Criterion Announces Alliance with Toshiba to Unveil New Wireless Tablet PC and Mobile Server Software Application for Real Estate Professionals
Advanced Application Tools Designed to Enhance Mobility and Productivity
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2003 -- Helping businesses stay connected, Criterion Corporation today announced they will be working with Toshiba's Computer Systems Group (CSG) to help real estate professionals benefit from a new era in mobile computing. As part of the Toshiba Mobile Productivity Solutions, the Real Estate Dashboard (RED)Tablet(TM) software application will be pre-tested and pre-loaded onto Toshiba's Portege(R) 3500 Tablet PC and e750 Pocket PC mobile client devices along with Toshiba's Magnia(R) SG30 server which acts as the central hub for all information. This customizable hardware/software bundled solution has been specifically designed to deliver an advanced set of tools to match a real estate professional's inherent "on- the-go" occupational patterns. The freedom and flexibility to work anywhere anytime is now a reality for real estate professionals with this complete wireless package.
"Our focus on integrating all the elements of mobility and streamlining the transaction process delivers real estate professionals a true wireless computing experience that's available today," said Daniel Tealdi, president of Criterion. "This breakthrough real estate solution, establishes a new era of computing and communication capabilities for realtors."
"We aim to offer realtors a complete, easy-to-use wireless computing solution built to solve the every day challenges of real estate professionals," said Bill Greenlund, vice president of server product marketing for Toshiba CSG. "With the option of REDTablet software preloaded on Toshiba's mobile hardware, all of the elements you need are included in one convenient package."
About Real Estate Dashboard (RED)Tablet(TM) Software
The REDTablet(TM) architecture has been combined with the powerful features of .NET and the high performance of XP Tablet PC operating system distributing world-class business value and security. REDTablet(TM) utilizes XML as the common data interchange between all real estate partners and business activities eliminating delays and redundant data entry. The resulting infrastructure is a highly flexible tool enabling real estate professionals to efficiently and effectively garner a meaningful competitive advantage. Below is a summary of REDTablet(TM) features and functions:
-- Streamlined Supply Chain Management -- Come together over one seamless connectivity point, with over 400 nationwide industry leading service providers, including one-stop access to opening and ordering escrow.
-- Real-Time Communications Management -- Send real-time handwritten messages on-line or off-line and share real estate contracts with colleagues in the purchase or listing process. Complete storage of electronic communication log and secure messaging with receipt, time and date stamp in addition to direct integration with Outlook email client makes instant communications and record keeping secure and easy.
-- Automated Process Management -- Leverage powerful workflow rules to automate and easily manage stages in the purchase and listing process. Receive automated alerts and notifications to important transaction dates and events sent via email or Pocket PC.
-- On Demand Property Data -- Built-in wireless WiFi LAN and WAN nationwide network breaks down the access barrier and delivers on demand access to critical listing and property data while in the office or on the road.
-- Virtual Tour and Logistics Management -- Create your own virtual tours and produce maps for property tours on demand to organize your busy schedule.
About Toshiba's Mobile Productivity Solutions
The Magnia-based solutions provide an all-in-one turnkey option to increase efficiency, flexibility and productivity by keeping employees always connected to vital information. Many of these bundled productivity solutions offer web-based capabilities, enabling users to access, edit and share information while utilizing the specific software packages remotely from any Internet connection. With no hassles over license orders and an easy installation process, Toshiba's Mobile Productivity Solutions provide business owners with a one-stop shop for transforming a wired office into a mobile work environment.
The real estate Mobility Productivity Solution combines the power of the Portege 3500 Tablet PC, the e750 Pocket PC and the Magnia SG30 wireless mobility server to deliver the latest in wireless capabilities and mobility in addition to the following key features:
-- Portege 3500 Series Tablet PC -- Weighing 4.1 pounds, the comfortable and lightweight design holds like a book, and the robust dual-action swivel hinge easily guides the transformation from notebook to Tablet PC mode.
-- Pocket PC e750 -- Featuring the power-saving Intel PXA255 processor, the Pocket PC e750 delivers added performance to quickly and easily access data and multimedia files with the touch of a finger.
-- Magnia SG30 -- Toshiba's Magnia SG30 Wireless Mobility Server delivers comprehensive wireless-capable networking to demanding business users, making it easy to share files, printers and Internet access. A wireless-capable network solution, the Magnia SG30 also incorporates advanced security features to protect valuable data from unwanted intrusion.
About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
Toshiba Computer Systems Group, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS), is a leading vendor for portable computers. In addition to notebooks, the company offers portable and wireless accessories, a Pocket PC device, and server computing solutions for business customers under the Toshiba brand name. For more information call 1-800-TOSHIBA or visit the company's Web site at http://www.csd.toshiba.com.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of multiple divisions that provide computer, communications and imaging products and services. Products include industry leading portable computers; PDAs; mobile computing accessories; servers, including communications and portable servers; storage subsystems; cable modems; digital business telephone systems; voice-mail; digital cameras; security systems, and projectors. TAIS provides sales, marketing, services and manufacturing for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a world leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems. Toshiba has global sales of over $50 billion and more than 300 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.
About Criterion Corporation
Criterion Corporation is a Silicon Valley based mobile hardware and software innovator specializing in wireless enterprise application development for the real estate industry. In combination with our partners, we are rapidly gaining a reputation as the leader in providing high quality, cost effective business solutions for the real estate industry leveraging state-of- the-art wireless mobile technology. Criterion is lead by a team of realtors, engineers, and executives driven to innovate and deliver world-class business value through world-class solutions.
Criterion remains current with the latest technological advancements enabling clients to respond to any market pressure quickly and effectively while continuing to reduce costs and increase revenue. Criterion Corporation is headquartered in San Bruno, Calif. with offices in San Francisco and India. Visit the company's Web site at http://www.cc-re.com or call (866) 266-4241 for more information.
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