The Materna Press Release:
MATERNA with the first MMS client for Microsoft Smartphone 2003
Taiwanese manufacturer uses MATERNA knowledge
Dortmund, 27. Mai 2003
MATERNA Information & Communications is the first company in the world that has developed an MMS client for devices with the operating system Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone 2003 into a marketable commodity. Thus, it is possible to make mobile devices with the operating system from Microsoft MMS-capable.
Also the Taiwanese manufacturer Compal could be convinced of the efficiency of the MMS Client. The company uses the MATERNA product in its Smartphone AR-11.
The new generation 2003 of operating systems for mobile devices from Microsoft will be available in the following versions: Pocket PC 2003, Pocket PC Phone Edition 2003 and Smartphone 2003. It has been developed by Microsoft under the code name "Ozone" and uses the new Windows CE .NET 4.2 technology. In addition to the system updates, Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone 2003 will be equipped with some new applications, such as games as well as Office tools and multimedia tools.
The Anny Way MMS Client constitutes an important part of MATERNA´s MMS product portfolio. With the new MMS Client for Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone 2003, the telecommunications specialist, with its headquarters in Dortmund, continues its strategy of focusing on Microsoft-based mobile devices. First tests of the client in suitable devices proved that it guarantees for both the receipt and the dispatch of multimedia short messages without any problems.
As another novelty, MATERNA now also offers a Chinese version of the Anny Way MMS Clients. With this, the comprehensive speech support of the product which has already comprised all common European languages before, has been made complete.
Already in the frame of a great show case of the leading telecommunications companies, e. g. Microsoft, Ericsson, Nokia, Alcatel and Openwave Systems Inc., at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, MATERNA could impress by demonstrating the interoperability of its MMS Clients. With the show case, Microsoft used the Anny Way MMS Client in the Smartphone AR-11 by the Taiwanese manufacturer Compal. In the future, this device will automatically be delivered with MATERNA´s MMS Client. A corresponding contract has been concluded with the Taiwan company recently.
MATERNA GmbH Information & Communications
MATERNA is one of Germany's leading software vendors of information/communications technology. The company currently has a staff of 1,150 around the world and generated revenues of 153 million Euro in 2002. Beside the head office in Dortmund, the company has offices and subsidiaries located all over Germany as well as in Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Czech republic, Thailand and Hungary. The Business Unit Information implements integrated IT solutions for companies and public institutions with the goal of process optimisation. These include e-Business (enterprise portals, content management), IT service management and systems management. The Business Unit Communications offers products and solutions from the business area Mobile Solutions and Unified Messaging. This includes in particular mobile value-added services on base of SMS, WAP and Mobile Java which are distributed under the brand name Anny Way. The Anny Way Academy is active on the market in terms of trainings and consulting services as found in practice.