01 Communique(TM) and Glenayre Join Forces to Deliver Robust Unified Communications Solution to the Mobile Community

Leaders in Unified Communications Solutions Announce Terms of Agreement That

Enables Always-On Unified Communications.



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Glenayre Technologies, Inc.

    TORONTO and CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4 /PRNewswire/ --
     01 Communique Laboratory Inc. (TSE: ONE), an industry recognized leader in
 developing and providing communications and messaging solutions for targeted
 wired and wireless markets, and Glenayre Technologies (Nasdaq: GEMS), a
 leading developer of wireless messaging and unified communications products,
 today announced the terms of an agreement under which Glenayre will distribute
 01 Communique's unified communications solutions with Glenayre's @ctiveLink
 product
      Under the terms of their new agreement and a previously signed strategic
 relationship agreement, the companies will cooperate in the development of
 interfaces between 01 Communique's I'm InTouch unified communications solution
 and Glenayre's @ctiveLink two-way wireless messaging module.  Each company
 will provide product marketing and support expertise and promote the
 interoperability of the products in their respective markets as part of their
 sales and business development initiatives.  The result of this collaboration
 will be the combination of these two market leading products with the
 Handspring(TM) Visor(TM), one of the fastest selling Personal Digital
 Assistant's (PDA) in North America.  As part of its standard product offering,
 Glenayre will pre-load the I'm InTouch software on @ctiveLink module which
 provides Always @ctive(TM) wireless functionality to the Visor PDA.
     The integration of 01 Communique's unified communications software
 solutions and Glenayre's mobile communications solutions with the Handspring
 Visor will provide efficiency, portability and usability for people on the go,
 without compromising proprietary information or changing existing contact
 information.  Handspring Visor users will now have the ability to wirelessly
 retrieve email, voicemail, fax and contact information.
     "The companies that shape the unified communications market are those that
 can think globally, respond with agility and build strategic alliances," said
 Jim Kelly, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Glenayre.  "By
 providing the combined services of the @ctiveLink module and I'm InTouch,
 Glenayre and 01 Communique are able to offer a unique and compelling solution
 that maximizes user productivity and data accessibility.  This announcement is
 a stepping stone toward the future of global unified communications."
     The Yankee Group has predicted that by 2003 there will be 112 million
 users of wireless email services across cellular/PCS, dedicated data and
 ReFLEX-based networks combined.  Many of these will demand enhanced service
 capabilities that extend their current and future communications mediums to
 wireless enabled devices.
     "With this always-on, always accessible solution, businesses will be able
 to efficiently transport data in multiple formats to their mobile workforce,"
 said Andrew Cheung, CEO of 01 Communique.  "Together, 01 Communique and
 Glenayre create a robust communications solution that greatly enhances users'
 ability to access their communications information from the office, down the
 hall and around the world.  Additionally, carriers such as SkyTel, Arch
 Wireless, WebLink Wireless, Metrocall, Verizon Wireless, Bell Mobility, and
 PageNet Canada have an exciting new communications solution for their 55
 million North American customers.
     The @ctiveLink module, winner of Cellular Telecommunications Industry
 Association's (CTIA) Consumer Appliance Award, snaps seamlessly into the
 Springboard(TM) slot of the Handspring Visor handheld computer to wirelessly
 enable the powerful personal information management (PIM) utilities of the
 handheld.  The @ctiveLink module provides Always @ctive(TM) constant
 connectivity to ReFLEX-based networks.
     ReFLEX-based networks are wireless data networks that provide two-way
 interactive messaging between wireless devices and the Internet.  Unlike other
 wireless networks, ReFLEX-based networks have broad nationwide coverage and
 superior in-building penetration.  In addition, ReFLEX-based devices have long
 battery lives, ensuring that subscribers will receive their messages at any
 time, in almost any location.
     The I'm InTouch Unified Communications solution provides anywhere access
 to an individuals' personal communications needs.  WAP and Web enabled, I'm
 InTouch utilizes a patent pending technology to ensure a user has secure,
 constant and immediate access to the information that matters most to them.
 Whether it's remote access through a wireless PDA, utilizing text to speech to
 listen to emails or viewing home or office through video streaming, the I'm
 InTouch service ensures that users are more efficient in and out of the office
 so they better bridge their work and personal lives.
     I'm InTouch is offered direct to consumers for $9.95 a month, or $99.95
 per year.  Users are invited to trial I'm InTouch free for 30 days by
 downloading the service from www.01com.com.
 
