SOURCE: Onset Technology

July 12, 2005 06:00 ET

Onset Releases New METAmessage Legal for BlackBerry -- Includes Ability to Insert Regulatory Disclaimers in Email Messages

Comprehensive Legal Solution Includes Spell Checking With a Legal Dictionary, Billing Updates Using Timer and Phone Logs, FindLaw™ Case Summary Access

SANTA CRUZ, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 12, 2005 -- Onset Technology, a leading developer of enterprise access software for wireless handheld devices, announced today the availability of a new version of METAmessage® -- Legal designed to provide every law firm deploying the BlackBerry® wireless platform from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM); (TSX: RIM) with comprehensive features essential to mobile attorneys. New capabilities include the ability to insert a variety of regulatory disclaimers into correspondence, a vital feature with the recent revisions of IRS Circular 230. The product's new billing timer provides immediate ROI with a fast-and-easy, forms-based way to generate updated time-and-billing information.

The ability to insert regulatory disclaimers anywhere in a BlackBerry-generated email with one click not only means substantial time savings, it also means that correspondence meets compliance standards. IRS Circular 230 dictates that disclaimers must be independent of any footer, which is why appending text at the SMTP gateway is not an option in most law-firm environments. Plus, attorneys can choose from a list of custom disclaimers if needed.

In addition to the insert disclaimers and time-and-billing updating capabilities, the new Legal product adds spell checking with a legal dictionary; forms-based access to the FindLaw case law database; and, billing updates from phone logs. These features are in addition to the existing METAmessage Legal capabilities that include printing anywhere, network file access, custom message alerts, and quick info such as driving directions, stock data, etc.

METAmessage Legal

METAmessage Legal is a complete, out-of-the-box solution for every law firm deploying BlackBerry. Standard features let mobile attorneys:

--  Spell check with a device-based legal dictionary
--  Insert regulatory disclaimers
--  Send time-and-billing updates
--  Print messages, documents, and URLs using any fax machine
--  Access the FindLaw™ case summary database
--  Set custom message alerts
--  Access network documents
--  Read image-based .pdfs and .tifs (faxes)
--  and much more...
In addition, advanced METAmessage capabilities enable direct interaction with time-and-billing, document management, and CRM systems such as Carpe Diem, DTE, Elite, Worksite, Hummingbird, and InterAction. METAmessage for Wireless provides Basic, Legal, Emergency Communications, and Voice solutions for the BlackBerry platform using both BlackBerry Mobile Data System™ and BlackBerry email transport protocols.

Onset Technology

Founded in 1997, Onset Technology is the developer of METAmessage® for Wireless -- a unique software solution that gives business users access to virtually any data on their enterprise network using wireless devices such as BlackBerry® handhelds from Research In Motion (RIM). The software is broadly compatible with virtually all wireless devices and servers including those from strategic partners Microsoft and RIM. Since its introduction, METAmessage has been widely adopted by Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and a range of large service organizations. For more information, visit

METAmessage® is a 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.

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