Thursday, November 3, 2005

Devicescape Launches Secure Wireless

Devicescape Software introduced a Secure Wireless Client 1.0 (SWC) for consumer electronic devices. The embedded software package helps office and consumer electronics manufacturers bring Wi-Fi client devices such as converged mobile handsets, digital cameras and digital televisions to market quickly.

Devicescape said its Secure Wireless Client 1.0 can be used in fixed-mobile convergence, where handsets can switch between Wi-Fi and cellular, depending on the available network. Additionally, with SWC, OEMs have technology that gives end users that ability to manage their Wi-Fi connections.

Key features of the portable source code include:

  • Wi-Fi security, including WPA/WPA2 personal and enterprise, and a broad range of authentication methods

  • Off-the-shelf integration with the Windows CE 5.0, Windows Mobile 5.0 and Linux operating systems, and portability to most other embedded operating systems

  • Incorporation of SWC into the Wi-Fi Alliance test bed, giving manufacturers a high level of assurance that their SWC-based devices will be readily certifiable. Devicescape's software is the gold reference standard for the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Devicescape's SWC comes with pre-validated support for the latest client Wi-Fi chipsets from Atheros, Broadcom and Marvell. Pricing for licensing the Secure Wireless Client 1.0 begins at $50,000 per project.

Devicescape noted that its Secure Wireless Client has already been incorporated into a number of product designs, including Palm's Tungsten PDA, a WiFi-enabled LCD-TV from Sharp; and a multifunction WiFi-enabled printer from Brother.