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Notifications Added to Open-Xchange Browser-Based Email and Collaboration

Alerts Windows users to email, calendar, and document updates without separate client software

Open-Xchange has announced OX Notifier for Windows that alerts users to new email, meetings and documents and gives them one-click access right from their web browser.

OX Notifier works with the Open-Xchange webmail client running in a browser, saving money because users do not need separate client software, like Microsoft Outlook.

When notifications are received, the user has the option to immediately access the email, new meeting invite or reminder for upcoming appointment, as well as new or updated document within the Open-Xchange Infostore.

"We live in a world of lightning-fast communications so we integrated notifications right into the base browser version of our client software, making users aware of new information that they can work on immediately," said Juergen Geck, chief technology officer of Open-Xchange.

OX Notifier is available at no additional cost to all users of Open-Xchange Server and Hosting Edition. OX Notifier supports the latest versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (both 32- and 64-bit). For download and installation, users of Open-Xchange can go to http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Open-Xchange_Installation_Guide_for_OX_Notifier.

With more than 55 million users, Open-Xchange is the leading messaging and collaboration cloud suite providing a seamless user experience across platforms and devices, as well as across social and business networks. Open-Xchange integrates email, calendar, contact and task management with advanced collaboration features such as information management and document sharing, along with cutting-edge social network integration. By adding Open-Xchange mobility capabilities, users can receive push email and synchronization of contacts, calendar and other information from their Open-Xchange account to their smartphones, including iPhone, Android-based devices, Nokia and Windows Phone.

About Open-Xchange
For more than a decade, Open-Xchange has been delivering innovative, cost-effective, open source collaboration alternatives for email, calendar, contacts and document management. The company is a pioneer in SaaS (software as a service) and now a leading email and collaboration cloud application, which provides integration with social and business networks, as well as mobile access. Open-Xchange is used by the largest web host providers in the world, as well as on-premises by some 3,500 businesses, governments and educational institutions. Open-Xchange AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany, plus San Jose and Ardsley-on-Hudson, N.Y. For more information, visit www.open-xchange.com.

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