SOURCE: Nextcode Corporation

January 23, 2007 09:20 ET

Nextcode Announces First Carrier Deal for Camera Phone Code Scanning Platform

Smart Communications, Leading Philippine Mobile Carrier, to Launch Advanced Mobile Services Using Nextcode's ConnexTo for Carriers Platform

CONCORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2007 -- Nextcode Corporation, a worldwide leader in optical bar code scanning technology, announced today that Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART), the leading Philippine wireless services provider with 22.9 million subscribers, is the first major carrier to license Nextcode's ConnexTo™ for Carriers platform. The ConnexTo carrier package enables carriers to deploy sophisticated barcode scanning-based services to subscribers. The carrier platform provides software that allows camera phones to read codes, and tools to create and manage code-based programs for content discovery and merchandising, mobile marketing, commerce, community and other subscriber services.

Under the terms of the agreement, SMART will use a customized version of ConnexTo for mobile marketing, content and promotional purposes.

"SMART is recognized around the world as a leader in advanced mobile applications offerings," said Jim Levinger, CEO of Nextcode Corporation. "We are thrilled to work with SMART and are pleased to be associated with a mobile technology leader that is taking innovation to the market."

"The code scanning platform that Nextcode provides significantly enhances our ability to bring innovative new services to our customers," said Napoleon L. Nazareno, president and CEO of SMART.

Nextcode's technology is designed to be cost effectively deployed and managed easily. It operates on standard camera phones without requiring modification to phone hardware or optics. It provides unmatched flexibility and usability for subscribers, advertisers and content providers. Nextcode's code creation tools can be readily integrated with content management systems to provide automated creation and management. In addition, Nextcode's mCode™ format provides superior data capacity, control, security and ease-of-use than other code formats.

About Nextcode Corporation:

Nextcode is a privately held leader in optical barcode scanning technology focused in the mobile arena. Nextcode is pioneering new ways for mobile users to connect to content, commerce and community applications. Nextcode's patent-pending 2D barcode scanning technology provides breakthrough performance, flexibility and usability. For more information, visit www.nextcodecorp.com.

About Smart Communications, Inc.:

Smart Communications, Inc. is the Philippines' leading wireless services provider with 22.9 million subscribers on its GSM network as of end-September 2006. Of the total subscriber base served, 16.5 million are under the brands Smart Buddy, Smart Gold, addict mobile, addict mobile prepaid, Smart Infinity, Smart Kid, Smart Kid Prepaid and Smart ACeS. Another 6.4 million subscribers are served through its subsidiary, Pilipino Telephone Corp., under the GSM brand Talk 'N Text. SMART has introduced world-first wireless data services, including mobile commerce services such as Smart Money, Smart Load and Smart Padala. SMART also has 3G services, Smart 3G, and wireless broadband services, Smart Bro. SMART is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Philippines' leading telecommunications carrier, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company. For more information, visit www.smart.com.ph.

Contact Information

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    On behalf of Nextcode Corporation
    Direct Phone: 617 513 7020
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