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Antenna Software Debuts AMP IM

February 25, 2009

Antenna Software has debuted the AMP IM, the first cross-platform, ready-to-deploy mobile instant messaging (IM) solution. The company stated that this solution is suited for mobile workers.
For years, experts have been expecting the mobile IM to be a very popular form of communication. Although many individual users and companies have opted for this, the service has not been as popular as it should be. Many concerns about issues such as security, support and management have been stumbling blocks in adopting this new technology.

Offering an economical, auditable and secure means of real-time collaboration among mobile workgroups, AMP IM complements an organization's unified communications and mobile strategy. AMP IM suits the needs of an organization. With a quick and easy way to collaborate and communicate, it is simple to use and provides the mobile workforce.
“With AMP IM, there are no longer any obstacles to adoption of mobile instant messaging in the enterprise," said Jim Hemmer, CEO, Antenna Software. "AMP IM enables workgroups to communicate quickly and efficiently with one another, but most importantly, it does so within the security and control of an enterprise mobility infrastructure. By integrating AMP IM into the Antenna Mobility Platform, organizations can easily plug IM capabilities into any application.”
AMP IM provides features such as multi-device support, auditing and compliance, central administration, presence indicators and group chats, and security. One of the major features lacking in the current mobile IM devices is the lack of restricted IM environment for known users and devices only. AMP IM claims to provide this facility for its users.
Recently, the company was positioned by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2008 "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms" report, authored by William Clark and Michael J. King. Antenna Software stated that AMP serves as the central IT hub to integrate the four key elements of a comprehensive mobile deployment: data, devices, development and management, and to power real-time communications and collaboration throughout the enterprise.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek

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