Novatel Wireless MiFi® DLNA Server Receives Certification for Seamless Sharing of Digital Media Across Multiple Platforms

SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced that it has been granted certification from the Digital Living Network Alliance® (DLNA) for its MiFi® 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.  

The MiFi DLNA® Server resides on the MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and runs on the MiFi OS™ as an application to provide simple, hassle-free media sharing. The MiFi DLNA Server enables users to browse, play and share movies, music and photos anywhere, anytime, on any DLNA-compatible device. Users effortlessly access their media stored on a microSDHC™ card inserted in the MiFi device, stream to their screen of choice, and enjoy.

"The DLNA CERTIFIED® MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot improves the end user experience by allowing mobile access to a users personal content such as video, music or pictures and allowing that content to be shared across multiple devices," said Rob Hadley, CMO of Novatel Wireless. "We are excited to see the rapid adoption of DLNA Certified devices and believe our MiFi DLNA Server is a great application to empower consumers to share and communicate anywhere with industry leading ease-of-use."

The MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot will be the first DLNA Certified® device commercially available. AT&T will be the first wireless carrier to offer this service with the MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.

The MiFi DLNA Server enables seamless access to digital content on DLNA-compatible DVD and Blu-ray players, game consoles, televisions, tablets, mobile devices, computers, audio video systems, digital frames, home theater devices and more. The MiFi DLNA server makes it easy to share both user-generated and syndicated digital content without complicated configuration and without having to copy, move and synch media files on multiple devices.

User scenarios with the MiFi DLNA Server include:

  • Stream movies to your laptop and/or watch directly on your living room TV
  • Listen to music stored on a microSDHC™ card on your home sound system
  • In the van, let the kids watch one video on a Galaxy Tab® and another on an iPod touch®
  • Share vacation photos on the grandparents' TV using their Blu-ray® player
  • Film the wedding reception, slip the microSDHC card into the MiFi device, and share the movie instantly on an iPad®

According to ABI Research there were more than 440 million DLNA Certified devices already installed in users' homes at the end of 2010. ABI Research estimates there will be nearly two billion DLNA Certified devices in homes worldwide by 2014.

Novatel Wireless will demonstrate its MiFi® 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot with its MiFi DLNA Server at CTIA Wireless in Orlando on March 22-24, 2011 at booth #3416.

About Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of intelligent wireless solutions based on 2G, 3G and 4G technologies providing wireless connectivity.  The Company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Novatel Wireless' Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products, software, USB modems, embedded modules and smart M2M modules provide innovative anywhere, anytime communications solutions for consumers and enterprises. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.  A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein.  These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual property rights.  These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless' filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2011 Novatel Wireless, Inc.  All rights reserved.  The Novatel Wireless name and logo, MiFi, and MiFi OS are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc.  Other Company, product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts:

Charlotte Rubin

Cara Sloman


Novatel Wireless

Nadel Phelan


(858) 812-3431

(831) 440-2411


crubin@nvtl.com

cara@nadelphelan.com



SOURCE Novatel Wireless, Inc.



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