By Telecom Lead Team: AirTouch Communications, which
designs and markets wireless devices, has selected Advus to develop software
applications and services for their Android-based product line.
The project will be led by Advus Corporation’s CEO
Marcelo Sant’Anna who has been helping companies transform core business
functions through the use of advanced analytics, metrics and software
innovation for over 18 years.
Android has been selected as the operating system for
AirTouch phones and the company’s triple play strategy for providing consumers
and businesses worldwide with wireless voice, data, and entertainment on one
piece of hardware over the cellular network.
“Our device will enable customers who use our
hardware to also purchase our software services that can be enjoyed not only in
the U.S. but also in the BRIC and Next 11 countries where wireless
infrastructure is available,” said AirTouch CEO Hide Kanakubo.
The AirTouch HomeConneX X2000 will likely be the first
AirTouch product to employ software developed by Advus. The X2000, which will
be available with either a standard cordless handset or an Android-based
handset, is scheduled to be introduced later this year.
“Android makes the most sense for AirTouch as it is
one of the most used operating systems around the world, which is why Advus
encouraged AirTouch to use the highly extensible operating system as its
platform for growth. We look forward to working with the AirTouch engineers in
developing software applications that will enhance the value of their
products,” said Advus CEO Marcelo Sant’Anna.
Advus clients include IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Bank Itau,
Software AG, SAP, Alstom, Siemens, Alcatel, Telefonica, NASA, University of
Texas, Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Waterloo.