Willtek launches "universal" solution for shop floor

Willtek Communications today announced the new 3100 Mobile Fault Finder, a new communication test set for the testing of wireless devices on the shop floor at the point of sale, point of return, for incoming inspection in repair centres and final testing after repair and calibration. The new instrument initially supports GSM, EDGE and UMTS (WCDMA) and will be upgradable to CDMA2000 and future technologies. Together with the 4916 Antenna Coupler, the 4920 RF Shield Box and an up-to-date list for supported phones that is downloadable from the Internet, Willtek provides a complete solution to support Go/NoGo testing of the latest wireless devices like mobile phones, wireless PDAs and EDGE/UMTS data cards.


“With the 3100 and associated products and solutions, Willtek provides continued support to first-level service centres at the same high level as for the previous well-known products like the 4100 Series and 4350 Series Mobile Fault Finders”, explained Cyrille Damany, CEO of Willtek Communications. 

He continued, “The 3100 is the first wireless device tester for GSM, EDGE and UMTS at a price level affordable to low and mid-level service centres. Taking our free customer support into account, Willtek offers a complete solution at an unmatched price-performance ratio, especially considering the total cost of ownership over the whole lifecycle.” – 3100 pricing starts below € 20,000.

The Willtek 3100 is a Go/NoGo tester for wireless devices designed for GSM and UMTS (WCDMA). When a customer returns a seemingly malfunctioning mobile phone, the shop assistant can easily determine if the phone is indeed defective. The test only takes a minute and helps the shop save money it would have spent on handset replacement, shipping and repair. Three levels of results provide comprehensive information: a pass/fail indication, a simple test report indicating the module that is likely to be defective, or the detailed test report with complete measurement results.

Although easy to use by non-technical personnel, the 3100 provides highly reliable test results. Willtek offers a complete testing solution for the point of sale or return and for service centres. The 3100 is complemented by the 4916 Antenna Coupler and the 4920 RF Shield Box. The antenna coupler easily connects the wireless device to the tester with a highly stable RF coupling characteristic. By using the additional 4920 RF Shield Box with its unmatched shielding of 80 dB, the user avoids that other mobile phones and nearby base stations affect the test results. Conversely, the RF Shield Box also prevents the mobile phone’s radiation from interfering with nearby base station signals. These Willtek products are readily available and supported, as Willtek provides an always up-to-date list of RF coupling factors for all common mobile phones on the Internet for easy download into the test set, for tests both with or without the RF Shield Box.

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Integrated Passive Device (IPD) technology for the mobile
handheld market

SyChip, the leader in Radio Frequency Chip Scale Modules/System in Package (CSM/SIP) modules, has announced its Integrated Passive Device (IPD) technology as a means for developing miniature products for the mobile handheld market space, including smart phones, feature phones, PDAs, gaming devices and media players.

“The worldwide adoption of WLAN is continuing at a feverish pace, and the integration of WLAN into portable devices is at the forefront this trend,” said Moses Asom, co-founder and senior vice president of marketing and business development, SyChip. “As the trend to push the network edge into these devices continues to drive consumer demand, SyChip’s IPD technology, with its world class size, electrical performance and plug-and-play capability, is perfectly positioned to meet the market challenges and help manufacturers reduce design cycles by six months.”

SyChip’s proprietary IPD technology enables a best-in-class footprint that is crucial to the handheld device market.  A complete 802.11g module is realized in an area of 90 square millimeters and a height of only 0.9mm. The technology enables the integration of approximately 50 passive components, such as capacitors, filters, and inductors, directly into the IPD substrate, providing enhanced performance along with a large reduction in discrete components.  Performance enhancements are realized by minimizing component and trace parasitic effects while minimizing passive losses,
resulting in excellent range.  Fewer discrete components lead to reduced assembly time and cost.

SyChip’s IPD technology also incorporates the silicon chip-set, including baseband/MAC, EEPROM, and Transceiver.  The module comes in a ball grid array (BGA) structure that allows direct mounting to the main printed circuit board using industry standard surface mount technology for high volume production.

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Rapid Mobile, an Edinburgh-based software specialist, is launching a new mobile application enabling punters to back and lay bets from their mobile phone or portable device.

