Together, Hot Lava and OnPoint are committed to using cutting edge technology to enhance and extend learning and organizational development beyond the current technical and operational boundaries that constrain the typical enterprise in communicating with an increasingly mobile workforce and global marketplace.
(PRWEB) May 4, 2006
OnPoint Digital, Inc. (“OnPoint”), a leading e-learning software and performance solutions provider for corporate customers, announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Hot Lava Software, Inc. (“Hot Lava”), the leading mobile authoring and m-learning publishing provider, to deliver the industry’s premiere solution for anytime, anywhere learning for today’s increasingly mobile workforce. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, OnPoint will license Hot Lava’s industry recognized Learning Mobile Author (“LMA”) development and delivery suite and incorporate these technologies into OnPoint’s Learning Management System/Learning Content Management System (“LMS/LCMS”) platform as well as become a Hot Lava Gold Reseller and Strategic Partner. Additionally, the agreement gives both companies the means to jointly pursue and deliver larger enterprise engagements domestically and abroad leveraging each partner’s existing global resellers.
Design/development teams from both ISVs will work to fully integrate their core products and platforms into a seamless mobile learning solution that can be used to author, manage, deliver and track on-demand/just-in-time learning for any size organization. The combined solution will enable mobile learning across the complete spectrum of portable and wireless devices including SMS-equipped cell phones, smart phones/PDAs/Blackberrys, Ultra Mobile Personal Computers/UMPCs and WiFi-enabled laptops. The consolidated offering includes support for mobile device management for each mobile learner, automated notifications and learning alerts, secure sign-on, and mobile-ready portal access. The OnPoint-Hot Lava solution will also allow user-owned devices and mobile equipment to be tracked and mapped into the extended learning community for content delivery and tracking anytime and anywhere. Beta testing for the integrated OnPoint-Hot Lava solution is expected to begin in May with customer installations commencing in July 2006.
"After years of hype and false starts, the age of mobile learning is now upon us. In a broader sense, the next phase of the mobile revolution is set to begin, thanks to smarter applications, high speed networks, and a new generation of portable gadgets, and m-Learning represents one of the first real solutions an organization can capitalize on to leverage their investments in mobile enablement," states Robert Gadd, OnPoint’s Cofounder and President . "The reliability and robust functionality of Hot Lava’s mobile authoring and management functionality, combined with OnPoint’s extensive platform, messenging and notification capabilities, content management architecture and portal expertise, presents a total solution to any size business looking to extend their training, performance improvement and organizational development efforts to their increasingly mobile and disconnected employees, partners and customers."
“What we like about OnPoint is that they are one of the rare technology partners who understand the fundamental needs of the mobile learner and have kept these ideals foremost in making mobile learning more accessible, flexible and functional,” states Bob Sanregret, Hot Lava’s Chief Executive Officer. “Together, Hot Lava and OnPoint are committed to using cutting edge technology to enhance and extend learning and organizational development beyond the current technical and operational boundaries that constrain the typical enterprise in communicating with an increasingly mobile workforce and global marketplace.”
Katherine Guest, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at OnPoint adds, “With the integration of Hot Lava’s Learning Mobile Authoring tools into the OnPoint Learning Suite, our customers can dramatically extend their learning content distribution to reach a much wider audience, and take advantage of the plethora of popular devices like Blackberrys, Treos, and next generation cell phones now widely deployed by organizations and purchased by individuals around the globe. With Hot Lava’s in-depth knowledge of mobile device technology and associated voice/data carriers, and OnPoint’s flexible database-driven platform for assigning, delivery, tracking and analysis, the resulting solution provides ‘best in class’ capability for all aspects of mobile learning fulfillment.
About OnPoint Digital
OnPoint Digital, Inc. is an innovative technology software and services provider dedicated to the development of powerful yet affordably priced online learning and performance management tools for middle market and enterprise customers, typically from 300 to 30,000 employees. OnPoint’s products include a full-featured LMS/LCMS to create and manage rich-media courseware, online assessments and performance appraisals, skills tracking and detailed reporting, plus numerous optional modules such as integrated analytics, e-commerce, portal/intranet and m-learning offerings. For more information about OnPoint Digital, please visit our website at http://www.onpoindigital.com or contact us at (912) 790-0700.
About Hot Lava Software
Hot Lava Software, provides mobile content solutions and a mobile content authoring toolkit, Learning Mobile Author to Corporations and Universities around the World. This toolkit allows rapid creation and deployment of mobile content to multiple devices such as Palm, Pocket PC, Blackberry and the desktop. Visit Hot Lava Software at: http://www.hotlavasoftware.com.
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The OnPoint Learning & Performance Suite and mLearning Pro are trademarks of OnPoint Digital, Inc.
Learning Mobile Author and LMA/LMS are trademarks of Hot Lava Software, Inc.
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