Mobile Tornado and Jabber will jointly develop a mobile messaging product that combines voice, text, and availability information in a single interface

June 24, 2004

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DUBLIN -- Mobile Tornado and Jabber, Inc. announced today that they are jointlydeveloping a mobile messaging product that combines voice, text, andavailability information in a single interface. Compatible with a verywide range of handsets, the combined product will incorporate MobileTornado's Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) solution with Jabber'sExtensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP) for commercial IMapplications.

"Integration of IM with PTT improves the users experience and putschoice back into the customers hands," said Maria Archer (CMO, MobileTornado). "The main advantage is that the joint presence on IM and PTTis that it starts to realise Mobile Tornado's vision of integratedinstant communications that delivers revenue to operators and choice tothe customer.

"Our strength is in interoperability and extensibility, attributes thatallow us to build best-of-breed solutions with companies like MobileTornado," said Mark Troyer, European Technical Director at Jabber, Inc."We operate an open architecture that allows us to serve the greatestnumber of mobile and fixed platforms with the greatest array of highvalue presence and IM applications."

The combined product will allow customers to view their address bookwith a variety of contact presence information such as connectionstatus, handset information, handset state, software capabilities, mood,and location. Presence information in the customer' s address book cancome from a variety of network sources including XMPP-based servers,consumer IM services such as Microsoft Messenger and ICQ, and anySIP-based presence service.

Jabber, Inc.'s Extensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP) is themost widely deployed instant messaging and presence platform based uponXMPP, the only IETF-approved Internet standard for presence and instantmessaging. A native XML streaming protocol, XMPP is often used as areal-time transport layer between a disparate instant messaging systems.

"The wireless industry recognises that interoperability is key to thesuccess of new services. Working alongside companies such as Jabber ispart of our strategy to provide our customers with compellingsolutions," added Maria Archer.

Mobile Tornado Ltd.

Jabber Inc.

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