Crescent Deviceware, Inc. announced that it has licensed DataChannel RIO from DataChannel, Inc. to extend Portals to wireless devices. Crescent’s wireless server, codename Blue Moon, will leverage XML in conjunction with RIO to facilitate access to enterprise data resources. It builds on the company’s first wireless product, SmartFinder, a microsearch engine optimized for searching desktop or corporate data using wireless devices. Crescent will offer advanced wireless communication capabilities through the DataChannel RIO 3.2 platform to address the market for mobile information appliances, including smart phones, pagers and PDAs. The company is developing wireless solutions that are based on the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP). Under the OEM agreement, Crescent will integrate RIO with its products to provide publishing, entitlement, notification, organization and personalized delivery of content to wireless devices via a browser-type interface. www.crescentware.com

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