NetCurrents and Datalink.net to Create Wireless Solution for Internet Monitoring
BURLINGAME & SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2000-- NetCurrents Inc. (Nasdaq:NTCS - news), The Premier Internet Intelligence Agency, and Datalink.net (Nasdaq:XLNK - news), a leading wireless application service provider, today announced an agreement to jointly develop a wireless solution enabling users of NetCurrents' premium real-time Internet monitoring and analysis services to remotely receive real-time ``alert'' messages and updates to AgencyFacts graphic Internet sentiment displays 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The service is expected to be operational within the next 30 days and will be included in NetCurrents' premium services at no additional charge to its clients. NetCurrents will be providing at no charge Palm VIIs to all of its current and future premium clients so they can access the information being provided by this new service.
By implementing Datalink.net's Wireless Gateway technology, NetCurrents will provide its premium clients with remote access to their secured portals allowing for the immediate delivery of critical information through a number of hand-held wireless devices such as pagers, cell phones and PDAs, beginning with the Palm VII. The new service will allow NetCurrents' clients to receive in real-time urgent ``alert'' messages that may require immediate action, as well as up-to-the-minute AgencyFacts graphs providing them with overall online message board sentiment.
``Our Web to wireless initiative represents a significant step forward in the evolution of NetCurrents' services,'' said Irwin Meyer, Company Chairman and CEO. ``We have always emphasized our ability to access information from the Internet in real-time and to provide our clients with immediate notification of critical, fast breaking and/or potentially damaging information found on the Internet. This new service will further enhance our capabilities to deliver critical Internet generated information to our clients, wherever they are, through their handheld devices.''
Datalink.net Vice President Strategic Sales, Eric Fernwood commented, ``NetCurrents is a leader in the delivery of real-time Internet monitoring services and we are pleased that it chose Datalink.net to aid in the development of this sophisticated wireless solution and to transmit the data, which is often vital to those using their service.''
Rebecca Callahan, NetCurrents Vice President of Sales, said, ``By joining forces with Datalink.net, we are taking a giant step forward and placing ourselves ahead of our competition by allowing our clients to access critical information without having to be in front of their computers. In addition to being the only company to offer real-time Internet monitoring and analysis, we now will be able to deliver time sensitive Internet communications via wireless devices.''
About NetCurrents Inc.
NetCurrents, The Premier Internet Intelligence Agency, analyzes communications from a universe of targeted Internet locations in real-time. The Company provides clients with critical information and counsel to protect their corporate image, measure consumers' perceptions, and counter misinformation on the Internet. For more information visit the Web site at www.netcurrents.com.
About Datalink.net -- Where the Web Meets Wireless
Datalink.net is a leading wireless application service provider (w-ASP) that delivers end-to-end wireless data solutions to enterprises and custom data applications to consumers. As today's premier provider of consumer wireless data, and the first to deliver real-time wireless financial information, Datalink.net pioneered the development of wireless information technology. Today, Datalink.net enables a new generation of wireless devices that allow enterprises and consumers to customize, respond, and interact with critical data. Its XpressLink technology processes high-speed data content feeds or corporate databases for wireless applications that are compatible with the entire range of wireless devices, networks and protocols.
Founded in 1993, Datalink.net is based in San Jose, Calif. with research facilities in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information: http//www.datalink.net.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 37A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ from those indicated in the forward-looking statements, including general economic conditions, the Company's ability to complete the development of the Web to wireless service and the continuing relationship with Datalink.net. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise the forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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