Synchronica Secures US Streaming Patent

Synchronica, which provides push email, instant messaging, and social networking services, has been granted patent 7808511, Method and System for Streaming Documents, Email Attachments, and Maps to Wireless Devices, by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent was acquired by Synchronica with the purchase of Iseemedia, and complements an existing patent which was already granted by authorities in China.

Synchronica recently acquired Ieemedia, whose document transcoding engine Iseedocs converts and optimizes office and multimedia documents on the fly. By using the now patented advanced streaming technology, Iseedocs can reduce the consumption of network bandwidth by as much as 90 per cent when downloading email attachments to wireless devices.

Synchronica notes that with Iseedocs, attachments such as documents, images, or maps, which can be 20 MB or larger in size, will still take only seconds to arrive on the phone. The content can be viewed in a thumbnail, table of content, or rich text view. Synchronica says it  is planning to integrate the Iseedocs streaming technology into its flagship product, Mobile Gateway, in time for Mobile World Congress 2011.

Synchronica CEO Carsten Brinkschulte comments: “Whilst these patents add to the companys intellectual property assets, as a developer of products that are based principally on open industry standards, Synchronica does not intend to participate in the patent wars that have dogged the sector. However, securing a US patent is another milestone for Synchronica and protects our strategic position.”