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Motorola offers free WLAN cost calculator

Motorola Helps Retailers Calculate the Hidden Costs of Wireless LAN


New ’square foot’ cost calculation service demonstrates true wireless LAN costs, helping retailers better plan and manage IT operations


NEW YORK, Jan. 12 — NRF 2010 (Booth # 1623) — The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business unit of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced a new Wireless LAN Cost Calculation Service that enables customers to correctly calculate the complete costs of their investment in wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure and wireless services on a per-square-foot basis.


Offered as a free service to customers, this innovative cost calculation service can help margin-sensitive retailers assess the hidden costs of wireless operations and improve network planning, budgeting and operations. It provides an analysis of the total cost of ownership by square foot and makes comparisons to several solution options to assure customers have the lowest total costs for their wireless network more

Ford SYNC Becomes WiFi Hot Spot

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 21 –


Next-generation SYNC(®) system to incorporate in-car WiFi system powered by customer’s USB mobile broadband modem, turning entire car into hot spot


New capability will be standard on select SYNC-equipped vehicles with no additional hardware or subscriptions required beyond the user-supplied mobile broadband modem


Standard WiFi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) security protocols will be in force, and only owner-permitted devices will be able to access the network, helping ensure secure, robust connectivity for in-car users


Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) will turn vehicles into rolling WiFi hot spots when it introduces the second generation of its popular SYNC(®) in-car connectivity system next year. more

Industry Names Agito Networks, Company CTO, FMC Customer to Top MobileVillage Honors for 2009

Industry Casts Nearly 2,000 Votes for Mobile Star Awards; Rates Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, CTO Timothy Olson, Customer HRC Highest in their Respective Awards Categories


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dec. 21, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that it swept top honors in its three nominated awards categories in the eighth annual MobileVillage® Mobile Star Awards program, as a result of industry voting. MobileVillage is a 15-year leader in market development and news services about mobile technology.


As in past years, the Mobile Star Awards program showcases “Best Of” entries in dozens of categories covering mobile apps, enterprise mobile software, wireless network products, enterprise success stories, mobile industry visionaries, and more. Winners were chosen by subscribers of MobileVillage’s “Go Mobile” – a free e-newsletter that delivers headlines and links from top mobile technology stories on popular websites such as more

BendBroadband Launches Nation’s Fastest Wireless Internet Service

December 15, 2009 Bend, Ore. – BendBroadband has announced the launch of the nation’s fastest wireless data network. The local family-owned cable operator dramatically expanded its service footprint in Central Oregon with the first U.S. deployment of the HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access Plus) wireless broadband network standard, upgradable to LTE (Long Term Evolution).

The company’s new wireless broadband network will provide the fastest wireless speeds available in the U.S., delivering 15 Mbps under optimal conditions. Average download speeds, depending on customer location, will be between 6 and 8 Mbps.


BendBroadband’s wireless network extends miles beyond its cable footprint to encompass Madras to the north and La Pine to the south. The new service also provides east-west coverage from Prineville to Sisters. Within those four geographic points, residents who have struggled for broadband services now have access to robust high-speed Internet service. The company will introduce a feature-rich home more

Global-i (Gi) Customer Assessment and Acquisition Services Available Now for Converged Communications and IT Clients, December 8, 2009

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Global-i (Gi) Customer Assessment and Acquisition Services Available Now for Converged Communications and IT Clients, December 8, 2009 . .


Herndon, VA (December 8, 2009) - Global-i (www.globaliconsulting.com), a provider of strategic business and technology consulting and project-based outsourcing services to Commercial and Government Clients is now making its Customer Assessment™ Services available. Global-i Assessment™ Services offers a suite of services that will benefit communications clients to acquire new customers for new products and services, and boost its acquisition efforts for current products and services. Utilizing the Global-i Assessment and Acquisition Methodologies, Service Providers, Systems Integrators, OEMs, Enterprise, Government and Vertical Market Customers can quickly jump start their customer assessment and acquisition activities. The services are focused on several next-generation and emerging technologies in the areas of 3G and 4G Wireless, VoIP and Broadband Access, Wireless Integration more

Verizon Wi-Fi Gives Mobile Broadband Customers More Ways to Connect to the Internet

Verizon Wireless Now Provides Access to Thousands of Wi-Fi Hotspots in the United States, Canada and Mexico


BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 15 — With more and more people and businesses wanting and needing to stay connected, and more and more laptops being sold every day, Verizon Wireless today gave its customers another choice to do just that. Verizon Wireless introduced Verizon Wi-Fi, a way for Mobile Broadband customers to access thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots at no additional charge and to move easily from the nation’s most reliable 3G wireless network to those hotspots. more

ADTRAN Enters Unified Communications Market

ADTRAN Enters Unified Communications Market

New Product Suite Further Enhances Broad Portfolio of NetVanta Enterprise Solutions


HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–ADTRAN (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading supplier of converged communication solutions, today announced that the company is expanding its solution portfolio by entering the Unified Communications (UC) market with the launch of a full line of NetVanta® Unified Communications products. Today, businesses of all sizes are looking for ways to increase productivity and leverage a wide range of integrated communications solutions to drive top-line revenue while optimizing automation efficiencies to lower operational costs. ADTRAN’s comprehensive NetVanta UC solution suite is revolutionary in its ability to be tailored to each individual user. NetVanta UC delivers the ultimate in simplicity, flexibility, ease of use and scalability to deliver personalized Unified Communications to each end-user, making it perfect for businesses of all sizes. more

FeedHenry Solves the Market Cell Phone Fragmentation Problem with the First Unified Social Web and Mobile Application Platform

Mobile Applications can be used across JIL, Betavine, Nokia Web Runtime, iPhone and Android


San Francisco, Calif. – December 8, 2009 – FeedHenry, driver of telecoms services usage, announced that it is launching the first unified social web and mobile application platform which solves the market problem of cell phone fragmentation for applications. For the first time, developers can create one version of an application and have it run across multiple mobile phones, and users can access the same application on their mobile devices as well as on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. FeedHenry has joined forces with AskMoby™ to launch the first example, an interactive weather application that offers users custom weather reports. It is available, not only as a mobile application, but also as a social web application.


FeedHenry’s application platform allows the same mobile application to be used from social web sites more

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Agito Networks Names VP of Strategic Accounts, Extends Telecom Experience of Enterprise Mobility Leader

Proven Telecom Sales Executive Donna Henderson to Direct Expansion of Leading Enterprise Mobility Solution into Service Provider and Carrier Markets


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that it has named former AT&T sales executive Donna Henderson as its Vice President of Strategic Accounts. In this new position for Agito Networks, Ms. Henderson will drive Agito Networks’ sales via the carrier channels and key Fortune 500 enterprises.


“Agito Networks has been working closely with global telecommunications provider channels and major global enterprises to deploy Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router Fixed Mobile Convergence and Mobile Unified Communications platform,” said Agito Networks CEO Amit Chawla. “With the addition of this proven sales executive to our team, it will enhance our ability to meet the growing demand for Agito’s enterprise mobility solution. Ms. Henderson has a strong proven more

Motorola Invests in Sensitive Object

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and PARIS, Dec. 3 — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Motorola Ventures, the company’s strategic venture capital arm, made an investment in Sensitive Object, a leader in multi-touch anywhere platforms and natural user interface (NUI). more

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