BroadCloud's New SURE connect Platform for Pocket PCs Brings Reliability, Speed and Greater Capacity for Wireless Computing

BroadCloud Communications Inc., a leading provider of solutions that enhance the reliability and speed of wireless data connections, today announced the availability of SURE connect(SM) for Pocket PCs including Compaq's iPaq , Hewlett-Packard's Jornada and Casio's Cassiopeia.

SURE connect dramatically improves the reliability, speed and capacity of wireless Internet connections to increase workforce productivity, enhance competitive advantage and reduce wireless costs. SURE connect is the first solution that transparently and cost-effectively delivers a complete wireless experience for laptops and Pocket PCs. The result is a wireless data connection that is up to 5 times more reliable and 10 times faster than existing connections utilizing 75 percent less bandwidth.

With SURE connect and the SURE exchange accelerator for Microsoft Exchange e-mail, mobile workforces can reliably transfer e-mails with attachments, remotely use corporate applications, and access data-intensive Internet content via laptops and Pocket PCs.

"Pocket PCs are rapidly growing in popularity for mobile professionals who wish to improve productivity away from the office. Yet, effective wireless use of corporate applications and email has been plagued by slow connections and frequent disruptions," says Ed Acosta, CEO and president of BroadCloud. "The availability of SURE connect for Pocket PCs now delivers the reliability, speed, and flexibility mobile workforces require wherever they may be."

SURE connect is a wireless data enhancement platform that transparently directs wireless Internet requests to use BroadCloud's more efficient Wireless Internet Protocol(SM) instead of TCP to ensure fewer interruptions and faster downloads.

It is offered as a server-based solution or as a hosted subscription service and supports mobile devices such as laptops and Pocket PCs, as well as a wide variety of applications including Microsoft Exchange(TM)Outlook,(TM) and Outlook Express(TM), and Internet Explorer, and corporate applications. SURE connect requires no modifications to existing wireless networks or mobile devices.

Pricing and Availability

SURE connect is available immediately for laptop computers and Pocket PCs including Compaq's iPaq, Hewlett-Packard's Jornada and Casio's Cassiopeia by calling 866/249-2224 or at System requirements include Microsoft Windows CE 3.0 for Pocket PC w/Internet connectivity plus 16 megabytes of RAM and 2 megabytes of free memory space.

Additionally, SURE connect supports Sierra Wireless 210, 300, and 510 AirCards, Novatel Merlin Wireless PC cards, and wireless packet data networks including existing networks such as CDPD (Cellular Digital Packet Data) and future networks like GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), W-CDMA and other PCS data services. Auto-installing software is available via the BroadCloud Web site ( or on CD-ROM. Rates start at $19.95 per user per month with quantity discounts available. BroadCloud is currently offering a 30-day free trial.

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