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Devicescape Enables Effortless, on the Go Wi-Fi Experience for New Slacker G2 Personal Radio Player

September 16, 2008

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.

About Devicescape

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.

Devicescape is a trademark of Devicescape Software, Inc., Slacker and Slacker.com are trademarks of Slacker, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

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