Wireless SyncML Synchronization for Personal Information Management
Mobilkom Austria and Weblicon Announce World's First Wireless SyncML Synchronization on the Sun One Platform
Berlin, Germany; Vienna, Austria. April 29, 2003.
mobilkom austria and Weblicon today announced the world's first wireless SyncML server in a mobile operator environment on the Sun ONE platform. The Weblicon SyncML server provides over-the-air synchronization of mobilkom austria's popular A1 ORGANIZER with mobile phones from Nokia, SonyEricsson or Siemens. A1 ORGANIZER provides communications and personal information management (PIM) services based on the Sun ONE Messaging Server and Sun ONE Calendar Server. With the new SyncML solution, users can seamlessly synchronize the address book and calendar of their A1 ORGANIZER with the built-in address book and calendar of a mobile phone. In addition, users can synchronize their A1 ORGANIZER with Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express desktop organizer and Palm or PocketPC PDAs resulting in a harmonization of various address books and agendas.
"The wireless synchronization of the A1 ORGANIZER brings it all together -- finally, the PC is synchronized with the A1 ORGANIZER, mobile phone and PDA. It truly delivers personal information at any time, anywhere and on any device. We are proud to announce the world's first live implementation of wireless synchronization underlining the innovation leadership of mobilkom austria," said Franz Kroepfl, Head of Data Department, mobilkom austria.
mobilkom austria is using the Weblicon SyncML Server to enable wireless synchronization of PIM services with SyncML enabled mobile phones, PCs and PDAs. The SyncML standard plays an important role, because it enables cross-vendor compatibility with any SyncML-enabled mobile phone. The new protocol is quickly becoming the defacto-standard for synchronization and has been adopted by leading mobile phone vendors like Nokia, SonyEricsson and Siemens which have recently integrated SyncML into their products. The addition of the Weblicon SyncML Server links these products with the A1 ORGANIZER that was developed on the scalable, robust Sun ONE Messaging and Calendar server. Sun ONE is an open, integratable product platform enabling the development and delivery of Java Web services.
"Weblicon, mobilkom austria, and Sun Microsystems are on the forefront of the technological development and we are delighted to announce the world's first live SyncML server. Weblicon has always been a strong supporter of open industry standards and SyncML in particular has a large potential for propelling the usage of wireless applications," said Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Weblicon Technologies AG.
"Weblicon's SyncML solution extends the benefits of the Sun ONE Messaging Server and Sun ONE Calendar server, significantly increasing access to communications services and improving customer satisfaction," said Patrick Dorsey, group manager, Sun ONE Communications Business Management.
About mobilkom austria
More than 3 million Austrians make their calls with A1. Over 44 percent of all Austrian mobile phone users trust in the market leader in mobile communications. With a share of 69 percent, mobilkom austria is also the market leader in the business-customer segment. The large market shares in attractive customer-segments offer great potential for the new mobile data services. The world's first GPRS network and the first UMTS network in Austria show that mobilkom austria is well prepared for the future of mobile communication. Further information about the A1 ORGANIZER is available from the toll-free hotline at 0800 664 112, or from www.A1.net/organizer as well as by e-mail organizer@A1.net.
SyncML is the open standard that drives data mobility by establishing a common language for communications between devices, applications and networks. The foundation of the SyncML open standard ensures a consistent set of data that is always available on any device or application, any time. Sponsored by Ericsson, IBM, Lotus, Matsushita, Motorola, Nokia, Symbian and others, the SyncML initiative accelerates the development and market success of SyncML technologies. Further information about the SyncML initiative is available at www.openmobilealliance.org/syncml.
About Weblicon Technologies AG
Weblicon Technologies AG is a pure technology provider focused on Personal Information Management (PIM) and Synchronization software for corporate carriers. The Weblicon product development is based entirely on open standards such as Java, J2EE, SyncML and WCAP. Weblicon is an active member of the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and has achieved official SyncML certification of its SyncML Server as one of the first companies worldwide in April 2002. The Weblicon SyncML Server has been proven in live operation of leading carriers using the Weblicon SyncML Server in combination with the SunONE Calendar and Messaging Server. Further information about the Weblicon SyncML server is available on the net at http://www.weblicon.net/html/products_syncml.html.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com.
See also: "Personal Information Management for Corporates and Carriers. Synchronize Appointments, Contacts and Tasks With Mobile Devices." Weblicon SyncML Datasheet. [cache]