Key U.S. Patent Received for Streaming Documents, Email Attachments to Wireless Devices
- U.S. Patent 7808511 granted for streaming documents and email attachments to wireless devices
- Adds to an existing patent granted by Chinese authorities
- Technology scheduled to be integrated into Synchronica's Mobile Gateway in time for Mobile World Congress 2011
Synchronica plc (AIM: SYNC, TSX-V: SYN), the international provider of push email, instant messaging, and social networking services, is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent 7808511, Method and System for Streaming Documents, Email Attachments, and Maps to Wireless Devices.  The patent was acquired by Synchronica with the purchase of Iseemedia and complements an existing patent which was already granted by authorities in China.
Synchronica recently acquired Ieemedia, providing an advanced document transcoding engine Iseedocs, which converts and optimizes office and multimedia documents on the fly. By using the now patented advanced streaming technology, Iseedocs can dramatically reduce the consumption of network bandwidth by as much as 90 percent when downloading email attachments to wireless devices.
With Iseedocs, attachments, such as documents, images, or maps, can be 20 MB or larger and will still only take seconds to arrive on the phone. The content can be viewed in a thumbnail, table of content, or rich text view. Synchronica is planning to integrate the Iseedocs streaming technology into its flagship product Mobile Gateway in time for Mobile World Congress 2011.
Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Synchronica plc, comments: "Whilst these patents add to the company's intellectual property assets, as a developer of products that are based principally on open industry standards, Synchronica does not intend to participate in the patent wars that have dogged the sector. However, securing a U.S. patent is another milestone for Synchronica and protects our strategic position."
"Synchronica's award-winning Mobile Gateway product already provides mobile operators and device manufacturers with a one-stop next-generation mobile messaging solution. We're looking forward to further improving the competitive position by adding the patented document transcoding and streaming technology to our product."
Synchronica Software GmbH
Synchronica plc is a leading developer of next-generation mobile messaging solutions. Mobile Gateway, Synchronica's flagship product, provides push email, synchronization, instant messaging (IM), and social networking services to any mobile phone currently in use. Synchronica's patented transcoding engine uses advanced streaming to download email attachments and can dramatically reduce the consumption of network bandwidth by as much as 90 percent.
Mobile operators and device manufacturers from emerging and developed markets rely on Synchronica's white-labelled product for providing mass market messaging services across the entire customer base, diversifying revenues and reducing churn.
Headquartered in England, Synchronica also maintains a development center in Germany and the Philippines in addition to a regional presence in Canada, the USA, Hong Kong, Spain, and Dubai. Synchronica plc is a public company traded on the AIM list of the London Stock Exchange (SYNC) and the Venture Exchange of the Toronto Stock Exchange (SYN). For further information, please visit www.synchronica.com