March 12, 2003 - Global 3G technology specialist, UbiNetics, has signed an agreement to supply wireless components to Emerging Technologies Limited (ETL), a subsidiary of Hong Kong electronics company Wong's International Holding. Under the terms of the agreement, embedded GSM/GPRS designs from UbiNetics will be integrated into ETL's Mobilion PDA phone.
ETL will be demonstrating Mobilion at CeBIT. The device uses the Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition operating system and therefore provides all the familiar Windows applications. In addition to the phone functionality, the device is "always on" for Web browsing or email applications.
"Wireless technology from UbiNetics has enabled us to deliver a competitive solution," said Maria Liao, vice-president, research and development at ETL. "The advanced functionality and attractive pricing of Mobilion will allow ETL to offer a leading product in the intelligent mobile device market."
"This agreement demonstrates the industry's commitment to next-generation mobile solutions," said Björn Krylander, CEO at UbiNetics. "With companies like ETL leading the way, next-generation wireless devices like Mobilion will soon establish themselves in the marketplace."
For a live demonstration of the Mobilion PDA phone, visit ETL at Booth B54, Hall 13 from March 12-19 at CeBIT 2003.
For more information about UbiNetics, please visit LEWIS' Virtual Press
Room at www.lewisvpr.com/clients/ubinetics.html.
About UbiNetics' GSM/GPRS modules
The GM404/5 GSM/GPRS embedded modules are part of a family of products designed for handset, PDA, and telemetry applications. Certified to the RTTE Directive for Europe and FCC for North America, the GM404/5 make use of recently deployed IP-based infrastructure at data rates up to 85.6kbps.
UbiNetics is a next generation wireless communications technology company. It designs and develops innovative 3G, 2.5G and 2G products and solutions for wireless data and voice applications and is a leader in 3G test and measurement equipment.
The company's 3G Test Mobile has become the industry de-facto standard for WCDMA infrastructure testing. This, together with the portable TM200 Test Mobile and the LG200 Load Generator, positions UbiNetics at the centre of 3G interoperability testing. UbiNetics also provides the industry's most robust protocol software and physical layer IP portfolio for 3G chipset and handset developers and manufacturers. The company has developed a unique range of creative products for UMTS and GPRS/GSM applications including customised embedded modules and development tools.
The company was formed in January 1999 from PA Consulting Group's Wireless Telecommunications Practice. Since 1999, UbiNetics has grown to over 400 employees with activities in the UK (Cambridge and Swindon), the US, Japan, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Further information about UbiNetics can be found at www.ubinetics.com
About Emerging Technologies Limited
Emerging Technologies Limited (ETL) is a one-stop solution provider in the design, development and manufacture of advanced consumer electronics products based on emerging technologies such as GSM/GPRS and Bluetooth. Our mission is to become an innovator in wireless and mobile consumer electronics by increasing user productivity vested in emerging communication technologies.