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Name : Jay Moskowitz E-mail : [email protected] MIME media type name : Application MIME subtype name : Vendor Tree - vnd.aether.imp Required parameters : None Optional parameters : None Encoding considerations : This content is binary and should be transfer encoded using base64 when a non-binary transfer protocol is being used to propogate this content. The format of the binary data follows the encoding scheme defined in the Aether Wireless Instant Messaging Protocol (IMP) specification, licensed by Aether Systems of Owings Mills, VA. Certain compression techniques employed within the binary data are licensed under patent 5,249,220. between the originating wireless device and its associated service provider. For character sets that use only 7-bits per character, the text must be packed using the Pack7 transfer encoding scheme defined by FLEXsuite(tm) Security considerations : Encyption of secure data carried by this content-type is defined within the licensed intellectual property. Interoperability considerations : This media type uses canonical encodings which precludes interoperability issues. Published specification : The definition of this type is a part of the Wireless Instant Messaging Protocol (IMP) specification available from Aether Systems under an appropriate licensing agreement. Some compression techniques used within IMP are licensed under patent 5,249,220. Applications which use this media : Various wireless messaging devices and messaging infrastructure equipment used in 2way paging and PCS industry. Additional information : 1. Magic number(s) : None 2. File extension(s) : None 3. Macintosh file type code : None 4. Object Identifiers: None Person to contact for further information : 1. Name : Jay Moskowitz 2. E-mail : [email protected] Intended usage : Common This content type represents a very airtime efficient means of conducting Instant Message communications between a Wireline Instant Messaging service, such as AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger or MSN Messenger and a special set of Instant Messaging client software on a wireless device. one of the content types available from the FLEXsuite(tm) of Enabling Protocols. This text format enables features such as subject line delineation as well as methods for tokenizing common phrases and enumerating potential responses in a multiple choice format. Author/Change controller : The IMP protocol specification which defines the binary data format of Wireless Instant Messaging transactions, is managed by the Wireless Instant Messaging Group of Aether Systems, Inc.