STOCKHOLM and SOUTHLAKE, Texas — Leading technology companies Transat Technologies and Aptilo Networks team up to provide a combined platform solution for authentication, mediation and seamless roaming management for WLAN deployment.
Swedish Aptilo Networks has an established system solution for public WLAN networks, Hotspots, and Transat Technologies has a leading solution for 802.11-subscriber connectivity with authentication via SIM card technology. Jointly the two companies now can offer a complete, proven, carrier grade software solution set that enables multiple payment method choices: credit card, subscription based user id/password, vouchers, pre-paid and post-paid and mobile phone subscription SIM/Smartcard. Trial systems are already set up with customers in Asia and Europe.
“Our different approaches to the public WLAN market gives leverage to our joint market offering with obvious value to the customer,” said Jan Sjonell VP Sales, Aptilo Networks.
As part of today’s announcement, Transat Technologies and Aptilo Networks will deliver a combined software solution suite that makes it possible for any service provider, operator and owner of a public area to provide mobile users with a secure, high-speed wireless and wired access to information services and the Internet on the spot with a choice of authentication methods to fit their needs. The combined solution allows for both central as well as local or decentralized architecture. This makes managing a small or large number of hotspots simple, easy and very affordable.
“We are proud to be working with Aptilo to deliver advanced data management features to this Hotspot Solution,” said VP Sales, Chris Rogers, Transat Technologies.
The both companies will show the solution at The Wireless LAN Event in London on May 22, booth 9B. (www.wlanevent.com)
About the Technology
Transat brings to the solution components that are a direct extension of the wireless GSM GPRS core network. Fundamental to the approach is to provide for 802.11 subscriber connectivity and hand off from the carrier network. Aptilo brings components for management, authorization, authentication and accounting and in addition several methods for pre- and post payment. The combined Transat/Aptilo product offering delivers a true evolutionary path with scalability for ease of entry with Pin and password to the secure authentication of SIM / smartcard. The solution integrates on a single platform the ability to automatically link multiple public wireless LAN and multiple cellular networks and enables roaming using existing SS7 inter-operator signaling infrastructure. Mobile operators can create inter-networking agreements with wireless Internet service providers or public wireless LAN aggregators and still extend – and bill for – public wireless LAN service to their own customers under their own brand.
About Transat Technologies
Transat provides carrier-grade software systems for the integration of wireless LAN and carrier grade networks. Transat’s software is in commercial service today with the WERoam Service throughout Europe. Transat software enables SIM, smart-card based, prepaid and pin and password authentication, controlling network access and inter-network roaming. Uniquely, Transat creates transparency of services between wireless and WLAN networks enabling carriers to create a simple, secure user experience similar to a cellular phone. Public access and enterprise systems are supported. Transat is headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, with regional offices in Singapore, London and Spain. Transat is funded by Acorn Campus, Bay Partners, Genesis Campus and Intel Capital.
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks develops and provides Hotspot solutions for wired or wireless unlicensed networks, such as WLAN (802.11) and Bluetooth, and provides Hotspot based solutions and services to operators and venue owners. Aptilo’s solutions and services offer operators of Hotspots a convenient and effective way to integrate access points in an advanced public hotspot environments. It enables payment via service subscription, hotel bill, credit cards, by integration with mobile operators to pay with mobile phone subscriptions and also other payment enablers such as iPASS/GRIC and other customer bases. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, with a regional office for Asia-Pacific in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Aptilo was 2002 aWårded the “Newcomer of the Year” for its system solution that according to the aWårded jury’s motivation is “A solution that makes it possible to quickly and easy use the Mobile Internet. Exactly what is needed to increase usage of more advanced mobile services.” More information about Aptilo Networks can be found at: www.aptilo.com.
Jan Sjönell, VP Sales and Marketing
Aptilo Networks AB
Tel: +46 733 682 682
Cari Rhodes, Director of Marketing
Tel: +1 817 481 4412×142