The software, named mobex, has been created and developed by Rapid Mobile Media Limited, an Edinburgh-based software company specialising in java-based systems for mobile phones and mobile devices. Rapid Mobile is being licensed by the Betfair web-based betting exchange to develop applications using the Betfair API as part of the Betfair Developers Program http://bdp.betfair.com.  Any Betfair user can register, download and use the application. 

Mobex enables punters to see market information and transact wherever they are and they can even attend sporting events and still back or lay even 'in running'. Mobex works wherever there is a mobile signal.

Iain Maddox, managing director of Rapid Mobile Media Limited, comments: “Betting exchange punters need to be permanently in-touch with market movements and that means if they move away from a fixed internet connection, they risk losing out. Mobex, however, changes all that. It is simple to download and Betfair punters will find the interface very fast, familiar and user-friendly.”

He adds, “We spent 2004 developing and testing our core technology and we are very confident that punters will be delighted with the mobex product.”

Betfair has single-handedly revolutionised the global betting industry since its launch just over four years ago. It is already one of the UK’s most successful internet-based businesses, and is fast becoming one of the most recognised betting brands. It has 300,000 registered clients worldwide and Betfair matches up to 12,000 bets every minute."

The privately owned company pioneered the concept of ‘exchange betting’ - a form of betting that uses Internet technology to enable punters to bet at better value, because punters rather than the bookmaker set the odds.

Betfair will introduce mobex to their clients in January 2005 via their newsletter and the Betfair Developers Programme website which lists all its Licensed Software Vendors in its Solutions Directory http://bdp.betfair.com/apisolutions.php. An ‘Information only’ version of mobex will be free of charge and there will be a small monthly fee for the fully transactional version of mobex. See www.rapid-mobex.com for more information.

Fading Desktop Solutions Offer Fast, Accurate and Repeatable Performance at Significant Cost Savings

Agilent Technologies has today announced that it has added fading technology to two lab applications used in testing mobile handsets, PDAs and other wireless devices. The E6702B cdma2000 and E6703C W-CDMA lab applications, when used with the Agilent N5115A Baseband Studio for Fading and the Agilent E5515C (8960) wireless communication test set, provide wireless device developers and qualification labs an affordable solution to enhance their qualification process.

These solutions emulate faded network conditions, such as modeling rural or urban environments, enabling design engineers to thoroughly test cdma2000 and W-CDMA designs locally. The fading capability increases verification test-screening confidence, reducing the risk of designs being returned because of failing conformance criteria. The test solutions increase throughput in verification labs by reducing bottlenecks at the conformance test system used to test products, and by off-loading various tests such as the "Demodulation of Forward Traffic Channel in Multipath Fading" found in the IS-98 standards, to the E5515C configuration.

"Agilent has created an affordable, fading desk-top solution that expedites wireless device development, and has the flexibility to adapt to emerging technology," said Earl Thompson, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Wireless Division. "Our fading solution costs thousands less than alternative systems, yet offers fast, accurate and repeatable performance."

The Agilent fading solutions digitally fade the forward link at the baseband, eliminating the need for complicated system-level calibration or concerns about RF path characteristics degrading the fading accuracy -- often the case in analog faded systems. The new lab-application interfaces help developers easily identify and solve tough problems such as the interaction of parametric, and signaling and timing issues triggered by network fading.

Orange UK has today announced the appointment of Mike Newnham as Vice-President of Sales and Customer Service, Orange UK. 

Mike will continue to report to Bernard Ghillebaert, Exec Vice-President of Orange UK as part of the Orange UK management board. Mike will replace Ian Fraser, who is leaving Orange at the end of January to take up a new position as CEO of a company outside the telecoms sector.

Mike joined Orange UK in 2001 as Vice-President of Finance.  In September 2003, he took up the position of Vice-President of Business Solutions, Orange UK. Prior to that, he was a Director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, focussing on the telecoms and technology sectors.  He has a total of seventeen years' commercial experience.

"Mike has been instrumental in the success of Business Solutions" said Bernard Ghillebaert, Executive Vice-President Orange UK.  "I look forward to Mike taking up his new role, to help us maintain and build on our position as the leading brand of choice in the UK mobile sector" 

Alastair MacLeod will replace Mike Newnham as Vice-President of Business Solutions, Orange UK on an interim basis. Alastair joined Orange UK in June 2001 as Sales Director of Business Solutions.  Prior to joining Orange, Alastair spent twelve years at BT, where he held several senior positions.

