NTT DoCoMo Selects SL-GMS for its New Network Operation System for FOMA-3G Mobile Phone Service
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ATLANTA (SUPERCOMM 2001) – June 6, 2001 – SL Corporation, a provider of software and service solutions for the development of real-time graphical and user interfaces, today announced that NTT DoCoMo, Inc. has chosen the company’s “SL-GMS” Graphical Modeling System for one of DoCoMo’s new network operation systems, DoCoMo’s 3rd Generation (3G) Mobile Communications System (IMT-2000) service called “FOMA (Freedom of mobile Multimedia Access)” which begins in 2001.
DoCoMo’s FOMA connects effortlessly at high speed to a variety of multimedia content, from anywhere, at anytime, leading to the exciting new era of mobile multimedia communications by the world’s first 3G wireless network. FOMA’s new network operation system, which monitors communication equipment and traffic, utilizes various segments of the SL-GMS product line, including C++/Developer, C++/Net, Enhanced Control Package (ECP) and the Japanese Map Conversion Tool for building its GUI.
As the graphical user interface of the new mobile communications network management system developed to enhance service with more efficient and fast network control, SL-GMS will eventually be running at DoCoMo’s Japan-wide operation centers, as FOMA service areas are extended.
“SL is excited to be a part of NTT DoCoMo’s highly-anticipated 3G mobile technology initiative,” said Thomas Lubinski, CEO and President, SL Corporation. “Serving as the dynamic graphical interface that manages DoCoMo’s complex wireless network operation system, SL is delivering 24 by 365 monitoring and control capabilities using our highly customizable SL-GMS real-time graphical display technology.”
About NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
NTT DoCoMo is Japan’s largest mobile communications operator, with over 36 million subscribers. It had consolidated operating revenue of approximately 4.7 trillion yen (approximately US$37.8 billion @ ¥123.90/$, March 30, 2001 TTM) in fiscal 2000 (year ended 31 March 2001). In February 1999, NTT DoCoMo launched its i-mode service, which provides continuous connection with the Internet via mobile phones. The number of subscribers to the service exceeded 23 million on April 30, 2001. NTT DoCoMo has introduced third-generation mobile communications introductory services based on its W-CDMA system under the brand name FOMA*, in May 30, 2001.
*FOMA is the name used in Japan for NTT DoCoMo W-CDMA services.
About SL Corporation
Founded in 1983, SL Corporation (Sherrill-Lubinski Corporation) provides software and service solutions for the development of real-time graphical and user interfaces. SL-GMS (Graphical Modeling System) is embedded by OEMs and Integrators in a range of highly interactive and event-driven real-time monitoring & control systems for Advanced Control Rooms and Network Operating
Centers (NOCs). SL-GMS supports a wide range of UNIX, Linux, Windows, and Java platforms.
SL-GMS has licensed over 40,000 applications worldwide (as of 2000) and is utilized throughout the process control, network management, transportation control and aerospace industries. Customer implementations of SL-GMS technology include Compaq (NYSE: CPQ), Harris Corporation (NYSE-HRS), Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A) and the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA). These customer collaborations also serve to stimulate the development of new functionality and enhancements to the evolving line of SL-GMS solutions.