SOURCE: Onset Technology

May 06, 2008 07:00 ET

Heart Clinics Northwest Replaces Pagers With METAmessage Advanced Paging for BlackBerry Smartphones

Solution Leverages Healthcare Provider's Existing BlackBerry Deployment to Eliminate Redundant Devices

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - Onset Technology, a leading developer of beyond-email applications for smartphones, announced today that Heart Clinics Northwest, a Spokane, WA healthcare provider, has purchased METAmessage Advanced Paging. The solution adds paging functionality to the provider's BlackBerry® smartphone deployment, eliminating the need for doctors and nurses and other healthcare professionals to carry a pager when they have a BlackBerry smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM).

"For healthcare professionals, having one less device to carry around is huge," said Mary Odenthal, COO at Heart Clinics Northwest. "Our staff already use their BlackBerry smartphones for email and to sync with their calendars and tasks, so adding paging capabilities makes perfect sense for us. Their smartphones with METAmessage are now the only messaging tools they need."

METAmessage Advanced Paging eliminates the need to carry two devices by enabling paging on BlackBerry smartphones. The Advanced Paging server lets you host your paging network within your organization for better control and reduced costs. Enterprises can also integrate the solution with an existing paging service to simplify implementation and allow staff to keep their pager numbers.

"Providing solutions that help healthcare providers minimize costs is especially gratifying," said Rafi Kaminer, Onset's Corporate VP of Sales and Marketing. "With METAmessage, they can leverage their existing smartphone deployment and add improved paging service for less than it costs to deploy two devices. Using METAmessage Advanced Paging on BlackBerry smartphones makes for an easier, more cost-effective solution."

METAmessage is implemented by over 1,400 enterprise customers with over 150,000 users as a complete, out-of-the-box beyond-email solution for BlackBerry smartphones. Emergency Communications is a suite of capabilities for the BlackBerry® wireless platform that ensures effective messaging in the event of a catastrophic loss of enterprise network, email, or back-end infrastructure. Professional solutions for law, accounting, and professional services firms provide access to network files, spell checking, printing anywhere, custom message alerts, and much more.

About Onset Technology

Founded in 1997, Onset Technology is the creator of METAmessage®, a suite of unique software solutions that enhance the functionality of smartphone deployments. METAmessage® offers solutions for carriers, enterprises (CIOs, IT administrators, mobile professionals), public-safety officials and first responders. Since its introduction, METAmessage has been widely adopted by Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies. Onset has developed extensive experience and methodologies for working with large multinational enterprises, system integrators and tier-1 carriers worldwide.

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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