed on October 10, 2000. All documents also are available through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov or from Openwave's Web site at www.openwave.com. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this document.
NOTE: CTI(2), the CTI(2) logo, W.W.Office, and W.W.Messager are trademarks of CTI Squared. Openwave and the Openwave logo are trademarks of Openwave Systems Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
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