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Mobile PDA Users Can Send And Receive Data With Massive Cost Savings

Oxfordshire, April 22nd: Imhotek Limited, a privately owned company specialising in providing messaging and knowledge management consultancy services and products, has announced the release of its Imhotek X-ccelerator Program (IXP) for all Pocket PC enabled devices that can send and receive data via a wireless modem. IXP enables users of POP/IMAP and SMTP mail services to significantly reduce the size of data sent and received over GPRS and GSM by compressing data by up to 80% during transmission.

“It’s true that the new generation of mobile phones are becoming more like PDAs,” says Steve Allam, Technical Director at Imhotek. “But for the serious remote business user, Pocket PC enabled devices such as HP’s IPAQ remain the most powerful and flexible choice. Not only do these users connect their IPAQ via a mobile phone, but some are now buying GSM/GPRS data cards to provide a dedicated connection for the PDA. By porting IXP to the Pocket PC platform, we’re increasing the functionality and viability of these devices by making the remote transfer of data extremely cost effective.”

“The highly efficient “Mailcheck” option within IXP is especially popular, this reduces the amount of data sent and received to check if there are new e-mails down to the absolute minimum. Interestingly, we’ve noticed in trials that as the users feel that they are getting better value for money they start to check their e-mail more regularly and as a result use the wireless connection even more.”

IXP works in two parts. A server component is installed on a network with good links to mail servers. Companies can run their own IXP server (by purchasing an IXP server license) or use an Imhotek-hosted server for a monthly subscription. The IXP client is then installed on the IPAQ, alongside its e-mail client. It is configured with the location of the IXP server, a username and password and the location of the user's e-mail servers. The user’s e-mail client is then re-configured to use the IXP client as a pseudo server. When the user attempts to connect to their e-mail server, the IXP client connects to the IXP server, which in turn connects to the user's e-mail server. IXP can now intercept all traffic between client and server for compression and optimisation.

"IXP supports both GPRS and GSM protocols," adds Allam. "Increased usage of PDAs across the enterprise has placed greater demands on IT departments to manage and budget for their usage. IXP ensures that all wireless data transfers across an organisation are optimised for maximum efficiency and cost saving.”

“IXP was first developed for devices running the Symbian OS but it was quickly apparent that Pocket PC devices were proving extremely popular with business users who wanted seamless compatibility with Microsoft Office documents created on internal networks. IXP allows large spreadsheets, word documents and presentations to be shared on remote devices without incurring heavy costs.”

About IXP:

Written in Java using J2SE, IXP works with all popular mail clients and bespoke applications. The server component can run on both Windows and Linux-based servers. The IXP client is currently available for clients running Windows, Linux, Symbian, PalmOS and PocketPC operating systems. IXP is available by calling Imhotek on +44 (0) 870 741 1212. A datasheet containing detailed information on IXP is available in pdf format from in the download section.

Note to Editors:

· High resolution screenshots of IXP running on the Nokia Communication 9210i are available from RedEye PR, details below.

· Imhotek is happy to offer a free 3 month trial of the IXP software for all available platforms. Again contact RedEye PR for more information

Steve Allam
Technical Director
Tel: +44 (0)870 741 1212
Fax: +44 (0)870 164 1745

Paul Wooding
Account Director
RedEye PR
Tel: +44 (0)775 367 8326
Fax: +44 (0)1384 440 582

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