Hong Kong Institute Of Vocational Education To Offer Diversinet’s Wireless Security Software For Student Project
Students Will Gain Hands-On Wireless Security Experience
TORONTO, Canada, April 2, 2003 – Diversinet Corp. (NASDAQ SmallCap: DVNTC), a leading provider of secured mobile solutions, today announced that the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Sha Tin (IVE) has acquired Diversinet’s wireless security software for its Higher Diploma in Computer and Information Engineering course.
Diversinet’s wireless security software will be used by IVE students in a final year project in the Higher Diploma in Computer and Information Engineering course. The project provides students with hands-on experience installing and configuring wireless security systems, using the same wireless security technology employed by Hongkong Post Mobile e-Cert digital certificates. Mobile e-Certs, which are built on Diversinet’s advanced wireless security technology, electronically verifies and authenticates each party involved in a wireless transaction.
The project, “Interfacing PDA with Internet for Secure Medical Application,” has students enabling security for a healthcare application where nurses input patient record information via a PDA device, and the records are accessed by a doctor via desktop.
“We are proud to have our wireless security software used in this project as Diversinet is committed to helping train Hong Kong’s current and future technical community,” said Terence Chau, Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Diversinet Corp.
“In our new course, Higher Diploma in Internet and Multimedia Engineering, Internet security and mobile computing are two important areas,” said Dr. Peter Chiu, Principal Lecturer, IVE. “By receiving hands-on, practical experience, students at IVE will learn quickly how to integrate wireless security in a real-life environment.”
The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education provides students in Hong Kong with high quality vocational education and qualifications of international standards, which are directly applicable to the requirements of Hong Kong’s employers and the community.
About The Vocational Training Council
The VTC is Hong Kong’s largest provider of vocational education and training, offering a full range of specialist training for more than 140,000 people every year. It operates the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, the newly established VTC School of Business and Information Systems and 18 training and development centres, and administers apprenticeship and other training schemes.
About Diversinet Corp.
Diversinet is a leading provider of secured mobile solutions to the enterprise, financial services, and gaming and wagering marketplaces. With demonstrated expertise in wireless and security, Diversinet delivers secure, reliable and scalable mobile solutions through security products and professional services such as application development and integration, consulting, training and technical support. Diversinet enables customers and their employees to securely access applications and critical corporate information from anywhere, at anytime and via any mobile device.
Diversinet is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in Fremont, California; Hong Kong, SAR; and London, England. For more information visit www.diversinet.com.