EnGenius Technologies and Sputnik Announce Their Strategic Partnership to Launch a Powerful, One-stop WiFi Hotspot Solution

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EnGenius Technologies Inc, the industry leader in long range wireless hardware, is teaming up with San Francisco-based Sputnik Inc., a provider of award-winning Software-as-a-Service (Saas) for venue-branded, access-controlled Wifi networks, to offer a powerful, easy-to-deploy hotspot solution. On April 17, 2009 at 9AM PST, Andy Chang, General Manager of EnGenius Technologies, Inc., and David LaDuke, CEO of Sputnik, Inc., will share details about their strategic alliance that has resulted in bringing service providers and business owners of all sizes a new, forward-thinking solution to address the growing demand for powerful, reliable WiFi hot spots.

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We believe that this highly integrated, flexible hotspot solution renders significant benefits to service providers, venue owners and end-users, including greater coverage and manageability.

EnGenius Technologies Inc, the industry leader in long range wireless hardware, is teaming up with San Francisco-based Sputnik Inc., a provider of award-winning Software-as-a-Service (Saas) for venue-branded, access-controlled wireless networks, to offer a powerful, easy-to-deploy Wifi hotspot solution. There are now 3.3 million Wifi hot spots in the United States alone. EnGenius Technologies and Sputnik plan to feed the public's insatiable appetite for wireless service with the introduction of a complete, flexible hotspot solution that can be deployed in a range of industries, including hospitality, retail and transportation.

The EnGenius-Sputnik solution unites two innovative wireless products making it easy to set up or expand Wifi hotspot networks. It includes several of EnGenius' high-performance wireless access points: the ECB3500 and EAP-3660 for indoor deployment and the EOC-2610 and EOC1650 for outdoors. Sputnik's customizable software, which enables efficient management of access-controlled Wifi hot spots, completes the package.

The solution is adaptable to any size business or industry interested in offering paid or free Wifi hotspot service. Due to the long-range capabilities and expandability of EnGenius' hardware, service providers can offer complete coverage in sites as small as cafes or as large as shopping malls. In addition, the EnGenius products can be used at outdoor venues, such as marinas or golf courses.

"EnGenius' high-powered, long-range indoor and outdoor wireless access points are designed as platforms that enable third-party applications such as Sputnik's hotspot management service," said Andy Chang, General Manager of EnGenius Technologies, Inc. "We believe that this highly integrated, flexible hotspot solution renders significant benefits to service providers, venue owners and end-users, including greater coverage and manageability."

The award-winning SputnikNet service allows for maximum flexibility and customizability to meet specific needs of any industry or business type. Retail stores, restaurants and cafes, entertainment venues, hotels, public transportation hubs, multi-tenet dwellings and healthcare facilities around the world use SputnikNet for managed Wifi hotspots. Once activated, SputnikNet can enable service providers to control wireless security elements such as authentication, access-control and content filtering, and to customize branding elements such as captive portals, welcome pages and advertising.    

The EnGenius-Sputnik solution provides a one-stop answer for businesses needing an affordable, easy-to-use, and flexible Wifi hot spot solution. And, as wifi hotspot networks grow, this innovative solution, both hardware and software, is completely expandable and adaptable.

"As Wifi enabled phones, laptops and netbooks proliferate, the demand for public Wifi continues to increase," said David LaDuke, Sputnik CEO. "We're excited to partner with EnGenius because they offer professional-class Wifi gear at price points that make it accessible to a large and growing market."

To discuss this exciting new partnership, EnGenius and Sputnik will hold a Joint Webinar at 9AM PST on April 17, 2009. At that time, Andy Chang, General Manager of EnGenius Technologies, Inc., and David LaDuke, CEO of Sputnik, Inc., will share details about their strategic alliance that has resulted in bringing service providers and business owners of all sizes a new, forward-thinking solution to address the growing demand for powerful, reliable Wifi hotspots.    

About EnGenius Technologies (http://www.engeniustech.com)
EnGenius Technologies is a global technology innovator specializing in long-range telephone and data communications. The company pioneered the "Affordable Long-Range Wireless" product category. Its award winning, long-range devices consistently outperform competitors' deployment coverage. Established in 1999, EnGenius Technologies, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Senao Networks, a Taiwan RF communications manufacturing company.
About Sputnik, Inc. (http://www.sputnik.com)

Sputnik Inc. is a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) that enables ISPs and wireless service providers to build venue-branded, access-controlled Wi-Fi services and manage them over the Internet. Sputnik's remote network and subscriber management features allow cost-effective operation in locations without onsite technical support. The company's easy-to-use, flexible software supports a wide range of businesses, service providers, and educational institutions, and has been adopted by customers in more than 100 countries around the world. The company is based in San Francisco.

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