September 16, 2008
Devicescape Enables Effortless, on the Go Wi-Fi Experience for New Slacker G2 Personal Radio Player
Devicescape Software, the leader in secure and seamless access for wireless devices, today announced that Devicescape enables the easy, instant Wi-Fi connections for the new Slacker G2 Personal Radio Player. Devicescape helps Slacker deliver a superior Wi-Fi experience to its listeners by making it easy to automatically refresh music and add personal radio stations from hundreds of thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots.
The same Slacker Personal Radio experience listened to by millions is now completely portable with the Slacker G2 Personal Radio Player. Slacker's patent-pending radio delivery network automatically downloads and continuously refreshes thousands of personally selected songs on each device, and turns them into personalized radio stations -- all for free. Because the players don't have to be connected to Wi-Fi to play, Slacker G2 owners can listen to CD quality, personalized radio everywhere they go.
Whenever listeners want to update the Slacker G2, the player can connect via built-in Wi-Fi, powered by Devicescape, or USB to automatically refresh music and add stations. Devicescape automates the process of accessing Wi-Fi hotspots, making it easy for Slacker G2 users to instantly access Wi-Fi hotspots that normally require a password or web-based login.
"The Slacker G2 is designed to do all of the work by providing consumers with a perfect, personalized music experience wherever they are," said Jonathan Sasse vice president of marketing for Slacker. "By incorporating Devicescape into the Slacker G2, we are able to automate access to Wi-Fi at thousands of locations -- making it effortless for users to refresh their stations."
With Devicescape, device makers such as Slacker have a proven technology that gives end users unparalleled ease of use and industry leading security in managing their Wi-Fi connections. Devicescape is deployed in a variety of wireless consumer and enterprise devices, including media players and gaming consoles to PCs and Smartphones. With deep partnerships and a strong OEM customer base, Devicescape is shipping in millions of devices today.
"If it's not easy to make a Wi-Fi connection, many consumers will simply give up and put down their device, resulting in a missed opportunity for device manufacturers and service providers," said Dave Fraser, CEO for Devicescape. "It's exciting to work with Slacker as they roll out a game-changing Personal Radio player that can offer a superior wireless user experience while simultaneously open up new business opportunities."
With Devicescape within the Slacker G2, users have out-of-the-box access to the latest Wi-Fi features. For more information or to purchase a Slacker G2, please visit www.slacker.com.
Headquartered in San Bruno, California, the company is privately held and backed by leading venture capital companies including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital, Enterprise Partners, and JAFCO. To learn more, please visit www.devicescape.com. About Slacker Inc.
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