Unison Named one of '10 Best Products of 2008' by eWeek Channel Insider

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Free unified communications solution cited for excellent support, upsell possibilities and market potential by leading reseller publication

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Unison™ unified communications, the world's first free enterprise software, has been named one of the ten best products of 2008 by eWeek Channel Insider, a leading publication for the IT channel. Selected by Senior Technology Editor Frank Ohlhorst, the products were judged in terms of innovation, up-sell opportunities for the channel, value-added service opportunities and market potential.

Unison, listed as the best product in the voice networking category, was praised for its ability to ''combine voice, e-mail, scheduling and instant messaging'' in a single product, allowing IT solution providers to ''get a handle on the VoIP opportunity''. More details are available at the Channel Insider site.

By selling primarily through the channel, Unison gives resellers a complete unified communications solution - with sales commissions up to 50% - when they join the Unison Partner Program at http://www.unison.com/partners . And with the new sponsor-supported free version, resellers may deploy Unison for their customers at no charge, while taking all deployment and consulting revenues for themselves.

The costs associated with Unison contrast sharply with expensive unified communications suites from companies such as Microsoft and Cisco. According to a November 2008 study by Ferris Research, the total cost of Microsoft unified communications software licenses alone is $278,949 for 500 users over three years - while Unison is free.

"We are proud to be recognized by one of the leading IT publications," said Rurik Bradbury, CMO of Unison Technologies. "The message from eWeek Channel Insider mirrors our own: that Unison is a great way for channel partners to rapidly build large revenues in unified communications - even in this difficult economy."

Unison is a complete replacement for both PBX systems and legacy e-mail servers like Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino. Because Unison integrates a powerful IP-PBX system into Unison Server, it can power not only e-mail, instant messaging, and real-time presence (free/busy status), but also telephony, with connections to IP telephones, desktop softphones, mobile devices and traditional telephone lines.

Any organization can now download the sponsor-supported 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 .


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