iPass announces support for Samsung Gear S
Wearable Computing First Foray for iPass in Enabling the Internet of Things
REDWOOD SHORES, CA.—September 5, 2014–iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the largest global provider of Wi-Fi access, today announced support for the newly announced Samsung Gear S. iPass will allow wearers to access 15 million hotspots around the world.
As wearable devices become more sophisticated they will require the ability to transfer more data as their capabilities increase. Wi-Fi will become progressively more important as these devices evolve and require the use of more data.
“We are getting closer to one-touch connectivity with innovative devices like the Samsung Gear S. iPass is proud to be the Wi-Fi hotspot provider for Samsung Gear S,“ said Steve Livingston, Senior Vice President, iPass. “As the universe of Wi-Fi enabled devices increases, the demand for Wi-Fi connectivity continues to grow rapidly and iPass has built the network to meet and expedite the Internet of Things,”
Discovering hotspots has never been easier for the business traveler on the go. iPass plans to make its mobile app available to consumers via Google Play in order to support the Samsung Gear S out-of-the-box.
About iPass Inc.
iPass enables business travelers to stay connected by providing them with cost-effective and convenient global Wi-Fi access across smartphones, tablets and laptops. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is the world’s largest Wi-Fi network, covering over 120 countries and territories and selling to over 700 large corporations, telecom service providers and other strategic partners around the world. Through its cloud-based delivery model, iPass connects business travelers to over 15 million Wi-Fi hotspots in airports, airplanes, hotels and public areas. With the growing need for fast, high bandwidth connectivity, iPass lets business travelers stay close to what matters most while on the road including access to video, unified communications, web conferencing and other cloud based apps.
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