Accelent Gives Birth to WANDA - a Tri-Wireless PDA Concept Design

3/24/2003 - Accelent Systems Inc., a leading enabler of embedded devices, designed the new tri-wireless Personal Data Assistant (PDA) concept design based on Texas Instruments’ specifications. Code named “WANDA” for Wireless Any Network Digital Assistant, the new concept design is powered by TI’s OMAPTM processors, multiple TI wireless technologies, and Microsoft’s Windows-Powered Pocket PC operating system (OS). The industry’s first concept design to integrate wireless LAN, BluetoothTM and GSM/GPRS technologies, WANDA will enable simultaneous phone calls, web browsing, mobile commerce, Bluetooth-enabled capabilities, such as printing and headset listening, and accelerated multimedia applications.

"With its extensive software design and Pocket PC OS expertise, Accelent’s engineering services will be valuable in helping manufacturers get to market quickly with this robust new concept design based on TI’s OMAP platform. As one of TI’s OMAP Technology Center’s, Accelent Systems has a successful history of delivering proven solutions to the embedded systems market," said Paul Werp, worldwide director of marketing for TI’s OMAP Platform.

Accelent Systems, an independent OMAP Technology Center and Gold-level member of Microsoft's Windows® Embedded Partner Program, has extensive experience in system integration with Microsoft Windows CE .NET, Pocket PC Phone Edition, Pocket PC and Smartphone, as well as engineering expertise. Accelent Systems’ products and services enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) to accelerate the development of next generation hand held devices.

"WANDA comes complete with a comprehensive software suite of device drivers, as well as the Accelent Systems Schema Development Suite tool to customize the design. As a result, WANDA will enable OEMs and ODMs to bring their Microsoft Pocket PC devices to market quickly and successfully with production-ready software. As an Independent OMAP Technology Center, Accelent Systems is positioned to assist developers in creating OMAP multi-platform solutions for wireless applications,” states Albert McCabe, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Accelent Systems. "We are excited about the mutual development of the WANDA concept design and look forward to working with TI on more of tomorrow’s innovations.”

About Accelent Systems
As a leading enabler of embedded devices, independent OMAPTM Technology Center, an Intel® PCA Developer Network Charter member and Gold-level member of Microsoft's Windows® Embedded Partner Program, Accelent Systems provides proven solutions for rapidly developing robust Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET, Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition, Smartphone, Intel XScaleTM, TI OMAPTM and ARM® processor based products. With Accelent Systems' software, development platforms and professional services, Accelent Systems provides customers with a means to expedite time-to-market at less cost and risk than traditional development methods. For more information, visit Accelent Systems at

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