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Macalla Software launches Mobility Ver 1.2 to Enable Secure, Scalable Mobile eCommerce Solutions for Multiple Digital Channels including WAP, iMode, GPRS and 3G.

London England, December 7th 2000. Macalla Software (www.macalla.com), Europes leading provider of multi-channel mobile solutions today held the European launch for their flagship product, Mobility(tm) V1.2 in London. The release of Mobility(tm) V1.2 represents a significant breakthrough for the delivery of secure, scalable mobile e-Commerce solutions.

Niall OCleirigh, CEO Macalla Software speaking at the launch said Macalla Software has already been recognised as Europes leading provider of mobile applications for the financial sector, and Mobility(TM) is recognised amongst our finance, telco, B2B and ISV clients in Europe, Asia, and the US as being able to provide them with the combination of convenience, customisation, confidence and cost-effectiveness they require. We are delighted to launch Mobility v1.2 ensuring that Macalla Software will continue to provide leading edge mobile solutions that exploit the killer applications of the future .

According to Al-Noor Ramji, Global CIO, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, speaking at the launch, We choose Macalla Software because of the quality of their people. When discussing mobile eCommerce deployments, Mr Ramji said In Investment Banking terms, we will use it across all our applications. Doing transactions, back office checks, credit checks, talking to your clients, telling them what youve got, telling them what they ought to have, because this gives them an extremely convenient tool.they can use it from wherever they arein the plane, on the train, all sorts of areas. Continuing, Mr Ramji said We think its fundamental because the clients want the cost of doing business reduced. They also want to make it exceedingly convenient to themselves.

Kay Hughes, Strategic Channel Manager for AIB Group, speaking about the launch Mobile e-Commerce is very important for us at AIB Bank. We started last year with a comprehensive strategy which we are continually reviewing. We have projects for both the business and personal markets and the whole premise is based around convenience for our customers. We chose Macalla Software simply because they had delivered. Their expertise is geared towards the financial services industry, where the issue of security is paramount", she said.

Mobility(TM) v1.2 is a next-generation open and modular software infrastructure for secure, scalable and consistent multi device and digital channel delivery of information and transaction systems. It comprises a series of modules as follows; AnyChannel Server (ACS) for dynamically delivering and presenting content on multiple digital channels. The Personalised eMessaging Server (PeMS), for providing messaging and notification to a mobile customer base. The Enterprise Integration Server (EIS), for sourcing, transforming and delivering applications and services. The Secure User Personalisation Server (SUPS), for ensuring managed, secure and personalised delivery.

Mobility(TM) v1.2 comes with a series of toolkits and Software Development Toolkits (SDKs), thus empowering Macalla Softwares clients, be they traditional institutions or new entrants, to manage their own channels and service/solution distribution. This means that they have the ability to take full control of the powerful scalability and extensibility functions within Mobility(TM). Crucially, Mobility(TM) also allows clients exploit their existing IT investment by leveraging legacy and web systems, thus enabling source content to be extracted from a wide range of disparate systems and presented to customers in a portal manner over the latest mobile devices.

Being a next-generation, open and modular based software infrastructure, means that clients need not concern themselves about future evolving standards, channels and protocols. Mobility(TM) v 1.2 has been future-proofed to effortlessly allow clients take full advantage of the power of GPRS and 3G.


About Macalla Software
Macalla Software is Europes leading provider of mobile e-Commerce products and services to the global finance and telecoms industry. Macalla specialises in delivering secure transactional applications using WAP phones, PDAs, PC browsers etc..

Its flagship product Mobility(TM), is a complete software framework for building and deploying secure mobile e-Commerce applications for both Web and mobile Internet channels (including support for WAP/WML, I-Mode/cHTML, VXML, xHTML etc.).

Macalla operates as a global company, with its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, has offices in New York, London, Madrid, and Frankfurt. It also operates through an extensive set of distribution partners around the world, and is a member of the WAP Forum and the OMG.

Among Macallas customers globally are investment banks, stockbrokers, retail banks and telecos, and ISVs. http://www.macalla.com

About Dresdner Kleinwort Benson
Dresdner Kleinwort Benson is the investment banking division of the Dresdner Bank Group, one of Europes leading financial institutions. Dresdner Bank acquired the Kleinwort Benson Group in 1995, and the successful integration of the two organisations has been largely completed.

Dresdner Kleinwort Benson consists of six business lines: Global Corporate Finance, Global Equities, Global Finance, Global Markets, Global Private Equity, and Online Markets. These, together with several support functions, form the investment banking division of the Dresdner Bank Group.

Capitalising on its market position in Germany and the UK, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson is a leading player in European investment banking, with an increasingly global reach.

For further information, please visit http://www.dresdnerkb.com

About AIB Group
AIB Group is Irelands leading banking and financial services organisation. It operates principally in Ireland, Britain, the USA, Poland and Asia. It employs over 31,000 people worldwide in more than 1000 offices.

For further information, please visit http://www.aib.ie

For more information contact:

Sarah Flynn
Director of Marketing
Macalla Software Ltd
Dir: + 353 1 664 2240
Fax: + 353 1 664 2213
Email: [email protected]