Devicescape

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Devicescape
Type Private
Industry Mobile, Software
Founded June 2001 (as Instant802 Networks)
Headquarters San Bruno, California
Key people David Fraser, CEO
Products Mobile Software
Website www.devicescape.com www.popwifi.com

Devicescape develops software for wireless networking, based on the IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard and other network protocols. Founded in 2001 as Instant802 Networks, the company was renamed in January 2005. Devicescape is a venture backed private company.

Devicescape provides embedded software for wireless client devices, and a range of services which assist devices in connecting to Wi-Fi networks.

Corporate history[edit]

Instant802 Networks was founded in the end of 2000 by Eduardo de-Castro and Roy Petruschka, in San-Francisco. Simon Barber had joined as a third founder a few months after company incorporation. In 2004 the company began development of packaged software products, including security for emerging devices and complete access point packages. The software was used in devices ranging from LCD projectors, televisions and digital video recorders to PDAs and SOHO access points.[citation needed] In addition the company created a monitoring software product for wireless LANs that has been used by NTT BroadbandPlatform.[citation needed]

Dave Fraser had joined as CEO in 2004, and in 2005 the company was renamed Devicescape Software. It continued to develop additional client security products.[citation needed] In 2006, Devicescape exited the access point business, selling its Wireless Infrastructure Platform technology and customer base to Broadcom.[citation needed]

In 2007, Devicescape introduced Devicescape Connect (now Easy Wi-Fi) a client-server system which allowed embedded devices to automatically authenticate against any number of public Wi-Fi networks. At this point the company released a variety of consumer applications for PCs and smartphones under the Devicescape and then Easy Wi-Fi brands. In 2009, Devicescape consolidated its consumer offerings on easywifi.com and launched the Easy WiFi Network.[citation needed]

Products and services[edit]

Devicescape licenses software and operates its services for device manufacturers and service providers. Devicescape provides the following:[citation needed]

  • Easy Wi-Fi Security (supplicant with Wi-Fi Protected Setup and CCX)
  • Easy Wi-Fi Hotspot Client (automated hotspot authentication and provisioning system)
  • Easy Wi-Fi Network (virtual hotspot network)
  • SoftGPS (location service over Wi-Fi)

The company also provides applications directly to consumers via easywifi.com and through the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Nokia Ovi.[citation needed]

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