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Tuesday, 04 December 2007

CradlePoint introduces battery powered ‘Personal WiFi Hotspot”

Pocket-sized router delivers nationwide WiFi access by leveraging Cellular Networks / using EVDO Cards and Phones

SAN JOSE, CA. — 12/4/2007

CradlePoint, Inc., announced today the availability of the PHS300 - a pocket-size, battery powered, Personal Hotspot (PHS) that lets mobile broadband subscribers extend Internet access to any WiFi enabled device and share connectivity with friends and colleagues.

Powered by CradlePoint’s unique WiPipe™ technology, the PHS300 is highly intuitive and requires no special software to enable easy broadband access via WiFi on PC’s, PDA’s, MP3 players, game devices, etc.

Similar in function to a home router, when combined with a 3G USB Cellular modem or 3G handset, the PHS automatically generates a secure, personal hotspot that follows subscribers wherever they go within coverage of their mobile broadband network. “With the PHS300, shared Internet access is simple and available at higher speeds with virtually unlimited coverage”, said Gary Oliverio, VP Marketing and Co-Founder of CradlePoint, Inc. “Plugging a phone or EVDO modem into the PHS creates an instant hotspot for consumers and enterprises that is flexible, reliable and secure.”

With the PHS300, customers can:

  • Get Broadband speeds over WiFi anywhere within their Cellular coverage
  • Connect from any WiFi capable device.
  • Set up an open or secure network in any fixed or mobile location
  • Share their Mobile Broadband account access with friends and colleagues

CradlePoint’s patent pending WiPipe™ technology also incorporates features that position WiFi as an acceptable and scalable business proposition for wireless carriers by extending their network reach to an ever-expanding list of WiFi enabled business and consumer devices.

Starting today, the Personal Hotspot will be available with support for a number of USB Modems from Sierra Wireless, Novatel Wireless, and Franklin Wireless. Data plans on these modems are available from Sprint and Verizon. In addition, select Cellular phones, PDA, and Blackberry devices can also be linked to the PHS300 to provide instant Internet access, provided that a ‘Tethered Data’ or ‘Phone-as-Modem’ data plan is activated. Announcements for compatibility with other devices and carriers are forthcoming. The PHS is available at an MSRP of $179 and comes with an AC adapter and user-replaceable Li Ion battery.

About CradlePoint

Cradlepoint engineers and manufactures docking cradles, cellular routers, and software platforms that facilitate secure mobile computing in the Web 2.0 world. From docking cradles for use with handheld terminals to sophisticated mobile enterprise routers, the company leverages telephony, Ethernet, and mobile broadband to make Internet access portable, simple, and robust. CradlePoint’s unique WiPipe™ technology provides access and traffic management to improve the security and quality of the online mobile experience and to support new revenue streams for network providers.

CradlePoint is a privately held company with headquarters in Boise, Idaho.


The PHS300 is being launched exclusively at

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