SOURCE: Onset Technology

October 02, 2007 06:01 ET

Onset Technology Appoints New VP, Opens New Headquarters to Drive METAmessage for BlackBerry Sales and Expand Support

Rafi Kaminer Named Corporate VP of Sales and Marketing; New Headquarters in Waltham, MA to Offer Expanded Technical Support Hours

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Onset Technology, a leading developer of beyond email applications for wireless platforms such as the BlackBerry® solution from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM), announced today the appointment of Rafi Kaminer as Corporate Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Kaminer has extensive worldwide experience growing and operating effective sales and support teams and managing corporate operations. In addition, Onset announced the opening of a new headquarters office in Waltham, MA.

"Rafi is an exceptional leader and motivator," said Avi Koren, Onset's CEO. "His expertise in developing sales organizations and maximizing team effectiveness will have a tremendously positive impact for Onset. Working out of our new US headquarters in Waltham, he will be able to work closely with US clients. I am very happy to welcome him aboard. Our new HQ will expand technical support for our growing eastern seaboard customer base."

Before joining Onset, Mr. Kaminer was General Manager, Orbotech Korea, where he doubled sales revenues in four consecutive years. Prior to his work in Korea, Mr. Kaminer managed a number of Orbotech offices in the US and Europe. Orbotech is a world leader in inspection and imaging solutions for the flat-panel display, printed circuit board and assembled boards industries. He graduated from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business Senior Executive Program.

METAmessage Emergency Communications and Paging Solutions

METAmessage Emergency Communications is an out-of-the-box solution for any enterprise or government agency that wants to leverage their smartphone deployment into an emergency communications network when email infrastructure fails.

METAmessage Paging brings the simplicity and urgency of paging to BlackBerry and other smartphones. The value of paging has always been its simplicity and reliability. Often, the user received a single instruction -- Get In Touch. METAmessage Paging delivers the same simplicity and reliability to smartphones.

METAmessage solutions can be seen in the BlackBerry booth at the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention in New Orleans, LA, October 14-16.

About Onset Technology

Onset Technology is the developer of METAmessage® software solutions that optimize emergency and paging communications using wireless devices such as BlackBerry® smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM). The software is broadly compatible with virtually all wireless devices and servers including those from strategic partners such as Microsoft and RIM, and is distributed through a variety of channels including major carriers worldwide. For more information, visit

METAmessage® is a registered trademark of Onset Technology. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. Other marks are the properties of their respective owners.

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