Consilient Develops New Push Email System

Consilient has announced a new push email solution for wireless devices. Consilient Push, a open standards-based solution, pushes email out to popular consumer smartphones such as the Palm Treo, Blackberry, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Sanyo and Samsung mobile devices using the new P-IMAP (Push-IMAP) protocol.

Consilient Push ushers in a new pricing structure that makes push email affordable for carriers to offer to their customers, and can reduce mobile email costs for enterprises. Enterprises are currently locked into $40-$50 per month per user for mobile email fees for proprietary systems, whereas Consilient can make it cost effective at around $3-$5 per month. Together with carriers, network operators and enterprises, Consilient Push will enable consumers and mobile professionals to check Yahoo or corporate email on their cell phone or wireless device of choice without having to enter any commands.

"Push email" means that email travels directly to a customerís mobile phone or device - thereís no need to pull the email down from a server or use desktop forwarding because email is automatically pushed out to the mobile phone or device.

P-IMAP (Push-IMAP)
Together with some of the worldís leading mobile phone carriers and manufacturers, Consilientís engineers contributed to the authoring of a new emerging, open-standard technology, called P-IMAP (Push-IMAP), which enables mobile push email for the mass consumer market. Consilient Push leverages P-IMAP to liberate the mobile industry from the tight grip of proprietary systems, and their expensive price plans. An extension of IMAP4, this emerging open standard is designed specifically for mobile email, and represents a new generation of software for wireless email, without locking customers into a closed proprietary system. It allows corporate and POP3 email such as Yahoo! to flow directly to a broad choice of low to high-end cell phones and popular mobile devices. Support is also planned for AOL Mail, MSN Hotmail and Google Gmail connectivity on phones and wireless devices.

Over the past six years, Consilient has been a product developer and integrator of cross-platform push email for handheld devices including the Treo and BlackBerry, for some of the largest corporations in North America.

The Consilient Push solution consists of a server and email clients for wireless email access on cellular phones, BlackBerry and Treo devices. Consilientís flexible architecture allows organizations with multiple email platforms, including Microsoft Exchange and IMAP4 servers, to be extended to mobile devices and phones. The server is designed for heavy user load and supports thousands of users connecting via multiple wireless devices and phones. The Consilient solution can send email to handheld devices alongside popular consumer phones including Nokia and Sony Ericsson, using a single server.

Consilient Push is highly scalable client-server software that provides push email on mobile phones using the P-IMAP standard. Consilientís Java-based server and clients support low-end mobile phones and can be deployed on UNIX and Windows. The Consilient server does not use a Network Operations Center (NOC), which means that, unlike other proprietary mobile email systems, Consilient allows carriers to offer push email to their customers with no third-party fees involved. This eases push-email deployment technically and financially, and paves the way for a new generation of push email for the consumer market through network operators and carriers.

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Blackberry client?!?!!!

cyman777 @ 3/19/2006 4:50:59 AM # Q
Will it ever in this universe happen that we will see a BB compatible solution or has this been stopped?!

While being inferior with the user interface and feature wise, the integration of the BB into corporate mail and scheduling is wonderful. Besides other solutions (Goodlink and such) why doesn't Palm deliver what they have promised for so long - a BB client?!

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