ERTICO Drives ProSyst to European Automotive Market

5/28/2003 - ProSyst Software AG has been approved by the ERTICO Supervisory Board as a new Partner in ERTICO. Through this collaboration, Cologne-based ProSyst Software AG will have the possibility to offer and integrate its software and services within a number of innovative EC-funded projects.

Founded by the European Commission, leading industry and national governmentsin 1991, ERTICO is a multi-sector, public-private partnership pursuing the development and deployment of ITS. It exists to promote and support a single successful pan-European ITS market and ensure that European interests and fully represented throughout the world. Among its 95+ Partners are Volkswagen, Daimler Chrysler, Motorola, Nokia, Ericsson, and Volvo.

One ERTICO project is 3GT, in which ProSyst has already been involved as a consulting partner of BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH and others. This project focuses on the development of an open and OSGi-based in-vehicle telematics platform. The OSGi alliance specifies a Java-based service delivery platform that allows service providers, gateway operators, device and car manufacturers to deliver, deploy and manage network-based services in a standardized and cost-effective manner. As one of the leading members of this alliance, ProSyst can offer know-how and experience for the successful completion of this project. Although the 3GT project will presumably be finished in November 2003, many others are certain to follow.

ProSyst´s products facilitate a fast and cost-effective development, integration, and management of services and applications such as dynamic software updates, remote control, diagnosis, and maintenance as well as data exchange and infotainment content. One of ProSyst's targeted markets is the automotive sector and its main product - mBedded Server - is an open, scalable, and modular OSGi software platform. It is available in a special infotainment/telematics edition and contains many ready-to-use applications and services.

ERTICO Project Manager and 3GT Project Coordinator Peter Van der Perre notes, "Already in the 3GT project, ProSyst was able to successfully use its excellent know-how and its products. We are glad to welcome ProSyst as an ERTICO Partner, because we are convinced that all participating parties as well as the end user will profit from its OSGi technology."

Daniel Schellhoss, Board Member of ProSyst Software AG adds: "ERTICO is the most promising and successful platform in the area of ITS in Europe. We look positively towards our cooperation and hope that we can strengthen ERTICO with our membership."

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