SOURCE: Devicescape

June 25, 2008 12:24 ET

Devicescape Drives Anytime, Anywhere Wi-Fi Access for Service-Enabled Devices -- From Digital Cameras, Game Consoles and Laptops to Smartphones

With Devicescape, OEMs Deliver Superior Wi-Fi Experience to Businesses and Consumers

SAN BRUNO, CA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - Today at CONNECTIONS: the Digital Living Conference (Booth # 221), Devicescape Software, the leader in secure and seamless access for wireless devices, announced the availability of the Devicescape Agent 2.1, an embedded software package that enables electronic manufacturers to bring next-generation service-enabled devices such as handsets, cameras, televisions and all types of industrial and enterprise equipment, to market quickly and efficiently. The improved Devicescape Agent provides the highest level of security for Wi-Fi devices and eases the interoperability and management of these wireless devices in home, office and industrial networks.

"Consumer and enterprise customers demand secure and seamless access from all their devices," said Simon Wynn, VP of Products of Devicescape. "As the leader in software for service-enabled devices, we are dedicated to providing our OEM customers and ultimately the consumer, with the latest advances in wireless technology to make their devices work better so their businesses and their lives can be more productive."

The burgeoning demand to deliver easy to set-up and easy to use service-enabled devices from OEMs to their consumer and enterprise customers alike is exponential. Service-enabled devices require interoperability with web-based services, security and multimedia capabilities, posing new challenges for device developers. With Devicescape, device manufacturers can rely on the company's integrated suite of products to develop new, innovative Wi-Fi devices. Additionally, with Devicescape, OEMs have a solution to tackle engineering difficulties, leading to faster market entry, greater differentiation and lower development costs.

Devicescape Agent has been deployed in a variety of next-generation wireless consumer and office devices, including televisions, media players and gaming consoles, printers, LCD projectors and scanners, Smartphones and even automobiles. With the Devicescape Agent, OEMs have a proven technology that gives end users unparalleled ease of use and industry leading security in managing their Wi-Fi connections. Devicescape has been licensed by more than 80 leading device manufacturers including Intel, Motorola, Nokia, Fujitsu, HP and RIM. The Devicescape technology is shipping in more than 100 different devices for an installed base of millions of units.

The new Devicescape Agent 2.1 includes a total of 41 enhancements since DSA 2.0.1. Highlights of the new software package include improved support for WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Set Up) and support for Cisco CCX v5.

The Devicescape Agent 2.1 features also include:

--  Support for CCXv5 -- assuring device manufacturers that their
    enterprise devices are compatible with Cisco networks and will receive a
    "Cisco Compatible" stamp of approval.
--  Funk CCX OID support for greater flexibility and an upgrade path for
    legacy Funk users
--  Improved Windows Reference GUI for Cisco CCX
--  CCX roam time optimizations
--  WPS optimizations to broaden device support, increase reliability and
    significantly speed up the WPS transaction time
--  Power management support for Windows Mobile
--  Certificate store support for Windows platforms
    

Devicescape Agent comes with pre-validated support for the latest client Wi-Fi chipsets from Atheros, Broadcom, Marvell and Intel. For customers desiring it, Cisco CCX certification is assured and Wi-Fi Alliance certification for WPS is also guaranteed. The Devicescape Agent was used as the "Gold Standard" by the Wi-Fi Alliance test bed to certify interoperability of IEEE 802.11 products and to promote a global, wireless LAN standard. Devicescape was the first to develop and make commercially available the WPS technology and the company is considered the worlds leading vendor of CCX technology for mobile devices.

About Devicescape

Headquartered in San Bruno, California, the company is privately held and backed by leading venture firms including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital, Enterprise Partners, and JAFCO Ventures. To learn more, please visit http://www.devicescape.com .

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