Mobile Users Find Local Hot Spots with My AvantGo

7/18/2003 - As Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) networking technology continues to gain ground, My AvantGo® has created a convenient Hot Spot Locator channel for personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smartphones. In addition to being able to access more than 2,500 channels of content – including news, weather, sports, travel and entertainment – My AvantGo users can now conveniently locate the nearest "hot spot" for Wi-Fi connectivity, simply by entering a local zip code or city. My AvantGo users can add the free Hot Spot Locator channel to their mobile device by visiting

"Wi-Fi is emerging as the next big thing for consumers, promising localized wireless access," said Neil Versen, senior director of My AvantGo at iAnywhere Solutions. "While My AvantGo provides consumers with flexible, always available access to information – whether wirelessly or offline – Wi-Fi technology delivers fast, wireless Internet access in public places, like coffee houses and airport lounges. My AvantGo’s 8 million registered users now have a simple and convenient way to locate their closest 'hot spots' when – and where – they need them.” The new Hot Spot Locator channel also includes information about how Wi-Fi systems work as well as a handy glossary of Wi-Fi-related names and acronyms.

Attendees and players at this week’s Sybase Big Apple Classic LPGA tournament at the Wykagyl Country Club can use the new My AvantGo Hot Spot Locator channel to identify areas of the tournament with wireless Internet access. Intel and iAnywhere Solutions have established a number of free-of-charge wireless "hot spots" throughout the Sybase Big Apple Classic to provide convenient, high-speed wireless Internet access to up-to-the-minute news, entertainment and sports information.

About My AvantGo
My AvantGo delivers rich, personalized content and applications to mobile device users. Today, more than 2,500 major brands, including American Airlines, CNET, CNN and The New York Times, leverage My AvantGo to target a highly desirable demographic of over eight million registered users. To learn more about My AvantGo visit

About iAnywhere Solutions
iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. empowers the unwired enterprise with always available access to enterprise information. More than 12,000 customers worldwide, including 78 of the Fortune 100, rely on iAnywhere SolutionsTM industry leading database for mobile, embedded and small to medium sized business environments as well as the company’s mobile middleware and m-Business solutions. In addition, the company’s My AvantGo® service is one of the world’s largest mobile applications. iAnywhere Solutions is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY). Visit for more information.

AvantGo, My AvantGo, the AvantGo logo, iAnywhere Solutions and iAnywhere are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. ® indicates registration in the United States of America.

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