Brendan Lynch has been appointed as Vice-President of Networks and IT, Orange UK, also on an interim basis. Brendan will also form part of the UK management board, reporting to Bernard Ghillebaert.  He joined Orange in 2001, and has fifteen years experience in the Telecoms sector.

The Mobile Imaging and Printing Consortium (MIPC), an industry group developing solutions and implementation guidelines for printing images captured with camera phones, today announced their first set of guidelines for the mobile and printing industry.

This first set of the MIPC Implementation Guidelines sets a common standard which all mobile and printer manufacturers can follow and implement into their products. The guidelines leverage existing connectivity technology standards and solutions, such as Bluetooth wireless technology, printing from memory cards and PictBridge. As a result, consumers can expect seamless interoperability between a broad base of mobile phones and printers. Any products that follow the MIPC technical guidelines will work with each other in that applicable technology.
 
"We are proud to deliver the first industry-wide guidelines for printing images from mobile phones, said Ramon Garrido, Chairman of the MIPC and Program Director at HP. "Consumers can be more confident that their mobile phones and printers will indeed work together. The common guidelines make development of solutions for mobile phone printing as easy and reliable as possible."
 
The "Mobile Imaging Report" (October 11, 2004) forecasts that roughly 370 million digital cameras will be sold in 2005, more than three-quarters (76.29%) of which will be embedded in mobile phones. The dominance of camera-phones, the report said, will impact the imaging market in a variety of ways that will benefit the industry.
 
The MIPC, which includes leading handset makers and printer manufacturers, was launched last February at PMA 2004, the Photo Marketing Association international convention and trade show. The MIPC was set up to drive standards for providing consumers with a simple and spontaneous experience when printing images taken with camera phones. Since then, the Consortium's members have collaborated on the development of these consumer printing guidelines. The MIPC's recent addition of Korea Telecom Freetel to its Board will bring future focus on wireless infrastructure as it relates to imaging and printing solutions and applications.
 
(The first version of the MIPC Implementation Guidelines is now publicly available and will be provided upon request via the following link: http://www.mobileprinting.org/developers. A Plugfest event is planned for spring 2005 to enable interoperability testing of mobile phones and home printers that have been developed using the MIPC guideline. Detailed information on the Plugfest will be available at the MIPC website.)

Oksijen’s new product - INOX Caller Management - which was exhibited in a live network at Cebit Eurasia 2004 in August was successfully launched on 24 December 2004 at Telsim network, one of the biggest GSM operators in the Turkish region.

INOX Caller Management is an Intelligent Network (IN) based service which aims to deliver end users a full control of incoming calls in the most flexible and personalized way. The service subscribers can set a wide range of actions for the callers depending on their number, prefix or availability of the caller number in the network (CLIR or unknown numbers). Users can change their service preferences dynamically via WEB interface, SMS or IVR. They can also create personalized profiles such as general, meeting, holiday according to the specific actions they would like to take.
 
INOX Caller Management solution is compromised of several personalized services such as ring back tone, selective call barring, call forwarding, voice mail service and missed call alert, all handled by the same IN platform. This innovative all-in-one approach makes Oksijens product unique among its competitors over the world.
 
Oksijen INOX Caller Management reveals new opportunities for mobile operators in terms of new revenue generation and customer acquisition and offers an enhanced way of self expression in using mobile services to individuals and business segments.

Oplayo, the leading mobile video ASP backed by Nokia and Siemens, has today announced it passed the one million monthly paid video transactions via its Oplayo Managed Media Services (OMMS).

The service was launched with three operators in mid November 2004 and by mid-December, surpassed the one million paid video downloads and streams mark.

Philip Bourchier O'Ferrall, MD, Oplayo UK comments: "Oplayo has again demonstrated its competence in the mobile video market by generating the most monthly paid video transactions of any mobile video solutions provider in Europe. It's an exciting time for the mobile content market and Oplayo is able to offer mobile content providers and operators with a real opportunity to increase data revenue and profit."

O'Ferrall continues: "Oplayo expects the monthly paid transactions to far exceed the million mark now that we are able to complement the OMMS system with our Affiliate Scheme. The Affiliate Scheme empowers affiliate managers or Webmasters with a simple way to start offering mobile video - offering truly global sales promotion."

