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Specialist embedded software development company, NRTA Ltd., has announced the launch of LiveDevices a new division which is dedicated to fulfilling its vision to put a Billion Devices on the Internet.

Backed by TecCapital and 3i who have together invested around £10M in the new venture, LiveDevices has been established to provide manufacturers of industrial and domestic appliances with the first commercially viable solution to building a world-wide network of devices, live on the Internet.

Using its own super-efficient technical software, LiveDevices’ development team has succeeded in breaking through the unit price barrier that makes mass production of Web enabled appliances a cost effective proposition, bringing forward the day when it will be possible to do everything from turning the heating on or programming the video via a mobile phone on the way home from work..

With millions of devices on the Internet, masses of valuable data will be generated, and LiveDevices is also providing the infrastructure services to allow businesses to outsource the collation and management of the vast volumes of information that will flow from the client devices. Amongst the other features of the LiveDevices software will be SMS forwarding, enabling devices to send out short text messages to a mobile phone or pager via the internet.

This mass connectivity opens radical new opportunities for businesses to control and communicate with these devices using the Internet. Dr. Ken Tindell, Chief Technology Officer of LiveDevices comments:

“A lot of people share this vision, but it required the technology to break the cost barrier and make the vision an economic reality. With the LiveDevices embedded products this barrier has been broken, and the monitoring of devices will enable manufacturers and businesses alike to turn what was a vision into a reality.”

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For further information on LiveDevices, please contact Dan Bleakman or Justin McKeown on 0113 237 0777 or e-mail: danielb@sinclairmason.com / justinm@sinclairmason.com

NOTES FOR EDITORS: CORPORATE BACKGROUND
 *LiveDevices is a new operating division of Northern Real-Time Applications (NRTA), a private UK company founded in July 1997 with global headquarters in York, England.
 NRTA has financial backing from venture capital companies TecCapital and 3i, and recently secured more than $15M of development capital
 More information about LiveDevices and its products and services can be found at www.livedevices.com.


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