Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica and ScientiaMobile Sign Agreement
Leading Italian System Integrator Embraces Commercial WURFL
Herndon, Virginia / Rome, Italy
October 5, 2011
Engineering-Ingegneria Informatica SpA, a leading Italian IT System Integrator, and ScientiaMobile, Inc., a US company offering the popular open-source WURFL framework commercially, have today announced an agreement between the two organizations. According to the agreement, Engineering will become a commercial adopter of ScientiaMobile’s device detection products and services, and deploy newer fully-licensed versions of WURFL software and repository on its systems and on the systems of its customers that adopt WURFL.
“We have been very familiar with WURFL from past projects. WURFL has always performed well in all contexts, including carrier-grade environments. Engineering is the reference for services on connected devices and thanks to this agreement we strengthen the capabilities over mobile to provide to our customers,” said Gianluca Polegri, Director of Engineering’s Broadband Media Services.
Krishna Guda, ScientiaMobile CEO, stated: “Engineering has been a user of WURFL even before ScientiaMobile was started. We are pleased to have them as partners and we are pleased that Engineering recognizes the value of commercial WURFL and the importance of ensuring that WURFL enterprise deployments are fully licensed.”
WURFL, the Wireless Universal Resource FiLe, is a popular open-source framework to solve the so-called “Device Fragmentation” problem for mobile web developers and other stakeholders in the mobile ecosystem. WURFL has been and still is the de-facto standard Device Description Repository (DDR) adopted by mobile developers.
The Open-Source WURFL framework for Device Detection is available at http://wurfl.sourceforge.net.
The Engineering Group is the major Italian player in the IT services and among the top-10 in Europe, with an integrated offering in system & business integration, outsourcing, proprietary solutions and consulting services. Established in1980, the parent company Engineering Ingegneria Informatica is listed in the FTSE Italia Star segment. The group counts about 6,500 staff, revenues at €760 mn for year 2010, 43 offices distributed in Italy, in EU and Latin America. Engineering’s reference market is represented by medium-large size companies in all market segments, both private clients as well as public entities. Engineering’s web site: http://www.eng.it
ScientiaMobile is co-founded by the original founders of WURFL and Tera-WURFL. ScientiaMobile products offer solutions to device fragmentation problems and device detection challenges. For ScientiaMobile product offerings, licensing, support and details on upcoming products can visit, http://www.scientiamobile.com for more information.
The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, USA.