ReefEdge and WIDCOMM Partner to Optimize Bluetooth Networking for the Enterprise

Companies Signal Joint Customer, Partnership and Product Planning Programs



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from ReefEdge, Inc.

    FORT LEE, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ReefEdge, Inc., a wireless
 networking software company, today announced a strategic alliance with
 WIDCOMM, a world leader in short-range wireless communications and Bluetooth
 networking technology.  The two companies will partner to deliver enterprise
 networking solutions based on Bluetooth connectivity.
     The alliance will allow WIDCOMM's BlueGate family of Bluetooth network
 access points to interoperate with ReefEdge wireless networking software to
 deliver the ReefEdge Mobile Domain(TM).  The ReefEdge Mobile Domain enables
 mobile users to access applications, services and information, to collectively
 communicate across an open platform, and to interface with networked resources
 such as printers and projectors.
     ReefEdge will optimize its software to work with BlueGate network access
 points and other Bluetooth device clients.  ReefEdge will deploy WIDCOMM
 network access points as part of its pilot program, currently in production.
 WIDCOMM may represent the joint solution to its enterprise customers.
     "Corporate productivity hinges upon convenient, easy access to essential
 information," commented Hiep Pham, WIDCOMM President and CEO.  "Wireless
 networking technologies from WIDCOMM and ReefEdge can empower workers by
 keeping them connected to enterprise resources without having to pay for wide-
 area wireless airtime.  Bluetooth mobility maximizes network power: users can
 focus on what to do with information rather than waste time worrying how to
 get it or share it."
     "WIDCOMM is a proven leader in the Bluetooth industry and is an excellent
 partner for us as we create products that enhance the versatility of corporate
 networks," said Inder Gopal, CEO and co-founder of ReefEdge.  "Thanks to
 ongoing innovations in Bluetooth technology, such as the union of our Mobile
 Domain and WIDCOMM's BlueGate network access point, mobility is increasingly
 available and affordable for smooth day-to-day operations within enterprises.
 ReefEdge's Mobile Domain is a ground-breaking solution that meets enterprise
 security and manageability needs."
 
     About WIDCOMM
     WIDCOMM, Inc. ("Wireless Internet and Data/Voice Communications") is a
 leading provider of networking solutions based on short-range wireless
 communications technologies.  Founded in June 1998, the privately held company
 produced the first Bluetooth certified product in the world. WIDCOMM creates
 technologies that enable leading consumer electronics, networking,
 telecommunication and semi-conductor companies to reduce time-to-market and
 build interoperable wireless technology into their products.  For more
 information, please visit http://www.WIDCOMM.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 our website at
 http://www.reefedge.com.
 
 

SOURCE ReefEdge, Inc.
    FORT LEE, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ReefEdge, Inc., a wireless
 networking software company, today announced a strategic alliance with
 WIDCOMM, a world leader in short-range wireless communications and Bluetooth
 networking technology.  The two companies will partner to deliver enterprise
 networking solutions based on Bluetooth connectivity.
     The alliance will allow WIDCOMM's BlueGate family of Bluetooth network
 access points to interoperate with ReefEdge wireless networking software to
 deliver the ReefEdge Mobile Domain(TM).  The ReefEdge Mobile Domain enables
 mobile users to access applications, services and information, to collectively
 communicate across an open platform, and to interface with networked resources
 such as printers and projectors.
     ReefEdge will optimize its software to work with BlueGate network access
 points and other Bluetooth device clients.  ReefEdge will deploy WIDCOMM
 network access points as part of its pilot program, currently in production.
 WIDCOMM may represent the joint solution to its enterprise customers.
     "Corporate productivity hinges upon convenient, easy access to essential
 information," commented Hiep Pham, WIDCOMM President and CEO.  "Wireless
 networking technologies from WIDCOMM and ReefEdge can empower workers by
 keeping them connected to enterprise resources without having to pay for wide-
 area wireless airtime.  Bluetooth mobility maximizes network power: users can
 focus on what to do with information rather than waste time worrying how to
 get it or share it."
     "WIDCOMM is a proven leader in the Bluetooth industry and is an excellent
 partner for us as we create products that enhance the versatility of corporate
 networks," said Inder Gopal, CEO and co-founder of ReefEdge.  "Thanks to
 ongoing innovations in Bluetooth technology, such as the union of our Mobile
 Domain and WIDCOMM's BlueGate network access point, mobility is increasingly
 available and affordable for smooth day-to-day operations within enterprises.
 ReefEdge's Mobile Domain is a ground-breaking solution that meets enterprise
 security and manageability needs."
 
     About WIDCOMM
     WIDCOMM, Inc. ("Wireless Internet and Data/Voice Communications") is a
 leading provider of networking solutions based on short-range wireless
 communications technologies.  Founded in June 1998, the privately held company
 produced the first Bluetooth certified product in the world. WIDCOMM creates
 technologies that enable leading consumer electronics, networking,
 telecommunication and semi-conductor companies to reduce time-to-market and
 build interoperable wireless technology into their products.  For more
 information, please visit http://www.WIDCOMM.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 our website at
 http://www.reefedge.com.
 
 SOURCE  ReefEdge, Inc.