Group Sense Implements Java 2 in PDA Phones with Kada Systems Platform

8/8/2003 - Kada Systems, a leading independent provider of certified JavaTM 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2METM) software deployment solutions, announced that Group Sense PDA Limited ("GSPDA"), a subsidiary of Group Sense (International) Limited (GSL, HKEx: 0601) and leading manufacturer of handheld computers in Asia, has selected Kada to implement their “Java Powered” J2ME solution for use in the newly-announced GSL PDA phone.

The new PDA phone is compatible for GSM 900MHz and 1800MHz systems and provides GSM / GPRS data services for e-mail, WAP, SMS, and J2ME (Java). Group Sense PDA Limited has full product range to fulfill different price points in the marketplace, producing both conventional PDA’s and converged products – PDA phones and smartphones. In response to the increasing demand for multimedia and wireless applications, GSPDA has launched a series of innovative products with color screen, built-in digital camera, digital voice recording and embedded Bluetooth chips. The company has products running on the Linux OS and the Palm OS. GSPDA is now selling products to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Middle East and France.

“The Kada Mobile Platform for Palm offers Group Sense PDA Limited a superior, proven J2ME implementation and the exceptional expertise that comes from a company focused on mobile Java solutions,” said Jim Acquaviva, CEO of Kada Systems. “Benefiting from the performance, speed and reliability of our J2ME implementations, Group Sense PDA Limited will be able to leverage our proven technical integration capabilities across their line of mobile device solutions. Additionally, as Kada is a licensee of Sun’s CLDC HotSpot Implementation, Performance Pack and JTWI (JSR 185), GSPDA can be assured that they will remain current with advances in Java and have access to a continuum of advanced technology and services.”

Kada Systems excels in delivering optimized, commercial J2ME platforms that have achieved the “Java Powered” certification and are tightly integrated with the capabilities of the device including multimedia, networking and native graphical “look and feel”. Kada Systems’ unique blend of Java Virtual Machine expertise, success with independent J2ME implementations, and experience with the Sun Microsystems CLDC HotSpot Implementation, position the company as the industries most capable commercial J2ME provider. Kada’s relationships with key partners and technology providers have enabled Kada to develop a thoroughly tested and commercially viable approach to natively integrating with mobile devices. The Kada Mobile Platform provides a complete and portable environment ready to be optimized for footprint size, efficient use of memory resources, tuned for high performance, and customized for advanced graphical “look and feel” – all required on today’s advanced mobile communication devices.

About GSL
Group Sense (Int´l) Ltd. listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. GSL is proficient in designing and manufacturing a wide range of hand-held electronic products for consumers to acquire and to utilize information in a convenient and fast manner for education, entertainment, data storage and communication purposes. GSL designs and manufactures a wide range of products including electronic dictionaries, personal digital assistant (PDA), translators and electronic organizers. GSL lays stress on the quality of its products and internal operation management. It got the international quality standard ISO 9001 approval qualification successfully in 1995 and further got ISO 14001 certificate in 1999. This indicates that GSL´s quality management and the standardization of internal operation have reached the international standard.

About Kada Systems
Kada Systems is shaping the future of distributed mobile computing delivering innovative technologies and solutions with an exclusive focus on the client side. As the leading independent provider of certified J2ME software deployment solutions for mobile solution providers, Kada concentrates its resources on enabling its customers to achieve rapid time to market and maximum return on investment. Kada´s unparalleled Java Virtual Machine expertise enables Kada to deliver commercial quality J2ME implementations designed to meet the criteria, beyond small size and fast performance that device manufacturers, developers and operating system providers require to go to market quickly. Kada´s J2ME solutions provide the industry´s greatest ROI and lowest total cost of ownership. As a licensee of Sun Microsystems’ JavaTM 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME), Java Technology for the Wireless Industry and CLDC HotSpot, Kada is actively advancing capabilities for smart handheld and wireless devices. Kada is headquartered in Burlington, Mass. The company has received funding from JK&B Capital. For more information on Kada Systems and its products, visit the company on the Web at

Kada is a registered trademark of Kada Systems, Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, in the United States and other countries. GSL is a registered trademark of Group Sense PDA Limited.

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