ISOPIA Moves Industry Forward by Launching Wireless Access to e-Learning

January 31, 2001

TORONTO, Canada, Jan. 29 – ISOPIA Inc., a leading provider of e- Learning infrastructure software, today announced it has launched wireless access to its Web-based learning management software, ILMS(TM) and its hosted ASP service, LearnTone(TM). The wireless feature, which enables users to access the learning management system through cell phones, hand-held wireless devices, and Personal Digital Assistants (PDA’s), sets new standards for the transmission of training programs.

Until now, the promise of online learning has not been fully realized. The requirement for a computer and communication line has placed enormous limitations on the learning experience.

“At ISOPIA, we are committed to creating more flexible learning options,” says Payman Hodaie, Chief Technology Officer at ISOPIA. “The integration of wireless technology into ISOPIA’s products underscores our commitment to taking the industry forward, and ensures that e-Learning remains dynamic and responsive to client needs. Our focus on producing premier e-Learning technologies represents our ongoing progress towards realizing a vision of anywhere, anytime learning.”

Wireless access fundamentally transforms the way training is delivered to user populations. Engendering new capabilities for online learners to access information and administer their account by simply using a cell phone or PDA, this wireless innovation allows for unprecedented autonomy and greater efficiency in managing the learning process.

The initial customer to implement the new wireless feature is BCE Nexxia, which launched ISOPIA’s learning management system in July 1999. The system provides technical and product training for sales and marketing staff on a personalized learning portal. Now, online users can access LearnTone through wireless devices like cell phones and handsets to check on their learning activities, course information, or training status.

“Offering wireless access to online learning will be an invaluable resource for our sales and marketing staff who require current information about BCE Nexxia’s products and services whenever they need it,” says Josie Scioli, Vice President of Sales Operations at BCE Nexxia. “As Canada’s leading provider of data and Internet-based broadband communications services, our partnership with ISOPIA means we can deliver that same level of innovation internally to meet our company’s learning needs.”

ISOPIA has plans to add wireless access to courseware once the appropriate technology evolves, ultimately enabling users to download and study course materials using a PDA or cell phone.

  • About BCE Nexxia

  • BCE Nexxia, a unit of Bell Canada, is a leader in providing innovative

communications solutions to large enterprise customers across Canada and the

United States. BCE Nexxia offers a coast-to-coast and international IP network

with a variety of business services including BCE Nexxia’s IPConnect Access,

IP Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Extranet and IP Hosting services.

Leveraging the strength and expertise of the BCE (NYSE/TSE: BCE) group of

companies and strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as Nortel

Networks and Cisco Systems, BCE Nexxia provides its customers with cost-

effective next-generation services they need to compete in the global

marketplace. BCE Nexxia’s Internet Web site is located at

About ISOPIA Inc.

* ISOPIA entered the e-Learning landscape in 1999 with the launch of its Integrated Learning Management System (ILMS(TM)), its Web-based infrastructure

software. Built on Enterprise Java Beans, ILMS is a flexible, open system that

allows for massive scalability and adapts to a variety of learning needs and

rapidly-growing user communities. ISOPIA complements its ILMS application with

LearnTone, its unique ASP service, and ISOPIA Professional Services, its

resource supporting custom implementations.

ISOPIA partners with leading technology companies such as SUN Microsystems, Exodus, and Insource Technologies to offer sophisticated and innovative e-Learning solutions. Global enterprises such as Marsh & McLennan and CIBC, as well as training companies, including Element K and CDI Education Services, are implementing ISOPIA’s applications to deliver e-Learning programs to employees, partners and customers around the world. ISOPIA has established an international presence in North America, Asia, and Europe. To find out more, please visit

ILMS and LearnTone are trademarks of ISOPIA Inc.