     About 01 Communique Laboratory Inc.:
     Founded in 1992, 01 Communique is an industry recognized leader in
 developing and providing communications and messaging solutions for targeted
 wired and wireless markets.  The company develops and markets software that
 integrates a full range of communications and messaging capabilities,
 including fax, voice, data and internet applications (Internet phone, fax and
 video) providing users with a single communication point of access or portal
 for all their communication needs.  Today, over 4.5 million units of 01
 Communique's products have been shipped worldwide.  The company was recently
 named Canada's 7th fastest growing high-technology company by Deloitte &
 Touche's prestigious Fast 50 listing.  It also recently won the TMC Labs'
 Communications Solutions 2000, Editor's Choice award for its unified messaging
 software.
     01 Communique's Common Shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange
 (TSE), under the symbol "ONE".  The company's retail products are now
 distributed in over 3,700 retail outlets in North America, the U.K. and
 Germany, as well as through OEM partners.  I'm InTouch is offered direct to
 consumers via the 01 website or through a partnership arrangement with service
 providers.  For more information about 01 Communique or their services,
 contact (905) 795-2888 or (800) 668-2185 (North America only), or visit their
 web site at www.01com.com.
 
     About Glenayre:
     For more than 35 years, Glenayre has developed and provided leading-edge
 personal communication systems for the global market.  We are focused on
 delivering our Solutions for an @ctive World(TM) portfolio, leveraging core
 competencies in the converging sectors of wireless, the Internet and unified
 messaging.  Our wireless messaging products and systems include one and two-
 way wireless messaging infrastructure equipment; award-winning Always @ctive
 two-way messaging devices; an array of Enhanced Services Platform/Unified
 Messaging products featuring voice mail, fax messaging, voice-activated
 services, personal one-number services and debit/prepaid calling card
 platforms.  Glenayre, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, has 1,300
 employees located in 14 countries with 2000 net sales exceeding $251 million.
 For more information on Glenayre, its products, and services, visit
 www.Glenayre.com.
     Glenayre, the Glenayre logo, @ctiveLink, Always @ctive, Solutions for an
 @ctive World and the Solutions for an @ctive World logo, are trademarks and/or
 service marks of Glenayre Electronics, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Glenayre Technologies, Inc.
    TORONTO and CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4 /PRNewswire/ --
     01 Communique Laboratory Inc. (TSE: ONE), an industry recognized leader in
 developing and providing communications and messaging solutions for targeted
 wired and wireless markets, and Glenayre Technologies (Nasdaq: GEMS), a
 leading developer of wireless messaging and unified communications products,
 today announced the terms of an agreement under which Glenayre will distribute
 01 Communique's unified communications solutions with Glenayre's @ctiveLink
 product
      Under the terms of their new agreement and a previously signed strategic
 relationship agreement, the companies will cooperate in the development of
 interfaces between 01 Communique's I'm InTouch unified communications solution
 and Glenayre's @ctiveLink two-way wireless messaging module.  Each company
 will provide product marketing and support expertise and promote the
 interoperability of the products in their respective markets as part of their
 sales and business development initiatives.  The result of this collaboration
 will be the combination of these two market leading products with the
 Handspring(TM) Visor(TM), one of the fastest selling Personal Digital
 Assistant's (PDA) in North America.  As part of its standard product offering,
 Glenayre will pre-load the I'm InTouch software on @ctiveLink module which
 provides Always @ctive(TM) wireless functionality to the Visor PDA.
     The integration of 01 Communique's unified communications software
 solutions and Glenayre's mobile communications solutions with the Handspring
 Visor will provide efficiency, portability and usability for people on the go,
 without compromising proprietary information or changing existing contact
 information.  Handspring Visor users will now have the ability to wirelessly
 retrieve email, voicemail, fax and contact information.
     "The companies that shape the unified communications market are those that
 can think globally, respond with agility and build strategic alliances," said
 Jim Kelly, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Glenayre.  "By
 providing the combined services of the @ctiveLink module and I'm InTouch,
 Glenayre and 01 Communique are able to offer a unique and compelling solution
 that maximizes user productivity and data accessibility.  This announcement is
 a stepping stone toward the future of global unified communications."
     The Yankee Group has predicted that by 2003 there will be 112 million
 users of wireless email services across cellular/PCS, dedicated data and
 ReFLEX-based networks combined.  Many of these will demand enhanced service
 capabilities that extend their current and future communications mediums to
 wireless enabled devices.
     "With this always-on, always accessible solution, businesses will be able
 to efficiently transport data in multiple formats to their mobile workforce,"
 said Andrew Cheung, CEO of 01 Communique.  "Together, 01 Communique and
 Glenayre create a robust communications solution that greatly enhances users'
 ability to access their communications information from the office, down the
 hall and around the world.  Additionally, carriers such as SkyTel, Arch
 Wireless, WebLink Wireless, Metrocall, Verizon Wireless, Bell Mobility, and
 PageNet Canada have an exciting new communications solution for their 55
 million North American customers.
     The @ctiveLink module, winner of Cellular Telecommunications Industry
 Association's (CTIA) Consumer Appliance Award, snaps seamlessly into the
 Springboard(TM) slot of the Handspring Visor handheld computer to wirelessly
 enable the powerful personal information management (PIM) utilities of the
 handheld.  The @ctiveLink module provides Always @ctive(TM) constant
 connectivity to ReFLEX-based networks.
     ReFLEX-based networks are wireless data networks that provide two-way
 interactive messaging between wireless devices and the Internet.  Unlike other
 wireless networks, ReFLEX-based networks have broad nationwide coverage and
 superior in-building penetration.  In addition, ReFLEX-based devices have long
 battery lives, ensuring that subscribers will receive their messages at any
 time, in almost any location.
     The I'm InTouch Unified Communications solution provides anywhere access
 to an individuals' personal communications needs.  WAP and Web enabled, I'm
 InTouch utilizes a patent pending technology to ensure a user has secure,
 constant and immediate access to the information that matters most to them.
 Whether it's remote access through a wireless PDA, utilizing text to speech to
 listen to emails or viewing home or office through video streaming, the I'm
 InTouch service ensures that users are more efficient in and out of the office
 so they better bridge their work and personal lives.
     I'm InTouch is offered direct to consumers for $9.95 a month, or $99.95
 per year.  Users are invited to trial I'm InTouch free for 30 days by
 downloading the service from www.01com.com.
 
