10/21/2004 - PrairieComm, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of 3G-baseband processors and communications software, and e-SIM, a leading provider of MMI (Man Machine Interface) solutions for mobile platform suppliers and device manufacturers, announced that they have signed an agreement to bundle e-SIMís MMI Solution with PrairieCommís FronTier 3G platforms. As part of the agreement PrairieComm purchased e-SIMís MMI Solution and will include it as a bundled part of its platforms.
PrairieComm plans to offer its clients e-SIMís modular and customizable MMI Solution as an integral part of its FronTier application framework platform. The MMI offering is pre-integrated onto FronTier along with other software components such as multimedia/video services, browsing, messaging, predictive text, and voice recognition.
ďe-SIMís powerful tool and reference MMI provides the features and flexibility required by the 3G market,Ē said Jeff Bennett, Director of 3G Marketing, PrairieComm, Inc. ďThe addition of e-SIMís solution to our application framework offers PrairieComm customers the opportunity to rapidly deliver customized, feature-rich handsets based on the cutting-edge FronTier platform.Ē
ĒWe are proud to have been chosen as the MMI solution providers for PrairieCommís 3G platforms,Ē said Reuven Kleinman, VP Business Development and Marketing, e-SIM. ďPrairieCommís leading 3G platform together with the e-SIM advanced MMI solution enables handset manufacturers to create high-quality, attractive, and customized 3G handsets and bring them to market quickly and efficiently. By selecting our MMI solution PrairieComm further endorses e-SIMís established leadership position as the leading MMI solution provider for mobile handsets. We anticipate making a significant contribution to PrairieCommís success in the 3G handset market, bringing value and competitive advantage to their customers, and mutually benefiting from the fruits of this partnership. This agreement with an important 3G handset enabler is another important step in e-SIMís strategy to lead the handset MMI market, increase its revenue, and ensure an ongoing stream of royalty revenue for years to come.Ē
e-SIMís complete MMI solution includes a customizable MMI application together with a robust software framework with support for windowing, multi-lingual text, and concurrent application management, as well as e-SIMís RapidPLUSTM development and customization tools.
FronTier offers ODMs and OEMs a complete, integrated form factor hardware design and an application framework that meets the demands of 3G operators worldwide. The multimedia-rich 3G reference phone platform also boasts a bill of materials similar to existing 2.5G handsets enabling mass-market 3G data phones. e-SIMís MMI solution will first be available on the FronTier110 platform, a UMTS/GSM/GPRS form factor platform for low-end multimedia feature phones.
Founded in 1990, e-SIM Ltd. (http://www.e-sim.com/) is a major provider of MMI (Man-Machine Interface) solutions for wireless and other electronic products. A wide range of platform vendors and wireless handset manufacturers use e-SIMís MMI solutions including, Texas Instruments, FreeScale (formerly Motorola SPS), Renesas, Sasken, NEC, Kyocera, BenQ, and others. e-SIM's advanced MMI solution technology is built into millions of handsets on the market today.
PrairieComm, Inc. (www.prairiecomm.com), based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., develops and markets chipsets, embedded software and licensed intellectual property for TDMA, GSM, CDMA, EDGE, and UMTS (WCDMA). PrairieCommís innovative products are at the heart of wireless personal communications providing chipsets for mobile wireless products from the worldís leading consumer electronics manufacturers.
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