New Motorola Platform Redefines Information Access; Mobile Internet Exchange Integrates Voice, Data Services.SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 1999--
Motorola, Inc. today unveiled its Mobile Internet Refers to gaining access to the Internet using a lightweight, handheld device. See Mobile IP, PDA, smartphone and mobile TV. Exchange(TM) (MIX) communications platform, the first platform integrating both voice and data services. Motorola's strategic focus is on bringing the benefits of the Internet revolution to everyone, regardless of location or access device. Currently, a user's ability to get information - both personal and from the Internet - is limited. With the MIX communications MIX Communications - (MIX) Providers of Internet access and presentation services for businesses and individuals in the Milwaukee, WI, USA metropolitan area. MIX started providing Internet access services to the Milwaukee area in 1990. platform, mobile consumers can obtain necessary information anywhere via the Internet.
Motorola's MIX communications platform, a feature server of Motorola's Aspira(TM) architecture, delivers necessary information to a consumer's choice of device even when consumers travel away from their home city. For example, MIX enables a consumer to enter information, such as a telephone number, in a
personal digital assistant (PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) A handheld computer for managing contacts, appointments and tasks. It typically includes a name and address database, calendar, to-do list and note taker, which are the functions in a personal information manager (see PIM). ), synchronize its content using TrueSync(TM) and then access that number from any personal device. This includes access by stating an instruction, such as "Call Jim" from any telephone. Finally, a consumer can view the telephone number or Internet content on the display of any compatible mobile phone. Thus, you can access a content source from different devices and receive information in formats to suit your changing needs.
"Motorola expects that by 2005, one billion people will be using the Internet and accessing it from wireless connections," said Maria Martinez
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With the MIX communications platform, carriers can use the Internet as the medium to expand their wireless and Internet services. Motorola's MIX communications platform provides them with a wireless Internet-based end-to-end solution (jargon) end-to-end solution - (E2ES) A term that suggests that the supplier of an application program or system will provide all the hardware and/or software components and resouces to meet the customer's requirement and no other supplier need be involved.
Compare: turn-key solution. comprised of servers, gateways, software applications, content, and a new Mobile Applications Development Kit (Mobile-ADK).
"Motorola is enabling carriers around the world to participate in the Internet arena, thus expanding their subscriber base and creating service differentiation," said Asif Naseem, director, global voice and data solutions.
A carrier can purchase and integrate the MIX communications platform into any existing infrastructure or use Motorola as a service bureau. The carriers then can easily offer leading-edge, integrated voice and data services customized for consumers, small businesses and corporate enterprises. The MIX communications platform is available now.
The hardware's architecture, which supports Myosphere(SM) Data Services, MyosphereSM Voice Activated Services and VoxML(TM) Hosting Services, is open and scalable. The software applications integrate voice and data capabilities and support HTML HTML
in full HyperText Markup Language
Markup language derived from SGML that is used to prepare hypertext documents. Relatively easy for nonprogrammers to master, HTML is the language used for documents on the World Wide Web. , WML (Wireless Markup Language) A tag-based language used in the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP). WML is an XML document type allowing standard XML and HTML tools to be used to develop WML applications. It evolved from Openwave's HDML, but WML is not a superset of HDML. and VoxML markup languages
The MIX communications platform supports a whole suite of Wireless Application Protocol (WAP (1) (Wireless Access Point) See access point.
(2) (Wireless Application Protocol) A standard for providing cellular phones, pagers and other handheld devices with secure access to e-mail and text-based Web pages. ) applications for the next generation of WAP 1.1-compliant wireless phones, thus enabling consumers to view data on a phone's display. The MIX communications platform offers a WAP gateway (Wireless Application Protocol gateway) Software that decodes and encodes requests and responses between the smartphone microbrowsers and the Internet. It decodes the encoded WAP requests from the microbrowser and sends the HTTP requests to the Internet or to a local enabling users to access WAP-based data and WAP-compliant content. Motorola guarantees interoperability with all WAP-compliant devices. In addition, the Mobile-ADK supports WAP.
To experience Motorola's MIX communications platform services, visit the MIX Web site at www.Motorola-MIX.com.
Motorola Internet and Connectivity Solutions Division (ICSD) offers hardware, software and services to carriers, enabling them to use the Internet to offer consumers integrated voice and data services. Motorola is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. These include: software-enhanced wireless telephone, two-way radio A voice network that provides an always-on connection enabling the user to just "push the button and talk." Also called "dispatch radio," two-way radio has traditionally been used by police, fire, taxi and other mobile fleets. , messaging and satellite communications products and systems, as well as networking and Internet-access products, for consumers, network operators, and commercial, government and industrial customers. Sales in 1998 were $29.4 billion.
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MIX communications platform trials under way globally:
"BT is committed to providing new and innovative communications services to our customers. As such, we are excited about trialing voice and data services hosted on Motorola's MIX communications platform," said Philip Marnick, Head of Mobile Multimedia for British Telecom.
Bell Atlantic Mobile
"The ability to access important information on demand by leveraging the capabilities of the Internet is a powerful new communications medium that will dramatically enhance our customers' communications capabilities," said Ted Hoffman, vice president, technical development, Bell Atlantic Mobile. "Motorola's MIX communications platform validates Bell Atlantic Mobile's vision of the potential power that the convergence of wireless and the Internet will bring to our industry, much like the capability our AirBridge wireless Internet and email customers already enjoy."
BellSouth Cellular Corporation
"We believe that Motorola is on the right track with the introduction of the MIX communications platform. We look forward to working with Motorola on a market trial of voice and integrated WAP-based data services on our GSM PCS system using the MIX communications platform," said Carlton Hill, director of product development, BellSouth Cellular Corporation. "By trialing Motorola's MIX communications platform, BellSouth is developing innovative new services for our valued customers."
Clearnet Communications, Inc.
"We look forward to offering new integrated voice and data solutions to both our business and consumer clients," said Robert Blumenthal, vice president, product development, with Clearnet Communications Inc., a leading Canadian wireless communications provider of both iDEN and digital PCS (1) (Personal Communications Services) Refers to wireless services that emerged after the U.S. government auctioned commercial licenses in 1994 and 1995. This radio spectrum in the 1. services. "The introduction of mobile email and personal information management services (PIM) can provide a significant productivity tool. We are eager to work with Motorola in technology trials to assess how the suite of Myosphere applications running on the MIX communications platform can best serve our clients."
For additional information visit: www.Motorola-MIX.com