Vancouver, BC, July 29, 2003, Intrinsyc Software International, Inc., a global leader in creating, networking and managing specialized, intelligent devices, today announced it has entered into a partnership with Siemens mobile to collaborate on the development of wireless software products for the Siemens line of GSM/GPRS wireless modules.
These products include Radio Interface Layer (RIL) and Multiplexer (MUX) embedded software. They allow manufacturers of handhelds based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 2003 software for Smartphones and Pocket PCs to deliver wireless functionality based on the Siemens wireless modules with ease and flexibility while reducing development risk, cost and time to market.
The RIL software provides the underlying technology that is critical for enabling wireless voice or data applications to seamlessly communicate with a GSM/GPRS modem. The MUX software is essential to enabling multiple and simultaneous streams of data between a device's applications and its wireless modem. Using the MUX software, mobile device manufacturers can create wireless devices and applications that perform multiple functions simultaneously, including obtaining modem status information such as signal strength, performing web browsing, sending and receiving text messages and placing voice calls.
"We partnered with Intrinsyc because of their deep level of expertise in wireless handheld development in a Windows Mobile environment" said JosÃ© Costa e Silva, President of Wireless Modules within the Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group. "Their wireless development solutions and expertise in this area contribute greatly to our wireless modules technology and enable device manufacturers to quickly and easily build their next generation of handheld products on our full-featured wireless modems".
"Mobile telephony is a 'must-have' capability in today's embedded handheld marketplace," said Julie Wymetalek, partner marketing manager for the Mobile Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. "The wireless software solutions developed by Intrinsyc and Siemens for the Siemens wireless modules bring added functionality and compatibility to device manufacturers building products based on Windows Mobile software. This new partnership benefits everyone in the ecosystem".
"Siemens is a recognized leader in the wireless handheld space and their decision to partner with Intrinsyc is further validation of the critical role our wireless software solutions and expertise play in this market" said Derek Spratt, Intrinsyc's President and CEO. "Now device manufacturers can quickly and cost-effectively integrate reliable wireless telephony and data functionality into their products, reducing development risk and enabling them to get their products to market much faster, improving their competitive advantage".
Cheers ~ Arne
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