Ezenia will announce that its Encounter 3000 Conferencing Server supports Exchange 2000. The hardware-based server is for large companies and can support up to 64 users simultaneously. Also NetIQ will announce AppManager for Exchange Conferencing Server, which ships in November, and AppManager for Exchange 2000, which ships this month. Both are monitoring tools.
Wireless access to Exchange also will be a hot topic. Ultiverse will launch FreeVerse forr Microsoft Exchange 2000, which provides Wireless Application Protocol-based wireless access to e-mail, voice mail, fax, and calendar and contact entries. The server supports a voice interface so users can verbally respond to e-mail.
In addition, Content Technologies will unveil MailPreserver, an archiving system for Exchange. The server lets users set policies on what messages to archive and unloads them onto a separate server that is searchable from Outlook or a Web browser.
MailPreserver will ship by year-end.
BindView will announce bv-Control for Exchange 1.5, which adds support for Exchange 2000. The configuration, security and administrative management tool adds on-demand reporting and built-in real-time monitoring. It is expected to ship by year-end.