SOURCE: Coversant, Inc.

October 30, 2006 08:30 ET

Psion Teklogix Chooses Coversant's SoapBox Platform for Collaborative Messaging

SACRAMENTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 30, 2006 -- Coversant, Inc., the emerging leader of inter-enterprise Collaborative Messaging software, announced that Psion Teklogix (LSE: PON), a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection, imaging and RFID, has integrated Coversant's SoapBox Platform™ into PTX Connect running on the latest Psion Teklogix hand held devices intended for real-time workplace automation. Both Coversant's SoapBox Studio™ and SoapBox Server® are being deployed to meet the security, manageability, and scalability demands of Psion Teklogix's global mobile computing customers.

"By utilizing Coversant's SoapBox Platform, Psion Teklogix's PTX Connect provides a secure, XMPP-compliant solution that enables global customers and partners to share information and improve workflow efficiency through real-time communication," said Ron Caines, Vice President of Marketing, Psion Teklogix Inc.

PTX Connect enables workers to communicate in virtually any environment, using a variety of options such as walkie-talkie style Push to Talk, VoIP, and a combination of server-based voice, text and scribble messaging. Additionally, PTX Connect coupled with a 2-D imager in a mobile device allows workers to take pictures, add comments to them on screen, and transmit the final images including notations over a wireless network.

"Psion Teklogix chose Coversant's SoapBox Platform because it enabled them to rapidly develop an easy to use, interoperable, secure, mobile collaboration offering," says Jason Frankel, CEO of Coversant. "Coversant's SoapBox Platform makes the rapid development of interoperable mission critical collaboration applications, such as PTX Connect, a reality."

Coversant's SoapBox Platform is the most advanced XMPP collaboration platform available. It enables software development organizations, large and small, to quickly build advanced interoperable collaboration into their own applications. These applications can easily collaborate with any XMPP compatible instant messaging or collaboration product, such as: SoapBox Communicator ™, Google Talk, Apple's iChat, PSI, GAIM, or Trillian Pro. Essentially any application can be "collaboration-enabled," for nearly any device or system for continuous business-to-business and user-to-user collaboration.

About Coversant

Coversant is the emerging leader in inter-enterprise presence-based Collaborative Messaging (CM) software. Coversant's CM technology is the next-generation of today's Enterprise Instant Messaging (EIM) -- enterprise-safe and secure, interoperable across domains, continuously connected, and based on the industry standard XMPP messaging standard now widely adopted. With more than two million individual users on its SoapBox Platform to date, Coversant targets and serves always-on organizations and their customers, partners, and suppliers who need to support collaborative business processes across organizational boundaries with greater security and interoperability. SoapBox is the first complete Collaborative Messaging software platform, comprised of the company's flagship SoapBox Server, SoapBox Communicator, and the SoapBox Studio suite of software development kits. Customers include the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Forces, the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Command, and Sony. For more information about Coversant visit or contact

About Psion Teklogix

Psion Teklogix is a global provider of solutions for mobile computing and wireless data collection. The company's fully integrated mobile computing solutions include rugged hardware; secure wireless networks, robust software, professional services and exceptional support programs. Psion Teklogix is committed to helping its customers reap the benefits of new and emerging technologies, including image capture and RFID. With over three decades of industry experience, Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 80 countries around the world, and over 36 sales and support offices in 17 countries. Psion Teklogix is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, with additional corporate offices in America, Europe and Asia. Psion Teklogix is the operating business of Psion PLC, which is publicly listed in the London Stock Exchange (PON.L). For more information, visit

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    Psion Teklogix Inc.
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