with Other Industry Leaders to Provide Harmonized Web Access to Application Data and
Messaging from Any Mobile Communications Device
Baltimore, MD (April 27, 1999) -- Lexacom N45W73 Inc. today announced it has
joined the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum to help lead the industry in
implementing a new global wireless protocol for mobile information technologies and
devices. The WAP Forum was founded in 1997 by Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola and Unwired Planet
(now Phone.com). Its protocol has become the de-facto worldwide standard for wireless
information and telephony services on digital mobile phones and other wireless terminals.
This announcement further confirms Lexacom's commitment to providing standards-based,
innovation-driven technologies for Internet and wireless platforms. It closely follows the
company's March release of Lexacom Calendar and Lexacom Sync! for
Psion® at CeBIT '99, and their European corporate launch and demonstration of
the Lexacom Wireless Data Server at the February GSM World Congress.
"The WAP Forum will finally give mobile users of data the freedom they have always
dreamed of. Freedom with the security of being connected to any application, any data,
when and where they need it," said Lexacom General Manager Joseph Kranitz.
"Lexacom's participation in WAP will allow us to maintain our leadership position in
the wireless marketplace, influencing wireless standards and providing breakthrough
technologies to our customers."
Membership in the WAP Forum also will allow Lexacom to share industry knowledge to
positively influence ongoing WAP developments. Lexacom is already developing software
applications that are WAP-based, and will be among the first software developers to
deliver WAP-enabled solutions to the marketplace.
The WAP Forum's global wireless protocol specification leverages existing Internet
standards such as XML and IP for all wireless networks. WAP Forum membership is open to
all industry participants including terminal and infrastructure manufacturers; operators,
carriers and service providers; software houses; content providers; and companies
developing services and applications for mobile devices. Together, WAP members will
provide millions of WAP browser-enabled devices to consumers by the end of 2000. For more
information, visit the WAP Forum website @ www.wapforum.org.
Lexacom N45W73 Inc. is a global solutions provider of software
applications for wireless platforms and the Internet. Located in Montreal, Canada, Lexacom
develops standards-based products for wireless communications, calendaring and scheduling,
and PDA synchronization. The company markets these software products to wireless
operators, telcos, corporations, ISPs and providers of value-added services. For more
information, please visit the