Press Release Summary:
Plug2Net for Palm OS enables non-wireless Palm Powered users to connect to Internet via USB, serial, infrared, and Bluetooth interfaces. From any Internet-aware Windows PC, users can download Plug2Net desktop software and access email, browse Internet, or manage corporate data on their PDAs. Pass-through connection via desktop software enacts security controls on client's PC to ensure no data from client's PC or network is copied to PDA.
Original Press Release:
Corsoft Launches New Version of Plug2Net at PalmSource Conference
Plug2Net now enables non-wireless Palm Powered users to connect to the Internet via USB, serial, infrared and Bluetooth
SAN JOSE (PALMSOURCE CONFERENCE) - - February 10, 2004 - - At the PalmSource Developer Conference, Corsoft Corp. today announced the latest version of Plug2Net for Palm OS. This easy-to-use solution now enables users to connect their Palm Powered device to the Internet via USB and Bluetooth.
"We believe Plug2Net has now become an even more powerful solution that enables Palm Powered users to connect to the Internet easily, regardless of whether their device-of-choice comes equipped with built-in wireless connectivity options or not," said Larry Berkin, director of developer marketing, for PalmSource. "Using its expertise in mobile messaging, Corsoft has created a simple solution that leverages the flexibility of Palm OS and is designed to give mobile professionals access to Internet data using USB, serial, infrared and Bluetooth."
Mobile professionals often need to access the Internet to obtain and manage information while on-the-go. Sales professionals, field service employees, and traveling executives, to name a few, benefit from the ability to download email correspondence, corporate data, and Web pages to their handhelds Unfortunately, wireless connectivity options and the lack of ubiquitous coverage (especially for those who travel internationally) result in difficulties in accessing and managing data. Plug2Net provides supplemental access to the Internet regardless of cellular service, enabling users to access their critical data via multiple connectivity options on their devices: USB, serial, infrared or Bluetooth.
From any Internet-aware Windows PC, users can download the Plug2Net desktop software from Corsoft's Web site (www.corsoft.com) and within minutes start accessing email, browsing the Internet or managing corporate data on their PDAs. For example, a sales representative visiting the office of a client can connect their PDA to a local Windows PC, download Plug2Net desktop software, and begin downloading emails, sales reports and their updated travel itinerary to be viewed later while riding on the airplane back to the home office. The Plug2Net pass-through connection via the desktop software enacts security controls on the client's PC to ensure no data from the client's PC or network is copied to the PDA.
Users of non-wireless handhelds can leverage the Internet connectivity of their cell phones to connect to the Internet by using serial, infrared or Bluetooth interfaces. This capability allows users to access the Internet with their PDAs at times when they are traveling and a PC is not available. Plug2Net provides one-tap connectivity to most cellular carriers in the U.S. with an option to define custom configurations. The phone interface provides users with simplified dial-up connectivity.
The optional Plug2Net infrared adapter is a very small (thumb-sized) device with an infrared port and includes a retractable cable. The adapter simply attaches to the USB port on any Internet-connected Windows PC and enables IR connectivity between a laptop and a Palm OS device. The thumb-sized Plug2Net adapter is only 1.8" x 0.7" x 0.3".
Plug2Net is available for US$34.95, or it can be purchased with the infrared adapter for US$99.95. For a limited time, Plug2Net software can be purchased as a bundle with Corsoft's email application, Aileron, for only $69.95 (a savings of $14.95 if the two applications are purchased individually).
About Corsoft Corporation
Corsoft Corporation is the leading provider of wireless software solutions enhancing business productivity for mobile professionals. Today, Corsoft provides a comprehensive suite of business quality messaging solutions that enable mail management (including attachments) for corporate and personal mailboxes with a secure unified mailbox on all Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and mobile phone devices that operate on the Palm OS, regardless of wireless coverage. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at www.corsoft.com.
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