SOURCE: iPass Inc.

iPass Inc.

December 04, 2012 08:00 ET

iPass Open Mobile Global Wi-Fi Service First Enterprise Connectivity Management Solution to Support Windows 8 for the Mobile Workforce

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 4, 2012) - iPass® Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the global Wi-Fi roaming leader for enterprises and telecom service providers, announced today that its Open Mobile™ global Wi-Fi service is the first enterprise connectivity management solution to support Microsoft's recently released Windows 8 operating system.

Support for Windows 8 is available via two different iPass Open Mobile clients. Open Mobile v1.0 for Windows Touch is a new Open Mobile client available via the Windows Store that will work on Windows 8 and Windows RT mobile devices supporting x86, x64 and ARM processors. To download the iPass Open Mobile client from the Windows Store, visit: http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-US/app/open-mobile/1832ded3-564d-4b4b-8f71-0d300f59d6c5. For IT managed Windows 8 devices, iPass has also made a version of its standard Open Mobile client (v2.3) available that is not available via the Windows store.

iPass Open Mobile delivers a service for enterprises that simply, securely and cost-effectively enables employees to be globally mobile from any device. Additionally, iPass Open Mobile provides access to the iPass Mobile Network, the world's largest carrier-grade Wi-Fi network of more than one million hotspots including in-flight Internet, hotels, airports and business venues around the world.

"iPass has agreements in place with the world's top hotspot vendors, enabling employees with corporate iPass accounts to access those networks without having to sign-in for an individual account or shell out a credit card for usage. It lets users easily find and connect to the nearest Wi-Fi hotspots that are part of the iPass Mobile Network and test the speed and quality of these networks, so they can always stay connected, while avoiding expensive international roaming fees as well as purchasing Wi-Fi day passes -- saving valuable time and increasing business productivity," said Chris Witeck, senior director of product management, iPass. "iPass Open Mobile support for Windows 8 will allow enterprises -- who are rapidly adopting the recently released Windows 8 operating system -- to give their mobile workforce fast, secure, reliable connectivity virtually anywhere they roam."

iPass Open Mobile enables organizations to provide mobile employees with seamless connectivity to the world's largest commercial Wi-Fi network, providing a consistent user experience across smartphones, tablets and laptops while avoiding costly roaming charges and expensive Wi-Fi day passes. Organizations gain visibility into enterprise, group, individual and device mobility, and can easily control expenses and security to reduce the total cost of enterprise mobility. For more information please visit: http://www.ipass.com/solutions/

About iPass Inc.
 iPass helps enterprises and telecom service providers ensure their employees and subscribers stay well connected. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers the world's largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform. With more than one million Wi-Fi hotspots across 113 countries and territories, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity for smartphones, tablets and laptops anywhere in the world -- simply, securely and cost-effectively. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.

iPass® is a registered trademark and Open Mobile™ is a trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

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