ANAHEIM, Calif., BAI's Retail Delivery Conference - December 11, 2001 -Macalla Software, Europe's leading mobile commerce platform provider,announced today that they have formed a Technology Partner Teaming Agreement with Sun Microsystems in order to maximize mobile eCommerce opportunities amongst banks and mobile operators. This announcement follows the successful roll-out in Europe by Postbank, one of Holland's largest retail banks, and Telfort, a mobile network operator and subsidiary of mmO2, of combined mobile banking and pre-paid top-up services. This deployment has at its core Macalla's Mobile Commerce Platform running on Sun's Enterprise 10000(tm) servers and Sun's Solaris(tm) operating environment.
An important part of Sun's mobile enterprise solutions, the Macalla Mobile
Commerce platform is a next-generation open and modular software platform
for secure, scalable and consistent multi-device delivery of information and
transaction systems across multiple digital channels.
"Formalizing this agreement with Sun Microsystems is a natural evolution in
the relationship between the two organizations." According to Niall O'Cleirigh, Chief Executive Officer for Macalla. "Having worked together very successfully on a number of deployments including Postbank Telfort, our joint technologies have been proven in highly complex and demanding environments. This alliance, backed up by the reputation we have with Sun, will give Macalla increased exposure to potential customers amongst Sun's banking and mobile operator sectors."
"We are pleased to be working with Macalla to offer customers a device-independent platform, massive scalability, open interfaces and rapid deployment for their mobile enterprise initiatives," said Nasser Iravani, Director of Mobile Enterprise Solutions, Sun Microsystems. "Leveraging Sun's Services on Demand model and Macalla's Mobile Commerce Platform, Postbank was able to execute on its multi-channel retail strategy, improving customer growth opportunities through a new, low-cost channel," he continued.