Kirusa Launches Multimodality Trial with mobilkom austria

EDISON, NJ - Kirusa announced it has launched a trial of multimodality with mobilkom austria, the mobile venture of Telekom Austria (NYSE:TKA), with more than 3 million customers, and a market share of 43.5 percent. Kirusa's multimodal platform has been integrated into mobilkom austria's network. During the trial, several multimodal applications based on Kirusa's multimodal platform will be evaluated by mobilkom austria. "Multimodality makes it easy to use mobile applications", said Inderpal Singh Mumick, CEO and founder of Kirusa. "Users like to speak, rather than triple tap on the small wireless devices, and at the same time, they like to see data on the screen, rather than hearing and trying to remember information. Multimodality, and Kirusa's multimodal solution, makes this possible, opening up new revenue streams for mobile carriers on existing and new mobile devices. mobilkom austria group provides wireless services in Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, and Liechtenstein. mobilkom austria is developing and testing several SMS and sequential multimodal applications as a part of the trial, for use over standard SMS and WAP handsets. "We are convinced that multimodality will help users to get a seamless experience over a variety of channels. It will make it easy to use each modality where it's best suited", said Gernot Stammler, technical solutions manager for Voice Enabler at mobilkom austria. "Trialing Kirusa's multimodal solution, we are evaluating the enhancement of voice applications with SMS and WAP, and the enhancement of SMS and WAP applications with voice. We believe the multimodal platform offered by Kirusa to be leading edge technology and feature rich. Further, the support and responsiveness from Kirusa has been outstanding, and has facilitated our decision to pick Kirusa for the trial."
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