Discussion in 'Events' started by Raphel Finelli, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Raphel Finelli

    Raphel Finelli eSignal


    Hayward, Calif., April 26, 2005 – eSignal, a division of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) and a leading provider of streaming, real-time financial market data, news, analytics and decision support tools to professional and individual traders, today announced the immediate availability of QuoTrek® 1.2 - eSignal’s wireless quote and market information service for mobile phones and PDAs. The new QuoTrek features quick-access links to online brokerages directly from within the application, as well as enhanced setups for auto login. In addition, QuoTrek 1.2 now runs on more wireless devices than ever with support for the latest Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) XScale® technology-based PDAs and Smartphones.

    “With support for Intel’s latest technologies and the ability to access brokerages, QuoTrek 1.2 represents another big step forward for our customers,” said Chuck Thompson, president of eSignal. “Now, investors have an even greater selection of wireless devices for accessing portfolios and comprehensive market information from anywhere at anytime. Furthermore, trade decisions can be made quickly with access to their brokerage directly from QuoTrek, which allows investors to react to real-time market fluctuations without being tied down to a PC.”

    QuoTrek 1.2 is optimized for Intel XScale technology. Intel XScale technology-based products boost processing capabilities and provide excellent power management for longer battery life. With the processing capabilities of Intel XScale technology, QuoTrek is able to respond faster and optimize its performance.

    “Intel technology not only powers personal computers, but also is used in cell phones, PDAs and other wireless devices,” said Hector Llorens, marketing manager, Americas, personal communications platforms for Intel Corporation. “Mobile applications like QuoTrek benefit from Intel XScale technology with faster processing chips such as those found in the Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) Voq Professional Phone, the Audiovox PPC 6601 and the palmOne (NASDAQ: PLMO) Treo 650.”

    For investors who own an Internet-ready mobile device such as a PDA or Smartphone, QuoTrek 1.2 delivers global information from financial markets throughout North America, Europe and Asia. QuoTrek 1.2 features the same streaming, real-time quotes as eSignal’s award-winning services. Stocks, indices, futures and FOREX data can be accessed using any one of several mobile devices, including Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs, Palm and RIM BlackBerrys, as well as Windows Mobile and Palm OS-based smart phones. QuoTrek has global access on GPRS, CDMA, 3G, UMTS and WiFi networks from Cingular, Nextel, Orange, O2, Sprint, TIM, T-Mobile, Verizon, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone, WIND and many others.

    Enhancing its robust features to further facilitate well-informed trading decisions, QuoTrek 1.2 has also added easy access to online trading brokerages. With QuoTrek 1.2, users may quickly access and make trades via brokerages including Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Charles Schwab, Harrisdirect and Scottrade. Users may also add their own links to other brokerages.

    QuoTrek is currently available on a 30-day, free trial basis (exclusive of applicable third party fees). A subscription to the service starts at $25 per month. For more information on QuoTrek, including a complete list of compatible wireless devices, visit or call 1.800.833.1228.

    About eSignal:

    The eSignal division ( of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) ( is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professional and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, eSignal provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics. eSignal’s suite of products includes eSignal®, Advanced GET™, QuoTrek®, FutureSourceÒ and MarketCenter LIVE™.

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    Raphel Finelli
    (510) 723-3501
  2. Raphel

    This XScale technology, is that the same as what Bell offers with regards to 1X-ready devices on the 1X network??? (I'm in Canada and the Rogers Canada wireless has poor reception in our area)

  3. Raphel Finelli

    Raphel Finelli eSignal


    XScale technology is Intel based and allows the pda to run faster. The 1XRTT data network is the wireless technology used by Sprint & Verizon and other carriers. Rogers is a GSM carrier and they don't use 1XRTT. They use GPRS or Edge technology for data.

