2hotspot.com Announces Funding and Launch of WiFi Sharing Service for Microsoft Windows PCs

Mar 28, 2006, 00:00 ET from Alepo USA

    AUSTIN, Texas, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- WiFi sharing receives a boost with
 a new software and service that enable anyone to create wireless communities
 and share a broadband connection.  The software comes coupled with a web
 service which uses a web 2.0 application that enables remote management of
 multiple hotspot locations from anywhere.
     2hotspot has been running a low profile beta in the last couple of months
 where over 10,000 downloads of 2hotspot controller have been recorded.  "Many
 of our beta users are excited with this simple way to create their own
 hotspots.  We are also excited about the social elements of the software,"
 says 2hotspot co-founder Oleg Rabinovich.  "We are trying to take wireless
 networks beyond access, offering new ways to interact within communities.
 This might end up being the killer app that will make organic mesh networks a
 reality."
     Computer users running a Microsoft Windows operating system can download a
 hotspot controller from http://www.2hotspot.com and start their own hotspot
 immediately.  With this free software, users can create local network
 communities, enabling them to share an internet connection, participate in
 local bulletin boards, chats, and forums with or without internet service, and
 even run a small business, with the capacity to charge users for internet
 access.
     2hotspot is hardware neutral and supports all wireless routers and access
 points, in contrast to other WiFi sharing startups like Fon & WiBiki that run
 only on routers that are open-wrt compatible.  "If you want to start a
 hotspot, you can do it now, cost and hassle free," adds Rabinovich.  "There is
 no need to order special hardware online."  2hotspot can be used anywhere --
 at home, at school, at the office, and even onboard a plane.
     For any kind of user looking to launch a small hotspot, whether as purely
 a local networked community, or a small business venture, 2hotspot gives them
 the ability to do so without cost for either software or hardware.  2hotspot
 puts advanced telecommunications technology within reach for local
 communities.
     Additionally, 2hotspot announces the closing of an internal funding round
 led by Alepo Technologies, Inc. (http://www.alepo.com ), a leader in
 telecommunications software technology, which also provided 2hotspot.com with
 technologies used by commercial hotspot networks worldwide.  The funding in
 cash and services will be used for marketing and R&D.
 
      Contact:  Christina Shideler of Alepo USA, +1-512-879-1013
 
 

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