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Gemplus Launches .sim to Extend Mobile Services to the Internet
Luxemburg and 3gsm World Congress, Barcelona (ots/PRNewswire) -
- .sim is the Bridge Between the Telecom and PC/Internet Worlds in the New Converging Digital Arena
Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP), the world's leading provider of smart card solutions, today announces the launch of .sim (DOTSIM), a software and SIM platform that allows operators to offer a full range of multimedia and telecommunications services beyond the mobile world.
.sim extends the SIM's traditional roles of authentication and security from mobile networks and enables operators to offer multimedia services through various channels: Mobile, web and fixed line TV, all of which can be charged through the subscriber's phone bill. Building on Gemplus' considerable experience in cards, software and services, .sim allows users to synchronize contacts, share multimedia content between devices and access new services from their mobile operator, whether from their PC or mobile phone.
"The convergence between mobile and Internet is changing the rules. To keep up, mobile operators must extend their services beyond mobile and encompass those of the PC/Internet, while maintaining interoperability of use," explains Christophe Dolique, Vice President, Wireless Strategy and Marketing, Gemplus. ".sim helps mobile operators establish their brand across all communication and multimedia channels and places them at the centre of digital convergence."
.sim supports converged services through different channels and devices. For consumers, .sim means simple, easy to use access and the secure management of contacts, content and payment, whatever the device. For operators, it means control over their brand, services and user experience in both the mobile and Internet worlds.
.sim provides a convenient way for end-users to manage and synchronize their contacts via their PC. It repositions the phone number as the ubiquitous identifier whatever the communication channel. Users can transfer their multimedia contacts from device to device and the phonebook is fully adapted to the converging worlds of Mobile and Internet, including VoIP number, IM nickname, Blog URL, etc.
.sim makes it easy for users to manage multimedia content using advanced handset browsers. It also automates the installation of media-players or Instant messaging clients onto handsets and allows the sharing of content between devices with dual download for digital rights. The platform makes it simple for operators to target new services and applications for different market segments.
.sim gives mobile operators the freedom to reinforce their brand across multiple devices. They can update the User Interface 'over the air' to suit the varying needs of different market segments or in response to user behavior. They can even offer an 'Off-line' portal, pre-loaded into the card.
For more information and to see a demonstration, please visit the Gemplus booth, B08-B09, Hall 8, at the 3GSM World Congress, 13-16 February, Barcelona.
Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP) is the world's leading player in the smart card industry in both revenue and total shipments (source: Gartner-Dataquest 2005, Frost & Sullivan, Datamonitor). It has sold over 5.5 billion smart cards.
Gemplus delivers a wide range of portable, personalized solutions in areas including Identity, Mobile Telecommunications, Public Telephony, Banking, Retail, Transport, Healthcare, WLAN, Pay-TV, e-government, and access control.
Gemplus' revenue in 2005 was 939 million Euros.
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