    I found this on Rogers website:

    Rogers Wireless has the largest, integrated wireless voice and data network in Canada. Our GSM/GPRS network reaches 93% of the Canadian population offering extensive coverage in both urban centres and local areas. GSM is the world standard for wireless communications that is relied upon by more than 73% of the world's digital markets. Our customers benefit from using GSM/GPRS technology - the world standard for wireless communications.

    The potential to access the latest wireless devices and applications, quickly and affordably. Because more than 2/3 of the world relies on GSM technology, more manufacturers are building more wireless devices for this technology than for any other technology.

    Travel the world easily, with one wireless device, in almost every country around the world. Because more countries use GSM than any other technology, Rogers Wireless is able to create wireless voice and data roaming agreements and provide seamless access to service for our customers.

    Access to the latest services that the Next Generation of wireless communications has to offer. The next generation of wireless communications is evolving from the GSM world standard.
  4. Thanks Raphel for answering my question. I had hoped that someone else other than Rogers would be a carrier so I could use Quotrek. Their claims that their network reaches 93% is questionable because not many in our area are pleased with the connectivity service. Sure one's phone rings but you are quickly disconnected.
    Bell and Telus have a great service, but unfortunately do not have GSM.

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    but i will email privately:cool:
  6. paradox


    Why do you think GSM is needed? CDMA should work fine according to esignal release.

  7. Paradox wrote,
    I see that Telus has CDMA, that would be great. Are you familiar with this at all? ( just noticed your post today )

  8. paradox


    No, don't have it yet, but leaning towards the audiovox 6600.

  9. Raphel Finelli

    Raphel Finelli eSignal

    The Audiovox 6600 E-mail+ QuoTrek Solution on Telus Mobility's CDMA Network
    The Audiovox 6600 offers always on email plus much more. The Audiovox 6600 also has a QWERTY sliding keyboard and a stylus for easy touch screen access. The fast Intel processor, large and expandable memory, ability to email photos and videos, built-in speaker phone and key Bluetooth capabilities makes this device ideal for the mobile professional who needs access to more than just email. The Audiovox is easy to install both for a large client with Exchange 2003 or small businesses with POP3/IMAP4 based email solutions.

    CDMA: Code-Division Multiple Access

    what is it?

    TELUS Mobility’s digital PCS network, the most extensive in Canada, is based on CDMA technology. As the term implies, CDMA is a form of multiplexing, which allows numerous signals to occupy a single transmission channel, optimizing the use of available bandwidth. The technology is used in ultra-high-frequency wireless phone systems, such as TELUS Mobility’s, in the 800-MHz and 1.9-GHz bands.

    how does it work?

    CDMA employs analog-to-digital conversion in combination with spread spectrum technology. Audio input is first digitized into binary elements. The frequency of the transmitted signal is then made to vary according to a defined pattern, so it can be intercepted only by a receiver whose frequency response is programmed with the same code, so it follows exactly along with the transmitter frequency. There are trillions of possible frequency-sequencing codes; this enhances privacy and makes cloning difficult.

    The CDMA channel is nominally 1.23 MHz wide. CDMA networks use a scheme called soft handoff, which minimizes signal breakup as a handset passes from one cell to another. The combination of digital and spread-spectrum modes supports several times as many signals per unit bandwidth as analog modes.

    about TELUS Mobility’s CDMA network:

    Prior to the merger of TELUS Mobility and Clearnet, TELUS Mobility operated a CDMA network with Nortel infrastructure in Alberta and British Columbia, while Clearnet’s national CDMA network operated on Lucent equipment. These networks are now being rationalized, with TELUS Mobility’s network supported by Nortel in Alberta and B.C., and Lucent infrastructure in the rest of Canada. This allows redeployment of Lucent equipment for, among other possibilities, the buildout of new markets outside Alberta and B.C.
  10. Hi I was wondering, if quotrek runs on blackberry, Im from victoria british columbia, and I use blackberry under telus. Will the quotrek run under a retail customer. thanks jason
    #10     May 29, 2005