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Tango Networks Announces Mobile Network Presence and Location Information for Unified Communications Systems.

RICHARDSON, Texas -- Tango Networks[TM], the leader in seamless enterprise fixed-mobile convergence, today announced it has enhanced its award-winning Abrazo[TM] solution by adding support for publishing mobile network presence and location information for any mobile phone to unified communications systems. This enhancement to Tango Networks' Abrazo solution enables unified communications systems to selectively share status information with contacts, enable intelligent routing decisions for mobile phones, desk phones and soft clients, and contribute to automatic presence status determination.

Building on the company's strategy of delivering a seamless user experience from any mobile phone with any unified communications system across any network, this enhanced functionality furthers fixed-mobile convergence and fixed-mobile substitution as key components of unified communications, and provides efficiencies in the move towards network-intensive multimedia. Due to the unique hybrid architecture of the Tango Abrazo, network presence and location information for any mobile phone can now be securely delivered to existing unified communications presence servers. Armed with this information, presence servers can provide a complete view of an end-user's availability and location without relying on mobile handset clients. These presence servers, in turn, can automatically determine presence status and make smart routing decisions to benefit both mobile operators and enterprises.

Tango Networks' Abrazo is based on a unique hybrid architecture that maintains a component in the enterprise network and a component in the mobile operator network. This fundamental design enables the solution to passively monitor mobile device status in the network (e.g., registered/unregistered, on/off-the-phone, location area, etc.) and provide controlled updates to unified communications servers within the enterprise. Using this methodology, any mobile phone - with or without data connectivity - can be part of the unified communications experience for presence and location.

"While there are many market offerings that provide presence information on mobile phones, the current solutions are inherently limited," stated Andrew Silver, co-founder and CTO of Tango Networks. "Tango Networks securely manages the network presence and location information only accessible through mobile operators, and, without the need for device clients or mobile data subscriptions, is able to complete the seamless unified communications experience."

Tango Networks is working with multiple unified communications solutions providers to integrate mobile network presence and location information.

About Tango Networks

Tango Networks integrates mobile phones into the corporate enterprise, enabling any mobile phone to become a true PBX extension on the enterprise network. With the award-winning Tango Abrazo, enterprises benefit from cost savings and control over mobile service while enabling employees to be more responsive to business needs by providing advanced desk phone capabilities on any mobile device. Only Tango Abrazo leverages the true power of fixed-mobile convergence, fixed-mobile substitution and unified communications to meet an enterprise's continuously evolving business and technology needs. Two phones. One solution. That's Tango. For more information, dance over to www.tango-networks.com.
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