Hotspots Become History as XTop Mobile Announces its North American Debut

Finally Your Smartphone and Laptop are One, for the Ultimate in Seamless Mobility and Connectivity

WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS), a world leader in telematics and mobile media solutions announced today the upcoming availability date of XTop Mobile. XTop is a Smartphone and PC downloadable application that seamlessly leverages the internet connectivity from your Smartphone, enabling you to surf the web and open attachments on your laptop/PC immediately after they arrive on your Smartphone. With XTop, you never have to search for a WiFi hotspot again. XTop will be available through several leading content portals and wireless carriers by March 31st, 2010.

XTop also extends your Smartphone functions onto your desktop environment over a seamless, secure Bluetooth connection, allowing you to interact directly with information contained on your Smartphone while on your laptop so you can enjoy a full PC experience that unifies your Smartphone and PC functions. XTop integrates Smartphone functions such as SMS, phone calls, e-mail and calendar appointments into a convenient, easy-to-navigate dashboard on your laptop, bringing all of your contact points together and allowing you to choose from a variety of response modes including SMS, voice call, email and more.

XTop lives in harmony with existing Windows(R) desktop notifications and applications and is seamlessly installed on your notebook without the need for hardware or drivers. It's the only application on the market that offers a real-time solution, providing instant notification of your Smartphone events such as e-mails, calendars, calls, SMS chat and BlackBerry(TM) PIN to PIN messages directly on your desktop or notebook.

"The days of searching and paying for WiFi are coming to an end. With XTop we're empowering mobile workers with a full in-office computing experience regardless of location," said Tony Cassetta, Chief Operating Officer, IMS. "We've been told time and time again that road warriors not only want but need access to presentations and the web while on the road."

Benefits of XTop Mobile include:

    
    -   An intuitive dashboard on your laptop/PC for an 'at-a-glance' view of
        Smartphone events
    -   Receive real-time, automatic access to events and information on your
        Smartphone directly on your laptop/PC - no synching needed
    -   Quickly switch from SMS to calls to e-mails etc. via multi-modal
        response options
    -   Leverage your Smartphone's internet connectivity so you can stay
        connected, such as web browsing on your laptop - without having to
        look for a WiFi hotspot
    -   Enjoy a full desktop experience and keyboard as soon as attachments
        arrive on your Smartphone through a simple and secure Bluetooth
        connection
    -   Ensure all your calls, emails, SMS, and PIN to PIN Messages are
        logged in one place for easy access and storage
    

Pricing and Availability

XTop Mobile is planned for launch across North America through the following content distributors by March 31st, 2010: Handango, Handmark, BlackBerry App World(TM), eAccess and MobiHand. The introductory price will be $79.00. For more information please visit XTop online at http://www.xtopmobile.com.

About IMS:

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS) specializes in the research, development and production of innovative and progressive solutions in the areas of telematics, automotive safety and mobile media. Our proprietary technologies, which combine mechanical engineering, electronic controls, detection sensors and computational intelligence, are aimed at making 'safer and smarter' vehicles. IMS' solutions include: iLane(TM), a hands-free, voice-based email solution for in-vehicle use; and DriveSync(TM) a turn-key GPS-based system for PAYD insurance offerings, fleet monitoring, vehicle tracking, and government programs. IMS is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. For more information about IMS, please visit www.Intellimec.com.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.

SOURCE Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.

For further information: For further information: Leslie Whitelaw, Hill & Knowlton for IMS, (416) 413-4741 or leslie.whitelaw@hillandknowlton.ca


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