DATELINE: OWINGS MILLS, Md.
Aug. 23, 1999 - Aether Systems, Inc., the leading independent provider of
wireless data computing services and solutions, today announced its membership
in the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum. WAP is the leading standard
for wireless information and telephony services on digital mobile phones and
other wireless information appliances. Today, Aether enables companies to deploy
wireless solutions nationwide regardless of their preferred information
appliance, network carrier, or platform operating system. As a member of the WAP
Forum, Aether joins more than 125 of the wireless industry's leading companies
in their efforts to ensure product interoperability and continued growth of the
Aether is the first WAP Forum member to offer an end-to-end wireless
solution, via its Enterprise Data Wireless Center (EDWC). The Wireless Center
enables companies to rapidly, securely and cost-effectively extend their
enterprise information management systems nationwide to mobile workers and
clients utilizing state-of-the-art wireless data technologies. A core component
of the Wireless Center is Aether Intelligent Messaging (AIM), a wireless
transport and development platform that allows for the reliable, secure,
optimized transport of data across wireless networks. Aether's complete solution
provides everything from systems engineering, the AIM software and network
operations to product fulfillment and customer support.
"Aether's membership in the WAP Forum will support integration of the WAP
specifications into our AIM software and provide support for WAP-enabled devices
as part of our Wireless Center," said George Davis, chief operating officer for
Aether Systems. "This will allow our customers to continue to develop and deploy
wireless solutions that take advantage of the latest innovations in wireless
"Ericsson is working with Aether to develop wireless data solutions for our
WAP-enabled smart phones and two-way pagers for the online financial investment
community," said Hans Davidsson, vice president and general manager, Ericsson
Wireless Internet Solutions. "Aether's participation in the WAP Forum will allow
us to collectively leverage the expertise of other industry leaders as we
develop solutions to take advantage of next-generation wireless solutions."
Aether is a one-stop global provider of wireless software and services
connecting people to the information they need, wherever and whenever they need
it. Aether allows individuals to receive real-time data on handheld wireless
devices, using virtually any kind of wireless data network. Aether's products
include Reuters MarketClip, providing real-time financial market information,
graphs, alerts and news stories, and TradeRunner(sm) from Discover Brokerage.
TradeRunner provides Reuters MarketClip information plus the ability to trade
equities, options and mutual funds. Aether's ability to deliver real-time,
secure and reliable wireless solutions comes through proven expertise in
wireless system engineering, software tools and services, wireless network
operations, product fulfillment and customer support. For more information,
visit the Aether Web site at www.aethersystems.com.
CONTACT: Aether Systems, Inc.
Jeff Mose, 410/654-6405
Greg Wood, 650/298-3938
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