Onset's METAmessage for Wireless(TM) Featured as Compaq iPAQ BlackBerry Email Attachment Solution

Onset's METAmessage Offerings to Allow Compaq iPAQ(TM) BlackBerry(TM) Users

To Read and Print Email Attachments; Onset's Offerings Meet Growing User

Demand for Messaging Solutions



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Onset Technology

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Onset Technology announced
 today that Compaq Computer Corporation will feature Onset's new METAmessage
 for Wireless(TM) products as options for secure, server-based, wireless email
 attachment solutions for iPAQ(TM) BlackBerry(TM) Wireless Email device users.
 METAmessage for Wireless products provide mobile device users with
 feature-rich, easy-to-use solutions to read and print e-mail attachments much
 as they would from their desktop.  The agreement with Compaq is one of several
 that Onset has recently penned with resellers or corporations for METAmessage
 for Wireless, underscoring the growing demand for a message-conversion
 solution and the increasing popularity of the new Onset offerings.
     The iPAQ BlackBerry devices are designed to increase productivity by
 allowing users to manage email messages, calendar, address book, and task
 information while on the move.  Onset's METAmessage for Wireless solutions
 give users remote access to an additional layer of information -- the
 attachments contained in email that can often include business-critical
 information such as contracts and contact data.  Using METAmessage, users can
 forward email attachments to a designated email address where the METAmessage
 server converts the message content and returns it to the user as a text
 message.  Users may also print attachments to any fax machine.
     "Wireless users require access to critical messages and information
 contained in emails and attachments," said Cindy Box, Director of Marketing,
 Wireless Internet Solutions, for Compaq.  "Onset's METAmessage for Wireless
 solutions offer our customers additional options to manage the flow of
 information anytime, anywhere."
     "Our goal is to enhance productivity and the user's overall experience by
 allowing mobile users to access and manage email attachments in much the same
 way that they would from their desktop," said Gadi Mazor, president and CEO of
 Onset Technology. "This announcement validates the real and growing need for
 the METAmessage solutions' unique capabilities and underscores our solutions'
 leadership position in the industry."
 
     Onset's METAmessage for Wireless
     Onset's METAmessage for Wireless email attachment conversion solutions
 address a full range of individual and corporate users' needs. The offerings
 support all of the industry's popular file formats -- more than 25 in all
 -- giving users the ability to read or print email attachments or a Web page
 from a URL link and to use Outlook calendar and contact information files
 (.vcf and .ics), among other capabilities.  The recently introduced family of
 METAmessage for Wireless solutions includes:  METAmessage.com, a simple, cost
 effective Internet-based ASP solution for workgroups and individuals; the
 METAmessage Conversion Server -- Enterprise Edition, a highly scalable
 solution intended for corporations worldwide for whom "behind-the-firewall"
 security is especially important; and the METAmessage Conversion Server
 -- Carrier Edition for server-farm-based environments such as telcos, ASP's
 and ISP's.  The offerings support and expand the utility of a variety of
 handheld devices.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The METAmessage for Wireless offerings are available through Onset
 Technology by calling 877-847-8329 or by emailing Onset at
 sales@onsettechnology.com.  METAmessage.com is also available directly to
 end-users at www.metamessage.com.
 
     For additional information, see
 http://www.compaq.com/products/handhelds/blackberry/onset.shtml.
 
     About Onset Technology
     Onset Technology is the world's leading provider of solutions that convert
 messages -- including fax, email and attachments -- into device-independent
 information that individuals and businesses can easily and immediately access
 and use.  The company's METAmessage for Wireless and its ThruFax solutions are
 available as ASP service offerings for individuals and workgroups, enterprise
 offerings for corporations, and as carrier offerings for telco, ASP and ISP
 providers.  Onset's scalable solutions are built around its robust,
 patent-pending technologies and are sold by its extensive network of VARs,
 systems integrators and resellers.  Onset partners with major industry
 vendors, including Lucent, Brooktrout, Intel Dialogic, and with all major fax
 server manufacturers, to help create market-specific Onset software solutions
 and to support seamless product and system integration.  Onset's U.S.
 corporate headquarters are located at 111 Mission St., Santa Cruz, Calif.,
 95060, phone 831-471-1360, fax 831-471-1364.
 
