Transvirtual Technologies Integrates Jabber Into Popular PocketLinux Platform

Jabber Platform Brings Instant Messaging to Wireless and Mobile Computing


Dec 21, 2000, 00:00 ET from, Inc.

    DENVER, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ --, Inc., a subsidiary of Webb
 Interactive Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:   WEBB) today announced that Transvirtual
 Technologies, Inc. has completed their integration of Jabber into the
 Transvirtual PocketLinux(R) Platform.
     Transvirtual demonstrated Jabber integration at Comdex in November 2000.
 As part of the demonstration, Jabber provided the XML messaging infrastructure
 for Wireless Instant Messaging using the PocketLinux Platform.
     PocketLinux(R) is a single, open source application development
 environment for all mobile computing devices that provides an end-to-end
 solution for building unified, standardized and open information
 communications infrastructure across the entire spectrum of computer systems.
 PocketLinux runs on a variety of PDAs, Cellular Phones and SetTopBoxes.
     "Jabber is much more than just a simple instant messaging system and
 companies such as Transvirtual are leading the charge in terms of
 demonstrating how Jabber can provide devices of all kinds with a robust XML
 messaging infrastructure.  The integration of Jabber into Transvirtual's
 PocketLinux platform is further testimony to the growing momentum behind the
 Jabber open source movement, and is expected to drive increased demand for's commercial servers, clients and professional services and
 support," said Andre Durand, founder of, Inc.
     "Jabber provides PocketLinux with a robust and scalable XML transport
 solution.  We are very excited to be leveraging this technology and feel that
 it has tremendous promise," said Paul Fisher, founder of the GNU Classpath
 Project and senior developer at Transvirtual.
     About Transvirtual
     Transvirtual Technologies, Inc., is a Berkeley, California corporation
 that provides multiple-platform solutions for embedded systems, Internet
 appliances, and desktop machines.  Transvirtual's major customers include
 Compaq, Microsoft, and Schlumberger.  Tim Wilkinson, Transvirtual's founder
 and CEO, was the original developer of Schlumberger's SmartCard.
 Transvirtual's flagship product, Kaffe OpenVM, won the 1998 JavaWorld Editor's
 Choice Award for "Best Java Virtual Machine," beating Microsoft, Sun, IBM and
 HP.  Over 100,000 copies of the free Open Source version of Kaffe have been
 downloaded from the Web.  Kaffe is bundled with Red Hat and Debian's Linux
 distributions.  Further information is available by telephone at (US)
 +800/828-3022, by fax at (US) +510/559-3287, by e-mail to or at and at on
 the Web.
     About, Inc., a subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services
 (Nasdaq:   WEBB), is the premiere provider of commercial Jabber solutions,
 products and services targeting the enterprise and service provider markets.
 Jabber is the only open source instant messaging (IM) platform that leverages
 XML technology and a distributed client/server architecture to give each
 company complete control over their IM services, applications and branding.
 Jabber's robust development tools and extensible architecture make it ideal
 for deploying any application that requires real-time XML messaging and
 presence management.  Jabber's web site can be found at
     About Webb Interactive
     Webb Interactive Services, Inc. provides innovative online commerce
 communication solutions that help small businesses generate leads, increase
 buyer-seller interaction and strengthen customer relationships.  Webb has
 pioneered an advanced XML-based technology platform, upon which application
 modules that lead the convergence of instant messaging and commerce are built.
 Webb's web site can be found at
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