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Devicescape and iPass Team to Provide Mobile Employees With Instant Access to Easy WiFi Network Locations -- Expands Global WiFi FootprintDevicescape Delivers Access to Thousands More WiFi Hotspots for iPass Enterprise Customers (July 15, 2010)
SAN BRUNO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/15/10 -- Devicescape, the leader in Easy WiFi, today announced that iPass, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, is leveraging Devicescape's Easy WiFi Network as part of the new iPass OpenAccess service. Devicescape will be used to provide iPass customers with an additional 13,000 hotspots at more than 7,000 venues in North America, further extending iPass' lead in WiFi coverage and availability.
"iPass is dedicated to delivering more predictability and control over enterprise mobility to our customers and the addition of the Easy WiFi Network to our services underscores that commitment," said Rod Brewster, vice president of alliances at iPass. "By partnering with Devicescape we can provide our customers with instant access to an expanding footprint of WiFi hotspots, enabling them to set policies to take advantage of lower cost or higher bandwidth connections."
To provide this substantial increase in the number of available WiFi locations, Devicescape's Easy WiFi service will be integrated into iPass' new OpenAccess platform. iPass chose a custom subset of hotspots from Devicescape's Easy WiFi Network to offer access in well trafficked and high quality locations for its customer base of business travelers.
"We launched the Easy WiFi Network in late 2009 as a way to harness the huge number of WiFi networks all over the world, by monitoring their quality and improving accessibility," said Dave Fraser, CEO of Devicescape. "iPass is the 'Gold Standard' for mobile access quality and availability so we're thrilled and honored that they chose us as a key partner in their network expansion strategy."
OpenAccess with the expanded Easy WiFi footprint is available now from iPass, and currently supports Windows PCs and Apple Macintosh. For more information about Devicescape and Easy WiFi, please visit www.devicescape.com.
About iPass, Inc.
Founded in 1996 iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is a leading provider of enterprise mobility services with over 3,500 customers, including more than 370 of the Forbes Global 2000. The company's mission is to be the voice of the enterprise in the market for mobility services by providing solutions that simply, smartly and openly facilitate access from any device on any network, while providing the visibility and control necessary to contain spiraling mobility costs, maximize mobile user productivity and maintain security in a world where consumers drive enterprise IT. For more information, visit www.iPass.com or follow iPass on Twitter at www.twitter.com/iPass.
Devicescape, a leading provider of Easy WiFi, works with device manufacturers and service providers across the globe. One of the company's key goals is to make WiFi easy to access for the end user. Device leaders such as RIM and Nokia, and service providers such as Deutsche Telekom, The Cloud, Trustive and Wi2 turned to Devicescape for its Easy WiFi technology. By embedding its Devicescape Easy WiFi into smartphones, PCs and other devices, users can easily, seamlessly and securely access WiFi networks.
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.
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