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No more fiddly WAP handset set-up
Posted: 10-Oct-2000 [Source: Digital Mobility press release]

[Digital Mobility launches MI Code to assist users in configuring their mobile terminals using both dial-up and bookmark parameters.]

London -- Now wireless solutions developer Digital Mobility has eliminated one of the biggest single barriers to mass-market take-up of mobile Internet services with the launch of MICode. Eliminating the need for users to manually enter confusing phone settings to access WAP and other mobile Internet services, Digital Mobilitys MICode system allows for fast, fuss-free configuration of mobile Internet settings using MICode, a single number code that is published by the mobile operator or wireless services provider.

"One of the most difficult tasks in the take-up of a new mobile Internet service is the actual configuration of the users mobile terminal. Complex keystrokes to enter dial-up numbers, IP addresses, authentication codes and more can confuse even experienced mobile users, blunting market uptake of wireless Internet services and reducing traffic and revenues for carriers.

Uniquely quick and simple to use, MICode allows setting of both dial-up and bookmark parameters, eliminating the need for users to type more than a dozen technical parameters, such as the IP gateway address, the bearer type, the port number and URL. With MICode the mobile user simply enters one number. This makes MICode the first truly user-friendly way of entering mobile Internet settings.

Using MICode is simple. By noting the specific MICode of a mobile Internet service from a service providers web site, TV advertisement or other marketing materials, users can quickly configure their mobile terminal and become subscribers to the advertised service. MICodes start from 8 digits in length and average 20 digits, only marginally longer than a phone number.

MICode can be implemented on mobile handsets, PDAs and other portable terminals by incorporating Digital Mobilitys MICode Decoder module, leaving a very small memory footprint. Codes are created using the MICode Creator Wizard, also available on Digital Mobilitys MICode web site.

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