Thursday, February 7, 2008

Devicescape Enhances its Software Client to Automate Wi-Fi Access

Devicescape Software released the second generation of its Wi-Fi client software, expanding coverage by allowing devices to instantly access potentially millions of free and open hotspots. Devicescape 2.0 now provides connections to free or open hotspots, subscription networks, and home and other personal Wi-Fi networks.

Devicescape eliminates the need to launch a browser to enter user names and passwords. Once the client application is downloaded, and the consumer has registered for the free service, the device automatically connects with available networks.

Devicescape 2.0 works with Windows laptops, Nokia series 60 devices, Nokia Internet Tablets, Mac OSX, Apple iPhone and iPod touch, and will be available shortly for Windows Mobile Smartphones.

For device manufacturers, Devicescape provides a Wi-Fi solution that immediately connects any device to millions of hotspots around the world, without the consumer having to do anything. Devicescape has also launched a developer community and is offering SDK source code.

  • Devicescape, which is based in San Bruno, California, is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, JAFCO Ventures, August Capital, Concept Ventures and Applied Materials.