EnGenius Technologies, Sputnik to Launch WiFi Hotspot Solution

| April 14, 2009

EnGenius Technologies Inc., a provider of long range wireless hardware, is teaming up with San Francisco-based Sputnik Inc., a provider of Software-as-a-Service (Saas) for venue-branded, access-controlled wireless networks, to offer a powerful, easy-to-deploy Wifi hotspot solution. There are now 3.3 million Wifi hot spots in the United States alone. EnGenius Technologies and Sputnik plan to feed the public's insatiable appetite for wireless service with the introduction of a complete, flexible hotspot solution that can be deployed in a range of industries, including hospitality, retail and transportation.

The EnGenius-Sputnik solution unites two innovative wireless products making it easy to set up or expand Wifi hotspot networks. It includes several of EnGenius' high-performance wireless access points: the ECB3500 and EAP-3660 for indoor deployment and the EOC-2610 and EOC1650 for outdoors. Sputnik's customizable software, which enables efficient management of access-controlled Wifi hot spots, completes the package.

The solution is adaptable to any size business or industry interested in offering paid or free Wifi hotspot service. Due to the long-range capabilities and expandability of EnGenius' hardware, service providers can offer complete coverage in sites as small as cafes or as large as shopping malls. In addition, the EnGenius products can be used at outdoor venues, such as marinas or golf courses.

The award-winning SputnikNet service allows for maximum flexibility and customizability to meet specific needs of any industry or business type. Retail stores, restaurants and cafes, entertainment venues, hotels, public transportation hubs, multi-tenet dwellings and healthcare facilities around the world use SputnikNet for managed Wifi hotspots. Once activated, SputnikNet can enable service providers to control wireless security elements such as authentication, access-control and content filtering, and to customize branding elements such as captive portals, welcome pages and advertising.    

The EnGenius-Sputnik solution provides a one-stop answer for businesses needing an affordable, easy-to-use, and flexible Wifi hot spot solution. And, as wifi hotspot networks grow, this innovative solution, both hardware and software, is completely expandable and adaptable.

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