Kodiak Networks Announces Handset Development and Licensing Agreement With SAGEM SA
SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2005--
Partnership Increases Subscriber Choice of GSM Handsets Featuring Kodiak Advanced Voice Services Technology
Kodiak Networks, the leading provider of advanced wireless systems, announces the joint development of SAGEM handsets supporting the Kodiak Real-time Exchange(TM) (RTX) System. Through this partnership, SAGEM and Kodiak will provide handsets with fully-integrated, advanced voice service functionality to GSM operators around the world.
Advanced voice services, including push-to-talk (PTT), comprise one of the fastest growing wireless technology segments worldwide. This agreement outlines how the companies will jointly develop SAGEM GSM handsets with the Kodiak client software to carrier customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The Kodiak RTX System provides wireless operators with the highest performance, fastest speed and best voice quality of any instant voice technology on the market. In addition, the Kodiak RTX offers carriers and subscribers a number of advanced calling applications including:
-- Kodiak Instant Calling -- PTT calling with individuals and groups
-- Kodiak Voice Bridge -- instant group conferencing
-- Kodiak Voice Notes -- instant voice messaging
-- Kodiak Instant Availability -- real-time availability status
"We are very pleased to partner with SAGEM to develop Kodiak-enabled handsets," said Bruce Lawler, Kodiak Networks vice president, business strategy. "With their seamless integration of our software onto their phones, SAGEM clearly understands the enormous market opportunity for handsets with advanced voice service functionality, including PTT."
About Kodiak Networks
Kodiak Networks (www.kodiaknetworks.com) is the leading advanced wireless systems innovator for network operators worldwide. The Kodiak Real-Time Exchange(TM) (RTX) System enables operators to deliver premium, integrated wireless voice services to their customers with guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS). With the best overall performance, fastest speed and lowest latency in the industry, the Kodiak RTX enables a new category of Advanced Voice Services (AVS), including instant availability, instant voice calling, group conferencing and voice messaging. Kodiak Networks offers both GSM and CDMA instant voice systems that can be easily scaled from independent operators to multinational carriers utilizing 2G or 3G wireless networks. Kodiak handset software is available on handsets produced by leading manufacturers including Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, LG, Kyocera, TCL/Alcatel, PalmOne, SAGEM and others. Kodiak Networks actively supports industry standards from ANSI, ETSI, ITU, IETF, 3GPP (2) and OMA.
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