Mobility, Andrew Corp., Electronic-Assistant, Divine, DiamondCluster, T-Systems, and MRC.
Mobility Concepts adopts Xybernaut line
The Mobility Concepts unit of Naperville-based Active Link Communications, a provider of mobile computing solutions to Fortune 2000 companies, has expanded its portfolio of hardware offerings to include Fairfax, Va.-based Xybernaut’s advanced line of wearable mobile computers.
Xybernaut wearable computers feature voice activation features and full Wintel compatibility systems. Xybernaut’s newest mobile computer, the MA V, provides the full capabilities of a high-speed desktop computer, featuring a 500MHz Celeron processor, up to 256MB of RAM, up to a 30GB hard drive, and dual PCMCIA cardbus slots. -CU Staff
Andrew Corp. buys Celiant
Orland Park-based Andrew Corp., a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of communications equipment and services, has agreed to acquire Warren, N.J.-based Celiant Corp., a manufacturer of power amplifiers and radio frequency subsystems for 2G and 3G wireless systems. Andrew purchased the company for $470 million. The acquisition makes Andrew the world’s largest independent supplier of power amplifiers. With its other products, including coaxial cables and antennas, the company will have the broadest offering of products that support traditional TDMA, GSM, and CDMA wireless standards, as well as emerging 3G technologies.
Floyd English, Andrew chairman, president, and CEO, will serve as chairman and CEO of the combined company. Ralph Faison, president and CEO of Celiant, will become Andrew’s president and chief operating officer. -CU Staff
Electronic-Assistant launches support service
Palatine-based Electronic-Assistant.com, a provider of office support and interactive services, has launched an online administrative support service. The site will offer general office assistance; business presentation development; and Web site design, maintenance, and promotion.
Electronic-Assistant.com also includes a “virtual assistant” that will handle all meeting scheduling, travel plans, screening, routing of e-mail, creating and maintaining electronic mailing lists, and research. The new service is intended to offer its clients a more economical alternative to outsourcing. -CU Staff
Divine releases portal drivers
Chicago-based Divine Inc., a provider of enterprise software solutions, released portal drivers for the BEA WebLogic Portal, an integrated enterprise platform. The nine content and content-management portal applications, or portlets, allow for quick deployment of the Divine Content Server and the Divine Enterprise Content Center for the BEA WebLogic Portal. The company recently exhibited the new products at BEA eWorld 2002 in San Diego.
Divine’s portlets and the BEA WebLogic Portal provide businesses with tools to integrate, manage, and deliver internal and external information through the BEA platform. -CU Staff
Intel to sponsor DiamondCluster forums
Chicago-based DiamondCluster International, a business strategy and technology solutions firm, announced that Intel Corp. will be the lead sponsor of its Insight forums for the third consecutive year.
The Insight forum will be held May 15-16 and will examine “The Other 2/3 of the CRM story.” An October 2002 event, also scheduled for Chicago, will address “Partnering for Advantage and Efficiency.” Registration information is available at DiamondCluster’s site. -CU Staff
T-Systems promotes Borgstrom
Andrew Borgstrom, CEO of T-Systems Inc., has taken on management of the infrastructure services company across North America. With Borgstrom at the helm as country manager, the Lisle-based operation becomes the new headquarters for T-Systems in North America. -CU Staff
MRC moves to Lombard
Lombard-based Michaels, Ross, and Cole Ltd., known for its iSeries software and services, has moved its offices to a new location in Lombard.
The new offices are located at 1920 South Highland Avenue, Suite 203. Phone and fax numbers remain the same, and MRC is still located at the same online address. A map to the new offices can be found on the company’s Web site. -CU Staff
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