Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), a leader in wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging solutions for the Internet, announced today that it has licensed Eudora Pro™ software to the Institute for Global Communications (IGC). IGC is a non-profit organization which provides Internet services to its worldwide membership. IGC's members are internationally recognized organizations such as Amnesty International and Sierra Club which are dedicated to fighting progressive causes including human rights and preservation of the environment. The announcement marks the first agreement for distribution of Eudora Pro software with a worldwide non-profit organization.
"We chose Eudora Pro software because we recognize it as the best product on the market for our users," said Steve Fram, technical director for IGC. "We service a large number of organizations, and it is important that the e-mail solution we offer is intuitive and feature rich. We felt Eudora Pro software was a logical choice because it is based on Internet standards andsupports both Macintosh® and Windows® platforms."
IGC estimates that 60% - 70% of its members will use Eudora Pro software. All new members will receive Eudora Pro software as part of IGC's Interact Internet Toolkit which provides e-mail, a web browser, conferencing capabilities and complete Internet connectivity. IGC recognizes the importance of Internet access and is committed to providing economical service to those in need.
"Qualcomm is proud to help non-profit organizations communicate more effectively on the Internet," said Ann Schrader, worldwide sales manager Qualcomm Enterprise Software Technologies (QUEST). "Together with IGC, weare unlocking the resources of the Internet to help organizations and individuals protecting the rights of people and the environment to communicate effectively and economically."
Qualcomm's award-winning Eudora Pro and Eudora Light™ software are Internet-based e-mail packages that deliver exceptional levels of functionality, ease-of-use and flexibility. Originally introduced in 1988, Eudora® is the world's most popular Internet e-mail software with an estimated 10 million users worldwide. Available for the Microsoft® Windows®, Macintosh and Newton® platforms, the Eudora family of software products delivers best-of-breed Internet e-mail capabilities. Eudora Pro software offers a wide range of features including, built-in spell checking, user-definable message filtering, native 32-bit support for the Microsoft® Windows® 95 and Windows NT® operating systems, support for long file names, MAPI support, color-coded message labeling and 'hot link' webpage capabilities allowing users to navigate the World Wide Web. For more information regarding the Eudora family of products, visit Qualcomm on the World Wide Web at http://www.qualcomm.com/quest/.
The Institute for Global Communications (IGC), founded in 1986, is an Internet access and online service provider dedicated to the needs of progressive individuals and organizations worldwide. IGC serves over 12,000 members working towards peace, human rights, social justice and environmental sustainability. IGC is home to PeaceNet, EcoNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet and WomensNet, providing members with e-mail, public and private discussion forums, World Wide Web and customer support. Organizations using IGC services include Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Rainforest Action Network and UNICEF. IGC isa 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reportingservices), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, inconjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit(LEO) satellite communications system. Other company products include the Eudora Pro electronic mail software, VLSI components, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide.###