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Joey Lee
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Spyglass Announces First-ever WAP Compliant Solutions for Wireless

Company Outlines New Wireless Browser, Gateway Server Technology and
Content Provider Plans in Response to Demands from Wireless
Telecommunications Industry

Orlando, Fla. - Wednesday, September 23, 1998 - Internet pioneer and
Wireless Application Forum (WAP) member Spyglass Inc. (NASDAQ: SPYG)
announced at PCS '98 today that it will create new solutions based on
the WAP specification for both mobile phone browsers and the back-end
servers that deliver content and messaging to consumers.  The WAP
specification calls for a standards-based approach to wireless content
delivery that is both faster and more reliable than using traditional
Internet protocols for wireless data services.  The WAP 1.0
specification was released to the public May 1, 1998.

The three new WAP technologies that Spyglass will make available cover
the entire wireless marketplace: the device, the network infrastructure,
and the content that is delivered via the network to the devices.  In
every case, the Spyglass Professional Services engineering group will be
able to build custom implementations of these technologies.

*	Spyglass Wireless Device Mosaic: A small footprint microbrowser,
designed expressly for the memory and processor requirements of wireless
devices, including cellular phones, PDAs and handheld computers.
Spyglass Wireless Device Mosaic will be capable of displaying WML, the
WAP-specified, wireless device content language that is similar to HTML.
The new WAP-compliant browser is based on the same embedded Internet
architecture as the Spyglass Device Mosaic Web browser.  Consequently,
Spyglass can offer a hybrid WML/HTML browser built for the WAP
communications protocol that is capable of displaying either WML or
traditional Internet (HTML) content.  Target customers are handset
manufacturers and consumer electronics companies.

*	Spyglass WAP Gateway Server technologies: Spyglass also has
content delivery technologies that will be the underpinning of any WAP
Gateway Server.  (To deliver services, the WAP infrastructure requires
its own server type that compresses the WML content.)  Spyglass will
provide the core gateway technologies, including WML and WMLscript
encoding and implementations of the WAP communications protocol.  In
addition, Spyglass will also provide value-added technology, such as
HTML to WML conversion, which makes it possible for Web content to be
displayed on WAP devices.  The Spyglass WAP Gateway Server technologies
will be designed in such a way that they can be used effectively with
any wireless network, including CDMA, TDMA or GSM.  Target customers are
the traditional infrastructure providers as well as those companies
building advanced application servers -- SMS for example -- and those
providing universal in-box services.

*	Spyglass Content Provider technologies: The same Spyglass
technologies that can be used within WAP Gateway servers can also be
deployed by content providers looking to broaden the reach of their
services.  This will enable content providers to dynamically convert
traditional Internet content (HTML) to formats more suited to wireless
devices.  Conversions include HTML to WML, as well as simply reducing
the size of the HTML document by lowering the resolution of images and
selectively extracting content.  HTML to Compact-HTML or TTML
conversions will also be supported.

When used together or teamed with other WAP-compliant products, these
new technologies enable wireless carriers to provide the first
standards-based wireless data services.  These services range from
simple, on-line, menu-driven customer care to significantly more
advanced, graphically rich travel, traffic or financial applications.

"Current wireless data systems are limited due to bandwidth
constraints," said Jack Armstrong, director of Internet solutions for
Spyglass, as well as the company's WAP Forum representative.  "Those
constraints will ultimately disappear, opening the door to a much wider
variety of content.  The Spyglass technology is designed to assist with
that migration: start simple and then evolve along with the network and
customer demand."

In addition to the new technology products, Spyglass will offer a full
range of consulting and custom engineering services to create complete
end-to-end solutions for service providers.  Specific solutions could
include Spyglass Wireless Device Mosaic ports to the Windows CE, EPOC32,
or other operating systems; integrating the Gateway and Application
Servers with Spyglass Prism technology; or interfacing the system with
carrier messaging, telephony services, and on-line account information
and billing.

According to Armstrong, strong demand from both telecommunications
carriers and infrastructure providers for standards-based data solutions
fueled the company's decision to build wireless-specific technologies
that would leverage existing products.  Industry and telecommunications
company analysts predict that the market for wireless data services will
grow as high as 400 million users by early in the next century.

About Spyglass
Spyglass (NASDAQ: SPYG) provides Internet expertise, software and
services for making devices work with the Web.  Particularly active in
the cable and satellite television, wireless telecommunications,
consumer electronics and office equipment markets, Spyglass solutions
are used by market-leading companies including GTE, Sun Microsystems
Java Software Division, NEC, Nokia, Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA)
and Xerox.  Spyglass headquarters are located at 1240 East Diehl Rd.,
Naperville, Ill., 60563; phone: 630.245.6512; fax: 630.245.6693; press
email inquiries: [email protected]; Web site:


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