|SyncML Initiative Announces Wide Support and New Aggressive Development Schedule|
Posted: 10-May-2000 [Source: SyncML press release]
[The SyncML initiative announced today the release of its architecture document. Conformant products are expected to emerge in early 2001.]
Ericsson, IBM, Lotus, Motorola, Nokia, Psion,
Palm Inc. and Starfish Software, founders of the SyncML initiative, announced today SyncML's official supporter program has reached a milestone
of more than 150 registered supporters. SyncML initiative is also proud to announce a new, aggressive timetable for the development of the SyncML protocol.
Registered Supporters now have access to the SyncML Architecture white paper in the Supporter Area of the SyncML Website. As a result of
aggressive schedules in development work and wide support in the industry, SyncML initiative now expects a variety of SyncML compliant products to be on the market as soon as early 2001.
The SyncML Initiative Delivers Architecture Document Less than three months following SyncML's launch, the delivery of the
SyncML Architecture white paper showcases the initiative's rapid pace in developing the protocol technology, enabling device manufacturers, service providers and application developers to deliver SyncML-compliant products
and services as soon as early 2001. Available on the SyncML Web site, the architecture white paper contains a technical overview of the SyncML
structural design. The white paper provides an insight into SyncML for supporting companies interested in developing SyncML-compliant client or server implementations.
Additional SyncML Supporters Join the Initiative
The SyncML Initiative has gained the support of more than 150 companies, representing a wide range of industries, including leading Web-based
calendaring, portal, digital imaging, synchronization and wireless application technologies. New supporters include Xircom, Visto Corporation, BT Cellnet, and Corel Corporation, joining others such as Symbian,
Excite@Home, Puma, Paragon, and fusionOne. Each of the supporters will work closely with the founding companies to pioneer the development,
introduction and adoption of the initiative industry-wide.
SyncML Initiative Announces Wide Support and New Aggressive Development Schedules
"The development and adoption of SyncML will enable seamless synchronization among a variety of data and devices," said Christopher Fletcher, Aberdeen Group. "A standard for
synchronization is the next logical step in the industry's push for wireless connectability and information access from any device, and will
accelerate the growth and adoption of wireless devices for use across a variety of business and consumer applications."
Founded in February 2000, the SyncML initiative is committed to developing and promoting a new open industry initiative that will make the
synchronization of remote data and personal information consistent across multiple networks and devices, regardless of platform or manufacturer.
The complete list of SyncML Supporters include:
4 Impact, Access, ActLikeAnOwner.com, Advansys PTY Ltd., Aether Systems, Ajatuspaja Oy, Altawave, Anyday.com, Arc eConsultancy, Aspective Ltd., AvantGo, BeLinked, Benjamin Collar, Bitcom Systems, BITPLan, Bona Fide Industrial Co., Ltd., bsquare Corporation, BT Cellnet/Genie Internet,
Calibre Inc., Candanedo & Candanedo, Centura Software Corp., Chart Links, Christiam Michelsen Research, Clickmarks.com, Comala Online Media Ltd., Common Sense Software, Concept Technologies Ltd., Condat AG, Connection Software, ContactSoft, Coola Inc., Corel Corporation, Corex, Creative Digital Publishing, Cross Database Technology, CS&T ? Lexacom, Curious
Datalane Oy, DataMirror Corp., dbXML Group, DCM Technologies, Digital Paths, Dyad Soldality Inc., e-Adbook, Easy Data Communications Co, Ltd.,
eCal Corporation, eCode.com, eGrail, Ehand, Electric Fish, Inc., Electric Pocket Ltd., Emation Ltd., Erre-Effe Software, Excite, Extended Systems, Eyeshake Inc., Ezos SA, Fix My Sync, Forall Systems, Fullscope Inc.,
fusionOne, Future Internet Technologies, GlassBox, Granite Software, GT
Unwired, Handwise Ltd., Hoffmann + Hoffmann GbR, Horon Solutions Inc., Hyperwave, Image Matters, Impulse Software PVT Inc., InfoGear,
InfoStreet.com, Infowave Software, Insurance Technology Solutions PLC, Intuwave, iOra, IT+
JSoft, Jtel Co. Ltd., JungleSoft, Lazonline.com, LightSurf, LinkPro Inc., Logivox Software Inc., Magic E Company, MailMyCell.com, Martin Tallet Ltd., Matador Design, McCormick Canada, Me2u2 Inc., Mecel AB, MediArts, Midian Production Distr., Minde Inc., Mobem Technologies Inc., Mobilitylink Incorporated, Neuberger & Hughes GmbH, Niigata Canotec Co., Inc., Odyssey
Software, Inc., Ositech Communication Inc., Pandora Technology, Parabell AB, Peramon Technology Ltd., Phone.com, Plasmid.net, Point Base, PolyMap Systems, Possio AB, Princeton Softech, Progress Software, Puma, Punch
Networks, Q AG, Quaartz Inc., RCS Associates, Inc., Rea, Inc., Reaction Software Inc., River Run Software, Royal Bank of Canada, RTS Wireless, RTX Telecom, Ruksun Software Technologies SyncML Initiative Announces Wide Support and New Aggressive Development Schedules
SambochP, Shanghai Industry and Trade Communication Co., Sierra Wireless, Sigma Information Design AB, Smartner Information Systems, Snow Valley Ltd., Software AG, Solid Information Technology, Solog, Space2Go.com,
Sserdda Inc., Start Corporation, State of the Art, Strategy Partners International, SwiftTouch Corporation, Symbian, Synchrologic, Synthesis AG,
Tactel AB, Tagish Ltd., TalkCast, Teamoft Inc., Teleca Ltd., Thinspace, Thruport technologies, TietoEnator, Time Information Services, Toffa
International Ltd., Towers Perrin, United Work Inc., Virtual Tek Corporation, Visto Corp., vtopia.net, WAPsight.com, Wasp Technologies,
WeSync.com, Wheatstone Consulting, Wysdom Inc., Xircom, Inc., Xpedio AB, Z Key.com, ZET.NET AG, and Zygo
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