Oberhausen, Germany (ots)
conVISUAL, the first Visual Messaging Service Provider, paves the
way for true interoperability between mobile messaging
technologies SMS, Smart Messaging, Enhanced Messaging Service
(EMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) with its "Multimedia
Message Broker" platform.
conVISUAL has the last word in the intensively discussed "format
dilemma". Thanks to its "Multimedia Message Broker" (MMB) platform,
it is the first provider to enable the direct conversion of
multimedia messages between the most diverse mobile phone standards.
Interoperability is the magic formula for the harmonious coexistence
of text SMS, Smart Messaging, EMS and MMS.
Up to now, only those owning mobile phones with Nokia's
proprietary Smart Messaging protocol or the new EMS industry standard
could avail of the picture messages and ringtones on offer. As a
result, friends and colleagues using the other mobile phone standard,
respectively, missed out completely: The lack of interoperability
between EMS and Smart Messaging devices meant that the exchange of
images and melodies was impossible. By coming up with intelligent
conversion using MMB, conVISUAL not only solves this dilemma, but
also gives all other mobile phone users access to the formerly
exclusive multimedia communication community - regardless of whether
they have simple text SMS mobile phones or one of the latest MMS
generation of devices. This means that all mobile phone users now
have the freedom to actively enjoy multimedia applications based on
existing and future standards.
By employing intelligent algorithms to automatically identify the
user's device type, conVISUAL determines the display options that
each particular device can support. Accordingly, the same content is
delivered on a text SMS, Smart Messaging, EMS and, in future, MMS
mobile phone with the optimum format for each user. Consequently, the
issue of the mobile phone's technical specifications is no longer
conVISUAL has always specialised in creating messaging
applications that provide interoperability. conVISUAL - listed by the
Handelsblatt publishing group as one of the "German Hot 100"
companies - was the first EMS service provider. As early as the GSM
World Congress in February, conVISUAL demonstrated how simple SMS
keywords could be used to send multimedia greetings to Smart
Messaging or EMS devices.
conVISUAL - The Home of Visual Messaging Services.
conVISUAL is the first Wireless Application Service Provider focused
on the realization of Visual Messaging Services. Through an
innovative product portfolio conVISUAL creates opportunities for
network operators, service providers, ISPs and media companies to
expand their businesses by leveraging the extraordinary potential of
multimedia messaging services. conVISUAL's Multimedia Message Broker
(MMB) is the intelligent platform for the creation, personalization,
conversion and distribution of mobile multimedia messages. Using the
MMB, conVISUAL operates numerous messaging applications, that are
growing concurrently with the emerging multimedia facilities of
mobile devices: The MMB supports all of today's common messaging
standards, such as SMS, Smart Messaging, Enhanced Messaging Service
(EMS) and WAP, as well as future GPRS and UMTS technologies such as
the Multimedia Messaging Service. Based in Oberhausen in Germany,
conVISUAL employs a talented and experienced team, concentrating
highest industry excellence including Ericsson, Mannesmann Mobilfunk,
Nokia and Theron Business Consulting.
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ConVISUAL media contact
Essener Strasse 2-24 Sandra Wiewiorra
46047 Oberhausen, Germany Media Relations Manager
Phone: +49 208 85 96 - 807