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The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is an open, global specification that empowers mobile users with wireless devices to easily access and interact with information and services instantly.

Here is a great web resource for all our readers interested in Wireless Application

http://www.wapforum.org/


Your editor summarized this information from the wapforum web site to provide a quick overview of this standard for AutomatedBuildings.com readers.  Several new annoying acronyms are also defined for you.  For complete information visit wapforum site.

What is WAP?

The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is an open, global specification that empowers mobile users with wireless devices to easily access and interact with information and services instantly.

Control Solutions, Inc What is WAP Forum?

The WAP Forum is the industry association comprising over 200 members that has developed the de-facto world standard for wireless information and telephony services on digital mobile phones and other wireless terminals.

The primary goal of the WAP Forum is to bring together companies from all segments of the wireless industry value chain to ensure product interoperability and growth of wireless market.

WAP Forum members represent over 90% of the global handset market, carriers with more than 100 million subscribers, leading infrastructure providers, software developers and other organisations providing solutions to the wireless industry.

Goals of the Wireless Application Protocol
  • Independent of wireless network standard.
  • Open to all.
  • Will be proposed to the appropriate standards bodies.
  • Applications scale across transport options.
  • Applications scale across device types.
  • Extensible over time to new networks and transports.
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    WAP Infrastructure

  • WML: Wireless Markup Language - A tag-based display language providing navigational support, data input, hyperlinks, text and image presentation, and forms. A browsing language similar to Internet HTML.
  • HTML: Hypertext Markup Language
  • WTA: Wireless Telephony Application
  • For the complete story go to http://www.wapforum.org/

     


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