Centrinity, whose FirstClass Collaborative Groupware technology was originally developed on Mac, is launching FirstClass 6.0, which runs on Mac OS X, at this week’s Macworld New York expo.
First Class offers one mailbox for e-mail, fax and voice mail that can be managed from your (via client or browser), telephone, cell phone, and Palm OS devices. Together with the groupware solution powered by FirstClass core architecture, it offers self-service communication, collaboration, conferencing, knowledge management and calendaring.
FirstClass is the only groupware written for Macs, according to company spokesperson Margaret Williamson. Currently the education sector in North America is their largest customer base, she said. Williamson added that the advantages are: a unification of your messages and information; breaking down the barriers of place and time; the ability to communicate using any device; and enhancement of your productivity.
“Our Unified Messaging component that was added to the FirstClass platform in September 1999 is the only Unified Communications technology that currently runs with Mac,” Williamson said. “Unified Communications provides users with centralized mailbox to receive and transfer all voice and text messages.”