IXI Mobile to showcase Personal Mobile Gateways (PMGs) and sleek new wireless devices from manufacturers including Game Park, HIT Incorporated, Infohand, Lite-On Technology Corporation, SANYO and Seiko Instruments Inc.. Demonstrations and Showcase at IXI Mobile's Stand at 3GSM World Congress (Hall 4, K-18)
3GSM WORLD CONGRESS, CANNES, February 18, 2003—IXI Mobile, Inc., inventor of the Personal Mobile Gateway (PMG) and provider of innovative wireless software solutions for sleek new wireless devices and services, today announced customer agreements with device manufacturers. These manufacturers are: Game Park, HIT Incorporated, Infohand, Lite-On Technology Corporation, SANYO Technology Center U.S.A a division of SANYO North America Corporation, and Seiko Instruments Inc. The IXI stand at the 3GSM World Congress (Hall 4, K-18) showcases and demonstrates IXI-enabled sleek devices designed by the manufacturers.
The demonstrations and showcase at the IXI Mobile stand include a variety of IXI-enabled Personal Mobile Gateways (PMGs) and 'designed for PMG' sleek devices:
Game Park 'designed for PMG' handheld gaming consoles give users the ability to receive new games over the air, post high scores and compete against other players
HIT Incorporated's 'designed for PMG' Messaging Pens allow users to record and email messages
Infohand 'designed for PMG' digital cameras capture high quality images and instantly transmit them to a web site and to other 'designed for PMG' devices for immediate viewing
Lite-On Technology Corporation is demonstrating a PMG device and 'designed for PMG' phone and messaging terminal featuring IM (Instant Messaging), SMS, and e-mail
SANYO is previewing a series of conceptual models of new mobile devices codenamed "Alviss" which consists of a new collection of credit card size wireless terminals (phone, emailer, photo viewer, keyboard, voice recorder and digital camera) and a Personal Mobile Gateway (PMG)
Seiko Instruments Inc. is demonstrating a 'designed for PMG' watch that can receive messages, ring tone and logo downloads, display caller identification and incoming SMS alerts and can also check daily agendas
"More manufacturers are actively designing and producing innovative 'designed for PMG' devices that are affordable, fashionable and fun," said Amit Haller, Chief Executive Officer of IXI Mobile, Inc. "IXI's software is what powers these new devices, making them less costly to design and build, and helping them reach the market quickly. The devices demonstrated at IXI's stand are just the beginning of what is to come."
"The Personal Mobile Gateway (PMG) solution is a major innovation for device manufacturers. With IXI software, we can cost-effectively create sleek new 'designed for PMG' devices, including voice and messaging terminals, watches, pens, cameras and more," said Dr. David Su, President of Communications SBG, Lite-On Technology Corporation. "We are excited to bring these ground-breaking, function-optimized and affordable products to our carrier customers and to end users."
About Game Park:
Founded in 1996 in Korea, Game Park has been a technology-driven venture company famous for its development of the high performance handheld console called 'GP32', which could be positioned as USB peripheral to offer gaming, music and movies as the best of anywhere, anytime digital entertainment. Since its market roll out of the GP32 into Korean market at the end of 2001, Game Park is now looking at global market, especially with a view to make its devices available in the arena of wireless gaming. For more information visit www.gamepark.co.kr.
About HIT Incorporated:
HIT manufactures the fine acoustic and wireless devices. With its engineering capability, HIT integrates the two technologies into practical solutions. The company's vision to continue to edefine our industry by innovating new technologies in the area of voice communication. For more information visit www.hit-inc.com.
Infohand is a company that develops and manufactures digital devices for mobile and wireless internet services, i.e., digital cameras, headsets, etc. For more information visit www.infohand.co.kr.
About Lite-On Technology Corporation:
Lite-on is focused on manufacturing a strong base of mainstream IT and communications products, investing in innovation-driven research and development and supporting its products with superior service. For more information please visit: www.liteon.com.
About SANYO North America Corporation:
SANYO North America Corporation was established in 1961 as the corporate North American regional headquarters for its parent company, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan. SANYO Technology Center, U.S.A., a division of SANYO North America Corporation, is in charge of technology R&D as well as being the regional liaison based in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.sanyo.com.
About Seiko Instruments Inc.
Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) was founded in 1937, and is a leader in watch manufacturing and engineering. Proud of its tradition of precision manufacturing and technical innovation, SII has earned recognition the world over for its elegant and sophisticated timepieces, and has rapidly progressed into challenging new fields of Information Technology and nano-technology. From wearable devices to electronic components, SII boldly takes the lead in creating new products and technologies to serve mankind better - today and in the future. For further information on Seiko Instruments Inc., visit its Web site at http://www.sii.co.jp.
About IXI Mobile, Inc.
IXI Mobile provides end-to-end software solutions that enable a new category of wireless devices including the personal mobile gateway (PMG) and Sleek Devices. IXI software allows the introduction of a variety of sleek, affordable and function-optimized mobile devices that best match the needs and lifestyles of consumers. As a result, manufacturers and network operators can offer a new class of devices and services that can be developed in a fraction of the time and cost it takes to deliver today's cellular phones or "all-in-one" devices. Founded in August 2000 IXI Mobile, Inc. is a privately held company with headquarters in Redwood City, California and a research and development center near Tel Aviv, Israel. Investors include China Development Industrial Bank, Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet Ventures, Intel, Gemini Funds, Texas Instruments and TLcom. For more information, visit www.ixi.com.
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