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X-traWeb Releases Wireless Markup Language X-Node

X-traWeb Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of World Wireless Communications Inc. Friday unveiled its new Wireless Markup Language (WML) X-Node.

The WML X-Node provides connectivity between Web-enabled devices and Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) enabled personal communicators.

WAP facilitates access to Internet content from wireless telephones and mobile computing devices that employ micro-browsers. According to the WAP Forum, by 2001 there will be more than 530 million wireless subscribers.

This version of X-Node enables customers to monitor and control virtually any device using the Internet and a standard wireless platform, David Singer, World Wireless chairman, chief executive officer and president said in a statement. "This compatibility demonstrates our commitment to open-standards solutions while expanding the use of the Internet to non-PC devices," he added.

X-traWeb facilitates the creation of an e-life-style whereby many commonly used products will be easily and remotely controlled through the Internet from anywhere in the world. Virtually any piece of equipment can be Web-enabled, allowing customers to access, monitor, and control equipment and appliances over the Internet while using a standard Web browser.

The X-traWeb system provides a comprehensive solution to Web-enable devices worldwide, the statement released by the company said.

The X-traWeb system uses no proprietary protocols in its open architecture solutions. It is fully TCP/IP compatible and meets current and emerging international Internet communications standards.

X-traWeb consists of two components: The X-Node is a miniature HTTP Web server available on a one-square-inch embeddable board or as licensed firmware attached to devices. The X-Gate is a small, rugged Internet gateway device that replaces the PC as the Internet gateway. Connections between the X-Nodes and X-Gate can be either wireless or wired.