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TWS Joins Wireless Application Protocol Forum

ATLANTA, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- TWS, Inc. today announced its involvement in the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum, demonstrating its commitment to providing consumers and carriers with industry leading technology for the new century.

With more than 10 offices worldwide, TWS offers its bulletIN(TM) products to more than 200 million SMS capable digital phone users today. Through its involvement in the WAP Forum and WAP Development, TWS will ensure that its products continue to provide the industry with advanced wireless messaging features and functionality.

Uniquely targeted at business professionals, bulletIN products allow wireless customers to use their existing digital phones to receive and reply to e-mail messages, have schedule reminders follow them and obtain sports scores, weather reports and other Internet content from anywhere in the world. Additionally, bulletIN provides LAN integration tools that allow selective filtering and dynamic, two-way e-mail for corporate applications.

``We believe that WAP standards will allow us to expand our line of packaged e-mail products and to produce high value applications for carriers,'' said Marlin Nelson, vice president and general manager of TWS. ``We anticipate that our participation in WAP will allow us to create many innovations including new access methods to corporate database information such as pricing, inventory availability and billing records.''

The WAP Forum represents a consortium of more than 100 companies focused on developing a worldwide standard for information and telephony services for wireless devices. With the numerous technological changes facing the wireless industry, TWS believes that WAP will provide a clear path for developers for the future.

About WAP Forum

The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is the de facto world standard for wireless information and telephony services on digital mobile phones and other wireless terminals. Handset manufacturers representing more than 75 percent of the world market across all technologies have committed to shipping WAP-enabled devices. Carriers representing nearly 100 million subscribers worldwide have joined WAP. This commitment will provide tens of millions of WAP browser-enabled products to consumers by the end of 2000. WAP allows carriers to strengthen their service offerings by providing subscribers with the information they want and need while on the go. The WAP Forum has published a global wireless protocol specification based on existing Internet standards such as XML and IP for all wireless networks. WAP Forum membership is open to all industry participants.

About TWS, Inc.

Formed in 1994, the company develops and provides a leading edge Internet messaging product, bulletIN, that stimulates use of wireless voice and data communications. TWS is also a leading edge consulting firm providing RF engineering, project management and network integration solutions for digital wireless networks. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., TWS is a privately held company with over 130 employees. For more information, visit their Web site at http://www.tws-inc.com .