AU-SYSTEM LAUNCHES NEW VERSION OF THE AUS WAP BROWSER
PCIA Global Exchange, Chicago, September 27, 2000 - AU-System, a leading Mobile Internet consultancy, today launched a new version of the AUS WAP Browser. The new version is compliant with the June 2000 conformance release of the WAP Forum specifications.
With this launch we show that we continue to hold our leading position within the development of WAP technology, says Christer Björk, Business Unit Manager at AU-System. The June 2000 conformance release is a first step towards WAP Next Generation and shows WAP as an important enabler of Mobile Internet services.
The new version of the AUS WAP Browser includes support for:
* WTA support - enables developers (operators and service providers) to make more advanced telephony related services, e.g. to provide the user with an easy-to-use, graphical, voice mail interface.
* Push functionality - enables sophisticated services where the user may subscribe to certain information, e.g. notifications of new incoming mail on the users account can be pushed to the user.
* User Agent Profile - an extensible framework used to inform WAP sites about capabilities of the users device, e.g. screen size, connection speed etc.
* Higher security functionality - a more thorough security solution including WIM-access and access to cryptographic APIs. This is needed for services like e-commerce and secure transactions.
In addition, the open architecture of the new AUS WAP Browser opens possibilities to support new bearers like Bluetooth, GPRS and UMTS.
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Christer Björk, Business Unit Manager
Tel: +46 70 638 16 01
AU-System is a leading Mobile Internet consultancy. Through the subsidiary SandbergTrygg, the company also offers integrated services for marketing communications. Major clients include Ericsson, Telia, Scania, MeritaNordbanken and Singapore Telecom. AU-System was established in 1974 and currently employs more than 850 staff in offices in Sweden, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K. and the U.S. AU-System is listed on the O-List of the OM Stockholm Exchange, under the symbol AUS. For more information, please visit www.ausystem.com.
AU-System and WAP
AU-System is an active member in the WAP Forum and has participated in the development of the WAP browser used by Ericsson in its terminals. The company also has a distributors agreement with Ericsson, giving AU-System the right to licence the WAP browser to other suppliers of communication devices as the AUS WAP Browser. The browser is compliant with the latest specifications from the WAP Forum and the client list includes companies like Samsung, Compaq, Hyundai Electronics and LG Electronics. Apart from software licences, AU-System also offers consultancy services such as service development for mobile operators, solutions development, e.g. secure mobile banking and stock trading, and adaptation of the AUS WAP browser