 

SOURCE Onset Technology
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Onset Technology announced
 today that Compaq Computer Corporation will feature Onset's new METAmessage
 for Wireless(TM) products as options for secure, server-based, wireless email
 attachment solutions for iPAQ(TM) BlackBerry(TM) Wireless Email device users.
 METAmessage for Wireless products provide mobile device users with
 feature-rich, easy-to-use solutions to read and print e-mail attachments much
 as they would from their desktop.  The agreement with Compaq is one of several
 that Onset has recently penned with resellers or corporations for METAmessage
 for Wireless, underscoring the growing demand for a message-conversion
 solution and the increasing popularity of the new Onset offerings.
     The iPAQ BlackBerry devices are designed to increase productivity by
 allowing users to manage email messages, calendar, address book, and task
 information while on the move.  Onset's METAmessage for Wireless solutions
 give users remote access to an additional layer of information -- the
 attachments contained in email that can often include business-critical
 information such as contracts and contact data.  Using METAmessage, users can
 forward email attachments to a designated email address where the METAmessage
 server converts the message content and returns it to the user as a text
 message.  Users may also print attachments to any fax machine.
     "Wireless users require access to critical messages and information
 contained in emails and attachments," said Cindy Box, Director of Marketing,
 Wireless Internet Solutions, for Compaq.  "Onset's METAmessage for Wireless
 solutions offer our customers additional options to manage the flow of
 information anytime, anywhere."
     "Our goal is to enhance productivity and the user's overall experience by
 allowing mobile users to access and manage email attachments in much the same
 way that they would from their desktop," said Gadi Mazor, president and CEO of
 Onset Technology. "This announcement validates the real and growing need for
 the METAmessage solutions' unique capabilities and underscores our solutions'
 leadership position in the industry."
 
     Onset's METAmessage for Wireless
     Onset's METAmessage for Wireless email attachment conversion solutions
 address a full range of individual and corporate users' needs. The offerings
 support all of the industry's popular file formats -- more than 25 in all
 -- giving users the ability to read or print email attachments or a Web page
 from a URL link and to use Outlook calendar and contact information files
 (.vcf and .ics), among other capabilities.  The recently introduced family of
 METAmessage for Wireless solutions includes:  METAmessage.com, a simple, cost
 effective Internet-based ASP solution for workgroups and individuals; the
 METAmessage Conversion Server -- Enterprise Edition, a highly scalable
 solution intended for corporations worldwide for whom "behind-the-firewall"
 security is especially important; and the METAmessage Conversion Server
 -- Carrier Edition for server-farm-based environments such as telcos, ASP's
 and ISP's.  The offerings support and expand the utility of a variety of
 handheld devices.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The METAmessage for Wireless offerings are available through Onset
 Technology by calling 877-847-8329 or by emailing Onset at
 sales@onsettechnology.com.  METAmessage.com is also available directly to
 end-users at www.metamessage.com.
 
     For additional information, see
 http://www.compaq.com/products/handhelds/blackberry/onset.shtml.
 
     About Onset Technology
     Onset Technology is the world's leading provider of solutions that convert
 messages -- including fax, email and attachments -- into device-independent
 information that individuals and businesses can easily and immediately access
 and use.  The company's METAmessage for Wireless and its ThruFax solutions are
 available as ASP service offerings for individuals and workgroups, enterprise
 offerings for corporations, and as carrier offerings for telco, ASP and ISP
 providers.  Onset's scalable solutions are built around its robust,
 patent-pending technologies and are sold by its extensive network of VARs,
 systems integrators and resellers.  Onset partners with major industry
 vendors, including Lucent, Brooktrout, Intel Dialogic, and with all major fax
 server manufacturers, to help create market-specific Onset software solutions
 and to support seamless product and system integration.  Onset's U.S.
 corporate headquarters are located at 111 Mission St., Santa Cruz, Calif.,
 95060, phone 831-471-1360, fax 831-471-1364.
 
 SOURCE  Onset Technology