SOURCE: Onset Technology

April 22, 2008 07:00 ET

Top Federal Police Agency Increases Order for Onset's METAmessage Emergency Communications

Solution Ensures Uninterrupted Messaging and Delivers Everyday "Beyond Email" Enhancements

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Onset Technology, a leading developer of beyond-email applications for smartphones, announced today it had received a repeat order from a top federal police agency for METAmessage Gateway and Emergency Communications licenses. The agency, a long-time Onset customer, implemented Onset METAmessage solutions in order to ensure effective messaging in the event email infrastructure is offline and to maximize a mobile officer's ability to communicate when all other means are down. Onset's comprehensive "beyond email" solutions are designed for users of the BlackBerry® wireless platform from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM).

METAmessage Emergency Communications is an out-of-the-box solution for any enterprise or government agency that wants to leverage their BlackBerry deployment into an emergency communications network. The solution lets users:

--  Update accurate PIN addresses automatically;
--  Blast PIN messages to groups and distribution lists;
--  Force message alerts to ensure immediate notifications;
--  Know when messages are received and read; and,
--  Store vital documents on handhelds for access regardless of coverage.

"We are honored that this major federal agency has again entrusted Onset Technology's METAmessage for its emergency smartphone communications," said Rafi Kaminer, Onset's Corp. VP of Sales & Marketing. "An increasing number of major US police departments, like many other government agencies, are choosing METAmessage to leverage their considerable BlackBerry deployments. They get a dependable emergency communications solution up-and-running quickly with no added hardware investment."

METAmessage is implemented by more than 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 platform that ensures effective messaging in the event of a 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 (CIO's, 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, installed at over 1,400 sites with over 150,000 users. 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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