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IntraNet Solutions Beefs Up Wireless Tools

Web content manager IntraNet Solutions Inc. Tuesday unveiled product upgrades of its Outside In viewing technology to meet the demand for access to business content via wireless devices.

As a base product, Outside In lets software developers deploy viewing and conversion of file-based information within their application environment to address users' various information management requirements.

The upgraded Outside In® WML Export technology includes the ability to convert graphic images directly to Wireless Bitmap (WBMP), the standard format for displaying graphic images on wireless devices.

With the new features, images and graphical information delivered through WML Export can be quickly displayed on wireless devices without additional conversion on the wireless application protocol (WAP) server.

Kevin Ellis, senior product manager at Phone.com, can attest to the importance of quality wireless access. His firm is a software provider that enables the delivery of Internet-based services to mass-market wireless telephones. Thus, Intranet Solutions new product would be useful for Phone.com's clients.

"IntraNet Solutions' Outside In technologies greatly extend the value of wireless Internet access by giving users access to content from a wide range of sources which they can view on their mobile phones," Ellis said.

Scott Norder, president of the Information Exchange Division of IntraNet Solutions, said the new product was expansive: The viewing and conversion technologies will give those mobile users access to business information locked in over 225 file formats.

The enhanced Outside In WML Export will ship in late November 2000.