Oplayo OMMS, is a fully hosted solution that requires minimal upfront investment, is designed to minimise the commercial and technology risks associated with a new mobile service launch for operators.

The system supports 3GPP but, with such a limited market for 3GPP at present, the initial customers have opted for Oplayo's proprietary streaming products OplayerJV Java-based for the mass market and Oplayer for Symbian handsets, as well as Oplayo's popular player-less download product, Oplayo Vidlet, featuring true mass market, viral distribution and interactivity.

47% of IT Managers expect a surge in new mobile handheld devices in the workplace in January, says research

According to new research commissioned by O2, UK IT Manager's will face a drawn out hangover on January 4 2005, with 47% of IT managers anticipating a surge in new personal mobile devices either received as Christmas gifts or purchased in the sales infiltrating into the workplace. However, just 24% of businesses have formal policies in place to govern the use of personal mobile devices. For the rest, the influx of mobile Christmas gifts will place additional set up resource requirements upon the IT department or, go undetected into the business with potential long term security and governance ramifications.

The findings are part of a survey of 250 UK IT Managers, exploring the impact of personal mobile ownership on the IT department. Prior to Christmas 2004, the survey highlights that personal mobile device ownership in the workplace was already widespread with personal iPODS actively used in 29% of organisations, personal smart phones in 35%, personal BlackBerrys in 8% and handheld PCs in over 70% of businesses.

Despite the fact that personal ownership is increasingly widespread, businesses are still failing to equip themselves to manage personal mobility with a formal policy. Of those 76% businesses without a formal policy in place, only 12% are looking to introduce clear guidelines in 2005. Of equal concern, those with a policy tend to focus on controlling acquisition and approval of mobile devices rather than the level of actual usage. For example, only 25% of policies stipulated that users were not allowed to carry sensitive data on their mobile, whilst just 22% recommended that mobile devices were regularly backed up.

Whilst businesses continue to ignore the need for a mobile policy, the survey reveals that on average, IT managers are spending the equivalent of one working week of their time per year providing informal support for mobile devices. 53% of IT managers admitted that increasing pressure to informally support different types of handheld mobile devices is a significant concern, whilst in total 79% believed it provided a level of disruption to regular helpdesk support they are expected to provide.

Commenting on the research, Hugh Griffiths, head of data products and services, O2 UK says: “Ultimately, mobility brings a raft of benefits to the corporate workplace including better customer contact, lower office overheads and time efficiencies. However, IT Managers are clearly concerned that sooner or later connecting up the contents of the Christmas stocking is going to be their problem.  Even if people aren’t directly asking for connection support in January, sooner or later IT is going to be bought in to deal with back up problems, loss of data or security issues.”

Griffiths concludes: “As mobile continues to converge across the personal office space, businesses need to recognise that personal mobility is here to stay and needs to be accommodated - either through clear guidelines around what is allowed, or ensuring that time is written into the IT manager’s role to support employees.  Whether employees are using personal devices to download music or access email, this is all about the entry and exit of data into the business and IT departments should take the lead role.”

Adamind Ltd, a global leader in media adaptation software products for the MMS (multimedia messaging) market, has announced its intention to float on the AIM of the London Stock Exchange.

Adamind develops and sells software to global mobile operators that primarily enables delivery of images, ringtones, audio and video between mobile phones. Multimedia messaging, also known as MMS, is considered to be the next significant revenue driver for mobile operators while its use is being hindered by basic incompatibility between mobile handsets making content impossible to view by the receiving side.

Adamind’s products solve the handset incompatibility problem by real-time, “on the fly” adaptation of the content via a central software solution residing within the operator’s MMS server infrastructure. The products are sold through system integrators and strategic global MMS infrastructure vendors such as Openwave, LogicaCMG and other top class vendors to mobile phone operators worldwide. Adamind has already gained commercial deployments for MMS in over 80 tier-1 and tier-2 operator customers across the globe.

The purpose of the flotation is to enable Adamind to raise new funds to accelerate its growth plans and enhance its corporate profile.

Adamind was formed through the combination of the media adaptation businesses of Emblaze and Philips in September 2004. Pre flotation, on a fully diluted basis, Philips holds 25.5 per cent and Emblaze holds 59.5 per cent of the shares in Adamind. 15 per cent has been reserved for employees via the Employee Stock Option Program.

