Apptix Extends Microsoft Office Communicator Secure Instant Message and Presence Capabilities to Mobile Devices

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Enhances employees abilities to find and communicate with colleagues

Apptix (OSE: APP), the industry-leading provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange email, Microsoft SharePoint collaboration services, and VoIP phone services for small and medium businesses (SMBs), today announced it has extended the Secure Instant Messaging (IM) and Presence capabilities of its hosted Microsoft® Office Communicator service to mobile devices.

The service, Office Communicator Mobile, is a unified communications client that extends the reach of Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) secure IM subscriptions to mobile devices. Integrated with Microsoft Exchange, mobile users can directly access contacts within their Global Address List, and use the application's real-time presence information to learn another person's availability and status. Users can even choose to be alerted when contacts become available.
Directly from their mobile device, users can chat, one-on-one or with a group, in secure IM sessions with other Microsoft Communicator users - using a computer or mobile device. The mobile service features the rich IM capability with the familiar look and feel of the desktop version of Microsoft Communicator.

"By extending secure IM to mobile devices, Apptix enables employees to communicate and collaborate more productively," said Rick Rumbarger, Vice President of Product for Apptix. "Our service provides businesses the freedom to communicate using Instant Messaging from desktop to mobile within a secure environment."

Office Communicator Mobile is available for free to subscribers of Apptix's secure Instant Messaging and Web conferencing services, and is applicable for BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Java enabled mobile devices. For more information, please visit

About Apptix
Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Apptix (OSE: APP) is the leading provider of hosted email, voice, and collaboration services for small and medium-sized businesses, serving nearly 200,000 Exchange subscribers worldwide. A pioneer in the hosted services space, Apptix and its MailStreet subsidiary offer a variety of hosted communications and IT services including: Microsoft Exchange; VoIP; Microsoft SharePoint; Web conferencing and secure Instant Message via Microsoft Office Communications Server; Online Backup by EMC's Mozy; mobile messaging (including BlackBerry, Palm, and iPhone); compliance and archiving; and a Web presence solution that includes domain registration, DNS hosting, and Website hosting. Apptix is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Hosting and Application Services. Apptix is recognized as one of the CRN 2008 Fast Growth 100, Deloitte's 2008 Virginia Technology Fast 50 and 2008 North American Technology Fast 500, Software Magazine's 2008 Software500, Washington Business Journal 2008 Fastest Growing Companies, as a finalist in the Customer Service and Product Departments categories for the 2009 American Business Awards (Stevie Awards), and as a 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards finalist in the Unified Communications Solutions category. For more information, visit or follow

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