Apptix Launches Hosted Microsoft Office Communications Server Release 2 in Next Step to Unified Communications

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Hosted solution provides video and Web conferencing and messaging capabilities that work within existing communications frameworks

Offering the latest release of OCS as a hosted product is another step towards our end goal: a true hosted Unified Communications solution integrating the wide portfolio of business communication and collaboration services we offer.

Apptix (OSE: APP), the leading provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange email, Microsoft SharePoint, and VoIP services for businesses worldwide, announced today the launch of hosted Microsoft Office Communications Server Release 2 (OCS R2). OCS R2 provides Apptix customers with the ability to receive Web conferencing or secure Instant Messaging products individually or bundled with Apptix’s other business communication services.

“Our launch of hosted OCS R2 provides organizations of all sizes, from home offices to large enterprises, an affordable and integrated option for leveraging the flexibility of Web conferencing and secure Instant Messaging services,” said James Bond, Apptix’s Vice President of Product & Software Development. “Offering the latest release of OCS as a hosted product is another step towards our end goal: a true hosted Unified Communications solution integrating the wide portfolio of business communication and collaboration services we offer.”

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 delivers software-powered Web and audio conferencing capabilities that work with businesses’ existing IT infrastructure. With Office Communications Server 2007 R2, end users receive streamlined communications, enabling them to contact the right person, the first time, directly from within applications like Office Outlook. Gaining the benefits of these new technologies does not require any expensive infrastructure replacements and network upgrades.

Apptix Web Conferencing allows for unlimited, real-time Web meetings with customer and team members and seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Outlook, enabling quick and easy scheduling. While conducting a meeting, users can give a presentation or demo, share desktops, brainstorm, collaborate using whiteboards, and discuss business deals—from any Internet-connected PC.

Apptix Secure IM enables instant messaging along with PC-to-PC or PC-to-Mobile audio or video chats and file transfer within a single application. The solution provides a secure and private alternative to open, non-secure IM platforms, and helps organizations meet state and federal regulations in terms of communications security, archiving and compliance. Integration with Microsoft Exchange calendaring enables rich Presence awareness, allowing coworkers to instantly see the status of colleagues based on their Exchange calendar and start dialogues in a variety of methods via Microsoft Communicator.

Apptix Web Conferencing is available for $14.95 per month and includes unlimited meetings for 1-1000 attendees. Apptix Secure IM is available for $2.95 per month per user. For more information, please visit http://www.apptix.com/webconferencing/.

About Apptix
Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Apptix (OSE: APP) is the leading provider of business-class hosted email, voice, and collaboration services for 200,000 users worldwide. A pioneer in the hosted services space, Apptix and its MailStreet subsidiary offer a variety of communications and IT services including: Microsoft Exchange plus Outlook Voice Access; VoIP; Microsoft SharePoint; Web conferencing and secure Instant Message and Presence via Microsoft Office Communications Server R2; Online Backup by EMC's Mozy; mobile email (including BlackBerry, Palm, Android, Windows Mobile, and iPhone); compliant 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 2009 & 2008 Fast Growth 100, Deloitte's 2009 & 2008 North American Technology Fast 500, Software Magazine's 2009 & 2008 Software 500, Washington Business Journal 2009 & 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 http://www.apptix.com or follow at http://www.twitter.com/apptix.

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