[internet.com logo] [Conference Tracker by IBM ]
QNX, Teligent Partner for Net-Enabled Pay Phone
[March 2] In what represents an innovative approach
to the multimedia kiosk concept, QNX Software Systems
Ltd. and Teligent AB unveiled a new pay phone
designed to allow European users to exchange e-mail,
surf the Web, and access various online services.
"Inform@fon looks like a pay phone, and does all the
things normal pay phones do," said Christer Young,
project manager at Teligent. "But it's really a
highly customizable platform that helps telecom
companies serve a much broader range of customers."
QNX said Inform@fon allows laptop users to share
files with remote co-workers, and enables smart-card
users to withdraw electronic funds from bank
accounts. The phone also features fax capabilities,
accepts collect calls, and allows users to leave a
message if a number is busy.
Manufactured by Teligent using real-time technology
from QNX, Inform@fon is now available in Sweden via
telecom provider Telia AB.
The QNX Internet Appliance Toolkit, which was used to
create much of the software for Inform@fon, is also
available for approximately US$15,000.
Teligent AB, with offices in Stockholm, London, and
Madrid, is a provider of high-end systems for
European telecom operators. Ottawa, Canada-based QNX
Software Systems develops real-time operating system
software for PCs.
Last modified: Monday, 02-Mar-98 12:38:55 EST
[Image][Image] [Image] [Image][Image]