Vignette, a leading provider of Next-Generation Web solutions, and weComm, a leader in interactive mobile applications, today announced a global partnership to extend rich, interactive Web experiences reliably to the mobile channel. Under the terms of the agreement, weComm will become a Vignette Digital Services Hub partner.
The Vignette Digital Services Hub is a single unified framework that allows organizations to manage and deliver rich multimedia content to any Web-enabled device. This helps these organizations retain customers, reduce content delivery costs and grow revenue by delivering rich consumer experiences that combine content, commerce and community across any device.
Together, Vignette’s Next-Generation Web solutions and weComm’s wave™ On-Demand Mobile Application Platform enables organizations to deliver fast and reliable mobile solutions that are as rich and interactive as advanced Web solutions found on the fixed internet. Overcoming the inherent challenges of delivering reliable data services on mobile devices connected by constantly fluctuating wireless signal quality, weComm’s patented Quality of Service capability detects each user’s wireless signal condition in real-time and automatically adapts and manages data transmission accordingly to deliver a consistently fast, high quality mobile user experience.
BSkyB (British Sky Broadcasting) is leveraging both Vignette’s Next-Generation Web solution and weComm’s wave platform. The Sky Anytime on Mobile application extends customers’ TV and broadband experiences to mobile with a solution that includes more than 30 live TV channels, in-video channel information and fast channel switching, interactive portals (sports, news and entertainment), live news and sports tickers, and an interactive tabular mobile TV Guide with one-click Remote Record of home-based Sky+ personal video recorders.
weComm’s server-based platform utilises a thin client that integrates with handset features and delivers faster, richer and more interactive experiences than are traditionally experienced with wireless WAP- and browser-based solutions. Applications can include offline use, pushed content and streaming media, transaction integrity, content upload and messaging, and advanced user interfaces.
Vignette’s Next Generation Web solutions can be integrated with weComm’s wave enabling customers to easily extend a Web solution via a single standards-based interface to more than 500 devices running Java, Symbian, Windows and BlackBerry. Changes in applications are instantly deployed because wave streams applications – as well as content – on-demand to a thin client rather than downloading monolithic applications.
“Organizations looking to take advantage of the mobile channel are often challenged by poor and unreliable WAP-based experiences that do not provide the engagement, performance or reliability of the fixed internet,” said Simon Robinson, marketing director Vignette EMEA. “Our partnership with weComm is helping customers provide rich, interactive and reliable mobile online services for greater communication with their end users.”
“Native mobile applications that go beyond WAP and truly replicate Vignette’s Next-Generation Web solutions can be created quickly and efficiently using weComm’s platform,” said Ian Meakin, vice president, marketing and alliances, weComm. “We look forward to working with Vignette as an industry leader to seamlessly extend our customers’ enterprise and consumer applications reliably to mobile.”
Vignette (vignette.com) helps organizations improve interactions with customers and partners by delivering highly personalized, interactive online experiences. Our early content management and delivery tools laid the groundwork for some of the Web’s most popular sites. Today, our award-winning Next-Generation Web solution powers some of the world’s most recognizable online brands and enables organizations to have more meaningful interactions with their customers and associates. Our Imaging and Workflow solution adds the ability to deliver and manage online and offline document-driven customer transactions. Vignette is headquartered in Austin, Texas with operations worldwide.
weComm is the world leader in interactive mobile data solutions with over 35 patents and patents-pending covering techniques for high performance and reliability over variable mobile networks. Its wave™ platform enables solutions for interactive mobile TV, media portals, betting and gaming and financial trading applications. Applications include BSkyB's Sky Anytime on Mobile, Cantor Mobile's interactive financial and sports betting, eSpeed's mobile Treasuries and Foreign Exchange and BSkyB's mobile Sky Bet.
Founded in 1999, weComm is headquartered in London and is privately held with investors Elderstreet and Frontiers Capital.
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