Monday, January 29, 2007

Devicescape Debuts Consumer WiFi-to-Device Service

Devicescape Software introduced a consumer service that allows any Wi-Fi enabled device, like media players, VoIP phones or game systems, to automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots and municipal networks. The service is aimed at simplifying the process of accessing multiple WiFi services when using a WiFi enabled device. It works like this:

  • Consumers log-on to the Devicescape and download a free client application for their device

  • The consumer then registers the device on the Devicescape website and indicates which WiFi networks they wish to use. Where appropriated, they register their user names and password for the desired WiFi network.

  • After this, the user's devices will automatically login to the Wi-Fi network without any user interaction.

Devicescape is licensing its technology to device manufacturers, enabling them to provide products that effortlessly connect to the Wi-Fi networks their customers need. Currently, Devicescape supports over 30 public networks including the largest carriers in the world such as T-Mobile, BT and NTT; municipal networks such as Google WiFi; universities such as UC Berkeley; and the FON community.