Nexthaus provides Blackberry Sync service for Open-Xchange Server 5



    PIM Synchronization for Blackberry Devices with Leading Open Source Email
    and Collaboration Solution

    TARRYTOWN, NY and FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, Dec. 12 /CNW/ - Open-Xchange Inc.
the leading provider of open source collaboration software, announced today
that it has joined forces with Nexthaus - the SyncML technology unit of
Hostopia.com, Inc. - to enable the synchronization of contacts, calendars and
tasks for Open-Xchange Server 5 with BlackBerry devices.
    With Nexthaus's SyncJe for Blackberry(TM), Open-Xchange customers will be
able to wirelessly synchronize data from their Blackberry devices via the
Open-Xchange Server 5. SyncJe for Blackberry is an application that installs
directly onto Blackberry devices, enabling centrally stored Personal
Information Management (PIM) data to be exchanged, wirelessly, between
Blackberry devices and Open-Xchange Server 5. Users can sync their contacts,
calendars and tasks free from any device cradles or wires and can even set an
automatic synchronization scheduler. SyncJe is compatible with any SyncML
server and comes with one year of maintenance and support.
    "Open-Xchange's vision is to bring new levels of productivity to the
underserved SMB market through product leadership and technology
partnerships," said Oliver Nachtrab, Vice President Products of Open-Xchange.
"Due to our standard based smart collaboration architecture it was easy to
integrate the Nexthaus solution from Hostopia into our latest email and PIM
services, providing an exciting new set of services for our customers. These
services are available anywhere, anytime and with any Blackberry device, all
for a compellingly low cost."
    "Open-Xchange truly understands the SMB market space. Their choice of the
Nexthaus SyncJe Blackberry client from Hostopia will enable their users to
experience all of the functionality of larger enterprise-level systems at a
fraction of the cost," said Paul D. Engels, Chief Marketing Officer of
Hostopia. "Open-Xchange has a state-of-the art server solution for any
small-to-medium sized business. We feel our leading client application helps
them truly level the playing field against any collaborative email solutions
vendor."
    SyncJe for BlackBerry is available for US$39.95 and can be downloaded
directly to your device by visiting www.open-xchange.com/nexthaus from your
BlackBerry.
    For more information, please contact info@nexthaus.com

    About Nexthaus

    Nexthaus is the global leader in data and device synchronization and has
developed industry-recognized SyncML solutions that feature wireless
interoperability between PC's, handheld devices and mobile phones. Hostopia is
a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized
businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's
customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication
carriers, cable companies, internet service providers, domain registrars, and
web hosting service providers. Hostopia's customers purchase their web
services on a wholesale basis and resell these services under their own brands
to small- and medium-sized businesses. The company provides customers with the
technology, infrastructure, and support services to enable them to offer web
services, while saving them research and development as well as capital and
operating costs typically associated with the design, development, and
delivery of web services. For more information, visit www.nexthaus.com.

    About Open-Xchange

    Open-Xchange Inc. is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source
messaging and collaboration solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises,
academic institutions and government authorities ("SME"). Its products are
available directly from the company, through partners and
Software-as-a-Service providers. Open-Xchange provides SME's with
state-of-the-art messaging and collaboration solutions traditionally only
accessible to large corporations. By empowering SME's, Open-Xchange helps them
compete more effectively in the global economy. Open-Xchange Inc. is a
privately held holding company headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, with research,
development, and operations in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For more
information, please visit www.open-xchange.com.

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For further information:

For further information: Open-Xchange: Christian Egle, Agentur fur Text
und PR, Open-Xchange, Tel: +49 (0) 9123 - 98 90 034, Email:
ce@frische-fische.com; Hostopia.com Inc: Gordie Campbell, Investor Relations,
Hostopia.com Inc., Tel: (877) 444-4116, Email: invest@hostopia.com

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