San Francisco, California – (The Hosting News) – December 16, 2005 – Developer of publishing technologies for mobile devices, Akira Technologies, has signed Nacio Systems – a leading provider of
high-reliability dedicated servers, web hosting, connectivity, and online brand
development services – as a customer.
Nacio will use Akira’s mobile publishing technology to
offer a single, unified solution for visual design, authoring, hosting,
deploying, and distributing rich, Akira-enabled content and applications to
mobile devices. In addition, Nacio will provide application development and
analytics for tracking metrics that are important for markets such as
advertising, online marketing, CRM, and entertainment.
The single solution is based on the patented Akira Publisher system, an easy-to-use, server-based mobile publishing tool for advertisers, graphic artists, content providers, and software developers. Akira-enabled applications contain intelligent streaming for faster response times, and support for all data types, including text, graphics, audio, and video. In addition, Akira Publisher eliminates fragmentation in the mobile device market for all Java MIDP 2.0 phones.
The Yankee Group estimates that 60 percent of all handsets sold worldwide in 2005 will support Java, and the installed base of handsets exceeds 500 million devices. In addition, according to the ARC Group, rapid growth will make Java ubiquitous in 2006, with over 1 billion handsets incorporating the technology around the world.
With Akira Publisher, content owners, advertising agencies, media companies, and brands that target mobile devices can easily author new and existing content for consumer solutions and marketing campaigns. The content is distributed as an Akira Postscript-like Portable Description Language (PDL) file with up to 20 times data compaction. Mobile phone users receive the content over-the-air (OTA). The small 8 to 80K footprint Akira Player may be either embedded with the OTA content or already resident on the phone. With distributed processing functionality and anticipatory streaming, data and images arrive at the phone “as-needed” with a significant increase in perceived bandwidth speed over traditional mobile networks.
As an integral part of the solution, Nacio will develop applications and management software tailored for their customers with data tracking, analysis, and other database needs.
According to B. McKinley Hackett III, VP, Sales, Akira Technologies, ”We target strategic partners that have intimate knowledge about hosting, professional services, and application development within the mobile space. Nacio provides a perfect fit since they already have a customer base that requires turn-key mobile solutions, including those in advertising, education, facilities management, entertainment, sports, and more.”
Stephen King, VP, Business Development, Nacio Systems commented, ”Akira has a remarkable enabling technology – that we have never seen before – for publishing content to mobile devices. With Akira Publisher 2.0, we will now offer our current customers a unified mobile solution where they can handle rich, interactive content and receive the data analytics associated with the content. We are very excited to be working with Akira and feel that their technology, coupled with our services, will ultimately enhance the lives of mobile consumers.”
Akira-enabled content works on most Java MIDP 2.0 phones, including those from LG, Nokia (Symbian 8), Samsung, Sanyo, and Sony-Ericsson over the Sprint and Cingular networks.
To learn more about Akira Technologies, please visit: www.akiratechnologies.com.
For further information on Nacio Systems, please visit: www.nacio.com.