Sybase 365 AvantGo Featured on Multimedia SIM Cards by Gemalto
Barcelona, Spain, Mobile World Congress, February 11, 2008–Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), the global leader in mobile messaging services, and Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announce demonstration of Sybase 365 AvantGo™ running on Gemalto’s Multimedia SIM cards, during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
“We are very excited to have AvantGo as the first media portal to run on Multimedia SIM cards from Gemalto,” said Pierre Vilpoux, director, for Sybase 365 AvantGo EMEA. “This demonstration is an important milestone as it opens new opportunities for distribution of advanced mobile consumer and enterprise applications.”
Sybase 365 AvantGo is one of the world’s leading mobile internet services that allows consumers to access media web sites including Euronews, International Herald Tribune and many others, directly from their mobile device. The service includes mobile advertising insertion and management for major global brands.
“Thanks to the SIM Visual Interface from Gemalto’s Multimedia product range, we are now able to deliver complex services, with an appealing look & feel for the end-user,” said Michel Canitrot, senior vice president of new telecom offers at Gemalto. “We are delighted to integrate AvantGo as the first partner of our LiveServices offer. This is a major step that will allow operators to easily deploy innovative services, without the need for a specific application on the handset.”
To see the demonstration, visit Gemalto during the Mobile World Congress February 11-14, 2008 in Hall 8, Booth 8A102
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security with pro forma 2007 annual revenues of over €1.6 billion, more than 85 offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 R&D engineers. In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our lives, Gemalto’s solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable.
Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the development of software applications through design and production of secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the deployment of managed services for its customers. More than a billion people worldwide use the company’s products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass transit and many other applications.
As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years. Gemalto was formed in June 2006 by the combination of Axalto and Gemplus. For more information please visit http://www.gemalto.com.
About Sybase 365
Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), is the global leader in mobile messaging interoperability, the delivery and settlement of SMS and MMS content, mobile commerce and enterprise-class messaging services. Processing more than 100 billion messages per year, Sybase 365 reaches more than 700 mobile operators and 2.4 billion subscribers around the world. For more information, visit: http://www.sybase.com/365.
AvantGo is a free mobile service from Sybase 365 that delivers rich, personalized mobile Web sites to smart phones and PDAs. Today, hundreds of major brands, including BMW, CNET, HP, Jeep, Microsoft, The New York Times, Reuters, and Rolling Stone leverage AvantGo to target a highly desirable demographic of millions of registered users. AvantGo offers the convenience of anywhere, anytime access, seamlessly supporting both wireless and “sync and go” connectivity.
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