INTRANET SOLUTIONS AND NEXTENSO, AN ALCATEL COMPANY, EXTEND THE MOBILE VALUE CHAIN TO INCLUDE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE CONTENT ACCESS
Integrated Products Offer Instant Access to Complex Information from Mobile, Wireless and Remote ClientsANTONY, November 13, 2000 - IntraNet Solutions®, Inc. (Nasdaq: INRS), a leading provider of Web content management solutions, and Nextenso, a leading editor and developer of multi-device Internet portal creation and management software, announced today an agreement allowing users of Internet portals powered by Nextenso to access virtually any office document from their mobile phone, wireless information device, computer and/or fixed-line Internet telephone using IntraNet Solutions Outside In® technology for transforming information to HTML and WML.
By incorporating the Outside In technology into its suite of applications and services, Nextenso enables its customers to offer their employees or subscribers the capability to read virtually any document format from anywhere and from any type of terminal. For example, users of Nextenso-powered portals can display email attachments as an HTML or WML file, or deliver them as faxes.
The demand for access to information is increasing at a tremendous rate. People want information at all hours of the day, in every location across the globe and on a variety of devices, whether its a mobile or fixed-line Internet phone, a TV set-top box, a laptop PC or a PDA, said Denis Attal, Nextenso CEO. Embedding Outside In into Nextensos applications and services allows us to better meet the needs of our clients, who are constantly searching for new, more efficient ways to access their office documents through any needed format.
Nextenso provides a rich and modular suite of applications and services for creating and managing multi-device Internet portals accessible from a variety of devices including PCs, WAP phones, PDAs and Internet televisions. Nextenso easily integrates into existing network environments, leveraging the value of portals by taking advantage of existing Internet content. Nextensos unique carrier-grade architecture responds to the markets demand for the highest quality of service and availability. IntraNet Solutions Outside In HTML Export product is a powerful Application Programming Interface (API) that translates supported word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing or bitmap files into high-quality HTML and other related Web graphics formats. Using the HTML Export product, Nextenso can continue to provide leading-edge Internet technologies while preserving their customers investment in legacy documents and applications.
Our partnership with Nextenso represents a critical extension of the wireless information chain, said Scott Norder, president of Intranet Solutions Information Exchange Division. Together, IntraNet Solutions and Nextenso can better serve carriers and corporate clients by providing their customers with instant access to complex information via Nextenso-powered multi-device portals.
Nextenso will initially distribute the Outside In technology as an optional feature to customers who request it. This agreement forms the basis of a strategic relationship that can be extended in the future to general distribution for all Nextenso customers.
About IntraNet Solutions
IntraNet Solutions®, Inc. (www.intranetsolutions.com), headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn., offers the award-winning Xpedio Content Management System, the industrys first end-to-end Web content management solution. Xpedio provides rapid deployment of highly scalable business-to-business and business-to-employee Web sites. Information Exchange, a division of IntraNet Solutions, is a market leader in Web conversion and desktop and mobile device viewing technologies and applications. IntraNet Solutions products are used worldwide by over 1,500 customers including Agilent Technologies, Cargill Incorporated, GE Capital, Yahoo!, Ericsson Telecom AB, Merrill Lynch and GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corporation. IntraNet Solutions has offices throughout the U.S. and international offices in London, Amsterdam and Australia.
Nextenso develops and commercializes a rich and modular suite of applications and services for creating and managing personalized, multi-device Internet portals that are accessible from all Internet-enabled terminals. Ready-to-customize Nextenso applications and services easily integrate into all wireless and wireline networks, leveraging the value of portals by taking advantage of existing Internet content and providing continuity of service across all devices and environments. The unique carrier- grade architecture of the Nextenso solution is rapid to deploy and responds to the markets demand for the highest quality of service and availability. Nextenso-powered new generation Internet portals can adapt to the varying needs of existing and future Internet devices, including WAP-enabled mobile telephones, PCs, Internet screenphones, Internet television, handheld organizers, etc.
Nextenso is a wholly owned independent subsidiary of Alcatel. For more information, please visit our web site at: www.nextenso.com