June 28, 2001 - XcelleNet and Symbian Partner to Provide Wireless Management to Enterprises
XcelleNet's Afaria Extends Systems Management Functionality For Symbian OS
Based Wireless Devices
ATLANTA (June 28, 2001) - XcelleNet, Inc., the leading provider of management solutions for remote systems and mobile & wireless devices, and
Symbian have announced that XcelleNet has joined Symbian's Technology Partner Program. Under the agreement, XcelleNet will provide wireless device
management solutions to enterprises using Symbian OS based devices, and
Symbian will provide assistance to help XcelleNet market and support its
technology solutions optimised for the Symbian OS.
XcelleNet's Afaria (tm) provides enterprises with the ability to track and
manage applications and data resident on Symbian OS based devices, allowing
them to increase the productivity of their mobile workers, while decreasing
their cost of ownership.
"We are very excited about formalising our relationship with Symbian," said
Joan Herbig, CEO of XcelleNet. "They are leading the charge to propagate a
standard software platform for wireless information devices, and it is an
important step for XcelleNet to work side-by-side with Symbian to provide
enterprises with the tools they need to mobilise their workers."
"We believe it is critical that we work in partnership with companies like
XcelleNet to ensure that enterprises are able to assimilate Symbian OS-based
devices into their business processes," said Mark Edwards, EVP Sales and
Marketing, Symbian. "XcelleNet's focus on the Symbian OS will be an important factor in driving mass-market adoption for Symbian OS-based
devices in the mobile marketplace."
Symbian, which supplies the Symbian OS for next-generation mobile phones, is
working with leading mobile phone manufacturers to address the emerging
demand for smartphones that combine voice communications, wireless Internet
access and computing functionality. Ericsson, Nokia and Psion are already
shipping Symbian OS based devices. Other companies developing next generation mobile devices on the Symbian OS include Kenwood, Motorola,
Panasonic, Sanyo, Sony and Siemens. Symbian's website can be found at <http://www.symbian.com>.
XcelleNet, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise solutions for managing
remote systems and mobile & wireless devices. For more than 14 years, the
company has been a pioneer in meeting the challenges of securely delivering
and maintaining mission-critical applications and content to remote locations with its flagship product, RemoteWare*. Today companies around the
world use RemoteWare to manage kiosks, retail and restaurant store systems,
branch office networks, and other remote systems.
Leveraging remote expertise and award-winning technology, in May 2000 XcelleNet introduced Afaria*, a device management solution designed to
address the problems enterprises face as a result of the explosive growth of
the mobile & wireless economy. Afaria provides the most comprehensive
management functionality available for organizations deploying large numbers
of mobile devices, including laptops, PocketPCs, Palm Handhelds, RIM
Blackberrys, and Symbian devices and smart phones.
XcelleNet serves some 2,500 customers worldwide in a broad range of industries such as pharmaceutical, retail, hospitality, insurance, financial
services and manufacturing. The company's solutions reduce total cost of
ownership of remote or mobile deployments, accelerate end-user productivity
and ensure the availability and reliability of corporate applications and
information to an organization's remote and mobile workforce. More information is available at
http://www.XcelleNet.com <http://www.xcellenet.com/> and <http://www.Afaria.com>
XcelleNet and RemoteWare are trademarks of XcelleNet, Inc. Afaria is a
trademark of Afaria, Inc. XcelleNet and Afaria make no claims of ownership
to all other products and company names mentioned herein which may be the
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.