Knowledge Technology Solutions PLC
24 July 2006
24 July 2006
KTS launches MarketTerminal Mobile Messenger
All-in-one mobile PDA offers financial information and email access on the move
Knowledge Technology Solutions PLC ('KTS'), providers of market information
services in the finance sector, has launched MarketTerminal Mobile Messenger, a
new real-time financial information service accessed from a mobile-connected
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).
Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and T-Mobile are partnering with KTS to provide
an end-to-end mobile application service aimed at equity market professionals
who require live market data, news, analytics and email access on the move.
Subscribers to the new MarketTerminal Mobile Messenger service receive a
complete 'all in one' package of KTS MarketTerminal delivered on HP's latest
iPAQ hw6915 Mobile Messenger device at a cost of just £90 a month on a 24 month
contract. As part of the package, T-Mobile's web'n'walk professional data tariff
offers subscribers unlimited data access to MarketTerminal, other business
applications and email, as well as a monthly voice allowance of 250 minutes with
T-Mobile's Business 1-Plan.
The new MarketTerminal PDA software requires minimal bandwidth yet still
provides maximum resilience and reliability. In combination with Direct Push
email functionality available with Windows Mobile 5.0, MarketTerminal Mobile
Messenger represents a valuable all-in-one information and communication tool
for financial professionals who want to stay connected while on the go.
MarketTerminal Mobile Messenger offers in-depth coverage of essential financial
information - real-time prices, news and analytics. It covers 15 exchanges
including the London Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, Euronext,
and Deutsche Boerse. In addition to information access, MarketTerminal Mobile
Messenger offers comprehensive functionality to monitor multiple instruments at
the same time as well as setting up live price and news alerts to automatically
monitor the markets for events whilst on the move.
By launching the MarketTerminal Mobile Messenger KTS is leading the field among
financial market data providers in end-to-end mobile solutions.
Sales of mobile-connected PDA devices have been primarily application driven.
According to a recent study by Gartner Dataquest, more than 3.6 million PDAs
were shipped worldwide in the first quarter of 2006.
KTS assesses the initial addressable market for its new MarketTerminal Mobile
Messenger to consist of around 100,000 relevant City of London professionals.
Initial sales are expected to stem from KTS's existing MarketTerminal client
base of 130 client organisations. Current KTS MarketTerminal customers include
private client stockbrokers, asset managers, advisers and corporate clients.
Microsoft, HP, T-Mobile and KTS are collaborating on sales and marketing
initiatives. Specialist teams are working exclusively on a launch campaign for
the new MarketTerminal Mobile Messenger.
Dr Marc Pinter-Krainer, Chief Executive of KTS PLC, said:
'We are delighted to be working with such distinguished partners to offer this
convenient MarketTerminal Mobile Messenger solution. Increasingly, City
professionals want to access key financial information and email when away from
the office. Therefore, PDA access to equity news and data is increasingly
essential for traders or advisers who must keep fully up-to-date with live
Todd Warren, Corporate Vice President, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at
'In the past five years there's been a profound shift in the type of data and
services people access on their mobile devices, from multimedia to business
applications such as KTS's MarketTerminal. The iPAQ hw6915 combines Microsoft's
powerful Windows Mobile 5.0 Direct Push email functionality with continued
innovation from HP to give business professionals a compelling all-in-one
application access device.'
Neil Dagger, Handheld and Wireless Device Business Manager, HP UK and Ireland,
'These days people want stock market information at their fingertips, and our
new iPAQ hw6915 is the perfect device for getting KTS's MarketTerminal
application to busy City professionals with the added benefit of instant email
access, camera, WiFi, built in GPS Sat Nav, and pocket internet explorer via
Wifi or GPRS. We are delighted to be a part of this Solution.'
Derek Williamson, Head of Business Marketing, T-Mobile UK, said:
'Successfully addressing the wireless data demands of today's business market
requires a combination of powerful networks and a wide choice of applications.
The combination of T-Mobile's web'n'walk professional with Business 1-Plan
provides the data and voice requirements to access MarketTerminal and keep in
touch. We are pleased to be working with KTS as mobile service provider of
choice for the professional finance sector.'
Financial professionals can request a free trial of MarketTerminal Mobile
Messenger by contacting KTS sales on 020 7256 2300.
Enquiries, please contact:
Dr Marc Pinter-Krainer Tariq Ahmed, PR Manager
Knowledge Technology Solutions PLC Hewlett Packard
020 7256 2300 020 7015 3000
Sophia Parviez Jason Langridge
T-Mobile Microsoft Corporation
07017 150 150 07802 882 006
Neil Boom/Tanya Feness
Gresham PR Ltd.
020 7404 9000
Notes to editors
About Knowledge Technology Solutions PLC
Knowledge Technology Solutions PLC is an innovative provider of financial market
data application services and the company is listed on the Alternative
Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: KTS).
Utilising its proprietary advanced technologies, KTS focuses on developing and
providing real-time thin-client market data services to the financial
marketplace by delivering essential market data and news via more cost-effective
KTS differentiates itself from other leading information providers as its
services are technology driven. They are designed to run on standard PCs and
laptops without the need for any installation of dedicated hardware, software or
infrastructure, as the application runs on the server side on powerful clusters
of highly resilient and secure servers.
Financial professionals can log on to KTS's services by using a standard
Internet connection from any geographical location across fixed and wireless
networks. KTS's 'zero-client' application service offers its clients
unprecedented benefits including flexibility and significant cost savings in the
areas of support and maintenance of any market data infrastructure and user
data, as no client-side components are required and upgrades are automatic.
More than 130 client organisations currently subscribe to KTS's financial
information service KTS MarketTerminal.
Fair use policy for web'n'walk professional
MarketTerminal Mobile Messenger incorporates T-Mobile's web'n'walk professional
tariff with unlimited data access subject to a fair use policy.
T-Mobile defines fair use as total UK data use (both sent and received) of up to
2GB per month. T-Mobile may contact customers who exceed this volume of data in
two (or more) consecutive months in any six month period to ask them to reduce
their usage. If usage is not reduced, notice may be given, after which network
protection controls may be applied which will result in a reduced speed of
transmission. Use of Voice over Internet Protocol and Messaging over Internet
Protocol is prohibited by T-Mobile. If use of either or both of these services
is detected T-Mobile may terminate all contracts with the customer and
disconnect any SIM cards and/or web'n'walk cards from the T-Mobile network.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions
globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, global services,
business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal
quarters ended April 30, 2006, HP revenue totaled $88.9 billion. More
information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.
For further information on Windows Mobile, please go to the following website:
T-Mobile is one of the world's largest mobile operators with around 80 million
customers worldwide and in the UK it is the network of choice for over 16
million customers, more than any other UK network.
T-Mobile has a range of innovative products and services such as Business
1-Plan, U-Fix, a tariff that combines pay-as-you-go and a monthly contract and
web'n'walk professional, which enables customers to access their systems and
information on the move. T-Mobile's network coverage is among the best in the UK
(over 99% of the UK population) with one of the lowest dropped call rates.
It offers the largest worldwide Wi-Fi network, with over 1,000 HotSpots
in business-friendly locations in the UK and 19,000 worldwide, and offers a
rapidly expanding 3G network across the UK.
For more information about T-Mobile UK, please visit www.t-mobile.co.uk
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