SOURCE: Onset Technology

March 14, 2007 06:00 ET

Onset Technology Appoints New CEO

SANTA CRUZ, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 14, 2007 --Onset Technology, a leading developer of beyond email applications for wireless platforms such as BlackBerry® from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM), announced today the appointment of Avi Koren as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Koren has extensive experience in the US and Asia-Pacific region building market presence and generating record business results in highly competitive markets.

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead this very successful management team," said Mr. Koren. "They have built tremendous market momentum with an essential mobile application that keeps enterprise and government users in constant, effective communication regardless of adverse circumstances. We will continue to develop this METAmessage product as an essential part of every wireless handheld deployment as well as organize larger, regionally based sales groups that can better serve and expand our customer base."

Mr. Koren, with a strong background in electronics research and development, gained considerable experience in senior-level management at Orbotech, a world leader in inspection and imaging solutions for the flat-panel display, printed circuit board and assembled boards industries. His executive positions at Orbotech, a company of over 1,500 employees in over 30 offices worldwide, included responsibilities for customer support sales and marketing. He leaves Orbotech as president of the company's subsidiary.

About Onset Technology

Onset Technology is the developer of METAmessage® software solutions that optimize emergency communications using wireless devices such as BlackBerry handsets 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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