Industry News | January 24, 2000
Wendy's Advances Technology at Headquarters
World Wireless Communications, Inc. (OTC BB: WWWC), a leading developer and manufacturer of wireless communications and Internet technology and products, announced January 24, 2000 that Wendy's International, Inc. (NYSE: WEN) has successfully tested the X-traWeb (TM) system at their corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ohio. X-traWeb was incorporated into smart thermostats, allowing Wendy's to monitor and control the temperature settings in the thermostats from a standard web browser.
"Wendy's is continually looking for new and better ways to improve our business processes," said Tom Arnold, Energy Manager, Wendy's International. "X-traWeb is an economical technology that will enable us to further take advantage of the Internet for business purposes."
"We are very pleased with the test conducted by Wendy's," remarked David Singer, World Wireless's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. "We look forward to helping Wendy's implement a complete system and anticipate a strong working relationship with them.
"The X-traWeb technology can be a cost-effective business tool to help companies monitor various devices and environments to better control expenses. It has additional applications in remotely inspecting and regulating restaurant operations beyond temperature control."
X-traWeb is a critical advancement for the next evolution of Internet application-creating an eLifestyle whereby many commonly used products will be easily and quickly monitored and controlled remotely through the Internet from anywhere in the world.
Applications in the food service and retail industries include providing information on devices such as HVAC equipment, thermostats, gas and electric meters, fryers, freezers and similar devices. Virtually any piece of equipment can be web-enabled, allowing the customer to access, monitor and, if desired, control that equipment over the Internet using a standard web browser.
The X-traWeb system provides the first Total Solution for web-enabling devices worldwide. Unlike most competing technologies, no proprietary protocols are used in its open architecture solutions. X-traWeb is fully TCP/IP compatible and meets current and emerging international Internet communications standards. X-traWeb consists of two components. The X-Node(TM) is a miniature HTTP web server available on a one-square-inch embeddable board or as licensed firmware, that is attached to devices. The X-Gate(TM) is a small, rugged Internet Gateway device that replaces the more common Internet gateway: the PC. The connection between the X-Nodes and X-Gate can be either wireless or wired.
Wendy's International, Inc. is one of the world's largest restaurant operating and franchising and was founded as Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers Restaurants in 1969. In 1995, Wendy's merged with Tim Horton's, the second-largest quick service restaurant chain in Canada, which features coffee and fresh baked goods. There are more than 5,500 Wendy's restaurants worldwide and more than 1,800 Tim Hortons restaurants in North America.
Formed in 1995, World Wireless Communications, Inc. is a developer of wireless and Internet systems, technology and products. The company develops and distributes components for its X-traWeb(TM) network, a convergence technology for the monitor and control of remote systems through the Internet; and spread spectrum radios in the 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz Bands. X-traWeb is a critical advancement for the next evolution of Internet application--creating an eLifestyle whereby many commonly used products will be easily and quickly monitored and controlled remotely through the Internet from anywhere in the world.
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