8/4/2005 - Synchronica Software, the European mobile synchronization and device management specialist, announced its successful participation in the recent Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) TestFest in Helsinki, Finland. Synchronica successfully completed interoperability tests of its Synchronica SyncML Gateway and Synchronica Device Management server with a large number of devices from different manufacturers with the OMA Data Synchronization and the OMA Device Management enablers.
Synchronica and its parent company DAT Group plc recognize the importance of testing for interoperability and makes every effort to ensure that its synchronization and device management products are interoperable with the broadest range of mobile devices from various manufacturers. Successfully completing the interoperability tests highlights Synchronica´s ongoing participation in the OMA standardization process and its commitment to helping operators and enterprises bring new services to market quickly and with confidence.
Mobile synchronization is widely adopted by enterprises today, but software enabling business users to synchronize appointments, e-mails, contacts and tasks over-the-air must demonstrate reliability and ease-of-use. The Synchronica SyncML Gateway has passed a wide range of global interoperability testing partnerships through the IOT Partner Program and is considered to be a best practice in mobile synchronization. Thanks to the broad acceptance of the open industry standard OMA Data Synchronization (SyncML), the Synchronica SyncML Gateway can synchronize corporate Microsoft Exchange and Sun JES servers with a large number of SyncML-enabled mobile devices without requiring additional client software on the device.
Mobile device management allows operators, service providers, and handset manufacturers to remotely manage, update and repair mobile devices. While the capabilities of 3G mobile devices are becoming ever more sophisticated, they are also becoming more complex and subject to software defects leading to increasing customer-care costs and sometimes even device recalls. The Synchronica Device Management server provides advanced device management including automated device diagnosis and repair as well as over-the-air firmware updates helping operators and manufacturers to prevent device recalls and cut customer-care costs. The OMA TestFests provide a valuable environment for Synchronica's efforts to ensure that its server products are interoperable with the broadest range of mobile devices from different manufacturers.
"Synchronica´s SyncML-Solutions for over-the-air synchronization and mobile device management continue to enjoy recognition in the market," said Carsten Brinkschulte, managing director at Synchronica Software and CTO of DAT Group. "Our successful completion of the interoperability tests for the Synchronica SyncML Gateway and the Synchronica Device Management Server and our regular participation in the OMA standardization process, underscores our commitment to open industry standards," says Brinkschulte.
OMA created the TestFests to prove that OMA Specifications are complete and implementable, as well as to help members reduce development costs and prevent R&D delays by detecting and resolving compatibility issues early on. Proving interoperability with other implementations of OMA Specifications can help companies expand their markets, and ultimately expedite end-user adoption.
About Synchronica Software
Synchronica, a wholly owned subsidiary of DAT Group PLC, is focused on SyncML synchronization and device management software for enterprises, mobile operators and device manufacturers. Synchronica offers a complete SyncML product portfolio ranging from data synchronization (OMA DS) to device management (OMA DM) and firmware update over-the-air (FOTA). Synchronica has a strong track record in the SyncML space including the launch of the world's first SyncML DM FOTA server with a leading European device manufacturer in 2004. Synchronica is an active member of the OMA and OTAFF standardization organizations driving the SyncML standard and interoperability of FOTA solutions.
About DAT Group plc
DAT Group plc focuses on management solutions for mobile operators, device manufacturers, retailers and corporations. The company offers a varied product portfolio ranging from data synchronization (DS) to device management (DM), firmware updates over-the-air (FOTA) and mobile device management (Enterprise Assistant). DAT has unique expertise in smart devices across all platforms based on its market-leading over-the-air (OTA) delivery platform. Based in the UK, the company also has offices in Germany and the U.S. DAT is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange. More information about DAT is available at www.datgroup.com
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