Media adaptation is a key requirement for the success of the rapidly growing MMS market. Furthermore, the market for media adaptation software is anticipated to grow substantially beyond MMS due to increased spending on mobile data infrastructure, rising demand for advanced handsets and the availability of a wide range of content, all aimed at driving up average subscriber revenue.

Jabra BT800 is the first to combine caller ID display, built-in ring tones, vibrator alert and DSP technology for ultimate convenience and superior sound quality

Jabra, a leading brand of hands-free communication products for the mobile consumer market, is announcing the shipment of its latest Jabra Bluetooth product, the Jabra BT800 - the industry’s most advanced Bluetooth headset. The Jabra BT800 combines more features than any other headset and sets the standard for future headsets by incorporating many of the same standard features normally accessed via a mobile phone directly into the headset.

The Jabra BT800 combines unique Over-the-Ear headset design with cutting-edge technology including a backlit LCD display, call vibrate feature, a variety of ring tones and digital signal processing (DSP) technology for improved sound quality and clarity. The headset also features a jog wheel for volume control and menu navigation, a mute button, and USB connectivity for charging directly from a PC. The enhanced functionality gives users added convenience and freedom from their phone.

The LCD display is a complete information source for the headset and provides caller ID and a menu for access to the battery status, a call list, and settings for selecting ring tones, ring type, language, the light on the display and Bluetooth connection. The caller ID feature is especially convenient for users who wish to see who is calling when they are not wearing the headset or between calls. When working in an office, for example, and the headset is in a user’s pocket or on a desk, they can easily see who is calling. The LCD display for caller ID on the headset means that users will always know who’s calling without having to look at their phone.

“The Jabra BT800 Bluetooth headset enables users to do more with their headset than ever before, and is designed for people who want to own the very latest in headset design and innovation,” said Ben Bushell, country manager, Jabra UK and Ireland. We believe the Jabra BT800 is well positioned to provide a state-of-the art headset solution for customers who want the most functionality available.”

The Jabra BT800 is also the first Bluetooth headset to feature a fully-integrated DSP solution. By integrating the DSP together within the Bluetooth chipset, the Jabra BT800 is able to take advantage of new patent-pending DSP technology resulting in enhanced audio performance. The additional proprietary software programming within the DSP solution enables an overall improvement in the sound quality through reducing background noise and automatically adjusting the volume control when in noisy surroundings such as in a car, airport, busy office or on a train.

“By adding DSP technology, The Jabra BT800 offers superior sound quality by significantly reducing interference from troublesome background noises such as traffic or in-car noise. The headset continually adjusts the volume level based on the ambient background noise, resulting in the incoming voice coming through much clearer. In addition, since the headset digitally improves the signal, both the headset user and the personal at the other end can hear the person they are speaking to much better,” said Niels-Henrik Valentin Knudsen, senior product manager, Jabra.   

The Jabra BT800 features are easy to use and access, and are similar to the operation of a mobile phone. Just four controls; the mute button, jog wheel, call ‘Answer’ and ‘End’ buttons provide access to all the functionality offered by the headset. The jog wheel can be used as a volume control during a call or for scrolling through menu functions in standby mode. Users can also select from five ring tones in the headset, or use the call-vibrate feature so calls can be silently detected. The LCD display allows users to view either the name or number of the caller depending on the mobile phone and is placed on the inside of the headset ensuring privacy during the conversation. The display also offers information in multiple languages including English, German, French and Spanish.

Latest generation Nokia messaging device adds new features and functionality to an already popular design

Nokia has announced the latest addition to its successful line of messaging devices with the introduction of the Nokia 6822. Like its predecessors in Nokia's messaging portfolio, which have been hailed for combining excellent voice features with easy thumb typing on a full keyboard, the new Nokia 6822 has a unique design that opens into a full messaging keyboard for richer messaging and documentation. The new model also has an advanced VGA camera, and 65K color display.
 

The compact messaging device supports a wide range of e-mail and instant messaging solutions, easy-to-use Personal Information Management (PIM) capabilities and wireless data synchronization. The company plans to make the Nokia 6822 available in the first quarter of 2005 in EMEA and the Americas.
 
