Visto Corporation

Vodafone Selects Visto for Global Push Email Contract

    Redwood Shores, California (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - Vodafone Launches Its Push Email Offering to Its Mobile Community Using Visto Mobile(TM) With ConstantSync(TM) Technology

    Visto Corporation, a leading global provider of secure push mobile email,  has won the global contract to provide its Visto Mobile(TM) 5 with  ConstantSync(TM) push email platform to Vodafone, the world's largest mobile  community. With Visto Mobile, Vodafone is able to deliver a push email,  contacts and calendar wireless service offering on a range of industry- leading mobile devices, thus addressing the business needs of Vodafone's  customer base across all segments around the world.

    Vodafone's push email service addresses the professional needs of enterprises and individuals alike, enhancing productivity and providing the same real-time experience as if the user were accessing email directly from a laptop or PC. By making its Visto-powered push email solution widely available, Vodafone is enabling its mobile community -- from individual users and small/medium size enterprises to mobile professionals in a large organization -- to experience first hand the tremendous value and utility created by having instantaneous access to mobile email.

    "Vodafone intends to offer the best and easiest to use mobile email services for our business customers," said Peter Bamford, Chief Marketing Officer at Vodafone. "Vodafone push email means more customers can now mobilise their businesses and benefit from greater business productivity and responsiveness whilst on the move. Customers can choose the mobile email solution that complements their IT system, whilst enabling mobile email users and Company IT Managers to select the device that meets their needs."

    Announcing the contract, Visto's Chairman, President and CEO Brian Bogosian said: "This Vodafone win firmly establishes our global leadership as the number one provider of push email technology based on an open approach to both devices and data sources. We will actively support Vodafone in this endeavor and will continue to partner with all of our operator customers in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific, to rapidly grow the market by bringing freedom of choice for mobile email to every user in every part of the world."

    The Vodafone offering is powered by Visto Mobile with ConstantSync technology. With ConstantSync, users have instantaneous, two-way access to email, calendar and contacts for the best user experience. Visto Mobile is easy to setup and use and provides IT managers with end-to-end AES encryption and an optimized network architecture that requires only 20 percent of the bandwidth of SyncML or IMAP-based solutions. Visto Mobile works on the broadest set of devices across all operating systems including Symbian, Palm, Microsoft Windows Mobile, J2ME MIDP 2.0, IMAP4 and SyncML. The push email service is currently available from Vodafone Germany, Vodafone Greece, Vodafone Italy, SFR (France) and Elisa (Finland). Vodafone Spain is launching the service today with additional Vodafone markets launching push email over the course of this year.

    "Today, email is the most pervasive mobile application," said Stephen Drake, Program Director, Mobile Software with IDC. "Mobile professionals and individual consumers alike have begun to realize significant productivity gains that can be achieved with mobile email. As a result, mobile operators have a unique opportunity to deliver email to a broader customer base and provide both voice and data offerings as part of one service on one device."

    About Vodafone

    Vodafone is the world's largest mobile community with 151 million proportionate customers, equity interests in 26 countries and Partner Networks in a further 14 countries. For further information about Vodafone, please visit the Vodafone Group website:

    About Visto Mobile with ConstantSync

    Visto Mobile is Visto's carrier-grade platform for wireless access to corporate and personal e-mail, calendar, contacts and other corporate data. Visto Mobile utilizes ConstantSync(TM), a real-time push technology that ensures valuable corporate data is always up to date and never stored outside the firewall. The complete platform comprises server, desktop, and device software, providing a complete mobile email/PIM solution for wireless operators to rapidly deploy as their uniquely branded solution for their subscribers. The platform provides push e-mail delivery to any mobile device over 2.5G and 3G networks, FIPS 140-compliant, end-to-end AES encryption and an optimized network architecture that requires only 20 percent of the bandwidth of SyncML or IMAP-based solutions. Visto's solutions work on the broadest set of wireless devices that include Treo600/650 with PalmOS, Microsoft Smart Phone devices, Microsoft PPC integrated communications devices, Sony-Ericsson P900/P910 with Symbian UIQ, Symbian S60, S80 devices from Nokia and Java Enabled devices.

    About Vist

    Visto delivers the leading global platform for mobile operators to provide wireless push email to the broadest set of mobile devices. Visto's open solution enables email for the mass market, targeting large enterprises, small businesses, mobile professionals and consumers. The company's patented Visto Mobile(TM) platform with ConstantSync(TM) technology works in real time with POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino email solutions for personal to enterprise use, providing maximum control and flexibility for the operator and choice for the customer. Visto is challenging for market leadership, shortly to deliver ConstantSync support for more than 50 different wireless handsets and targeting a user base of some 10 million customers by 2007. Visto's customized, brandable solutions are available through mobile operators worldwide including AT&T Wireless, Bell Mobility, KPN, Manitoba Telecom Services, Nextel Communications, Inc., Rogers Wireless, SaskTel Mobility, SmarTone and TELUS Mobility.

    Established in 1996 and headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices in Seattle, London, Rome, Paris, Toronto, Tokyo, Beijing and Tianjin, China, Visto is backed by Oak Investment Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, VantagePoint Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Rustic Canyon Ventures, Allegis Capital and Blueprint Ventures. For more information, visit or email

    NOTE: Visto Corporation, Visto, the Visto logo, Visto Mobile, ConstantSync and Constant Synchronization are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Visto Corporation. All third-party trademarks, trade names, or service marks are the property of their respective owners and are used only to refer to the goods or services identified by those third-party marks. Visto's technology is protected by U.S. Patents 6,085,192; 5,968,131; 6,023,708; 5,961,590; 6,131,116; 6,151,606; 6,233,341; 6,131,096, 6,708,221 and 6,766,454 and 12 foreign patents. Other patents pending.

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