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Steltor Announces i-Mode Support and Targets Japanese Market With Toshiba Information Systems -Japan- Corporation.



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KAWASAKI CITY, Japan & MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 14, 2001

Mobile Edition calendaring solution developed for

enterprises and service providers

Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation, Network Products Division, and Steltor, a world leader in time management communications, today announced the availability of the much-anticipated Mobile Edition calendaring client.

The new Mobile Edition offers users microbrowser A Web browser designed for small display screens on smartphones and other handheld wireless devices. See smartphone and WAP.  access to calendaring and scheduling information on a mobile device, regardless of technology, country, language or time zone.

The Mobile Edition adds significant value to Steltor's time management communications solution, bringing i-Mode (c-HTML) capabilities to a product that already supports the 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.
) standard, Wireless Markup Language Wireless Markup Language, based on XML, is a content format for devices that implement the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) specification, such as mobile phones, and preceded the use of other markup languages now used with WAP, such as XHTML and even standard HTML (which are  (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 Handheld Device Markup Language The Handheld Device Markup Language (HDML) is a markup language intended for display on handheld computers, information appliances, smartphones, etc.. It is similar to HTML, but for wireless and handheld devices with small displays, like PDA, mobile phones and so on.  (HDML (Handheld Device Markup Language) A specialized version of HTML designed to enable wireless pagers, cellphones and other handheld devices to obtain information from Web pages. HDML was developed by Phone. ). Available for the service provider and enterprise markets, the Mobile Edition provides users with a flexible microbrowser client that breaks down existing technology barriers between networks, software protocols and geographical location.

"The demand for calendaring services is growing in Japan," said Hiromichi Iehara, General Manager of Network Products Division at Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation. "Steltor's market leadership in developing this product will greatly benefit enterprise users and service providers. We're very excited that Steltor has released such a versatile, forward-looking solution that can satisfy the needs of all mobile users in the Japanese market."

Steltor's Mobile Edition lets users access their calendar, browse other people's calendars, maintain a list of favorite calendars to view and manage their time zones with a few simple commands. It also features a week view and access key mapping, which allows users to perform calendar operations using predefined numbers instead of scrolling down lists.

"Bringing i-Mode support to the Mobile Edition is an integral part of our vision to provide anytime, anywhere access to calendar information," said Andre Courtemanche, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Steltor. "We're very proud to make this product available with our partner Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation. Users will appreciate the power of managing their calendars simply and efficiently, whether they're in Japan, Europe or North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. ."

Support for the i-Mode standard is of particular benefit to Japanese users. "For many Japanese users, i-Mode is the first and only method of access to the Internet," said Tole tole also tôle  
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And with a universal standard for mobile Internet browsing still in question, support for i-Mode, WML and HDML makes Mobile Edition the ideal product for customers looking to protect their investment while letting users choose their own method of accessing calendar information. Operators and users alike will profit from the flexibility and ubiquitous access to calendar information offered by Mobile Edition.

The Mobile Edition is available for all Steltor's solutions: CorporateTime(R), Lexacom Calendar and Lexacom Enterprise Calendar. Steltor will attend the CTIA (1) See CompTIA.

(2) (Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, Washington, DC, www.ctia.org, www.wow-com.com) A membership organization founded in 1984 that is involved with regulatory and public affairs issues in the wireless industry.
 Wireless show from March 20-22, exhibiting products and presenting daily in the WAP Forum at Booth #L-1.

About Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation

Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation was established by a group of investors, including Toshiba Corporation and Fuji Television Network, Inc., in 1962, during an era that could be considered the dawn of information systems technology in Japan. Since then, as a pioneer in its field, Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation has maintained a command of leading-edge technical capabilities and responded to the diverse information technology requirements of companies and society in general. Early industry leadership in Internet technology and services has helped us to develop into a total information service company for the 21st century. At Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation, we will continue to offer comprehensive, effective responses to the needs of our customers by fusing new technologies with our many years of experience in existing technologies. For more details, visit marche.tjsys.co.jp.

About Steltor

Steltor (formerly CS&T/Lexacom) develops and markets time management communications technology, offering solutions tailored to the enterprise, B2B (Business to Business) Refers to one business communicating with or selling to another. See B2B e-commerce, B2C and B2G.

B2B - business to business
 and B2C (Business to Consumer) Refers to a business communicating with or selling to an individual rather than a company. See B2B.  service provider markets. Steltor's real-time, standards-based portfolio of time management products and services encompasses calendar infrastructure, desktop clients, Internet applications, 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).  synchronization, and wireless communications. Steltor products are currently used as key collaborative applications by millions of corporate users and power numerous portals worldwide. Strategic partners include Software.com and Hewlett-Packard. For more details, visit www.steltor.com.

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