Clarity Touts PTT Software

Clarity Communication Systems develops client for built-in PTT capability on phones that are not specifically designed for PTT

January 24, 2008

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AURORA, Ill. -- Clarity Communication Systems Inc., recently acquired by ISCO International (AMEX:ISO), announced today that it has developed the technology to achieve a built-in PTT capability on phones that are not specifically designed for PTT. This PTT client software uses Qualcomm’s standard BREW© Application Programming Interface, and can be certified for a wide variety of popular cell phones.

Previously, the cost to adapt a handset to support PTT capability was substantial, and the result was a strict limitation on the number of PTT handsets that could be offered by a mobile operator. With Clarity’s innovations for their inTouch PTT Client, any handset that fully supports BREW version 3.1 or later can be certified for use with Clarity’s inTouch PTT Solution, the industry’s best performing Session Initiation Protocol based PTT solution.

“This is a breakthrough that overcomes the single, most often heard challenge to the adoption of PTT – the lack of PTT capable handsets,” said Jim Fuentes, General Manager of Mobile Solutions for ISCO International. “With our inTouch PTT Client, popular phone models can now be used for instant PTT communications by simply downloading our application.”

Cellular phones from multiple manufacturers are targeted by Clarity for release over the next few months. Each device will be thoroughly tested by Clarity and certified by Qualcomm for use prior to release. Handsets already certified include the Kyocera KX440 and KX12, and the Motorola 323i, L7C SLVR and W385. Handsets in certification testing are the Motorola K1M KRZR and Z6M ROKR.

“We are inviting our current and prospective customers to submit requests for the devices they want certified,” said Bill Jenkins, Vice President of Product Management. “Our customers have been asking for this capability for a long time, and we’re delighted that we’ve achieved the breakthroughs that allow us to bring it to them,” he added.

Clarity Communication Systems Inc.

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