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    Kodiak Networks Announces Clientless Mobile Applications

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    Today, Kodiak Networks, a leading provider of applications for wireless carriers, today announced a series of innovative clientless and client-based mobile applications targeted at business and consumer segments.

    The clientless applications provide end-users with the ability to assign a telephone number to a group of individuals that they can use for conferencing, text messaging, or voice messaging, directly from their mobile contact list. Both the group text and voice messaging applications allow recipients to reply to the originator or reply to all message recipients, directly from the message.

    This announcement also includes the first-ever client-based scheduled conferencing application, which allows users to set-up meetings directly from their mobile handset. All of these applications converge wireless and land-line calling functionality, that address end-user demand for integrated group communications and help operators increase revenue and retain customers.

    DALLAS, TX — March 25, 2008 —Kodiak Networks, a leading provider of applications for wireless carriers, today announced a series of innovative clientless and client-based mobile applications targeted at business and consumer segments. The clientless applications provide end-users with the ability to assign a telephone number to a group of individuals that they can use for conferencing, text messaging, or voice messaging, directly from their mobile contact list. Both the group text and voice messaging applications allow recipients to reply to the originator or reply to all message recipients, directly from the message. This announcement also includes the first-ever client-based scheduled conferencing application, which allows users to set-up meetings directly from their mobile handset. All of these applications converge wireless and land-line calling functionality, that address end-user demand for integrated group communications and help operators increase revenue and retain customers.

    These new conferencing and messaging applications are designed to improve the ease and performance of group communications, and expand the current Kodiak Connected Solutions application suite:

    CONFERENCING

    Kodiak Mobile Conference™

    o Instant, simultaneous dial-out conferencing

    o One-touch mobile call origination from the contact list

    o Call any dialable number in the world

    Kodiak Scheduled Conference™

    o Schedule conference calls directly from the handset, with auto SMS notification

    o Auto dial-out or auto-SMS reminder to attendees for dial-in, at conference start time

    o Attendees can join/rejoin with a single click and are instantly auto-authenticated without PINs

    o Ability to see who is currently on the conference call on any phone without a client

    o Schedule conference calls from the Web and save to MS Outlook

    Kodiak Meet Me Conference™

    o Dial-in conferencing that is optimized for mobile users

    o Join from any phone on any network

    o Option for pay-per-use without pre-provisioning

    MESSAGING

    Kodiak Visual Voice SMS™

    o Send voice messages to individuals or groups on any network without ringing the recipient’s phone

    o Reply or reply to all directly to voice messages without call-back

    o Visual display of who left a voice message, including call-back number

    Kodiak Group SMS™

    o Send a single text message to a group simultaneously

    o Messages can be sent to any handset on any wireless network, any recipient with any handset can reply-to-all message recipients

    CONTACT MANAGEMENT

    Kodiak Group Manager™

    o Create groups using Web, Mobile Internet, and SMS interfaces

    Kodiak Quick Reach™

    o Enables the originator to set-up a contact profile consisting of multiple phone numbers for the same person and to ring these numbers simultaneously; once a phone answers, the other lines immediately drop.

    Industry research recently conducted by Market in View has concluded the following information with regards to the Kodiak applications that were tested:

    * 76% of business decision makers said the mobile conferencing application would be useful for their employees
    * Over 70% of corporate decision makers view group voice and text messaging services valuable for business professionals
    * Over 60% of consumer respondents view group voice and text messaging applications as important tools to manage their personal lives
    * 54% of consumers surveyed said they would find mobile conferencing useful in their personal life



    “These new clientless applications offer operators the ability to deploy services that address 100% of their customer base, while meeting end-user demand for integrated conferencing and messaging solutions,” said Andrew Seybold, president and CEO of Andrew Seybold, Inc. “Presently, Kodiak Networks is the only mobile vendor to offer this combination of clientless and client-based conferencing and messaging applications. We view this development as positive for both carriers and end users who are looking to improve the convenience of group communications."

    “We have conducted extensive research with business and consumer end-users to determine the optimal feature set for each of these categories of clientless and client-based applications,” said Bruce Lawler, EVP marketing and business strategy, Kodiak Networks. “We are very pleased with the respondents desire to purchase and willingness to pay for these new services.”

    About Kodiak Networks

    Kodiak Networks (www.kodiaknetworks.com) provides wireless operators with a comprehensive mobile solutions portfolio proven to increase revenue, promote community/group-based communications, and improve customer loyalty and retention. The Kodiak Connected Portfolio is comprised of mobile solutions targeted at Business and Consumer segments; an integrated mobile applications suite; and client-based and clientless user interfaces for open OS and embedded devices. The Portfolio components are based on the Kodiak Real-Time Exchange™ (RTX), a flexible, standard-based, multi-generational IMS-compliant platform, which easily scales from independent operators to multinational carriers utilizing 2G or 3G networks. Kodiak customers span the globe and include deployments in North America, Europe, India, Latin America and Asia/Pacific.

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    That is very neat..can't wait to tr it for myself~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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