SyncML Initiative Garners Support From Industry Leaders to Continue Development of the World's First Universal Standard for Data Synchronization

Supporters Committed to Initiative include Excite@Home, Extended Systems, fusionOne, LightSurf and Symbian, Representing leading Web-Based Calendaring, Portal, Digital Imaging, Synchronization and Wireless Application Technologies

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- 28 Feb 2000:

IBM, Lotus, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Inc., Psion and Starfish Software, the SyncML initiative founders, announced today the induction of several industry leaders that will act as supporters in the development of an industry-wide mobile data synchronization protocol, called SyncML.
Supporters include: Access, Advansys PTY Ltd., Altawave, Anyday, AvantGo, Centura Software Corp., Corex, Creative Digital Publishing, DataMirror Corp., dbXML Group, Digital Paths, e-ADbook, eCal Corporation, EHand, Excite@Home, Extended Systems, Ezos SA, fusionOne, Future Internet Technologies, LightSurf, Midian Production Distribution, Paragon Software, Possio AB, PrincetonSoftech, Puma, Space2Go.com, SSerdda Inc., Symbian, TalkCast, Teamsoft Inc., Thinspace, Thruport Technologies, TietoEnator, Time Information Systems, United Work Inc.,WAPsight.com, WeSync.com, Wheatstone Consulting, Xpedia AB, Z key.com and Zygo.
What: The SyncML Initiative will develop and promote a new open industry specification, making the synchronization of remote data and personal information consistent across multiple networks and devices. The SyncML specification will enable the creation of interoperable wireless and wireline data synchronization products across corporate servers, Web servers, computers, laptops, PDAs, handheld computers, mobile phones and other mobile devices, regardless of platform or manufacturer. SyncML supporters will work closely with the founders to pioneer the development, introduction and adoption of this initiative industry wide.

When: The SyncML Initiative expects to release an open protocol for data synchronization mid 2000.
For more information about SyncML Initiative, including information on how to join SyncML initiative, please visit www.SyncML.orgCompanies interested in joining are encouraged to contact SyncML today to become part of the team and deliver the SyncML specification available later this year.

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