WEBTISS TECHNOLOGIES JOINS WAP FORUM WITH FLEXIBLE WIRELESS INTERNET SOLUTIONS FOR VERTICAL MARKETS
Parent company IT Link is first French New Market Stock Exchange member company of the WAP global standards organizationParis March 21 Webtiss Technologies (http://www.webtiss.com), a subsidiary of IT Link, the French market leader in information technology solutions, announced today that it has joined the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum, a consortium of more than 350 firms dedicated to developing the de-facto world standard for wireless information and telephony services on digital mobile phones and other wireless devices.
Webtiss Technologies provides consulting and engineering services directly to vertical industries particularly telecom, banking, aviation and retail enabling the customer to offer a wide range of customized services to the growing number of mobile phone users, anywhere any time. The companys mobile Internet solutions offerings include mobile banking, mobile retail, mobile travel and leisure, mobile office and mobile games, among other WAP solutions, in the telecom, aviation, automobile and rail industries. .
We are delighted to have Webtiss join the WAP Forum (sm), said Scott Goldman, Chief Executive Officer for the WAP Forum I am truly looking forward to their contribution and participation in the development of WAPs full potential in the months to come by addressing the needs of businesses wherever they may be.
Joining the WAP Forum is a major step forward in our efforts to promote WAP-based services to a wide range of global vertical markets, said Michael Chicheportiche, Executive Vice President, Webtiss Technologies. Webtiss is currently well positioned to meet the wireless end-to-end solutions needs of French, European and vertical markets worldwide.
"Webtiss, regards membership of the WAP Forum as an opportunity for collaboration with members toward establishing the future direction for the delivery of customized content to mobile devices," said Chicheportiche.
About Webtiss Technologies
Webtiss Technologies (www.webtiss.com) was founded in 1999 as a subsidiary of IT Link, the French Information Technology specialists. IT Link is quoted on the Paris Stock Exchange « Nouveau Marche » under NM7259 and is a major R&D player in the telecom, aviation, automobile and rail industries. Webtiss Technologies was created as a worldwide "one-stop-shop" for mobile Internet solutions, with WAP, Java, and SIM Toolkit offerings. Webtiss offers Mobile Banking, Mobile Retail, Mobile Travel & Leisure, Mobile Office and Mobile Game, among other WAP solutions, to a broad range of vertical markets.
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 the WAP Forum. These commitments will put 10s of millions of WAP-browser-enabled products in consumer hands by the end of 2001. 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.
WAP and all WAP-based marks are world-wide trademarks or registered trademarks of Wireless Application Protocol Forum Ltd.
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