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SyncML initiative reaches the milestone of 500 supporter companies,growing as one of the fastest open standards in history
Posted: 16-Nov-2000 [Source: Nokia press release]

[SyncML offers seamless global interoperability using XML on a wide range of devices regardless of application or operating system.]

Global Leaders Cisco Systems, Bell Labs Lucent Technologies, Siemens, Intel and America Online join SyncML to Support World's Leading Universal Data Synchronization Protocol

Since the February 2000 introduction of the SyncML initiative -- sponsored by mobile technology industry leaders Ericsson, IBM, Lotus, Matsushita, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Inc., Psion and Starfish Software -- a record number of technology companies have joined SyncML as industry supporters participating in the development of universal data synchronization across multiple networks, platforms and mobile devices. The 500 companies who have joined the SyncML initiative since February make this one of the fastest growing open standard initiatives to date. The rapid growth of members is evidence to the significance of the future of synchronization for the mobile computing industry.

"The rapid growth of SyncML supporters is testimony to the importance of a universal data synchronization specification. We are very pleased to see so many industry leaders join this collaborative effort," said Doug Heintzman, Chairman SyncML initiative. "It is very encouraging to see the rapid progress that has been made and we are excited to see that a number of SyncML -conformant products will ship in the first quarter of 2001 - less than a year after the initiative was founded."

SyncML supporters work closely with the sponsors to pioneer the development, introduction and adoption of this industry wide initiative. New members that have joined since February include industry leaders such as Cisco Systems, Samsung, Bell Labs Lucent Technologies, America Online, Intel, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo! and other companies around the world from countries including Israel, Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Hong Kong, the Philippines, United Kingdom, Finland, India, Canada, Turkey, South Korea, China, Ireland, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Macedonia, Estonia and the Russian Federation. Member participation covers a wide range of industries including device manufacturers, synchronization vendors, service providers and application developers.

SyncML is the only open industry synchronization specification that offers seamless global interoperability. Utilizing the common XML language for specifying messages that synchronize devices and applications, SyncML is a future-proof platform enabling reliable and immediate synchronization of data. Additionally, SyncML technology can be used almost anywhere in a wide array of devices, regardless of application or operating system.


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