OSE Systems and 3G LAB Join Forces to Develop Technology That Will Allow Operators to Easily Customize and Brand Mobile Handsets

7/16/2002 - 3G LAB, the multimedia software developer for next-generation mobile communications, and OSE Systems, Inc, the worldwide leader of real-time operating system (RTOS) technology for the wireless market, today announced that they will integrate the OSE Wireless Platform and 3G LAB’s Trigenix User Interface Engine. The integration provides handset manufacturers with a dynamic and reliable software solution that will accelerate the development of customizable mobile phones with user interfaces (UIs) that network operators can easily update, brand and personalize over the air.

With customers such as Ericsson, Samsung and Agere, OSE Systems already addresses the total range of handsets, from mass consumer handsets to high-end smart phones. The runtime software update capabilities of the OSE Wireless Platform is a perfect match with Trigenix, 3G LAB’s universal graphical user interface engine for mobile devices. The joint solution enables device manufacturers and network operators to update the functionality and brand the user interface on handsets, exploiting the color screens and increased functionality of the phones.

“In today’s mobile phone industry, handset manufacturers and network operators are both working towards the same goals--to rapidly build highly customizable phones that allow easy branding and promotion of services,” said Anders Flodin, Director of Strategic Alliances at OSE Systems.

“The joint OSE and 3G LAB solution provides handset manufacturers with the means to rapidly develop advanced mobile phones with user interfaces that operators can customize, brand and upgrade over the air.”

“We are seeing an increasing demand for software solutions that add the flexibility and reliability needed to fully utilize the capabilities of next generation handsets,” said Steve Ives, Chief Executive Officer of 3G LAB. “Network operators and handset manufacturers need to be able to tailor their devices to individual user requirements. This joint software platform provides the necessary modularity and flexibility.”

The Trigenix User Interface Engine allows operators and users to replace native user interfaces on next generation 2.5G and 3G devices resulting in a UI that is easily customizable and brandable--all possible by an over-the-air configuration. New UI graphics are supported and economical to produce, as they are based on standard XSL and XML web technologies.

OSE Systems offers a complete and extended RTOS solution with special capabilities for 2.5G and 3G handsets such as dynamic program loading in runtime, memory protection for downloaded applications, advanced FLASH support, crash safe file system, virtual memory, multicore support, power management capabilities, networking, Bluetooth, Java and graphics, user applications such as Web browser and email client. The OSE Wireless Platform supports all ARM architectures and a majority of DSP architectures.

About OSE Systems
OSE Systems is the technological leader of real-time operating systems software and services for the communications market. OSE is also used in safety-critical, high-availability, distributed and fault-tolerant applications such as avionics and industrial control. Customers include industry leaders such as Ericsson, Lockheed Martin, Samsung, Agere Systems, Sony and Boeing. OSE Systems is a subsidiary of Enea Data (SAXESS: ENEA). Enea markets and sells services, products and training in specialized technical arenas, including real-time application development and support for embedded systems as well as IT and e-business solutions. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, Enea employs approximately 700 people worldwide. For more information on OSE Systems, please visit www.ose.com. For more information on Enea please visit www.enea.com

About 3G LAB
3G LAB was formed in March 2000 and specialises in the development of software for next-generation mobile networks and devices. With headquarters in Cambridge, the core of 3G LAB's skills are a blend of new media and software professionals, coupled with graphic designers and artists. 3G LAB’s focus is on creating greater user experiences through applications, User Interface technology and expertise. The business has two fundamental and related activities: A consultancy business which provides custom software development, applications and related services to network operators, mobile content providers and mobile device manufacturers. A product business which provides application development and mobile device software for network operators, mobile content providers and mobile device manufacturers, focussing on Trigenix, 3G LAB’s flagship product.

3G LAB is working with Hutchison 3G, holder of the UMTS licence for the largest block of spectrum in the UK, to develop new and compelling multimedia applications for the wireless environment. For more information on 3G LAB, please visit www.3glab.com

Media Contacts
Julian Harris
3G LAB AxiCom
+44 1223 478 908

Edward Howson/Jenny Holt
+44 7740 173 051/+44 7730 438 762

Melanie Gill
OSE Systems, Inc.

Barbara Stewart
Patterson & Associates

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