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Printable Version Goes Wireless With Aether Systems 

Using Aether's ScoutWeb, Dynamically Transforms Web Content For Viewing on Wireless and Mobile Devices 

CHICAGO & VIENNA, VA -- June 28, 2000 –, the most extensive free source of financial information on the Internet, and Aether Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq: AETH), a leading provider of wireless and mobile data products and services for real-time communications, today announced an agreement to deliver wireless worldwide access to the web site and all of its applications. 

Under the agreement, will deploy Aether's ScoutWeb to create a free service that delivers, to any hand-held device, real-time news, stock quotes, analysis and commentary, on the web site. 

Aether's ScoutWeb, together with TIBCO Software's (Nasdaq: TIBX) TIBCO ActivePortal™ and TIBCO ActiveEnterpriseŽ product suites, creates a comprehensive wireless web and content aggregation solution. It represents one of the first examples of Aether and TIBCO's strategic alliance to provide customers with a one-stop resource to wirelessly enable the TIBCO ActiveEnterprise suite of real-time Internet infrastructure software. selected Aether's ScoutWeb server technology to transform their web content, currently developed for viewing on desk-top PCs, into content that is readable and actionable on a hand-held device. "Our goal is not only to make the most comprehensive financial portal on the Web, but also to make it available to as many users as possible," said Shawn Carpenter, CEO of "By integrating the ScoutWeb technology, we are able to offer access anywhere in the world to anyone with a wireless device." expects a beta launch of this new feature within the next 90 days, allowing users of any wireless device with web-server capability to access real-time stock quotes, market news, analysis, and commentary available on the web site. Future wireless enhancements will include the ability to receive personalized alerts and financial information, and ultimately, to execute trades with online brokerages through

Unlike other market offerings, Aether's ScoutWeb follows a create once, deliver everywhere philosophy. ScoutWeb software dynamically transcodes HTML content for display on HTML-based or WML-based handheld devices using any handheld device browser including the Palm Web Clipping Browser, Pocket Internet Explorer, and WAP enabled smart phones. This create-once, deliver-everywhere approach eliminates the need to build and maintain separate web pages for different devices and browsers, or the need to install proprietary browser software on the hand-held device. Additionally, ScoutWeb lowers production and editorial costs, and eliminates the need to install and upgrade software on the hand-held device. 

" showcases the potential for deploying enterprise-based web content and services to handheld mobile devices," said Larry Roshfeld, Senior Vice President, Products, Aether Systems. "We're delighted to be working with as they launch their impressive service to the financial community."

ScoutWeb is part of Aether's ScoutWare™ family of enterprise products, a comprehensive suite of development tools, management tools, and synchronization technologies that enable the deployment of data to multiple handheld devices. ScoutWeb is designed to be device and operating system independent, so enterprise applications can be accessed through a wide variety of devices, including Palm Pilots, Windows CE devices, web phones, and pagers. With ScoutWeb, organizations can connect mobile users to web-based legacy, Intranet and Internet applications by dynamically converting content-rich web pages to match the capabilities and screen sizes of all handheld devices. 

Other features of ScoutWeb include: 

  • Support for HTML, WML, XML, and XHTML;
  • Support for all mobile devices and mobile operating systems including PalmOS, Windows CE and the new generation of smart phones;
  • Mark-up language conversion for content tuning to suit device capability;
  • An interpolation feature which allows for varying degrees of image conversion.

Headquartered in Chicago, is an easy-to-use gateway to the most comprehensive financial information on the Internet. The company provides a vast array of free financial information such as real-time stock quotes and commentary, company research, mutual fund performance comparisons, information on bonds, futures and IPOs, interactive charting and a personalized streaming stock ticker. was rated one of the "Top Financial Sites" by Online Investor Magazine and "New and Notable" by Yahoo Internet Life.

About Aether Systems, Inc. 
Aether Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless and mobile data products and services allowing real-time communications and transactions across a full range of devices and networks. Using its engineering expertise, the ScoutWare™ family of products including the Aether Intelligent Messaging (AIM) software platform, and its network operations and customer care center, Aether seeks to provide comprehensive, technology-independent wireless and mobile computing solutions. Aether develops and delivers wireless data services across a variety of industries and market segments in the United States and internationally. For more information, please visit

This press release includes forward-looking statements based on our current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions about Aether that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the extent to which Aether pursues the initiatives described above, the continued development and customer acceptance of the technology to be developed and the ability to offer it on a cost-effective basis. These risks and other risk factors are described under the caption, ``Risk Factors'' in Aether's most recently filed prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Aether undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.


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