SOURCE: Onset Technology

January 09, 2007 06:01 ET

Onset Technology's Gadi Mazor Appointed to FCC Committee

Commercial Mobile Service Alert Advisory Committee Will Help Implement Warning, Alert and Response Network (WARN) Act of 2006

SANTA CRUZ, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 9, 2007 -- Onset Technology, a leading developer of beyond email applications for wireless handsets, announced today that company CEO and President Gadi Mazor has been appointed to the FCC's Commercial Mobile Service Alert Advisory Committee. Pursuant to the WARN Act, the committee will develop and recommend technical standards and protocols for the voluntary transmission of emergency alerts by Commercial Mobile Service (CMS) providers. Mr. Mazor is a developer of software for wireless handheld systems including METAmessage®, which is designed to work with the BlackBerry® wireless platform from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM). Mr. Mazor was nominated to the committee by Congressman Sam Farr (CA-17).

"I am honored to be working with the FCC and the distinguished representatives from both the public and private sectors serving on the CMS Advisory Committee," said Mr. Mazor. "I strongly believe that wireless handhelds can play a major role in addressing emergency communications challenges and look forward to supporting the FCC's efforts in developing the standards needed for a robust National Alert System."

The purpose of the WARN Act (H.R. 5785) is to implement a voluntary National Alert System to provide a public communications system capable of alerting the public on a national, regional, or local basis to emergency situations requiring a public response. The National Alert System will transmit alerts across the greatest possible variety of communications technologies, including digital and analog broadcasts, cable and satellite television, satellite and terrestrial radio, wireless communications, wireline communications, and the Internet to reach the largest portion of the affected population.

About Onset Technology

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