Kirusa Demonstrates Simultaneous Multimodality Operating on Wireless Handsets
CANNES, FRANCE - Kirusa, a developer of wireless multimodal platforms and solutions, announced a solution in mobile multimodal technology that will be demonstrated on the Orange SPV device at the 3GSM World Congress. Featuring simultaneous multimodality, subscribers can use voice and visual input and output at the same time in a wireless application on a mass-market mobile phone device. For example, when searching for a movie of interest playing in a nearby theater, a subscriber can speak the name of the city and the genre, rather than trying to type these on the 12 key telephone keypad on the SPV device. The SPV device, based on Microsoft's SmartPhone platform, has generated intense interest from mobile operators worldwide, and Kirusa's simultaneous multimodal platform provides new revenue opportunities to operators introducing SmartPhone devices. "Kirusa's unique technical achievement in creating the world's first simultaneous multimodal capability on a SmartPhone-based device is testament to the extraordinary strength of the Kirusa development team," said Ewald Anderl, Vice President of Engineering at Kirusa. "The breakthrough to be demonstrated at Cannes represents just one of a number of technical advances in multimodality that we will be bringing to the marketplace in the near future."