QNX, Teligent Partner for Net-Enabled Pay Phone
Page 1 of 1
In what represents an innovative approach to the multimedia kiosk concept, QNX Software Systems Ltd. and Teligent AB unveiled a new pay phone designed to allow European users to exchange e-mail, surf the Web, and access various online services.
"Inform@fon looks like a pay phone, and does all the things normal pay phones do," said Christer Young, project manager at Teligent. "But it's really a highly customizable platform that helps telecom companies serve a much broader range of customers."
QNX said Inform@fon allows laptop users to share files with remote co-workers, and enables smart-card users to withdraw electronic funds from bank accounts. The phone also features fax capabilities, accepts collect calls, and allows users to leave a message if a number is busy.
Manufactured by Teligent using real-time technology from QNX, Inform@fon is now available in Sweden via telecom provider Telia AB.
Teligent AB, with offices in Stockholm, London, and Madrid, is a provider of high-end systems for European telecom operators. Ottawa, Canada-based QNX Software Systems develops real-time operating system software for PCs.