“Atos Origin teams with Kirusa for delivery of multimodal solutions in Western Europe.”
Geneva, Switzerland, ITU Telecom 2003, October 10, 2003
Atos Origin, a leading international IT services provider, and Kirusa, the leader in SMS, sequential, and simultaneous multimodal solutions, are partnering to develop the European market for multimodal applications. The two groups will join their marketing efforts and demonstrate their multimodality solutions that enhance usability and adoption of wireless applications.
Multimodal applications allow wireless phone and PDA users to have simpler access to information and services by speaking a command or using visual inputs such as typing or tapping with a stylus. The results are then delivered visually on the wireless device screen, by voice, or through innovative combinations of both voice and visual modes. The input and output methods are controlled by the individual user.
A sample multimodal service might allow a user to speak the names of cities when requesting the schedule for trains between two cities. The times and routing for the trains are then automatically delivered and displayed on the screen of the mobile handset, therefore eliminating the need for the user to remember or write them down. Multimodal services, being more intuitive and easier to use, boost user satisfaction and speed up application adoption.
Atos Origin and Kirusa will jointly market and sell multimodal solutions in several European countries. The Kirusa solution was deployed at Atos Origin offices in France, and sample applications were built by Atos Origin. The agreement allows Atos Origin to build, market and sell multimodal applications, based on Kirusa's multimodal technologies.
"Atos Origin has a strong local presence in key European markets and already demonstrated technical capability in building voice, mobile, and multimodal applications", said Inderpal Singh Mumick, CEO and Founder of Kirusa. "Enterprises and service providers in Europe will benefit from Atos Origin's ability to create and deliver revenue-generating and cost-saving multimodal applications."
"Atos Origin is committed to deliver state-of-the-art and efficient technologies to serve its clients' uses and projects. Multimodal applications leverage on our experience of both voice and web services to build the most easy-to-use and efficient interfaces", said Michel-Ange Camhi, R&D Manager in charge of new voice technologies at Atos Origin. "Kirusa, through their unique and innovative technologies and software, is one of the major players enabling the development of these new applications."
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services provider. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations, including outsourcing and on-line services. In August 2002, Atos Origin acquired KPMG Consulting in the UK and The Netherlands, trading as Atos KPMG Consulting. The company generates annual revenues of EUR 3 billion and employs 28,000 staff in 30 countries. The Group's client list includes major companies such as ABN AMRO, Akzo-Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, BP, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, ING, KPN, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Shell, UBS Warburg, Unilever, Vivendi Universal, Vodafone and Wolters Kluwer.
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Kirusa, Inc. is a multimodal infrastructure company that has developed industry leading multimodal technology (with several patents pending) for the delivery of data applications using multimodal interfaces. This next generation of wireless technology allows users to customize the presentation of information on wireless devices by either alternating, or simultaneously receiving data through visual and voice interfaces. Kirusa's customers include the worlds' leading telecom carriers, such as France Telecom, Bouygues Telecom, and Mobilkom Austria. Kirusa is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey and was founded by telecom and Internet industry veterans from AT&T, Lucent and Vodafone Airtouch.
For more information about Kirusa please call its headquarters at +1 (732) 623-2118 or visit www.kirusa.com.
Press Contact: Inderpal Singh Mumick - +1 732 613-2118 - firstname.lastname@example.org