Assists the RCS Initiative with Client Expertise and Portfolio of Rich Communication Software

October 1, 2008
Cupertino, California, USA

Ecrio, a pioneer in advanced real-time mobile communications and commerce solutions, today announced that it has joined the GSM Association's Rich Communication Suite (RCS) Plenary group. The group seeks to speed the introduction and adoption of RCS products and services by bringing together like-minded industry players to provide an interoperable, convergent, and rich communication experience.

Ecrio's portfolio and commercial experience adds significant value to the group; the company's mobile client solutions include key functions specified in the RCS initiative and are backed by the deployment of rich communications clients in over 40 million devices worldwide. The company will use its IMS Client Software Framework and standards-compliant rich communication application engines and enablers to assist the RCS Plenary initiative in defining a core feature set and guidelines that leverage standards and facilitate interoperability.

"Ecrio is excited to add our many years of pioneering client software technology, solutions, and commercial experience delivering real-time rich communications to the RCS Plenary efforts." stated Nagesh Challa, Founder and CEO of Ecrio. "We look forward to using our extensive SIP and IMS based product and solutions portfolio and our know-how to assist the group in meeting its goals."

About Ecrio

Ecrio is the leading supplier of real-time communication and commerce client software solutions for the mobile industry. The company's mobile communication client solutions include Instant Messaging (IM), Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC), Video Share, Voice-over-IP (VoIP), and the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Client Software Framework that enables compelling mobile communications client applications and use experiences. The solutions are based on industry standards and are interoperable with mobile service systems worldwide. The company's mobile commerce solutions include Near-Field-Communications electronic payment clients and MoBeamT and ClipPod® based mobile barcode beaming and redemption solutions. Ecrio was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California USA with R&D and support centers in Cupertino, Japan, Korea, and India. The company is privately held with external funding provided by leading investment firms and leading companies including NTT DOCOMO and Visa, Inc.

Ecrio, MoBeam and ClipPod are trademarks of Ecrio Inc.


Dave Beebe
Ecrio, Inc.
Phone: +1 408 366 7900 x. 158

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