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All a flutter about wireless

15 March 2001, one of the UK''s leading person-to-person betting sites, has joined the wireless world with the help of Covigo Inc., a wireless solution provider. Covigo''s wireless applications platform enables customers to check odds using wireless devices such as PDAs and mobile phones. “There is increasing demand from our members to be able to bet whilst on the move. As the leading player in the person to person betting market, is committed to innovation and this is the next step in increasing our competitive advantage,''” said Jason O''Leary, business development manager at He continued, “Covigo was able to supply us with an application platform that supports the full range of wireless networks to offer our services to any mobile device without worrying about compatibility issues. With the deployment of the Covigo Platform, we are able to concentrate on creating the best service for our members while safely knowing that we can also take new applications to market in a matter of weeks.” “ is a good example of a successful business generating high transaction volumes with sharp peaks in traffic at key event times. The wireless extension of''s high performance service is under pinned by Covigo''s secure, scalable platform,” said Ken Morton, general manager, EMEA, Covigo. The Covigo Platform also includes extra features such as the ability to generate automatic SMS messages to notify members when other members have accepted their bets.

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