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Devicescape Delivers Easy Wi-Fi to Leading Japanese Service Provider Wi2 -- Easy Wi-Fi Designed and Branded for Wi2 Network as Wi2 ConnectWi2 Connect Enables Access to More Than 6000 Hotspots Around Japan -- Airports, Railway Stations, Restaurants, Cafes and Hotels (June 16, 2009)
SAN BRUNO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/16/09 -- Devicescape, the leader in Easy Wi-Fi, today announced that it has developed an automated hotspot login application, called Wi2 Connect, for Wire and Wireless (Wi2), a leading Japanese Wi-Fi service provider. Wi2 Connect is based upon Devicescape's Easy Wi-Fi technology. Wi2 Connect allows Wi2's customers to automatically connect to the hotspots of Wi2 and its roaming partners without the inconvenience of entering user IDs and passwords in a browser. The Wi2 Connect application is available from the Wi2 Website for Windows Mobile, Windows laptops, iPhones and MacBooks.
"We wanted to provide the best possible Wi-Fi experience to our smart device customers that use Windows Mobile, Windows laptop, iPhones and MacBooks, and that included simple, seamless connectivity to hotspots," said Naoto Komatsu, General Manager of Technology Division, Wi2. "We chose Devicescape as a partner to deliver an Easy Wi-Fi application. Now our customers can enjoy one-click connectivity to our more than 6,700 Wi-Fi hotspots."
Wi2 is the latest service provider to take advantage of Devicescape's "Locked Easy Wi-Fi" program, which customizes the Easy Wi-Fi client application for a service provider's own network footprint and brand. The locked Easy Wi-Fi application automates access to the network and roaming partners of Wi2, providing a hassle-free experience for Wi2's customers.
"Devicescape is committed to delivering easy and secure access to Wi-Fi networks around the world. By partnering with leading service providers such as Wi2, we simplify access to hotspots all over Japan, including major airports, train stations, restaurants, cafes, hotels and municipal centers such as Tokyo's Marunouchi district," said Eric Gold, vice president of sales at Devicescape.
Devicescape can create locked Easy Wi-Fi applications quickly for most smartphone and PC platforms, including Symbian S60, Windows and Apple iPhone OS. The applications can be branded to meet the needs of the service provider and distributed to end users through embedding it in devices or online thorough Web sites and App Stores.
Device manufacturers and service providers looking to deliver Easy Wi-Fi should contact [email protected].
Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd. (Wi2) is a leading service provider in Japan focused on end-to-end wireless communication utilizing Wi-Fi. Wi2 currently has more than 6,700 Wi-Fi hotspot locations and is based upon Wi-Fi's latest technologies such as 802.11n and WPA/WPA2. Wi2 also cooperates with partners to deliver targeted information based on a user's location and profile. To learn more, please visit http://www.wi2.co.jp/en/.
Devicescape is the leader in Easy Wi-Fi. The company has worked with device manufacturers and service providers since its inception and has hundreds of design wins in the best Wi-Fi products. Its market-specific solutions -- Easy Wi-Fi for Handsets, Easy Wi-Fi for PCs and Easy Wi-Fi for Devices -- allow for the creation of superior products which are powerful, yet easy to use and compatible with a global network market.
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 http://www.devicescape.com.
Devicescape is a trademark of Devicescape Software, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.
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