Singapore, 1 Mar 2000- SingTel Magix has collaborated with Exent Technologies of
Israel to offer an Application Service Provider (ASP) hosting service.
A developer of software products for use in broadband services, Exent
Technologies, in partnership with , Magix, is well positioned to host
Application Service Providers in Singapore. The enabling technology offers a
flexible and efficient method to deliver software, such as business productivity
programmes, entertainment, education, training applications, games and more,
over a broadband network.
With this technology, software applications can be securely delivered to
authorised end users. The technology features a click-and-play client, which
works with any conventional html web-browser such as Internet Explorer or
Netscape Navigator. The user does not need to install or download the actual
application to his PC. With this innovative service, SingTel Magix customers
will be able to 'click-and-play' to access the vast number of educational CD-ROM
With Education-On-Demand (EOD), they do not need to purchase the CD-ROMs or
have the CD-ROMs installed in their PC as the content is streamed remotely from
the server and delivered online via the broadband Magix network.
More than 100 educational CD-ROM titles from international and local
publishers are available in the CD-ROM library. The titles cover a wide scope of
subjects like English, Mathematics, Chinese, Science, Humanities and Edutainment
and are suitable as educational reference materials for school children. The
educational contents are provided by several well-known international and local
publishers, such as A Star Interactive, Berkeley Multimedia (representing Havas
Interactive, a renowned US publisher), Daiichi Media, Datasun Software Corp,
Ednovation, Eklectica International and Times Learning Systems. Mr Leong Shin
Loong, SingTel's Chief Executive Officer (Multimedia), said, "Content will
stimulate demand for broadband services.
This EOD platform supports a huge repository of CD-ROM content for Magix
customers to upgrade their skills and knowledge. Our close partnership with
publishers and technology partners will enable us to bring a wide range of
broadband content services to end users at the click of a mouse."
"Customers are demanding access to more content over high-speed networks.
We are very proud to be working with SingTel Magix, who is clearly demonstrating
leadership in promoting ASP hosting. With this agreement, SingTel Magix is
showing the business potential offered by delivering applications over broadband
networks, and meeting the needs of their customers in a new and dynamic
way," said Mr Zvi Levgoren, CEO of Exent Technologies.
Magix is showcasing this new platform at its Gaming Zone booth in the
E-Festival Asia 2000 from 1 to 7 March 2000 at Singapore International
Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 4, Exhibition Hall 404.