Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS), a world leader in telematics and mobile media solutions has announced the commercial availability of xtop across North America. xtop is a smartphone and PC downloadable app that seamlessly extends smartphone communications directly to a laptop, desktop PC or netbook, soon to include tablets Internet connected TVs, simply by walking up to them.
With xtop, the smartphone acts as a ‘virtual passport’ that pairs with a PC or laptop. It can extend up to three devices to a smartphone so users can stay connected at home, in the office or on the go. As soon as the user is within Bluetooth® range, xtop seamlessly hands off smartphone data to the selected Internet connection, enabling users to surf the web, email, text, PIN, take incoming phone calls and even back up contacts through a computer, without picking up the handheld device.
xtop users need never miss a call in meetings, class or at a desk. xtop provides real-time notification of all incoming calls directly to a laptop or PC so users don’t have to reach for their smartphone.
Single-click tethering takes the hassle out of tethering the smartphone to a PC, letting users get the most out of their wireless data plan by allowing them surf the web on their PC from anywhere.
Text, PIN and IM from a computer. Send and receive text messages with xtop in a chat window directly from a laptop or PC screen.
Access BIS and BES email all in one place. Users can even access webmail accounts on their BlackBerry® from anywhere, without the need for a Wi-Fi hot-spot.
Automatic back-up of contacts, text messages and email whenever the user walks within Bluetooth® range of their laptop or PC.
Pricing and Availability
xtop is available for BlackBerry® handhelds and Windows® laptops, netbooks and desktop PCs across North America through PocketGear.com and Handango.com as well as select carriers for $59 per year. For more information please visit www.myxtop.com.
IMS has emerged as a world leader in developing world class “connected car” solutions. IMS already has key components of the “connected car” in-market today with products such as iLane, a voice interactive apps platform for cars, DriveSync a turn-key telematics platform powering usage-based insurance, fleet monitoring and vehicle tracking applications and the
Metro Traffic Engine, delivering real-time traffic pulse to minimize the effects of traffic and road conditions for cities, governments, businesses and consumers.
IMS is creating the leading unified in-vehicle platform that offers the most advanced safety, mobile media and telematics solutions in the industry.
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