Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), a leader in wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging solutions for the Internet, today introduced at Internet Expo in San Jose, California a major expansion of its Eudora® business with its first Internet e-mail server product: Eudora WorldMail™ Server software. Designed to meet the ease-of-installation/administration needs of small to medium businesses, as well as the demands of departmental workgroups, Eudora WorldMail Server software is an advanced, scalable solution perfect for customers migrating from outdated proprietary mail systems to Internet standards-based messaging. With 18 million customers, the Eudora division's family of software products is the world's most widely-used Internet e-mail solution.
"The Eudora WorldMail Server is our next step in providing the most comprehensive, powerful, yet easy-to-use communications tools for the emerging, high-growth intranet market," said Craig Brenner, director of Worldwide Marketing for Qualcomm's Eudora division. "The addition of this companion server software to our market-leading client software provides our customers with enduring communications solutions and an immediate return on their investment in terms of enhanced productivity."
Based on ISOCOR's award-winning N-PLEX™ server technology, Eudora WorldMail Server software is especially adapted to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses and departmental workgroups in larger organizations. The powerful server software provides fast, reliable messaging services for the Windows NT™ platform. Key features include:
- Standards-based Internet messaging services seamlessly support both Internet Messaging Access Protocol (IMAP) and Post Office Protocol (POP3) clients for transparent migration and coexistence.
- Centralized user information in an electronic directory stores user names, e-mail addresses and other relevant information using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Ph, the popular Internet "White Pages" Protocol.
- Automatic registration of users into a centralized directory using Internet Directory Import Service saves time for administrators and provides reliable transfer of SMTP address information to a central Internet directory.
- Ability to use JAVA applets or standard Web browser for simple administrative tasks and access to directory information gives users flexibility to access an LDAP server or X.500 directory server and to manage their accounts, view account status, change passwords and create auto-reply and vacation messages without administrator intervention.
- Automated mailing lists using List Management Agent allows users to subscribe or delete themselves from mailing lists through simple e-mail messages to the mail system.
- Secure Internet mail services provided with built-in security features authentication facility, multi-level access control and Windows NT security services.
- Minimal administrator maintenance and management needed with easy to use central and remote management facilities.
- Easy and seamless migration from other platforms to Eudora WorldMail Server software and Eudora Pro client software with Eudora Migration Utilities. A suite of migration utilities will be provided to simplify migration from various platforms, the first of which seamlessly migrates cc:Mail™ users to Eudora Pro.
- Reduced connectivity costs with dial-on demand capabilities so the server only uses valuable bandwidth and costly dial-up lines when needed.
Eudora WorldMail Server software is expected to be available for public beta testing in February 1997. Release of the final product is planned during the first quarter of 1997.
Eudora WorldMail Server software will be bundled together with Eudora Pro® client software to provide the highest level of client/server integration and support. Bundling options include an equivalent number of mailboxes as Eudora Pro client licenses and are priced as follows:
- 10-user bundle: $825
- 25-user bundle: $1,500
- 50-user bundle: $2,700
- 100-user bundle: $4,900
- 250-user bundle: $12,000
- 500-user bundle: $21,100
Eudora WorldMail Server software will also be available as a standalone product for 10 to 500 mailboxes:
- 10 mailboxes: $179
- 25 mailboxes: $299
- 50 mailboxes: $399
- 100 mailboxes: $599
- 250 mailboxes: $999
- 500 mailboxes: $1875
The launch of the Eudora WorldMail Server will be complemented with an aggressive Eudora Preferred Partner program for Value Added Resellers (VARs). The program will provide sales leads and marketing tools to small integrators, consultants, Internet Server Providers (ISPs), vertical Integrated Software Vendors (ISVs) and corporate resellers that are knowledgeable in Internet standards-based solutions.
With over 18 million users, the Eudora family of software products is the world's most widely-used Internet e-mail solution, providing comprehensive client/server solutions for Internet/intranet messaging. Available for the Windows®, Macintosh® and Newton® platforms, Eudora Light™ and Eudora Pro are best-of-class Internet e-mail client software products. Eudora Pro 3.x has powerful features that deliver exceptional levels of productivity, ease-of-use and flexibility for users who process high volumes of Internet e-mail, while Eudora Light 3.0.1 software sets new standards for Internet e-mail freeware with a wide range of enhanced capabilities. Eudora WorldMail Server is a powerful server software that provides fast, reliable messaging services for the Windows NT platform.
OEM and bundling agreements include industry leaders such as Microsoft, IBM, NETCOM and 3Com. Eudora Pro software has been licensed to a wide range of corporations including MCI, Cisco, GTE, Lockheed Martin and Schlumberger. Many of the world's leading universities, including MIT, Stanford, The University of California, Brown and Cornell, also use Eudora Internet e-mail software.
For more information regarding the Eudora family of products, visit the division's World Wide Web site at http://www.eudora.com.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include the Eudora family of electronic messaging software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development and commercial implementation of the Company's CDMA technology, continued growth in the CDMA subscriber population and the scale up and operations of CDMA systems, timing and receipt of license fees and royalties, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis and those related to performance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 29, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.
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