Compaq looks into future with showcase wireless centre
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Compaq has opened a wireless centre in Stockholm, Sweden, which is sharing a compelling vision of how future technologies will help business.

Compaq brings a formidable end-to-end capability to the challenge of moving enterprises, telecoms operators and service providers from wireline to wireless. The centre will play an important role in Compaq’s strategy, and plans to build a worldwide community expert in mobile solutions and technology.

The Stockholm wireless facility will employ between 300 and 400 specialists across Europe, Middle East and Africa, and will play host to thousands of customer and partners over the coming year through seminars, demonstrations and workshops.

The centre will exploit a range of wireless technologies (GSM, GPRS, future 3G standards, WLAN and Bluetooth) on a variety of devices including WAP phones, the iPAQ Pocket PC, portables and desktops. There will be hands-on demonstrations of wireless solutions for the office, for the home, and for people on the move. Applications will include:
• Internet / intranet access
• portals
• on-line mail access anywhere, at any time on any device
• multimedia on any platform
• voice/data/video integration, navigation and positioning solutions
• security
• on-line CRM and ERP solutions
• home multimedia
• mobile device management
• full terminal access.

“This world-class centre underlines our strength in wireless technology and in applying that technology to the deployment of next-generation mobile Internet solutions,” said Kasper Rorsted, vice president of the enterprise business group, EMEA. “As this centre demonstrates, Compaq has a clear vision of how to apply this technology to solve the business challenges of tomorrow.”

The global market for mobile commerce is expected to reach $200 billion by 2004, while the number of wireless internet subscribers will grow to 400 million by 2003.

Compaq, a Fortune Global 100 company, is the largest supplier of computing systems in the world. It was established in the UK in 1984 and is headquartered in Richmond, Surrey.



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