Toronto, ON and Redwood Shores, CALIF. — Rogers Wireless Inc. and Visto Corporation today announced the availability of MyMail: a new wireless service that provides instantaneous, two-way push e-mail, calendar and contacts to a customer’s wireless device of choice.
“As Canada’s leader in the delivery of Wireless Data solutions, we strive to provide our customers with anytime access to information on the wireless device that best meets their needs,” said John Boynton, Vice President, Marketing, Segmentation Rogers Wireless Inc. “Visto Mobile has a powerful architecture that enables us to give customers the ultimate user experience with instantaneous, two-way access to e-mail, calendar and contacts – allowing them to stay in touch at any time with the people and the information that matters most to them.”
By simply downloading the MyMail application over the air to any MyMail supported wireless device, consumers and businesses using ISP email (also known as POP / IMAP or Internet email) will immediately be able to receive, send and synchronize their e-mail while away from their desk. Account activation and service setup can be completed directly from the device by visiting www.mymail.rogers.com. All that is required is a valid Data Service Plan from Rogers Wireless along with the e-mail address and password – MyMail takes care of the rest.
In addition to wireless email, Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino users will enjoy a fully synchronized, real-time, calendar and contacts experience via one of two methods:
1. Visto Enterprise Server (VES): IT Managers, familiar with “middleware” applications will appreciate the security and easy of installation offered by the VES. Acting as a behind-the-firewall solution enabling real-time delivery and synchronization of e-mail, calendar and contacts, the VES is a powerful, yet cost effective method of accessing mission critical information while out of the office.
2. Desktop Redirector Application: Customers in organizations where the VES has not been deployed can access their information by installing a small application onto their desktop PC. As long as the PC is left on and connected to the corporate infrastructure, this application will “redirect” in real-time, all e-mail, calendar and contacts to the wireless device. As an added feature, customers can delegate this functionality to another computer, allowing up to five users to access their information via one, always on desktop PC.
“Rogers Wireless is a pioneer in the mobile e-mail market and is at the forefront of delivering the services that all mobile users – from the large enterprise to the individual user – require to be ultimately more productive,” said Brian Bogosian, chairman, president and CEO of Visto Corporation. “Visto has the only mobile e-mail platform that helps operators like Rogers Wireless reach all ends of the market with the widest range of mobile devices. We are confident that our unprecedented device support, technology leadership with more than 22 patents worldwide, and commitment to the operator’s success will drive us toward becoming the leading global provider of push e-mail and personal information.”
Pricing and Availability
MyMail from Rogers Wireless, powered by Visto Mobile, is available immediately on the following all-in-one wireless handhelds: The palmOne Treo 650, the palmOne Treo 600 and the Audiovox SMT5600. Rogers Wireless expects to introduce new devices in the coming months compatible with the MyMail solution. Both the ISP email and Desktop Redirector MyMail solutions are included as part of a Data Service Plan – there is no additional cost for these services. The suggested retail price for the Visto Enterprise Server is $1999; however until August 31, 2005, Rogers Wireless customers can get the server for free. For more information please go to www.rogers.com/mymail.
About Rogers Wireless
Rogers Wireless Inc. is Canada’s largest wireless voice and data communications services provider with more than 5.5 million customers and offices in Canadian cities across the country. Rogers Wireless, which operates Canada’s largest integrated wireless voice and data network, providing advanced voice and Wireless Data solutions to customers from coast to coast, is Canada’s only carrier operating on the GSM/GPRS technology platform, the world standard for wireless communications technology. Rogers Wireless is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RG), a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For further information, please visit www.rogers.com.
About Visto Mobile with ConstantSync
Visto Mobile is Visto’s carrier-grade platform for wireless access to corporate and personal e-mail, calendar, contacts and other corporate data. Visto Mobile utilizes ConstantSyncT, a real-time push technology that ensures valuable corporate data is always up to date and never stored outside the firewall. The complete platform comprises server, desktop, and device software, providing a complete mobile e-mail/PIM solution for wireless operators to rapidly deploy as their uniquely branded solution for their subscribers. The platform provides push e-mail delivery to any mobile device over 2.5G and 3G networks, FIPS 140-compliant, end-to-end AES encryption and an optimized network architecture that requires only 20 percent of the bandwidth of SyncML or IMAP-based solutions. Visto’s solutions work on the broadest set of wireless devices that include Treo600/650 with Palm OS, Microsoft Smartphone devices, Microsoft PPC integrated communications devices, Sony-Ericsson P900/P910 with Symbian UIQ, Symbian S60, S80 devices from Nokia and Java Enabled devices.
Visto is the leading global platform for mobile operators to provide wireless push e-mail to the broadest set of mobile devices. Visto’s open solution enables e-mail for the mass market, targeting large enterprises, small businesses, mobile professionals and consumers. The company’s patented Visto Mobile platform with ConstantSync technology works in real time with POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino e-mail solutions for personal to enterprise use, providing maximum control and flexibility for the operator and choice for the customer. Visto’s customized, brandable solutions are available through mobile operators worldwide including AT&T Wireless, Bell Mobility, Elisa, KPN, Manitoba Telecom Services, Nextel Communications, Inc., Rogers Wireless, SaskTel Mobility, SmarTone, TELUS Mobility, Vodafone, Vodafone Germany, Vodafone Greece, Vodafone Italy and Vodafone Spain.
Established in 1996 and headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices in Seattle, London, Rome, Paris, Toronto, Tokyo, Beijing and Tianjin, China, Visto is backed by Oak Investment Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, VantagePoint Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Rustic Canyon Ventures, Allegis Capital and Blueprint Ventures. For more information, visit www.visto.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.