Expands device coverage for BuzzCast™ carrier deployments
3GSM World Congress -- Barcelona, SPAIN, February 12, 2007 - Volantis, the world’s leading supplier of Intelligent Content Adaptation™ solutions for the Mobile Information Age, today announced the addition of SurfKitchen to its GetBuzz™ Partner Program. GetBuzz leverages Volantis partner user interface (UI) solutions to enhance the delivery of its BuzzCast™ personalized news and entertainment application.
SurfKitchen -- and previously announced Volantis partners Cibenix and MSX – can now enable wireless carriers to present compelling subscriber-preference content directly on mobile devices, based on each partner’s unique UI client solution. SurfKitchen is a proven provider of On-Device Portal (ODP) solutions, supporting the industry’s leading handset manufacturers, including HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and Samsung.
Today the SurfKitchen client can be pre-installed on approximately 60% of the mobile devices shipping globally.
BuzzCast provides consumers with dynamic mobile “home screens” for greater context, immediacy and personalization. It pushes compelling information to any device, personalizing it based on each subscriber’s unique preferenceS. BuzzCast supports the creation of subscriber UIs to suit each carrier’s device strategy. UI technologies supported by Volantis’ partners include AJAX, RSS Client, Flash, J2ME, BREW, Microsoft Mobile and native Symbian.
“SurfKitchen’s On-Device Portal solution, combined with BuzzCast, gives carriers a way to easily create personalized content for each subscriber,” said Michel Quazza, CEO of SurfKitchen. “We look forward to demonstrating the impact of our partnership to carriers around the globe.”
"SurfKitchen has proven its value to a growing customer base of carriers,” said Matthew Harris, CEO of Volantis. “We welcome their participation in the GetBuzz program as we leverage the best of our partners with BuzzCast’s unique ability to create personalized content for any consumer.”
SurfKitchen is the market leader in On-Device Portal applications delivering a dynamic user experience. Its platform enables digital content to be sent over-the-air and stored on a wide range of handsets from feature phones to smartphones, ensuring the end-user has quick and simple access to fresh mobile content. SurfKitchen provides service providers with the right applications and comprehensive support to increase data usage, customer loyalty and ultimately reduce churn.
SurfKitchen’s solutions have been deployed by major operators throughout the world including Orange Group, Telstra, O2, Maxis, Etisalat, Telenor, Telefonica Moviles España and MTC Kuwait. For more information, visit: www.surfkitchen.com.
Volantis (www.volantis.com) is the world's leading supplier of Intelligent Content Adaptation™ solutions for the mobile Information Age, providing applications, tools and platforms that solve the complexity of delivering optimized services to any mobile device.
Volantis’ extensive experience of serving content providers, mobile network operators, and enterprises, along with its standards leadership, enable a unique position for Volantis to create innovative technology for the Mobile Information Age that is more useful and more useable than the PC Internet of today.
Volantis is used around the world by organizations such as 3, CBS, Channel 4, Cingular, CSC, Discovery, eBay.co.uk, FT.com, Hearst, HP, IBM, lastminute.com, MobileOne, Orange Poland, Reuters, Telefonica Moviles, Telecom Italia Mobile and Telenor Mobil and World Wrestling Entertainment. Volantis also Chairs the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Device Independence Working Group and is a Founding Member of the W3C Mobile Web Initiative.
Volantis global headquarters are in Seattle, USA, with international offices in Guildford, UK; Hong Kong, China; Madrid, Spain and Krakow, Poland. Volantis is privately held with investors Accel Partners, Kennet Partners, and SOFTBANK Europe Ventures.