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- Innovative European mobile and internet collaboration software developer to utilise Prompt’s communications expertise for UK and US launch -

London, UK and Boston, MA – 27 January 2009 – Barros Technologies, a specialist in software and services to enable mobile and collaborative working independent of technology platform and device, has appointed Prompt Communications to launch its AlicantOS mobile operating system in the UK and US.

A team of consultants, working across Prompt’s offices in London, UK and Boston, USA, will work with Barros to design and execute a sustained communications campaign to target key business influencers including journalists, bloggers and industry analysts on both sides of the Atlantic.

London, UK headquartered Barros Technologies develops next-generation business internet and mobile technologies that enable organisations and individuals to benefit from the accessibility and flexibility of internet and mobile environments. Barros will utlise media and analyst relations to generate brand awareness and ultimately drive the expansion of mobile computing to benefit businesses and end users.

Prompt will work with Barros to develop a strong news programme that will reflect the company’s vision and contribution to the development of effective mobile working, collaboration and data sharing and software developments for internet devices and platforms such as the iPhone, Google’s Android, smartphones and other mobile hardware.

John Caine, executive chairman of Barros Technologies said: “We decided to appoint Prompt Communications as it offers us the opportunity of working with one, integrated agency that will ensure that we have consistent and co-ordinated campaigns across the North American and European regions. Prompt’s knowledge of mobile operating systems, its proven telecoms' experience and agency transparency, made them the logical choice. We look forward to working with Prompt as we continue to build the Barros brand globally.”

Hazel Butters, CEO of Prompt Communications said: “Barros has the combination of innovation, financial backing and execution to make a splash in the market and is a compelling offering that helps businesses to take advantage of the benefits of mobile collaboration. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a company that understands the changing nature of collaborative business environments and the fundamental impact of technology on how individuals connect and share information.”

About Barros Technologies

Barros Technologies provides software and services that enable mobile and collaborative working, independent of platform and device.

The company has two business divisions. The first is focused on delivering enterprise internet and mobile software and consultancy, and the second is a consumer division, which develops mobile internet applications for popular collaborative environments including Google’s Android, the BlackBerry RIM, Apple’s iPhone and Symbian smartphones.

The company’s flagship product, AlicantOS, is a virtual computing environment and operating system that allows business users to access data through any device, regardless of vendor and operating system. A mobile operating system, AlicantOS MIOS, provides developers with a virtual cross-platform, device agnostic development environment so applications can be developed to run automatically across all major mobile devices.

The AlicantOS concept was first developed some five years ago in Portugal by Luis Barros, helped by a small team of programmers. In 2006 Luis moved to London to seek investment capital for the project, and Barros Technologies Limited was launched in February 2008 by Luis Barros, John Caine and Martin Tempia. Barros Technologies Limited is privately funded and headquartered in London.
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About Prompt Communications

Founded in January 2002, Prompt Communications is a communications agency with European offices in Chiswick, London and US offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Prompt Communications offers expertise across all marketing disciplines, teaming its consultants' extensive knowledge of the technology market with experience of pan-European and American media, analyst and marketing campaigns. Using highly targeted marketing, PR, social media and corporate copywriting initiatives, Prompt helps its clients gain the visibility they need to achieve their business objectives, from increasing sales to enhancing reputation with stakeholders. The company has four business divisions: PR, Copywriting & Creative; Marketing Services and Social Media.

Prompt's clients include Adobe, Aperture Technologies, Concursive, Exist Global, Foviance, Formjet plc, GenSight Group, Openbravo, Oracle Corporation, MIT Mobile Experience Lab, smartFOCUS, SNIF Labs, Steganos GmbH and Webtide. For more information, visit

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Press contacts:
UK: Ellie Turner
Prompt Communications, London
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US: Laurie SantaLucia
Prompt Communications, Cambridge, MA
Tel: +1 617 576 5763 / +1 617 291 9899' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>

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