ESI-Tecnalia is part of the LOMS project together with fourteen other
European members. The principal objective was to overcome the
difficulties between network operators and providers of local services,
with the goal of simplifying the creation of a wide range of new
services for mobile phone users. The LOMS platform and open-source
tools, together with new intermediaries, give service providers the
opportunity of easily generating specialised localized services for
their mobile phone clients, as has been demonstrated on a number of
The function of ESI-Tecnalia within the project is to lead the development aspects on the provision of Local Mobile Services. In cooperation with their partners, who are undertaking the underlying infrastructure, it has created a powerful series of tools that enable small and medium-sized companies and self-employed persons to develop new services easily and rapidly, as well as to adapt existing services to their needs.
Another function of ESI-Tecnalia, together with Ibermática, has involved the definition of a language and of tools to simplify multimodal access, with regard to contents and services for mobile users. The development of content distribution and diversion technologies for the reuse of existing content from different sources have also been taken into account in this project.
European Software Institute (ESI-Tecnalia) is one of the members taking part in and leader of the work packet on the development of services, within the European Local Mobile Services (LOMS) project. This project has been awarded the gold medal prize by Information Technology for European Advancement (ITEA) and ARTEMISIA, the Association for R&D actors in the field of ARTEMIS (Advance Research & Technology of Embedded Intelligence and Systems). The LOMS project also won the silver medal for the most voted exhibition stand by participants at the symposium recently organised by ITEA2 (the EUREKA Software-intensive Systems and Services Cluster) and ARTEMISIA in Rotterdam (the Netherlands).