Press Release 2009 Vol. 10
六 02, 2009
Press Release 2009 Vol. 10

Smartcom and Pretec Demonstrates H220 IntellicableTM - The Most Convenient and Economical Wireless Internet Connection Device

"Taipei, Taiwan June 2nd, 2009 - Pretec, the pioneer to offer world's first GPRS/GSM in Compact Flash form factor since 2003, and Smartcom, a French Design and Development Company of wireless Communication products and Software, today announce and demonstrate the H220 IntellicableTM; the most convenient and economical device to connect internet by transforming any mobile handset into a 2.5G/3G/3.5G/4G modem for netbook or laptop users, at Computex Taipei 2009 (Nangang Exhibition Hall, Booth # K110, K209, K114, K213).

Research* indicates the number of US mobile internet subscribers increased 28% from 74 million to 95 million between Q1 2007 and Q1 2008.

Many of such users would want to use their mobile handset as a modem to connect if set-up was easier. Currently Wireless USB/Express Card modems on the market are either too costly and/or too complicated to configure. With the H220 IntellicableTM, users can enjoy quick plug & play internet connection by linking their 2.5G/3G/3.5G/4G mobile handset to their notebook/laptop without any configuration hassle.
"The H220 IntellicableTM is convenient and beneficial both for consumers as well as for Telecom operators worldwide" said Mr. Gordon Yu, President of Pretec. "Most mobile internet users are occasional users, therefore it would be more economical to use the H220 IntellicableTM versus buying a USB modem and engaging to 1 - 2 years of data subscriptions"

The price for connecting through H220 IntellicableTM is more than 50% less than connecting through a standalone HSDPA modem.

The H220 IntellicableTM comes with Type A plug on one end for laptop and Mini-B plug on the other for mobile handsets (other phone connectors are also supported).

"We have developed this device and a special Mobile Connection Software "EPSILON"TM based on our patented WellphoneTM and the SeamlessKeyTM technologies" said Mr. Shane Armani, Director of Global Business Development & Sales of Smartcom, "Our technology allows a seamless auto-run, auto-connect, auto-configuration of Mobile phones or modems on multiple OS (Windows, Mac, Linux) computers and platforms sharing similar connection speeds and UI. We are very proud of our collaboration with Pretec as they are prominent OEM/ODM manufacturer and design house having strong distribution presence and partners worldwide".

Compared with other connection kits, Wellphone EpsilonTM takes up less memory space, faster set-up time and less than 10 seconds to be connected to the internet. No Software is installed and it will not leave any trace in the host computer. The IntellicableTM is also a 1GB memory storage key (optional up to 8GB) to store any data (Files, Presentations, Photos, Music) from the handset or PC and conveniently charges mobile phones while connected to a laptop.

To date, the H220 IntellicableTM has demonstrated proven success working with major mobile phones from RIM Blackberry, Motorola, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and many more, connecting seamlessly on any network by automatically configuring the handset with the operator settings.

All these characteristics have made the H220 IntellicableTM a perfect device to be bundled with a mobile phone, notebook or offered as a gift or a promotional give-away or simply sold as a Cellular Connection Accessory through mass merchandisers. It is planned to begin shipping of the H220 IntellicableTM to major wireless carriers and handset merchandisers around the world by Q4 2009.

*Source from the research report by Nielsen Mobile "Critical Mass: The Worldwide State of the Mobile Web" July 2008

About Smartcom:
Smartcom designs and develops wireless communication software for secure and universal device connectivity to the internet.
Our technology provides full compatibility on multi platforms or OS (Windows, MAC, Linux), seamless and simple connectivity management between any device and wireless technologies(GSM, CDMA, EVDO, HSPA, TD-SCDMA, BT, GPS, Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, NFC...).
We provide solutions for wireless and cable Carriers, PC and peripheral manufacturers, enterprises, device manufacturers, also OEM/ODM services and device management.
Smartcom was created in 2001 in Sophia Antipolis, France. With over 100 employees and strong presence in EMEA, APAC, and the Americas, it designs and develops innovative wireless applications and software suites to connect any device to the internet.

Smartcom's software suite Wellphone, provides "on the go" internet connectivity using the "Zero Click", "Zero CD", Plug and Surf" and other patented technologies. Today these concepts have become standard connectivity methods, as most operators have adapted to them quickly. Wellphone securely and seamlessly connects a device (notebooks, Mobile phones, modems and other peripherals) to the internet within seconds without any configuration needed. Additionally, it provides services such as, security, authentication, and using your mobile phone as a modem.
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Worldwide Marketing, Business Development, Sales
Shane Armani

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