|eFax.com to Demonstrate its Wireless Services at Showcase 2000|
Posted: 25-Jan-2000 [Source: Business Wire]
[Showcase 2000 opens tomorrow in Palm Springs and will feature a presentation of new mobile email and fax technology from eFax.]
Menlo Park, Calif. -- "eFax.com(TM) (NASDAQ: EFAX), a leading provider of Internet communications services, has been invited to unveil its latest technology in wireless services at Upside Events' Showcase 2000 beginning tomorrow. eFax(R) Wireless Services will be developed in cooperation with Phone.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:PHCM), a leading provider of Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) software that enables the delivery of Internet-based services to mass-market wireless phones, and will be based on an exclusive partnership that was established in October 1999.
"eFax Wireless Services will provide users of WAP-enabled phones with full Internet fax connectivity, including notification of received faxes, and the capability to forward any fax, email or email attachments to any fax machine for remote printing. eFax subscribers will be provided with an eFax activity log to track and forward faxes to email addresses and fax numbers. Subscribers can access this activity log via a WAP-enabled phone or a PC-based browser, thus giving them the freedom of remote eFax account management. Using Phone.com's My Phone Platform, users can sign up for their eFax number and access fax services directly from their wireless phones.
"Between 1999 and 2003, 525 million WAP handsets are expected to be shipped in the US and Western Europe, according to Strategy Analytics. eFax Wireless Services will be available on all leading WAP phones such as those with Phone.com's UP.Browser microbrowser.
"This new eFax technology will give mobile phone users a way to receive and print faxes, emails and email attachments when they would otherwise have no way of viewing them," said Greg Heumann, director of marketing, carrier applications group of Phone.com. "This technology is perfect for the traveling professional who needs to print important documents at a customer site or hotel, by simply forwarding the document to the nearest fax machine."
"eFax.com and Phone.com are leading the way in helping business people manage their documents through wireless phones," said Michael Crandell, executive vice president of technology for eFax.com. "With the increasing volume of WAP-enabled phones and the shift towards wireless phone use for business needs, there is a large demand for solving problems associated with getting documents on the road."
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