October 20, 2008
Devicescape Delivers Latest Version of Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi and New Market-Specific Solutions
Devicescape, the leader in Easy Wi-Fi, today announced the newest version of its industry-leading software, Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi, and three new market-specific solutions: Easy Wi-Fi for Handsets, Easy Wi-Fi for PCs and Easy Wi-Fi for Devices. Available now, these market-specific solutions provide device manufacturers with a comprehensive set of software that can be easily integrated into their products. Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi enables OEMs to drive down development costs, increase time to market and leverage award-winning software for their end-user designs. Additionally, Devicescape makes it easy for users to access Wi-Fi anytime, anywhere.
"By offering software that enables instant, secure and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity, Devicescape can help device manufacturers of all types deliver devices that are easy to use and can work across any environment -- home, office or hotspot -- to increase user satisfaction and revenue," said Dave Fraser, CEO of Devicescape. "Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi is already proven in millions of devices worldwide, and with our new market-specific solutions for handset, PC and devices, OEMs and ODMs can accelerate device development and use."
Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi: Reliable and Secure Access
Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi is a comprehensive product that can be integrated into a wide variety of service-enabled device designs to provide secure, reliable and easy-to-use Wi-Fi network access. Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi is suitable for OEM and ODM embedded devices, PC OEM applications, and semiconductor reference designs. Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi provides:
Robust security: The Devicescape Managed Supplicant offers complete support for WEP, WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, and a broad set of EAP modes for comprehensive support of secure Wi-Fi networks in the home and business. In addition, compatibility with the large base of Cisco enterprise WLAN installations is assured with optional support for the Cisco Compatible Extensions version 4 and 5 (CCXv 4 and 5).
Easy device setup: Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) from Devicescape makes the configuration of secure personal wireless networks as simple as pushing a button or entering a PIN code. Device manufacturers can now offer wireless devices that are supremely simple to get on a home or small business network.
Simple connectivity: Devicescape's Connection Manager Framework handles setup, management and termination of Wi-Fi connections. It automatically manages the priority of networks to be selected and manages the security settings for those networks.
Seamless mobility: Devicescape's Hotspot Login allows users to seamlessly connect to hotspots without having to constantly re-enter information. Once users have entered their username and password the first time, they will then be able to connect automatically and hassle-free in subsequent sessions.
"Virtually all of the leading mobile devices today include Wi-Fi connectivity but that does little good regardless of whether they are laptops or hand held products if they can't connect to a service easily," said Rob Enderle, Analyst for the Enderle Group. "What Devicescape does is close that final gap and allow these Wi-Fi enabled devices to connect easily to most of the massive number of hot spots located around the world and held device manufacturers and service providers sell products that approach the promise of being always connected.
Devicescape's three new market-specific solutions -- Easy Wi-Fi for Handsets, Easy Wi-Fi for PCs and Easy Wi-Fi for Devices -- leverages critical Devicescape technology to meet the specific Wi-Fi needs of manufacturers in these markets.
Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi for Handsets
Easy Wi-Fi for Handsets includes a complete Wi-Fi solution that is easy to use and compatible with any operator network across all operator markets. It also offers flexible configuration for automatic network access, so a handset can work with a specific operator and roaming partner or be unlocked for access to multiple operators. Easy Wi-Fi for Handsets also provides a connection manager framework for client and service updates. To learn more about Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi for Handsets, please visit http://www.devicescape.com/learn/handsets_overview.
Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi for PCs
Easy Wi-Fi for PCs includes a complete Wi-Fi solution that provides robust security and is compatible with all operator networks. The solution can be integrated with the PC OEM connection manager and offers out-of-the-box access to hundreds of thousands of free hotspots. The solution can be configured to support single or multiple operators by the manufacturer and offers an optional Web-based control panel for users as well as enabling operators to provision service. To learn more about Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi for PCs, please visit http://www.devicescape.com/learn/pc_overview.
Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi for Devices
Easy Wi-Fi for Devices provides manufacturers with robust security, automatic login capabilities and a small footprint. With Devicescape, manufacturers can expand their market and device appeal with one client that supports sales to all markets and geographies as well as dramatically simplify the user experience. Easy Wi-Fi for Devices also offers an optional Web-based control panel for users that can be re-branded and hosted at the service provider's Web site. To learn more about Devicescape Connect for Devices, please visit http://www.devicescape.com/learn/ce_overview.
Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi 3.0, Easy Wi-Fi for Handsets, Easy Wi-Fi for PCs and Easy Wi-Fi for Devices are available now. Devicescape Easy Wi-Fi is available on most chips sets and works with most operating systems.
Devicescape is the leader in Easy Wi-Fi. The company has worked with original equipment manufacturers and service providers since its inception. Its market-specific solutions -- Easy Wi-Fi for Handsets, Easy Wi-Fi for PCs and Easy Wi-Fi for Devices, leverage critical Devicescape technology to meet the specific Wi-Fi needs of manufacturers in their respective markets. Devicescape's Easy Wi-Fi enables anytime, anywhere, any network Wi-Fi access.
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.
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