Macalla Software and Logica Demonstrate Live MMS Financial Applications at CTIA Wireless 2002 Wednesday 20 March 2002 PDF Print CTIA, Orlando Florida, USA - 19 March 2002, Macalla Software, Europe's leading provider of proven mobile e-Commerce platforms and applications, and Logica, the global solutions company and leading supplier of mobile messaging and mobile payments, today demonstrated the world's first live example of financial applications being delivered across multimedia messaging (MMS) at CTIA Wireless 2002 in Orlando Florida. The demonstration showed live stock quotes using supporting performance graphs and news services as well as portfolio information. Both companies believe that with MMS the demand for and adoption of financial information and transaction based services will rapidly increase. Building on the massive uptake of SMS (Short Messaging), EMS (Enhanced Messaging) and MMS will bring GPRS users applications such as e-mail, video and audio download, animated graphics and electronic card and picture exchange to mobile device users. This demonstration was performed using Logica's Multimedia Messaging Service Centre (MMSC) and Macalla Software's Alert Management System, a highly scalable solution for delivering time-critical and personalised information to a large, diverse and mobile subscriber base across multiple messaging capabilities such as MMS, EMS or SMS. This follows on from Logica's successful demonstration of MMS on eight manufacturer's devices over the Orange France GPRS Network, at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes. "With Macalla Software, we have been able to deliver the world's first live demonstration of financial applications delivered over multimedia messaging," said Gerry McKenna, CEO of Logica Mobile Networks. "The greatly enhanced user experience demonstrated today shows why MMS is expected to be one of the biggest growth areas in mobility over the next few years." "Efficient and effective transfer and use of financial information in graphical form will enable operators offer their subscribers with a superior service." Said Niall O'Cleirigh, CEO Macalla Software. "We believe the introduction of MMS supporting rich financial content will be an attractive service for mobile operators to offer to their customers and will also assist in the path to enabling the mobile device as a secure payment mechanism." Visit Logica on Stand 1427 at CTIA Wireless on 18-20 March 2002 for a demonstration. Ends. http://www.macalla.com For further information please contact: Sarah Flynn Director of Marketing Macalla Software 19 Raglan Road Ballsbridge Dublin 4 Ireland Tel: +353 1 664 2200 Dir: +353 1 664 2240 Fax: +353 1 664 2213 http://www.macalla.com Declan O'Leary Logica Mobile Networks Tel: +353 (1) 8193421 Mobile: +353 (86) 6043814 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Page: http://www.logica.com Web news service: http://www.newsdesk.com Jennifer Peters Logica Tel: +44 (0)20 7446 4615 Mobile: +44 (0)794 6603069 Email: email@example.com Web Page: http://www.logica.com Web news service: http://www.newsdesk.com About Logica Logica (LOG.L) is a leading global solutions company providing management and IT consultancy, systems integration, products, services and support. Logica's clients operate across diverse markets including telecoms, financial services, energy and utilities, industry, distribution and transport and the public sector. The company has over 11,500 staff in 34 countries worldwide. Founded in 1969, Logica is listed on the London Stock Exchange where it is part of the FTSE100 index of the largest UK listed companies. About Logica in messaging and PrePaid Logica is the leading supplier of messaging systems to over 140 of the world's top operators; these systems serve over 150 million active subscribers. Logica's market leadership has been further enhanced by the deployment of the world's first live 3G messaging systems in Japan. As a leading global supplier of PrePaid systems, Logica has a reputation for developing innovative, secure and scaleable systems that deliver competitive advantage. Recent deployments of the world's first pre-delivery charging platform for non-voice services is a testimony to Logica's innovative approach to key prepaid market challenges. In addition, Logica is fast becoming a market leader in the emerging world of multi-media messaging services. For specific information on MMS visit http://www.logica.com/mms About Macalla Software Macalla Software is a leading European provider of proven mobile e-Commerce platforms and solutions to mobile operators and enterprises. Macalla's mobile e-Commerce platform underpins Europe's largest mobile e-Commerce deployment supporting 500,000 users with Postbank Nederland (ING Group) and Telfort (MMO2). It has also provided an impressive range of solutions for world-leading organisations such as, Charles Schwab Europe, Eircell Vodafone, AIB Bank plc., Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Staal Bankiers (Achmea Group), IG Index, and Ulster Bank (Royal Bank of Scotland). Macalla's technologies and solutions are designed to increase profitability, reduce churn, create additional revenue sources and facilitate the acquisition and retention of new quality customers. Working on a global basis with an increasing range of technology partners and systems integrators, Macalla is able to leverage its presence in Dublin, London, Madrid, Rotterdam, New York and Frankfurt, and provide customers with a full range of the best experience, platforms, solutions, integration, implementation and ongoing support for their mobile e-Commerce strategies. Technology partners include, Sun Microsystems, IBM, BEA, HP, Nokia, IONA, Openwave, Reuters, and Baltimore Technologies. Systems integrator partners include, CMG, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Getronics Iberia, Quinary and eServ. Version 3.5 of The Macalla Mobile e-Commerce Platform(tm), is based upon the three core technologies of multi-device-delivery, mobile payments and alerts and provides the following solutions out-of-the-box; top-up, shopping, banking, share dealing, peer-2-peer payments, premium content, gaming, ticketing, and a complete integrated development environment. http://www.macalla.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Simpson Financial and Technology PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.