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Colibria Integrates Funambol's SyncML-based Mobile Cloud Software in its RCS and Address Book offering
REDWOOD CITY, CA and OSLO, NORWAY - October 20, 2010 - Funambol, the open source mobile cloud company and Colibria, the SIP/IMS presence and messaging market leader, today announced that Colibria will integrate Funambol's mobile cloud software into its Rich Communication Suite (RCS) offering and forthcoming Network Address Book (NAB).
Colibria already delivers key application elements of the RCS such as 'Presence', 'Instant Messaging' and the XDMS enabler. By supplementing its RCS application suite with Funambol's SyncML-based mobile cloud software, Colibria provides its customers, and partners, with a more comprehensive RCS solution and makes it easier to offer RCS services to end users.
Colibria will also enhance Funambol's mobile cloud address book capabilities by integrating it with Colibria's world class XDM servers to offer a NAB that is compliant with the upcoming Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Converged Address Book (CAB) enabler. The Colibria NAB will include features such as contact view sharing, automatic contact updates between users, and discovery of common social network and internet communities, it will also facilitate integration with external networks. The NAB will be a cornerstone in delivering contact management seamlessly integrated with a presence-enabled address book, as well as providing smooth integration with end users' social networks.
Arild Nilsen, Colibria CTO, said, "End users are demanding more services unified around a centralised address book. The Colibria and Funambol partnership promotes the vision of a network-enabled contact repository, providing the launch pad for interaction with various social communities, including external social networks, accessible from any device at any time."
"We are seeing exciting new communication on mobile phones that integrate voice, data, video and media from social networks and email systems, but the fundamental building block for all these services remains contact information," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "Our open source-based mobile cloud sync software is being integrated with Colibria's products to provide a comprehensive RCS platform for converged communication."
Colibria believes that by providing automated contact network updates and discovery of common external social networks, as well as external social network integration, the value of the RCS service for the end user will be fundamentally enriched.
Colibria is the leading, independent software vendor of Presence, Messaging and Address Book application servers for Communication Service Providers. Colibria's innovative product portfolio enables network vendors and operators to deploy enhanced presence, next generation messaging and enhanced address book capabilities, including social networking integration, in order for them to optimize the packet communication and differentiate the next gen experience.
Funambol is the open source mobile cloud company that provides sync and device management for billions of mobile phones and connected devices. Funambol open source has been downloaded four million times by 50,000 developers in 200 countries, making it the #1 mobile open source server project. The commercial version of Funambol has been deployed by top mobile operators, device manufacturers, internet companies, service providers and ISVs. Funambol is headquartered in Silicon Valley with R&D in Europe. For more information, please visit http://www.funambol.com. You can also follow Funambol on Twitter at http://twitter.com/funambol.