CUPERTINO, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- AeON Wireless, Inc. has updated its AeONsafe wireless network to provide iPhone users with an expanded number of secured Wi-Fi at public hotspots.
CUPERTINO, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ — AeON Wireless, Inc. has updated its AeONsafe wireless network to provide iPhone users with an expanded number of secured Wi-Fi at public hotspots.
The company has updated the software in its wireless network to provide iPhone users with encrypted, secured access. More than 600 iPhone users entered the network the first week following Apple's release of the popular new device. The service is free to iPhone users.
Secured Wi-Fi for Public Venues
Public venues, such as those provided by T-mobile Hotspot, AT&T Wi-Fi, Google Wi-Fi, and MetroFi provide wireless users with unsecured Internet access.
"AeONsafe generates keys that users copy to log into the secured network," says Jing Wang, co-founder of AeON. "Since the iPhone lacks text copying, we allow iPhone users to create and tap in their own keys."
As reported by the New York Times and the San Jose Business Journal, unsecured means that Wi-Fi users risk identity theft. AeON provides an alternate, patent-pending method for users at public venues to acquire personal keys and encrypt Internet access. This method is seamlessly accessible at all AeONsafe locations.
The AeONsafe solution does not require device software such as VPN clients that tunnel to an enterprise VPN server. As a result, it can work with Windows; Macintosh; Linux; game device such as SONY PSP, Nintendo DS; and now the Apple iPhone. The company is also working with dual-mode phones from T-mobile and RIM's Blackberry.
"AeON provides an elegant solution to a nagging problem for Wi-Fi users in public places," says William Bellou, publisher of Times Media group of community newspapers in San Jose. "Many of our newspaper clients have installed the network at their venues and are reporting increased revenue from new and existing customers," he said.
iPhone Communities at Hotspots
Many iPhone users step into hotspots for faster internet access.
"We've had customers bring the iPhone to show to other customers at Barefoot," says Andy Newsom, CEO of Barefoot Coffee Roasters in Santa Clara. "I'm jazzed and want one."
"It's a game changer," says Colin Hunter, co-founder of Transmeta. Colin heard about the iPhone at Pizza My Heart in Palo Alto. He upgraded from the Palm Treo on the same day.
"I was part of the 1984 Macintosh evangelism team," says Dash Chang, CEO of AeON. "We are already seeing the re-emergence of the Macintosh-type user groups as communities at public venues."
AeON Wireless, Inc., a technology start-up company, provides the only secured WiFi at public venues like hotspots, hotels, and public places. The company is the largest Wi-Fi provider in Silicon Valley with more users and sites than Starbucks and McDonalds; and uniquely integrates hotspot access with its AeONsafe social networking platform.
More information about AeON can be found at http://www.aeonsafe.com.
SOURCE AeON Wireless, Inc.