     About 01 Communique Laboratory Inc.:
     Founded in 1992, 01 Communique is an industry recognized leader in
 developing and providing communications and messaging solutions for targeted
 wired and wireless markets.  The company develops and markets software that
 integrates a full range of communications and messaging capabilities,
 including fax, voice, data and internet applications (Internet phone, fax and
 video) providing users with a single communication point of access or portal
 for all their communication needs.  Today, over 4.5 million units of 01
 Communique's products have been shipped worldwide.  The company was recently
 named Canada's 7th fastest growing high-technology company by Deloitte &
 Touche's prestigious Fast 50 listing.  It also recently won the TMC Labs'
 Communications Solutions 2000, Editor's Choice award for its unified messaging
 software.
     01 Communique's Common Shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange
 (TSE), under the symbol "ONE".  The company's retail products are now
 distributed in over 3,700 retail outlets in North America, the U.K. and
 Germany, as well as through OEM partners.  I'm InTouch is offered direct to
 consumers via the 01 website or through a partnership arrangement with service
 providers.  For more information about 01 Communique or their services,
 contact (905) 795-2888 or (800) 668-2185 (North America only), or visit their
 web site at www.01com.com.
 
     About Glenayre:
     For more than 35 years, Glenayre has developed and provided leading-edge
 personal communication systems for the global market.  We are focused on
 delivering our Solutions for an @ctive World(TM) portfolio, leveraging core
 competencies in the converging sectors of wireless, the Internet and unified
 messaging.  Our wireless messaging products and systems include one and two-
 way wireless messaging infrastructure equipment; award-winning Always @ctive
 two-way messaging devices; an array of Enhanced Services Platform/Unified
 Messaging products featuring voice mail, fax messaging, voice-activated
 services, personal one-number services and debit/prepaid calling card
 platforms.  Glenayre, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, has 1,300
 employees located in 14 countries with 2000 net sales exceeding $251 million.
 For more information on Glenayre, its products, and services, visit
 www.Glenayre.com.
     Glenayre, the Glenayre logo, @ctiveLink, Always @ctive, Solutions for an
 @ctive World and the Solutions for an @ctive World logo, are trademarks and/or
 service marks of Glenayre Electronics, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  Glenayre Technologies, Inc.

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