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HP first to market with WAP enabled PC server solution
Posted: 14-Dec-1999 [Source: M2 PRESSWIRE]

[HP NetServers with Nokia WAP Server Software Deliver Mainstream Wireless Services ]

M2 PRESSWIRE-14 December 1999-HEWLETT-PACKARD -- "Hewlett-Packard Company today launched its first Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)-enabled, Microsoft Windows NT-based HP NetServer featuring Nokia WAP Server software. The solution brings business-critical, mobile Internet services within easy reach of enterprise customers and their mobile workforces. It enables on-the-move access to services such as email, newswires, airline schedules, local weather reports, hotel bookings, and stock market services.

"Barclays Stockbrokers to Pilot WAP

"HP's WAP NetServer solution will be piloted by Barclays Stockbrokers, the stockbroking division of the Barclays Group and the U.K.'s largest retail execution-only stockbroker. The company will be piloting WAP technology in order to proactively deliver personalised market information to over 300,000 clients, enabling them to make real-time decisions on deals.

"WAP technology will enable information to find the client, as opposed to other way round, and will make transactions possible while on the move," said Phillip Bungey, e-commerce director at Barclays Stockbrokers. "These advantages open up a new dimension in financial services."

"Today's news follows HP and Nokia's September announcement of their intent to co-develop and promote WAP-based mobile Internet service solutions on both the HP/UX and NT Operating System platforms. It is also an important step in HP's implementation of its Mobile E-services strategy announced at Telecom 99.

"Armed with an HP NetServer featuring Nokia WAP Server software, corporate customers can now empower their mobile workforce with access to applications that previously required a notebook or personal computer and a fixed telephone line. These mobile users will now be able to access Internet- or Intranet-based, business-critical information and services and conduct secure transactions simply by using a WAP-enabled handheld device, such as the new Nokia 7110 WAP mobile telephone.

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