Pocit Labs solution gives P2P wireless network support to Red-M access servers

Pocit Labs solution gives P2P wireless network support to Red-M access servers Red-M and Pocit Labs today announced that they have joined forces to integrate P2P (peer-to-peer) networks and Bluetoothtm access points. The aim of the partnership is to enable BlueTalktm, Pocit Labs' wireless P2P network client, to run on the Red-M Bluetooth access server. The solution will thus make an access point into a peer member in a P2P network. The ease of use provided by the solution is critical to the success of access-point-based applications. As a result of the partnership, the Red-M access server will support BlueTalk, thereby enabling the access server to participate as a peer member in the P2P wireless networks created by PDAs and mobile phones on which the BlueTalk software has been installed. "Users are dependent on access points in order to access the corporate backbone and local services," says Christer Rindebratt, President and CEO of Pocit Labs. "Red-M is the market leader and a pioneer in Bluetooth networking solutions and we are pleased to be working together with them to integrate peer-to-peer and Bluetooth access points." BlueTalk is a wireless intelligent P2P network client for handheld devices. A unique feature of BlueTalk is that it creates an ad hoc network between users and services as they meet. BlueTalk thus provides the means for developing an entirely new generation of applications that exploit the benefits of local, ad hoc networking. "A key issue, as relates to the success of local wireless applications, is ease of use," says Simon Gawne, VP of marketing and business development, Red-M. "BlueTalk will add an extra level of functionality to Red-M's award-winning Bluetooth networking solution by enabling full wireless P2P network functionality, fast service discovery, and user- friendly service access." About Pocit Labs Pocit Labs is a recognized world leader in wireless P2P networks. Headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden, and with local representation in San Francisco, USA, Pocit Labs cooperates with leading companies in the wireless industry. BlueTalktm is the world's first true P2P wireless network client for handheld devices. About Red-M Launched in May 2000, Red-MTM is an associate company of Madge Networks N.V., and is a pioneering developer of Bluetooth networking solutions. Bluetooth is the emerging local wireless technology backed by an industry consortium of over 2,200 of the world's leading companies. Red- M's BIASTM (Bluetooth Internet access server) technology provides advanced data, voice and video services to a range of Bluetooth enabled devices including computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), wireless application protocol (WAP) smart phones and other emerging information appliances. Red-M, an Associate Member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), won the first ever Award for Innovation at the annual Bluetooth Congress in June 2000 and more recently PC Magazine's 'Technical Innovation Award', and is widely recognized as a leading innovator in Bluetooth technology. In October 2000, Red-M announced the world's first Bluetooth networking product solutions. Information on Red-M can be found at www.red-m.com. For further information, contact: Christer Rindebratt, President and CEO E-mail: christer.rindebratt@pocitlabs.com Phone: +46(0) 18 65 62 00, mobile: +46(0) 709 79 35 01 Tony Grass, Vice President of Sales and Relations, E-mail: tony.grass@pocitlabs.com Phone: +46(0) 18 65 62 00, mobile: +46(0) 709 79 35 03 Rob Forbes, Public Relations Manager - Red-M E-mail: rob.forbes@red-m.com Phone: +44(0) 1753 661779 TM The BLUETOOTH trademarks are owned by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Sweden TM The BlueTalk trademark is owned by Pocit Labs, Sweden. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/24/20010424BIT00450/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/24/20010424BIT00450/bit0001.pdf