ReefEdge and Axis Communications Partner to Deliver Enterprise Solutions for Bluetooth(TM) Connectivity

Companies to Offer End-to-End Secure and Managed

Bluetooth Wireless Networks for Enterprises



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from ReefEdge Inc.

    FORT LEE, N.J., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ReefEdge Inc., a wireless
 networking software company, and Axis Communications, a leader in network
 connectivity and emerging wireless Internet-based services, today announced a
 joint partnership.  The two companies have teamed up to solve the challenges
 of implementing Bluetooth enterprise solutions, such as security, connectivity
 and compatibility, by merging ReefEdge's wireless networking software with
 Bluetooth access technology from Axis.  The partnership will enable Axis and
 ReefEdge to deliver enterprise solutions based on Bluetooth connectivity.
     Axis Communications provides a scalable system platform based on
 unlicensed radio technologies such as Bluetooth wireless technology, which
 opens up opportunities for partners to develop applications, build mobile
 networks and provide proximity-based services.  The ReefEdge Mobile Domain(TM)
 empowers mobile users to access applications, services and information, to
 collectively communicate across an open platform and interface with networked
 resources such as printers and projectors.  Axis will join the ReefEdge Beta
 program, and ReefEdge will join the Axis Mobile Internet Partner program.
     "Axis was the first company in the world to demonstrate a functional
 Bluetooth Access Point and is an established leader in Bluetooth wireless
 technology, making them a natural partner for us," said Evan Sohn, Vice
 President of Strategic Sales and Market Development for ReefEdge.  "Our
 partnership with Axis allows us to rapidly deploy our wireless networking
 software to enterprises looking to exploit the capabilities of Bluetooth
 wireless technology."
     "ReefEdge is an innovator in the development of wireless networking
 software," said Patrik von Bergen, Director of Business Development, Mobile
 Internet Division, at Axis Communications.  "Together we are able to offer an
 integrated, flexible and open solution for secure and managed wireless
 networks for enterprises."
 
     About Axis
     The Axis Communications Group, with the parent company Axis AB, is a
 leader in network connectivity and emerging wireless Internet based services.
 The company is at the forefront of developing network appliance solutions that
 enable people and organizations to get easy and immediate access to devices
 and services.  Axis is one of the global leaders in several key thin server
 and network device markets, such as printer, storage and video connectivity,
 and is doing pioneering work in the rapidly expanding markets of wireless and
 mobile communications.  Founded in 1984, Axis employs more than 500 people
 worldwide, including the 50 percent owned subsidiary, Netch Technologies.  The
 group had a turnover of approximately 695 MSEK in the financial year
 1999/2000.  Axis is headquartered in Lund, Sweden and has a total of 28
 offices throughout North America, Asia and Europe.  Axis is a publicly traded
 company on the OM Stockholm Exchange's O-list.  Information about Axis can be
 found at http://www.axis.com.
 
     About ReefEdge Inc.
     ReefEdge builds wireless networking software that enables enterprises to
 create secure, managed in-building wireless systems using the latest
 short-range technology, such as Bluetooth and 802.11.  The ReefEdge Mobile
 Domain(TM) empowers mobile users to access applications, services and
 information, collectively communicate across an open platform and interface
 with networked resources such as printers and projectors, and allows IT
 managers to quickly, economically and securely deploy large numbers of mobile
 devices.  Formed in 2000, ReefEdge is co-founded by former AT&T, IBM and
 Prodigy senior executives.  For additional information, visit their website at
 http://www.reefedge.com.
 
     BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Telefon AB LM Ericsson.
     Mobile Domain is a registered trademark of ReefEdge, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE ReefEdge Inc.
    FORT LEE, N.J., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ReefEdge Inc., a wireless
 networking software company, and Axis Communications, a leader in network
 connectivity and emerging wireless Internet-based services, today announced a
 joint partnership.  The two companies have teamed up to solve the challenges
 of implementing Bluetooth enterprise solutions, such as security, connectivity
 and compatibility, by merging ReefEdge's wireless networking software with
 Bluetooth access technology from Axis.  The partnership will enable Axis and
 ReefEdge to deliver enterprise solutions based on Bluetooth connectivity.
     Axis Communications provides a scalable system platform based on
 unlicensed radio technologies such as Bluetooth wireless technology, which
 opens up opportunities for partners to develop applications, build mobile
 networks and provide proximity-based services.  The ReefEdge Mobile Domain(TM)
 empowers mobile users to access applications, services and information, to
 collectively communicate across an open platform and interface with networked
 resources such as printers and projectors.  Axis will join the ReefEdge Beta
 program, and ReefEdge will join the Axis Mobile Internet Partner program.
     "Axis was the first company in the world to demonstrate a functional
 Bluetooth Access Point and is an established leader in Bluetooth wireless
 technology, making them a natural partner for us," said Evan Sohn, Vice
 President of Strategic Sales and Market Development for ReefEdge.  "Our
 partnership with Axis allows us to rapidly deploy our wireless networking
 software to enterprises looking to exploit the capabilities of Bluetooth
 wireless technology."
     "ReefEdge is an innovator in the development of wireless networking
 software," said Patrik von Bergen, Director of Business Development, Mobile
 Internet Division, at Axis Communications.  "Together we are able to offer an
 integrated, flexible and open solution for secure and managed wireless
 networks for enterprises."
 
     About Axis
     The Axis Communications Group, with the parent company Axis AB, is a
 leader in network connectivity and emerging wireless Internet based services.
 The company is at the forefront of developing network appliance solutions that
 enable people and organizations to get easy and immediate access to devices
 and services.  Axis is one of the global leaders in several key thin server
 and network device markets, such as printer, storage and video connectivity,
 and is doing pioneering work in the rapidly expanding markets of wireless and
 mobile communications.  Founded in 1984, Axis employs more than 500 people
 worldwide, including the 50 percent owned subsidiary, Netch Technologies.  The
 group had a turnover of approximately 695 MSEK in the financial year
 1999/2000.  Axis is headquartered in Lund, Sweden and has a total of 28
 offices throughout North America, Asia and Europe.  Axis is a publicly traded
 company on the OM Stockholm Exchange's O-list.  Information about Axis can be
 found at http://www.axis.com.
 
     About ReefEdge Inc.
     ReefEdge builds wireless networking software that enables enterprises to
 create secure, managed in-building wireless systems using the latest
 short-range technology, such as Bluetooth and 802.11.  The ReefEdge Mobile
 Domain(TM) empowers mobile users to access applications, services and
 information, collectively communicate across an open platform and interface
 with networked resources such as printers and projectors, and allows IT
 managers to quickly, economically and securely deploy large numbers of mobile
 devices.  Formed in 2000, ReefEdge is co-founded by former AT&T, IBM and
 Prodigy senior executives.  For additional information, visit their website at
 http://www.reefedge.com.
 
     BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Telefon AB LM Ericsson.
     Mobile Domain is a registered trademark of ReefEdge, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  ReefEdge Inc.