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LinuxPR: Bynari Announces Earlier Release for InsightConnector for Evolution

May 06, 2002, 09:00 (18 Talkback[s])


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Dateline -- Dallas - Bynari Inc. CTO, Tom Adelstein has announced that by early June, his software company will release their final version of InsightConnector for Evolution. Bynari Inc. has a working version of their connector running on InsightServer 3.5. The connector provides server side calendaring, shared folders, tasks, meeting management and a plethora of Outlook features for Evolution. Working with InsightServer 3.5, Evolution with Bynari's connector will talk to all versions of Outlook from 97 through 2002.

"After Jasper Nuyens of Life in Belgium presented a compelling argument to us on the value of Evolution," says Adelstein, "I realized that we could decrease our time to market and speed adoption of a Linux desktop in the business community."

Bynari Inc. markets InsightConnector version 1.07 for Microsoft Outlook with its flagship Linux messaging and collaboration server running on Linux IBM zSeries, S/390 and xSeries Intel platforms. Analysts consider InsightServer 3.5 as a "true" Exchange Replacement because it maintains Outlook objects instead of using either a third party calendar server or a non-MAPI API.

"As more of the market recognizes that Bynari's Server is not just another Internet Mail Only replacement for Exchange," says Adelstein, "I think that having Evolution talking to Bynari's solution will give Linux the best foot in the door."

Bynari makes a free Linux and Sparc Solaris messaging and collaboration client called InsightClient 2.9. Bynari will continue to support its client offering, but Adelstein says development will slow down once their connector for Evolution reaches maturity.

"Evolution has a broad range of support not only within the Linux community but at Sun and other commercial Unix companies," says Adelstein. "Someone once told me to ride the horse in the direction it's going. So, even though we'll continue development on InsightClient, we'll only aim for some niche markets Evolution may not cover. Mac OSX needs such a client and we can only guess if Ximian will build a version for the Mac."

Pricing and Availability

Bynari Inc. plans to release its beta version of its connector for Evolution in May. The Company has not set its final release date for the public. Bynari Inc. will not provide details of its project on its website.

"We've had the effort going for a long time," says Adelstein. "We're still getting legal opinions on licensing issues and studying the distribution strategy based on those findings. The market isn't going anywhere in the next four weeks. I think we have sufficient time to finish our strategy."

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