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Upaid Launches Real-time Rating Application for Mobile Gaming
 
  25th April 2002
   
Upaid™ Fun&Games; Rates Mobile Gaming Services According to Highly Customizable Tariffing Schemes, Enabling Maximum Pricing Flexibility
   
  (LONDON – April, 24, 2002 – Billing Systems 2002, Stand B17) – Upaid, a pioneer of real-time software solutions for next-generation pay-as-you-use roaming, data and payment services to mobile operators, service providers and financial institutions, today announced the availability of Upaid™ Fun&Games;, the company’s real-time rating solution for mobile gaming. The application is offered in conjunction with Upaid’s real-time billing engine – the Upaid™ TechnoCore. Upaid will market Fun&Games; to content providers seeking to offer m-wallets for mobile gaming services.

Like all Upaid solutions, Upaid™ Fun&Games;’ open interfaces allow seamless integration with mobile gaming, SMS & other systems and enables real-time rating & management of payment settlements. Flexible pricing schemes allow for real-time rating of multiple usages bases, including time, number of games or downloads, subscriptions, outcomes and continuation of games. The system can also be easily configured for end-user reward schemes, including free games based on specified performance criteria, and supports collaborative gaming scenarios for multiple end-users using the same m-wallet for mobile gaming services.

Heinz Brasic, CEO of Upaid, commented: “Without a doubt, pay-as-you-use mobile end-users will drive growth in the nascent mobile gaming market. Upaid™ Fun&Games;’ real-time authorization, rating and multi-party settlement functionality has been pioneered to enable our customers to meet the technical requirements associated with offering sophisticated pay-as-you-use m-gaming services. We are confident of the technological milestones we have met in developing real-time solutions that eliminate the credit risk wireless service providers run in partnering with multiple parties along the m-services value chain to push services to end-users.”

Upaid’s modular roaming and mobile payment platform is engineered to enable wireless service providers to launch any application in the Upaid Solution Portfolio. The platform’s open interfaces support deployment in any environment, making it a powerful business tool for offering value-added m-payment and roaming services to mobile end-users. Service providers can choose the applications relevant to their business models and deploy Upaid solutions rapidly and cost-effectively.

Mobile gaming is predicted to explode into a billion dollar industry in the years to come. A recent report by the Yankee Group estimates that wireless gaming will generate over $1.76 billion in worldwide revenues by 2005.


Contact:

Mary Carol Harris
VP, Corporate Communications
Upaid Systems, Ltd.
Tel.: +33 (0)1 58 36 58 58
Mary Carol Harris
   
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