We are excited to expand unified communications to Ubuntu users at zero cost
New York, NY (Vocus) February 25, 2009
Unison™ unified communications, the world's first free enterprise software, has released a Linux version of its software in addition to the Windows version. Now out of beta, Unison Desktop for Ubuntu will challenge Microsoft's Outlook/Exchange and communications franchise with a more powerful - yet free - alternative. Unison Technologies also released a production version of Unison Server for Ubuntu, in addition to the existing version for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS.
Because Unison for Ubuntu combines all communication - telephone, voicemail, e-mail, IM and more - into a single server and desktop client, it gives millions of SMBs worldwide the option of a 'Microsoft-free desktop'.
Aimed at small and medium businesses with up to 2000 staff, Unison gives users even more power than traditional e-mail and groupware tools like Exchange or Domino, but at zero cost, thanks to the new advertising-supported version. It is available as a free download at http://www.unison.com.
"We are excited to expand unified communications to Ubuntu users at zero cost," said Rurik Bradbury, CMO of Unison Technologies. "Instead of deploying the Windows version of Unison Desktop, companies can run the client on Ubuntu, which is just as powerful, yet far less costly than overpriced traditional software such as Microsoft Windows and Outlook."
Unison is a complete replacement for both PBX systems and legacy e-mail servers like Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino. Unison Server integrates a powerful IP-PBX system together with a messaging server. This allows it to power e-mail, instant messaging and real-time presence (free/busy status) alongside telephony, with connections to IP telephones, desktop softphones, mobile devices and traditional telephone lines - all from a single system.
Any organization can now download the free or paid edition - either for Linux or Windows - at http://www.unison.com, and deploy it without needing to buy licenses.
About Unison and Unison Technologies
Unison unified communications is the world's first free enterprise software. Combining telephony, e-mail, instant messaging and collaboration in a single Linux server and single Windows or Linux desktop client, Unison allows companies to work more quickly and intelligently. By bringing all communication into a single platform, supported by sponsors and free of charge, Unison makes unified communications attainable for millions of businesses worldwide.
Unison Technologies is the developer of Unison™, the world's first fully-unified communications system. A privately held company, Unison Technologies is headquartered in New York, with additional offices in Boston and St Petersburg, Russia. More information is available at http://www.unison.com.