AU-SYSTEM DEMONSTRATES FIRST LIVE WAP OVER BLUETOOTH SOLUTION.
GSM World Congress, CANNES, FRANCE, February 2., 2000 - AU-System today demonstrated the first live WAP solution running over Bluetooth. The demonstration system allows remote control of appliances from a WAP enabled terminal communicating via Bluetooth. The combination of WAP and Bluetooth creates new possibilities for short-range wireless applications.
"AU-System has a unique combination of Wireless expertise covering WAP as well as Bluetooth", said Anders Cedervall, Executive Vice President of AU-System. "The remote control demonstration gives a preview of the enormous future opportunities created by combining these two world-leading wireless technologies."
The demonstration system consists of a remote control application based on WAP 1.1. By using the standard WAP Browser in a Bluetooth enabled personal digital assistant it is possible to control a CD player and other applications on a PC with Bluetooth connectivity.
AU-System is a key player in the international Wireless market. The company is an active participant in ETSI, the WAP Forum, and the Bluetooth SIG. AU-System currently has 150 active consultants with more than 250 man-years experience covering all aspects of Wireless Internet solutions. The company is the exclusive world-wide distributor of the Ericsson WAP Browser, and has the right to distribute the Ericsson Bluetooth Host Stack to other manufacturers.
Founded in 1974, AU-System quickly established itself as Swedens first software specialist in the area of data communications. Today, AU-System remains Swedens largest independent consulting company within the networking field, with more than 630 employees. The company was presented with the prestigious industry award IT Company of the Year, 1999, by the Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer. AU-System offer world class wireless software solutions and advanced consulting services, including integration and development projects, business development, and advisory services. Key customers include MeritaNordbanken, Telia, Singtel and Ericsson. For more information, please visit the AU-System Web site at http://www.ausystem.com.
About the WAP Forum
The WAP Forum is an industry association that has developed the de-facto world standard for wireless information and telephony services on digital mobile phones and other wireless terminals. Handset manufacturers representing 95 percent of the world market across all technologies have committed to shipping WAP-enabled devices. Carriers representing more than 100 million subscribers worldwide have joined WAP. WAP Forum membership is open to all industry participants. For further details on the Forum and its members, please visit the Forums Web site at www.wapforum.org. The Web site also includes a downloadable version of WAP V1.1.
About the Bluetooth Special Interest Group
The Bluetooth (tm) wireless technology is set to revolutionise the personal connectivity market by providing freedom from wired connections. It is a specification for a small form-factor, low-cost radio solution providing links between mobile computers, mobile phones and other portable handheld devices, and connectivity to the Internet. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), comprised of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, and network industries, is driving development of the technology and bringing it to market. The Bluetooth SIG includes promoter companies 3Com, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Lucent, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia and Toshiba, and more than 1300 adopter companies. For more information, please visit the Bluetooth SIG Web site at http://www.bluetooth.com.
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