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Intellisync Expands Mobile Software Platform

Intellisync has expanded its mobile-carrier platform, adding new e-mail and productivity tools for the consumer market.

The San Jose, Calif., company said its goAnywhere suite now provides on-demand and push e-mail, personal information management synchronization, device management and secure file access.

"[This upgrade] enhances our offering for carriers," Rip Gerber, Intellisync's chief marketing officer, told internetnews .com. "It allows them to go after consumers."

Intellisync said carriers are interested in the technology because consumers increasingly want to be able to access data and files no matter where they are.

GoAnywhere supports hundreds of mass-market devices based on SyncML,a data synchronization protocol, and is expected to help Intellisync add international customers, especially in Asia.

To boost business in China, Intellisync recently introduced fully localized versions of its SyncML-based offerings in the Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese languages.

It already counts China Telecom as a customer. In the United States, Verizon Wireless is a user of Intellisync products, Gerber said.

Intellisync, which is in a sector that includes Sybase and Research In Motion, has been doing business with enterprise customers for 10 years and only began targeting carriers recently. It holds 114 patents.

The worldwide mobile middleware market is expected to grow from $424.4 million in 2003 to $1.3 billion in 2008, according to IT research firm IDC.