The Volantis Transcoder automatically converts PC Websites in real-time into mobile format for over 1,700 mobile devices

October 20, 2005

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GUILDFORD, U.K. -- Volantis, the world’s leading supplier of Intelligent Content Adaptation™ solutions for the Mobile Information Age, today announced the availability of Volantis Transcoder™, a server-based solution that automatically converts PC websites in real-time into mobile format for over 1,700 mobile devices.

Volantis Transcoder enables mobile network operators, search engine providers, content providers and enterprises to deploy an out-of-the-box mobile Internet experience to a large population of mobile phone users, which is individually optimised for each mobile device and requires no special device software or configuration.

“Volantis Transcoder allows consumers to reach PC websites previously inaccessible on mobile devices,” said Matt Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Volantis. “Consumers can view a large amount of practical and time-sensitive information, including searching richer news sites, viewing office location maps while en route to meetings, reading blogs, and searching for products in online stores and marketplaces. Volantis Transcoder can be coupled with search engines, so searched-for sites are easily converted to mobile, further enhancing consumer usefulness.”

Without transcoding, the vast majority of PC websites either fail to display or are very difficult to use on mobile devices because they are not optimised for mobile requirements. Such PC-to-mobile challenges include unsupported mark-up languages, layouts that are optimised for PCs, the numbers of images included and the overall size of the file. Previously, even when sites can be rendered the user experience may be poor: page loading is very slow and consumers find it difficult to navigate.

Volantis Systems Ltd.

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