CSR, Rappore Provide Development Tools for PDA Applications

8/6/2002 - CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio), a leader in single-chip wireless solutions, and Rappore TechnologiesTM, a leader of wireless connectivity and security software and services, formed an alliance. A sample CD of Rappore’s Bluetooth host protocol stack, profiles and My Wirefree NetworkTM user interface will be bundled with every CSR CompactSira, CSR’s compact flash format development kit. The solution provides a low cost development tool for PDA based applications. The CD also contains information regarding Rappore Technologies and My Wirefree Network software.

Rappore’s BQB certified software and innovative My Wirefree Network user interface enables Bluetooth users to transfer documents, business cards, and other objects between supported Pocket PC devices and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. The software supports multiple Bluetooth profiles including Service Discovery (SDP), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Serial Port (SPP), Headset, LAN, Access (LAP), Dial-Up Networking (DUN), Personal Area Networking (PAN) and PANU ActiveSync.

Clive Chelsom-Pill, Commercial Manager of CSR comments "The CSR Partner Program is creating the most extensive collection of alliances with strategic companies. Our alliance with Rappore Technologies is central in helping CSR deliver the world’s most advanced solutions for Bluetooth applications." Chelsom-Pill continued "We are very pleased to welcome Rappore as a very competent third-party software CE stack partner."

Dr. William A Hogan, Rappore Technologies President and CEO adds "The increased amount of new Pocket PC devices has made this relationship very timely. The Rappore devotion to developing superior products has been established by our partnership with the leader in Bluetooth single-chip radio devices."

The Rappore Technologies stack, protocols, and user interface coupled with CSR’s 2.4 GHz Bluetooth single-chip radio device provide developers an effective solution for PDAs and other communications devices.

About Rappore Technologies (www.rappore.com)
Rappore Technologies delivers truly reliable and secure wirefree software and services, integrating both Wi-Fi (802.11) and Bluetooth with other wireless technologies to work together, and expands secure ad-hoc wireless access to the wired network. The company provides software products enabling wireless connectivity for notebook and personal computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and a variety of embedded devices including gateway servers, Internet access points, portable office equipment, automotive computing, cellular phones, medical equipment, and industrial automation products. Rappore Technologies’ Professional Services organization provides assistance to companies working to integrate 802.11, Bluetooth and other wireless technologies into their product designs. The company is privately held and is venture funded by Ridgewood Capital, Rocket Ventures, EsNet Group Ltd., Panasonic/Matsushita and others.

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