3/3/2005 - Roaming Messenger(TM) (OTCBB: RMSG) announced that the Company will be supporting the new global positioning system (GPS) enabled BlackBerry 7520 from Research in Motion (RIM) operating on the Nextel network. The BlackBerry 7520 is representative of a new generation of GPS-enabled smart mobile devices.
The BlackBerry 7520 features GPS technology with E911 support. It also incorporates Bluetooth® technology for hands-free, wireless communications using Bluetooth-enabled headsets and car kits. The BlackBerry 7520 provides a true mobile office experience, enabling phone, Direct Connect®, email and data applications in a single integrated device. It operates on Nextel's guaranteed all-digital network to provide mobile professionals the freedom to access information and communicate while away from the office.
Market demand and device availability, such as the BlackBerry 7520, has put GPS functionality on the feature list of the Roaming Messenger Platform. By incorporating GPS functionality into the Roaming Messenger Platform, smart interactive messengers can be made "location aware" to facilitate various location based applications and services. For example, applications integrated to the Roaming Messenger Platform can easily retrieve GPS location of end-user devices, send messengers to specific geographic areas, or allow messengers to intelligently escalate to the "nearest" person in the chain of command.
GPS adds a very powerful dimension to the meaning of mobility. Mobility allows users to move around with their wireless devices, but GPS allows back-office applications to know where those users are at any given time. There are many applications that can be enhanced by real-time GPS information. In addition to E911 applications where 911 call centers can obtain the location of callers, other applications such as public safety, emergency response, field service management, sales force management, fleet management, and mobile commerce can take advantage of location based services of the Roaming Messenger Platform.
"We are quite excited about the BlackBerry 7520 and our continued commitment to support BlackBerry devices as part of the Roaming Messenger solution. BlackBerry is one of the most widely deployed mobile device platforms in government and enterprise applications. We have recently been approved by RIM as a BlackBerry ISV Alliance Partner and we look forward to leveraging BlackBerry's market leadership to facilitate the adoption of Roaming Messenger technology and enable more applications for BlackBerry devices," comments Jon Lei, CEO of Roaming Messenger, Inc.
About Roaming Messenger
Roaming Messenger is the provider of a breakthrough mobile messaging technology that allows corporations and government agencies to mobilize information and business processes, while providing end-to-end, government grade security. The Company, based in Santa Barbara, California, has developed a proprietary technology that encapsulates workflow logic and data into "smart messengers" that roam across wired and wireless devices and track down the intended recipients. Roaming Messenger is easily integrated with existing applications, extending active functionality to the mobile world. It delivers powerful capabilities to any solution that requires real-time information to be communicated and interacted with dynamically in a highly secure manner, such as homeland security, emergency response, automation and control, enterprise messaging and business continuity. www.roamingmessenger.com
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