WAP Forum Header


Mobile software and solutions company FreeRein acquires Clarios

Clarios technology to form base of the FreeRein enterprise solution suite

BELLEVUE, Wash. (March 13, 2001)FreeRein today announced it has acquired Seattle-based Clarios, creator of the Managed Messaging Platform. Clarios Managed Messaging Platform fits as a core component for FreeReins mobile solution set that combines aggregated third-party components with FreeRein-owned software and products. This approach offers substantial value to enterprise customersa best-of-breed product set combined with consulting, and professional and managed services to implement customized mobile solutions for enterprise.

The merger gives FreeRein full ownership of Clarios technology, which will form a key module of the FreeRein mobile platform. Specifically, the company will gain Clarios Managed Messaging Platform as the foundation of a family of applications that handle "one-to-many" communications, as well as several mobile platform components including group communications, messaging personalization, and other messaging capabilities.

"Clarios messaging platform and products fit directly into FreeReins vision for an aggregated mobile platform solution," said Don Davis, FreeReins CEO. "The Managed Messaging Platform is a excellent example of the collaborative wireless technology FreeRein will provide enterprise clients, enabling them to realize the benefits and efficiencies that mobile solutions provide."

Clarios employees will join the FreeRein staff, bringing FreeReins team count to 84.

"We are thrilled to be joining the FreeRein team," said Gregory Brown, CEO of Clarios. "Our company brings foundation components for mobile solutions, which map nicely to the complete mobile solution on which FreeRein is focused. Together we will help enterprise customers realize their mobile strategies."

Several well-known companies already use the Clarios Mobile Messaging Platform, including American Greetings and Sonera zed. Clarios partners include Wireless Services Corporation and AT&T Wireless Services.

About FreeRein
FreeRein is a new kind of mobile software and solutions company focused on bridging the gaps between disparate wireless technologies, applications, services, and partners. FreeRein helps enterprise clients develop mobile technology that meets real business needs every day, as well as continually adapt to the dynamic changes wireless will bring over the next few years.

The company is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, with an additional office in San Jose, California. For more information on FreeRein, visit http://www.freerein.com.

About Clarios
Clarios enables effective one-to-many communications in the desktop and wireless environments with the Clarios Managed Messaging Platform. Its enterprise-class application platform is used by businesses and consumers to quickly and easily address groups, elicit feedback and view the responses from anywhere. Clarios is based in Seattle, Washington. For more information on Clarios, visit http://www.clarios.com.