53 meetings held with prospective and existing operator and device
Initial feedback for new Synchronica Mobile Gateway 6 has been very
IMPS technology acquired from Colibria AS, and patented transcoding
technology acquired from iseemedia are now fully integrated into Mobile
Substantial media interest in Synchronica announcements from over 8,500
journalists, analysts and bloggers
With the acquisition of the assets of Neustar NGM, Synchronica widens
its market focus to include developed markets as the next expansion
ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS, UK, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - Synchronica plc
("Synchronica" or "the Company") (AIM: SYNC) (TSXV: SYN) the
international provider of push email, instant mes
saging and social networking services, summarises its activities during
the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, between 14 and 17
Mobile World Congress is the industry's most important annual trade
event, featuring prominent representation from mobile operators, device
manufacturers and vendors from across the world. It is estimated that
approximately 60,000 visitors attended Mobile World Congress during
Launch of Mobile Gateway 6 and Enlarged Target Market
Synchronica announced a new major version of the flagship product,
Synchronica Mobile Gateway during Mobile World Congress. Mobile Gateway
6 introduces Pre-RCS Unified Messaging capabilities, with a
presence-enabled address book, an ultra-lightweight J2ME client,
support for xHTML browsers, and advanced document transcoding
Mobile Gateway continues to support literally any mobile phone in use
today, providing push Email, synchronization, instant messaging and
social networking even on low-end devices.
The new Mobile Gateway 6 functionality adds an advanced user experience
for feature phones and Smartphones, while also integrating key
components of the IMPS technology which Synchronica acquired from
Colibria AS in April 2010, and the patented transcoding technology
which Synchronica acquired from iseemedia in September of the same
With the launch of Mobile Gateway 6, Synchronica has now expanded its
market focus, which had previously been limited to mobile operators and
device manufacturers in emerging markets, to now also include prospects
operating in developed markets.
Record Customer Meetings and Demonstrations
53 prospective and existing customers (37 Mobile Operators, 16 Device
Manufacturers) participated in Mobile Gateway 6 product demonstrations
during the Congress. A number of existing customers also used the
opportunity to explore upgrade and expansion opportunities with
Synchronica for their existing service.
Initial feedback has been very encouraging, and customers appear to be
excited about the branding and advanced functionality which Mobile
Gateway 6 provides.
Synchronica is now systematically perusing each lead generated from its
participation at Mobile World Congress. Based on the typical sales
cycle of 6-9 months, Synchronica expects to announce resulting wins for
Mobile Gateway 6 towards the end of the year.
Event Marketing and Public Relations
During the event, Synchronica announced several key achievements
including the availability of Mobile Gateway 6 and launch of customer
products. These announcements generated significant interest resulting
in an increased number of requests from operators and device
manufacturers keen to participate in product demonstrations. These
announcements and participation at the MWC also attracted substantial
press interest, with 8,537 Journalists, Analysts and Bloggers
responding to the releases.
Synchronica's CEO, Carsten Brinkschulte, was invited to participate in a
panel discussion on GSMA's Mobile Live TV. During this 15 minute
broadcast, which was screened throughout the event, the panel discussed
the future landscape for mobile messaging services, how messaging and
social networking will become indistinguishable, the importance of
presence and status information, and if RCS and IMS are set to become
widely-used standards for mobile messaging..
Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Synchronica, comments: "Mobile World Congress 2011 will be a key milestone for Synchronica in
many respects. Across the four days, we've interacted with more
potential and existing customers than we ever did in previous events.
We launched a groundbreaking product that is set to become the mobile
messaging infrastructure of choice in emerging as well as developed
markets. We also demonstrated our technical superiority - both in terms
of our product as well as our skills - by successfully integrating the
Colibria and iseemedia technologies into Mobile Gateway in short time.
Synchronica enters 2011 with a strong sales pipeline, giving us renewed
confidence in delivering growth for years to come. We continue to work
closely with our distribution partners to convert this pipeline."
Synchronica plc is a leading developer of next-generation mobile
messaging solutions. Mobile Gateway, Synchronica's flagship product,
provides push Email, synchronization, instant messaging (IM), and
social networking services to any mobile phone currently in use.
Synchronica's patented transcoding engine uses advanced streaming to
download email attachments and can dramatically reduce the consumption
of network bandwidth by as much as 90 percent.
Mobile operators and device manufacturers from emerging and developed
markets rely on Synchronica's white-labelled product for providing mass
market messaging services across the entire customer base, diversifying
revenues and reducing churn.
Headquartered in England, Synchronica also maintains a development
centre in Germany and the Philippines in addition to a regional
presence in Canada, the USA, Hong Kong, Spain, and Dubai. Synchronica
plc is a public company traded on the AIM list of the London Stock
Exchange (SYNC) and the Venture Exchange of the Toronto Stock Exchange
(SYN). For further information, please visit www.synchronica.com
The foregoing information may contain forward-looking statements
relating to the future performance of Synchronica plc. Forward-looking
statements, specifically those concerning future performance or
results, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual
results may differ materially from Synchronica's plans and
expectations. These plans, expectations, risks and uncertainties are
detailed herein and from time to time in the public filings and
announcements made by Synchronica, including those made with AIM, a
market of the London Stock Exchange, with the TSX Venture Exchange or
with securities regulators. Synchronica does not assume any obligation
to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result
of new information, future events or otherwise.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority
has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.
SOURCE Synchronica plc
For further information:
|Synchronica plc |
|Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO |
Angus Dent, CFO
Nicole Meissner, COO
|+44 (0) 7977 256 406|
+44 (0) 7977 256 347
+44 (0) 7977 256 412
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