Users of the Nokia 6822 benefit from carrying a single device that is versatile enough for both personal and business use. The compact device supports multiple email accounts and calendars and can be synchronized from device to PC with a few steps.  Configuration is easy for email, messaging or Internet browsing via over-the-air settings available from most network operators. The phone also includes pre-installed mobile applications for private and business use.
 
"People love the full-keyboard design and functionality of our messaging devices," said Niklas Savander, senior vice president of Nokia's business device unit. "To date, more than two million people have adopted this popular format. As mobile instant messaging is gaining popularity worldwide as a quick and efficient conversation tool, and we expect demand for these devices to increase. The Nokia 6822 is a great phone and a great device for messaging at work and at play."
 
"Mobile messaging and push email continue to represent applications that will provide the greatest purpose and value for a growing class of mobile users," said Andrew Brown, Program Manager for European Mobile Devices at IDC. "The Nokia 6822 represents a continuation of Nokia's line of highly innovative flip open full-messaging keyboard devices, that will serve a user's needs for both personal and corporate email as well as offering the latest in mobile phone technology."

Network upgrade will enable delivery of new, high-speed wireless services for customers

T-Mobile Austria has selected Nortel to replace its existing packet core network with a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) solution for delivery of multimedia and 'always on' high-speed wireless data services to its customers.

With this award, Nortel now provides its GPRS packet core platform to five companies within T-Mobile (TMO) International's European group. This includes companies in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

The GPRS solution from Nortel will make it possible for T-Mobile Austria to achieve operational efficiencies through reduced network complexity and operating expenses and fast introduction of new services. This solution will also provide a foundation for evolution to advanced third generation (3G) capabilities to meet market demand. T-Mobile Austria will be able to deploy such content aware services as flexible billing, which gives subscribers the option to be billed by content accessed, time spent downloading, or volume of data downloaded.

"T-Mobile Austria is the only Austrian mobile operator to offer GPRS roaming with more than 100 roaming partners around the world," said Gunther Ottendorfer, technical director, T-Mobile Austria. "This gives our customers access to their company network at any time from abroad. Objective tests have also shown that T-Mobile Austria has a high performance, stable and secure GPRS network. In the upcoming year 2005, we will further improve GPRS."

"The selection of Nortel for T-Mobile Austria's network upgrade demonstrates our continued market momentum and validates our leadership position in packet core solutions," said Peter MacKinnon, president, GSM/UMTS Wireless Networks, Nortel.

Nortel's end-to-end packet core solution offers operators a high capacity, proven solution that enables delivery of rich data services, including multimedia and voice over packet applications. Nortel has designed, installed and launched more than 300 wireless networks in over 50 countries across the globe. Nortel was the industry's first supplier with wireless networks operating in all advanced radio technologies (GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO, UMTS and WLAN), and is the only end-to-end provider of all next generation wireless solutions.

Nortel has been a supplier of GPRS and 3G networking gear for T-Mobile International's Pan-European network since 2002, and currently supplies 3G networking equipment to T-Mobile International in five countries.

Two 3G specialists combine forces to help mobile operators and video dating companies enable 3G services

Mobestar, a leading provider of 3G video services has announced a partnership with 3G-Scene, a global leader in mobile dating and gambling software and services. Through the partnership, the two companies will provide 3G video dating services to network operators and dating agencies across the world. The new service will be available from early 2005.

The new 3G dating application will enable people looking for love to sign up to a dating service via their 3G mobile. It is designed to be easy to use, enabling daters to sign up, search for potential partners, view their pictures and videos - and then make live video contact with each other. It can function as an add-on to existing dating services or as a stand-alone dating service in its own right.

"With large mobile operators such as Vodafone launching their 3G services, we believe that 2005 is going to be the year when 3G finally takes off. We see 3G video dating as a central part of its success, as it offers single people an easy to use and discreet way to find love,” commented Peter Richards, CEO of Mobestar. "Working with 3G-Scene we are confident that together we can provide a fun, safe and secure dating service with high quality images, suitable for all types of people. We have already had a great deal of interest from major dating agencies and network operators."

We are using latest video technology to link wonderfully diverse people in this new 3G world." said Peter Karsten, CEO at 3G-Scene. "This will be a world-leading turn-key video dating service which is designed to be fully customised with channel partners on a local level.”