Tunbridge Wells (PRWEB) October 6, 2006
Synchronica plc (AIM:SYNC), an international provider of mobile device management and synchronization software has today announced the sale of 12,000 user licences under a reseller agreement with Remote XT from Business Integrated Solutions Limited (BIS). BIS is offering Synchronica's Mobile Manager product, a web based service that remotely manages smartphones, to small and medium enterprises and end users, under the brand Remote XT.
If a mobile is lost or stolen, Remote XT subscribers can use the service to send a message over the air (OTA) to their device, which remotely wipes any data held on the phone and locks the device to prevent unauthorized usage. The option of having the phone emit a high-pitched scream is also available to subscribers of the £9.99 per month service.
All data held on the device, such as phone numbers, text messages and emails, are wiped until the phone is returned to its legitimate owner. Even if the SIM card is replaced on the device, the phone will remain disabled and will continue to emit the high-pitched scream until the battery is removed.
Commenting on the reseller agreement, Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Synchronica said, "Using the Remote XT service, crime victims can rest assured that their information is safe from prying eyes. According to industry sources, it takes on average only 30 seconds for someone to notice that their phone is missing, compared to an hour for a wallet or purse. So by using this service, the victim can potentially hear their phone scream in a crowd of people and take action. Given the types of personal and business information now held on phones, it goes without saying that the data is often worth more than the phone itself, so when the victim purchases a new phone, their data can be restored onto the new device."
"This deal provides further proof that our strategy to differentiate Mobile Manager by designing it as a hosted solution from the outset is working. Mobile Manager is the only hosted solution currently available, remaining outside corporate fire walls and thus deployable very rapidly. I am pleased that Remote XT has selected Mobile Manager for its customers and this further penetration of the market will increase the product's franchise significantly."
Synchronica's Mobile Manager is a complete mobile device management solution, providing the ability to provision, configure, diagnose and repair mobile devices remotely over the air (OTA). In addition to this functionality, Mobile Manager has a wealth of security features designed to protect sensitive data stored on the phone, as well as render it useless to thieves. Devices can be wiped and locked remotely, ensuring that any information on the device is secure. With Mobile Manager, phones can be further protected with the unique Synchronica Scream Feature, emitting an annoying and embarrassing high pitched wail from the device.
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Synchronica develops and markets synchronization and device management solutions for mobile operators, device manufacturers, and enterprises. Its product portfolio ranges from data synchronization (OMA DS) to device management (OMA DM) and firmware update over-the-air (FUMO/FOTA). Synchronica has a strong track record in the mobile industry including several live carrier-grade installations. Products include the SyncML DM Server which enables operators and device manufacturers to build automated customer-care systems and the SyncML Gateway, which enables seamless synchronization of corporate data including Push-Email using OMA DS and Push IMAP. Its latest offering, Mobile Manager, enables mobile operators and application service providers (ASPs) to offer mobile device management as a hosted solution to enterprise customers. Headquartered in the UK with offices in Berlin and Washington D.C., Synchronica plc is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM:SYNC). More information is available at http://www.synchronica.com
Nicole B. Meissner
Chief Marketing Officer
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