3/11/2005 - Roaming Messenger(TM) (OTCBB: RMSG) provided insight into the results of several recent studies that document the ever increasing amount of SPAM that is appearing on mobile devices, and how its breakthrough technology provides capabilities that allow mission critical messages to stand apart from the clutter of spam and unsolicited messages.
A worldwide survey of mobile phone users and mobile services professionals, released last month at the international 3GSM conference in Cannes, was conducted by the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and Bmd Wireless, with collaboration from the International Telecommunication Union. It found that eight out of 10 mobile users surveyed have received unsolicited messages on their mobile devices.
The instances of SPAM delivered to mobile devices have grown from 18% of all SMS messages to nearly 49% of all text messages sent, just in the past year alone, according to another study released last month by Wireless Services Corporation, a provider of SMS infrastructure services to the major international wireless carriers.
Mobile phone SPAM is considered more intrusive than Internet SPAM, because the users of the devices have to view the message every single time to determine whether it is SPAM or not.
This trend is especially troublesome for government agencies using mobile devices in their emergency response efforts as well as corporations depending on wireless devices for mission critical enterprise communication. This amount of mobile spam can overload devices and render them unsuitable for instantaneous, real-time communication.
However, Roaming Messenger's secure, breakthrough messaging system operates above and beyond SMS and e-mail technology. As a result, high priority messages and rich content can be delivered without interference from annoying, costly and potentially dangerous SPAM. Roaming Messenger's integrated government-grade security protocols allow for messages to be received only from users known to the recipient.
Jon Lei, Roaming Messenger's CEO, comments, "The growing amount of SPAM on mobile devices will soon overwhelm the users' ability to use their mobile devices for secure real-time communication with back-end enterprise and public safety applications. Roaming Messenger's breakthrough messaging technology fills this vital need. Not only does our technology deliver simple textual information, but we also deliver GIS and GPS information, photos, documents and other rich content. These studies show that the amount of SPAM directed at mobile devices will continue to mushroom. We believe this real and increasing problem will automatically generate demand for next messaging technology such as Roaming Messenger."
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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