Wavecom expands its popular Developer Forum to include Wireless CPU discussions

In less than a year, the Forum counts over 1500 members.
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France-September 28, 2006
Wavecom SA, Wavecom SA (NASDAQ: WVCM; Euronext Eurolist compartment B: AVM; ISIN: FR0000073066), a global leader in wireless communications solutions for automotive, industrial (machine-to-machine) and mobile professional applications, today announced the expansion of its web-based forum, now called the Wavecom Developer Forum, to include discussions on Wavecom's hardware family of Wireless CPUs (Central Processing Units).

Launched in October of 2005, the Forum welcomed its 1500th member this month and now adds, on average, 200 new members per month -- increasing at an average weekly rate of 60. To date, the Forum members have exchanged ideas on over 600 discussion topics, among the most frequent are: Open AT® TCP/IP and Internet Plug-Ins, Flow Control Manager, DOTA (Download-Over-the-Air) -- including application and data storage, and Multi UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitter). The decision to include Wireless CPU discussions came as a result of interest expressed by Forum members and an increasing number of basic queries in areas such as input/output pin configurations.

The expanded Developer Forum now includes 30 new discussion categories, bringing the total to over 50, with topics ranging from: integration of former Sony Ericsson products and the M2Mpower Software Suite; assistance with Wavecom documentation; product approvals and network certification; interacting with wireless network operators and other service providers; and finally, promoting exchanges between experienced and new program developers.

Philippe Guillemette, Wavecom Chief Technology Officer commented, "We are extremely pleased and encouraged by the phenomenal success of our Developer Forum. This confirms our assertion that the Open AT® Software Suite, running on Wavecom's Wireless CPUs, is the most powerful and flexible solution to enable machines to communicate. Furthermore, this very active forum demonstrates that the Open AT® Software Suite has become the de facto standard for the development of natively executed embedded C applications in the industrial wireless space."

Moderated by engineers from one of Wavecom's Certified Competence Centers, Infosys, the Developer Forum draws participants primarily from Europe, but an increasing number now come from Asia, India, South America and the US. Vinod Kumar, the Forum's chief moderator, explained "Today's discussion topics clearly demonstrate a growing proficiency among developers who are working with the Open AT® Software Suite and Wavecom's Wireless CPUs. The posts now are much more focused on advanced features like Internet connectivity and DOTA, indicating an increase in market maturity and the desire to connect to IT systems via standardized mechanisms." He continued, "It's exciting to see the members share their common interest and passion for various topics such as wireless field devices, cellular technology, Open AT® software and GPS-enabled tracking applications. There are lots of tips and tricks and insightful information on various topics which help members to become more knowledgeable and efficient in their adoption of Wavecom products."

Compared to similar forums, the Wavecom Developer Forum is very active with an average of 50 posts per week and is characterized as "incident-free", with members who are courteous and very professional. Members of the Forum routinely take the initiative to share code with other developers. All industrial cellular wireless product developers are welcome to access the forum at: