OPERATORS CHOOSE MAG 6 TO SUPPORT WAP 2 SERVICES/HANDSETS.Openwave Systems Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. Communications, Telefonica and Telstra, have committed to deploy Openwave Mobile Access Gateway A WAP gateway from Openwave that serves as the interface between a Web server and the microbrowser in the client. Formerly known as UP.Link Server, it hosts the wireless carrier's WAP applications and performs translations between HTML, HDML and WML coming from the Web. (MAG) Version 6, an integrated gateway for both 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. 1 and WAP 2 devices, to support their WAP 2 services.
With 40 billion WAP 2 transactions and over 300 billion WAP 1 transactions completed to date, Openwave MAG is the most proven, interoperable and standards-compliant WAP gateway supporting the new WAP 2 handsets entering the market. Openwave MAG already is part of the core infrastructure at more than 70 Communication Service Providers representing more than 70 million WAP users all over the world.
"With WAP 2, WAP moves beyond browsing and becomes an enabling technology for applications such as MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) An enhanced transmission service that enables graphics, video clips and sound files to be transmitted via cellphones. Developed as part of the 3GPP project, MMS phones are generally backward compatible with SMS and EMS. and downloads. As a result, Openwave MAG 6, a WAP 2 gateway, is able to provide a central control point for the operator and improve the overall user experience," said David Hose, vice president and general manager, infrastructure group for Openwave. "In addition, with WAP 2 supporting the Internet transport protocols, MAG 6 allows operators to go beyond mobile handsets and support multiple devices in the network- extending the overall value of their WAP gateway."
MAG 6 increases the addressable Reachable. When something is addressable, it can be identified and manipulated independently of its surroundings. For example, screen pixels and RAM memory are addressable. Each of the screen's picture elements can be individually turned on and off, and each of the memory's bytes can be market for operators by optimizing content delivery, the forwarding of device capabilities to content providers and the translation between different markup and image formats. It also allows the operator to manage subscriber identity and enforce business policy on a network level by dividing subscribers into different groups and applying access control, billing and routing rules.
Two additional and widely anticipated features of WAP 2 are support for the XHTML (EXtensible HTML) A markup language for Web pages from the W3C. XHTML combines HTML and XML into a single format (HTML 4.0 and XML 1.0). Like XML, XHTML can be extended with proprietary tags. Also like XML, XHTML must be coded more rigorously than HTML. markup language and end-to-end security. The XHTML markup language gives content providers considerably better control over the layout of the content on the phone screen and allows them to use features such as buttons, tables, background color and input boxes. The result is web pages for phones that look more like small, colorful versions of Internet sites. The support for end-to-end security allows for the development of secure banking, enterprise and m-commerce applications.
Openwave Systems Inc. is a provider of open software products and services for the communications industry, serving more than 70 mobile operators, 47 handset manufacturers and 22 broadband suppliers. Openwave's products, include mobile phone software, multimedia messaging soft ware (MMS), email, location and mobile gateways. Headquartered in Redwood City, California Redwood City is a suburb located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Redwood City is the county seat of San Mateo County. As of the 2005 census, the city had a total population of 76,000. , Openwave has offices in 28 locations and in 14 countries.
Openwave can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.openwave.com.
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