AU-System Licenses WAP Browser To Siemens VDO Automotive
3GSM World Congress, Cannes, France 19 February 2002 AU-System, which is part of the Teleca group, has entered into a 4-year agreement with Siemens VDO Automotive AG, a leader in automotive electronics. The agreement means that AU-System will license its WAP browser and associated security software to Siemens VDO, as well as providing technical support for the browser. AU-System has so far licensed the WAP browser to about 50 manufacturers of mobile phones and electronic equipment, and is therefore one of the worlds leading suppliers of WAP browsers based on open standards.
Siemens VDO will offer the WAP browser to its customers in the automotive industry. The browser will be part of Siemens VDOs vehicle infotainment platform and support a range of positioning, information and navigation services created for vehicle owners.
There are many potential areas of application for WAP in the vehicle industry. Examples include services that provide drivers with information about the servicing needs of their vehicles and direct links to relevant workshops, as well as services that provide information on the weather, traffic conditions and navigation.
This collaboration shows that WAP technology is beginning to mature and find an increasing number of areas of application in more-traditional sectors. The agreement with Siemens VDO Automotive is further proof of the flexibility of our browser and the fact that there is wide support for solutions based on open standards, says Christer Björk, business area manager at AU-System.
AU-System recently launched the Mobile Suite, a unique portfolio of integrated software products designed for mobile devices. Built around AU-Systems new multi-protocol WAP browser, the Mobile Internet Client, the suite also contains modules for managing Java applications, MMS (multimedia messaging service) messages, synchronisation and a security module for encryption and digital signatures. The AU-System Mobile Suite will be demonstrated in AU-Systems booth (E70) at the annual 3GSM World Congress on 19-22 February 2002 in Cannes, France.
Christer Björk Johannes Winterhagen
Business Area Manager Corporate Communications
AU-System AB Siemens VDO Automotive AG
Tel. +46-70 638 1601 Tel. +49-6196 87 2922
AU-System part of the Teleca group is a leading supplier of consulting solutions based on emerging IT and telecommunications technology. The company also provides integrated marketing communications services through its subsidiary SandbergTrygg. AU?System was founded in 1974 and employs about 1,000 people located in Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, United States, Thailand and Singapore. For more information please visit http://www.ausystem.com.
Teleca is one of Europes leading high-end consulting groups focused on new technology and R&D. The groups business concept is to strengthen its customers market positions and times to market. This is achieved by providing professional teams with specialist technical expertise, working in partnership with development-intensive companies worldwide. The group has more than 2,200 employees in 13 countries, with a strong presence in the Nordic region, UK and France. Teleca is quoted on the Attract40 list of Stockholmsbörsen (Stockholm stock exchange). For more information please visit http://www.teleca.com.