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
With more than 10 offices worldwide, TWS offers its bulletIN(TM) products
to more than 200 million SMS capable digital phone users today.
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.
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
With the numerous technological changes facing the wireless
industry, TWS believes that WAP will provide a clear path for developers for
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
Handset manufacturers representing more than 75 percent
of the world market across all technologies have committed to shipping
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.
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
TWS is also a leading edge consulting firm providing RF
engineering, project management and network integration solutions for digital
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 .