Scanbuy to Provide Vivo with the First Mobile 2D Barcode Solution in Latin America
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Press release date: January 22, 2008
Largest Mobile Operator in Southern Hemisphere will roll out ScanLife Platform for Mobile Devices
NEW YORK, Jan. 22 -- Scanbuy, a global leader in mobile 2D barcode and marketing solutions, announced today that Vivo, Brazil's largest mobile telecom operator, will support its ScanLife platform and become the first mobile operator in Latin America to utilize 2D barcodes. Vivo chose Scanbuy's ScanLife platform after an extensive bidding process for a completely integrated solution combining client and server applications. Scanbuy has partnered with EverMobile to deliver the ScanLife solution in Brazil.
Scanbuy's technology uses the camera phone to connect the physical world to the digital world. With Vivo, Scanbuy will provide software for free download on subscribers' handsets as well as the ScanLife Code Registry and Management platform for marketers and content providers to create and manage 2D barcodes. ScanLife will support EZcodes, which are designed for a broader range of camera phones to quickly recognize and process information.
Vivo, a joint venture between Telefonica and Portugal Telecom, is the largest mobile telecommunications operator in the Southern Hemisphere. The company is a leader in the retail market and the corporate segment, and is differentiated by its coverage, style and innovative character of services in voice and data transmission.
"We are very pleased that Vivo has decided to partner with Scanbuy for the first rollout of its kind in Latin America," said Jonathan Bulkeley, Chief Executive Officer of Scanbuy. "Vivo clearly separates themselves by focusing on long-term product innovation. We are also proud to be working with EverMobile, who has played an important role in making this a reality."
The ScanLife platform has also been deployed in France, Spain, the Philippines, China and the United States. Several other markets are expected to launch in 2008.
For more information on Scanbuy, please visit www.scanbuy.com or www.scanlife.com.
Scanbuy is the leading global provider of mobile marketing solutions that use the camera phone as the link between the physical world and the digital world. Scanbuy's 2D barcode capture technology is revolutionizing the way media companies, marketers, handset manufacturers and carriers around the world provide information and services to consumers on their mobile phones. Founded in 2000, Scanbuy has a strong and growing intellectual property base in 2D barcode technology. The company's investors include Longworth Venture Partners, Masthead Venture Partners and Hudson Ventures.
Media Contact: Mike Manning Cohn & Wolfe for Scanbuy 212-798-9787 email@example.com
Source: Scanbuy, Inc.
Web site: http://www.scanbuy.com/ http://www.scanlife.com/