8/26/2003 - CirronetTM, Inc., a leading provider of industrial wireless data products, and BlueGiga Technologies, the leading supplier of industrial Bluetooth solutions, have signed a nonexclusive partnership agreement to integrate BlueGiga Technologies' WRAP THORTM short-range wireless modules into new Cirronet products slated for U.S. distribution later this year. Cirronet will also distribute the entire WRAP (Wireless Remote Access Platform) product line in the United States.
The WRAP THOR is a robust, compact, configurable Bluetooth module optimized for embedded applications. The module is available in both 10m and 100m range versions. It enables device manufacturers to easily add secure and robust wireless communications elements in new or existing applications. The module's compact size provides an easy, inexpensive way to integrate wireless short-range data links into industrial and commercial systems. Cirronet will add firmware to make the integrated products easy to use in serial, point-to-point applications. The WRAP product line also includes access points, cable replacers and software products.
"BlueGiga has demonstrated its leadership in wireless short-range communications with high-quality products that perform to expectations. Cirronet will add significant value through unique firmware functionality, packaging, antenna technology, integration and applications support said Tim Cutler, Cirronet's vice president of marketing. "We see a strong market need for a variety of unique industrialized implementations of a standards-based low-cost-technology products like BlueGiga's WRAP THOR."
BlueGiga gains U.S. distribution for its WRAP THOR modules and standalone products in Cirronet's line of industrial wireless products, which include transceiver modules, Ethernet bridges, network access points and standalone serial modems for OEMS and industrial designers.
"Cirronet products are highly regarded for their long-range communications capabilities in harsh industrial environments. We view Cirronet as an ideal partner for developing new applications and channels for our technology. We look forward to working with Cirronet in augmenting its products with low-cost, reliable short-range capabilities," said Jarkko Jukarainen, Managing Director of BlueGiga Technologies.
Atlanta-based Cirronet has well over a decade of success in developing innovative wireless data networking and communications products for industrial, OEM and Internet access markets. Employing proprietary frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) radio transmission technology, the company's products offer reliable, long range performance and unparalleled immunity against jamming and interference. Cirronet products are FCC and ETSI certified and operate in license-free ISM bands. For more information, visit www.cirronet.com.
BlueGiga Technologies Inc.
Located in Finland, BlueGiga Technologies specializes in integrating and commercializing Bluetooth products in access, module, and cable replacement product categories, all including a complete software-level application platform. BlueGiga products allow development and integration of remote monitoring (M2M), man-machine, telemetry and other wireless industrial products and complete applications. With this new generation of wireless data communications solutions, machines and other equipment can be wirelessly supervised and controlled remotely - any place, any time. Further information on the company and its products can be found at http://www.bluegiga.com. You can also send inquiries via e-mail to: email@example.com.
About Bluetooth wireless technology
Bluetooth is a worldwide specification for a small form factor, low-cost radio solution that provides links between mobile computers, mobile telephones, other portable hand-held devices, and industrial instruments, as well as connectivity to the Internet and other Wide-area networks, such as GPRS. The specification is developed, published, and promoted by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). More information concerning the Bluetooth standard can be found on the SIG's site at http://www.bluetooth.com.
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