Apptix Extends Hosted IM to Mobile Devices

Apptix announced Tuesday it has extended the secure instant messaging 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. Mobile device users can chat one-on-one or with a group in secure IM sessions with other Microsoft Communicator users. Because it’s integrated with Microsoft Exchange, mobile users can directly access contacts within their Global Address List, and use the application’s real-time presence information. In addition, users can be alerted when contacts become available.

“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.

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