Open Terra and China's Richwap Announce Strategic Marketing Alliance; Lay Groundwork for Joint Venture

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Open Terra and Richwap announce strategic marketing alliance and lay groundwork for joint venture. The combined software offerings provide a scalable and comprehensive mobility suite for the sales and service industries.

USA and Hong Kong, China (PRWEB) March 22, 2005 -- Open Terra, Inc., a leading provider of mobile enabling technologies, and Richwap Company Limited, a leading provider of innovative and award-winning mobile and wireless solutions to enterprises in Asia, today announced a strategic marketing alliance aimed at providing powerful and easily configurable mobile solutions for the sales and service industries. The offerings will provide organizations with faster, easier deployments when extending enterprise and CRM systems to the mobile worker.

According to the agreement, Open Terra and Richwap will jointly market Open Terra’s mSolve™ Enterprise Mobility Suite with Richwap’s award-winning Anyware Sales™ and Anyware Service™ product lines, which will also become integrated modules within the mSolve suite for easy application configuration, administration, modifications, and deployments. Open Terra and Richwap will also be jointly developing new mobile solutions to target a number of verticals, sharing development, support, sales, marketing, and business development resources. Under the agreement, both companies have agreed to combine offices, providing each company with a global footprint. Open Terra will now have a presence in China and Asia with an Asian headquarters in Hong Kong. Richwap gains a US presence utilizing Open Terra’s NYC Metro and San Francisco offices.

"We are pleased to be joining forces with Richwap as we expand into the high growth China and Asia marketplaces. China presents a huge opportunity for us and we expect our online, drag-and-drop mobility platform to do extremely well in this market. This is an important first step as part of our planned global expansion initiatives,” said David Sasson, President and CEO of Open Terra. “Richwap’s award-winning mobile solutions will be a great addition to our mobility platform and will allow us to sharpen our vertical focus on mobilizing enterprise businesses in the fastest, easiest, and most cost effective manner."

"There is a tremendous amount of synergy between Richwap and Open Terra," states Harold Tsang, Executive Vice President of Richwap. "We have a similar customer focus and complimentary products that make a powerful addition to any organization implementing a mobile business strategy. Combining Anyware Sales and Anyware Service is a natural fit. We are also very excited about their innovative pipeline of mobile solutions that Open Terra will be announcing in the near future and are pleased to be part of the sales and implementation cycle from the onset."

Open Terra’s mSolve Enterprise Mobility Suite enables businesses to dramatically reduce the time and costs associated with mobile application development and deployment. Designed on powerful JAVA technology, the mSolve Enterprise Mobility Suite can be hosted on virtually any hardware platform. Open Terra's mobile device-resident agents, built on powerful JAVA and .NET technologies, ensures that the mobile applications are portable across multiple mobile devices and that are operational in wirelessly connected or disconnected modes. The mSolve suite delivers a complete mobile solution in an online, feature rich, user-friendly environment, providing the fastest, most robust mobile business platform in the marketplace today.

Richwap’s Anyware Sales was originally designed for mobile insurance sales forces. Anyware Sales provides instant product-and-service information via a personal digital assistant (PDA) anytime, anywhere. The system facilitates instant information access for insurance agents on the move. PDAs can be synchronized with the central office database through wireless communication networks, such as WiFi, GPRS or 3G. Anyware Sales provides instant access to important client information, as well as product and service information for insurance agents and companies with large field sales forces. Anyware Sales facilitates sales personnel to act on matters requiring prompt attention and handling, anywhere and anytime.

Richwap’s Anyware Service is an award-winning solution designed for building-management offices, building-service contractors and building-automation system manufacturers. Anyware Service enables a field-maintenance workforce to be coordinated, tracked, monitored and directed by use of specialized applications added to mobile phones. Anyware Service allows remote diagnostics to be carried out on mobile devices utilizing proven interfaces between the application and a building’s E&M control systems. Anyware Service greatly reduces costs for companies with large, mobile, field-service workforces.

About Open Terra

Open Terra is establishing new benchmarks in the ever-changing world of mobile applications. Founded in 2002, the company helps enterprises achieve their wireless strategies by empowering remote workforces. The company's online, instant mobility solutions deliver unprecedented connectivity and access to information from databases, applications and Web services that will help businesses run more productively and profitably. With the worldwide emergence and explosive growth of 3G, WiFi, and WiMax wireless technologies, along with the Internet, Open Terra's advanced mobile enabling technology is positioned to meet this demand. For information, call 732-765-9600, email at info@openterra.com or click to http://www.openterra.com.

About Richwap

Richwap is a leading mobile-computing solutions provider based in Hong Kong. Richwap’s award-winning Anyware products vastly improve the performance and cost-effectiveness of field sales and service teams by extending office data and applications to mobile phones and other handheld devices. Richwap’s solution architecture dramatically reduces the time and effort needed to add mobility to enterprise applications and make data available to mobile workforces and executives on the move. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.richwap.com or email sales@richwap.com.

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