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