Junxion and Novatel Partner to Accelerate Introduction of Junxion Box

    September 7, 2004

Junxion and Novatel Wireless announced today a strategic partnership to accelerate introduction of Junxion’s newly released mobile connection gateway solution called the Junxion Box.

The Junxion Box is a portable device that makes it easy to connect to high-speed wireless data networks operated by carriers including Sprint, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless and Cingular Wireless. Inside the device is proprietary firmware that creates a bridge between the modems that connect to the cellular providers’ networks and commonly used computing devices (e.g. laptops, desktops, PDAs) that connect to the Internet through standard wireless (Wi-Fi) or wired (Ethernet) interfaces.

Multiple users can connect simultaneously to a Junxion Box, allowing for portable local area networking and Internet access via the current common data service technologies (1xRTT, EDGE) as well as higher-speed 3G technologies (1xEV-DO, UMTS, OFDM, etc.) being deployed by wireless carriers worldwide. Anticipating the device will drive incremental sales of carrier data service subscriptions and PC card modems, Novatel is supporting Junxion’s business development, product development and marketing initiatives.

“We see Junxion meeting a real need in the wireless data market with their device and we also see an opportunity for incremental revenue for our products as well as a source for new data service activations for wireless carriers,” said Brad Weinert, Novatel Wireless’ Vice President of Business Development.

While supporting PC card modems from all major manufacturers, Junxion views its Novatel partnership as a timely endorsement of its product.

“Novatel is an extraordinarily valuable partner. They enjoy a highly influential market position just as ‘true’ 3G data is being deployed on a large scale,” said John Daly, Junxion’s Vice President of Business Development and Marketing.

Trio Teknologies, the leading wireless data solution “value-added distributor,” will provide distribution and customer support services for Junxion products within the U.S. A national master agent for Sprint, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless and Cingular Wireless, TrioTek also distributes wireless-specific middleware and hardware solutions through a network of more than 500 enterprise-focused dealers within the U.S.

“The Junxion Box represents the next step in wireless data evolution as we have the convergence of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) and Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) technologies in one box providing a unique and compelling solution to numerous mobile and static vertical applications,” said Trio Teknologies’ President Gordon Dahl. “End-users with 802.11 equipped laptops and handhelds essentially can use the Junxion Box as a mobile wireless access point. It provides group network access anywhere the carriers have coverage on national CDMA and GRPS networks.”

Junxion shipped last month the first commercially available Junxion Boxes to customers representing targeted market segments including government; education; large enterprise; small and medium business; professional services; and construction management.

Customer applications of the Junxion Box vary widely, including portable networks for mobile work teams and events; mobile networks; fixed/permanent connectivity; and redundant/emergency connectivity.

“We’re right on track with our market-entry strategy, and the timing couldn’t be better,” said David Hsiao, Junxion’s president. “The wireless carriers are deploying 3G wireless data network technologies in earnest, and Junxion looks forward to helping our customers fully realize the utility of those networks.”

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