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SandCherry and Kirusa Partner to Deliver Multimodal Solutions

SAN JOSE, CA - SandCherry Inc. and Kirusa announced a partnership to provide an integrated wireless communications solution.
Posted May 1, 2002
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SAN JOSE, CA - SandCherry Inc., a communications software company, and Kirusa, a provider of platforms enabling multimodal delivery of wireless applications, announced a partnership to provide an integrated wireless communications solution. The integrated multimodal solution will allow Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to provide their end users and corporate enterprises with the ability to use a combination of voice and visual modes to enhance their mobile application experience. SandCherry's SoftServer platform, which serves as an applications broker, provides the integration, management, and deployment of next generation applications and services. The scalable, vendor-independent architecture of the SoftServer solution is the foundation for cost-effective application deployments for enterprises and CSPs alike. Kirusa's multimodal platform, allows wireless phone and PDA users to access information by speaking a command, or by using visual signals such as typing or gesturing to their handset. Application results can be delivered visually on the device screen, by voice, or through innovative combinations of both voice and visual modes. "The SandCherry and Kirusa alliance will transform existing web and wireless data applications into multimodal solutions for mobile users worldwide,"said Dale Hartzell, vice president of marketing for SandCherry. "By using the SandCherry-Kirusa offering, enterprises and Communication Service Providers will be able to offer convenient, easy-to-use transaction, commerce, and information services." "Our partnership with SandCherry gives us the ability to offer to our customers a scalable, and cost-effective solution for the delivery of multimodal services," said Michael Sajor, vice president of business development for Kirusa. "CSPs and enterprises are looking for ways to meet their customers' demands for user-friendly wireless applications. The combined solution from SandCherry and Kirusa provides that solution."
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