Green Packet Brings Wireless Network in a Box to Australian Market
2006-09-13
Green Packet Media Center
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Mobile wireless kit offers convenience, mobility and multi-functional tools for users to network without a network

Sydney, September 13, 2006 ¨C Green Packet (MESDAQ: ¡°GPACKET¡±) today unveiled SONbuddy Wireless Network in a Box (WNIAB) for the Australian market, a multi-functional mobile wireless kit that is portable, convenient and equipped with multiple collaborative features. The WNIAB is a product extension of Green Packet¡¯s SONbuddy solution which offers the simplest method for mobile workers, home users and students to network and interact with each other.

Convenient. Mobile. Multi-purpose

SONbuddy offers mobile users the power and freedom to form instant and private peer-to-multi-peer networking communities, and to stay securely connected regardless of the nature and availability of network infrastructure. With auto discovery and mesh network capabilities, users will be able to discover, connect and collaborate with other users instantaneously.

The SONbuddy WNIAB comes with rich features such as instant messenger, voice over IP, chat room, Internet access sharing, files and hardware peripherals sharing, screen sharing and virtual whiteboard. With peer to peer VPN (Virtual Private Network) and 128bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) technology, users can rest assured that their data is protected at all times. In addition, SONbuddy also acts as a multiplayer gaming platform for users to enjoy network games with those in the same network.

A key feature of the SONbuddy WNIAB is its capability to make offline collaboration easy. Kelvin Lee, General Manager at Green Packet says, ¡°SONbuddy helps users work smarter, not just harder. This feature adds value to the users with its ability to network without a network ¨C when there is no network infrastructure available to the users. This helps greatly when users are not connected to the Internet.¡±

¡°With this compact solution, users will be able to share information, conduct meetings and manage projects regardless of their physical location. Users can collaborate more effectively and be ensured of maximum security and minimum administrative efforts,¡± said Lee.

Appointment of Distributor
Green Packet has appointed Also Technology Pty Ltd as the exclusive distributor for SONbuddy WNIAB in Australia. The appointment signifies Green Packet¡¯s continuous effort in providing a flexible solution for mobile workgroups through a technology that is critical to the entire wireless value chain.

¡°We¡¯re excited to represent an award-winning product,¡± said Ming Ho, General Manager of Also Technology. ¡°With the growing number of wireless users and the need for ubiquitous networking, SONbuddy WNIAB is no doubt an intelligent solution to keep mobile users in close touch via their devices.¡±

SONbuddy won the Best of Communications Award in the prestigious MSC-APICTA 2004 and Merit Award for the regional International Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) in the same year.

SONbuddy WNIAB is retailed at A$99.90 and will be available nationwide by end of September. This ready-to-network package comes with a wireless LAN 802.11g USB dongle, headset, five license keys and a user guide.


About GREEN PACKET
Green Packet Berhad (GPB) is a leading global developer of Next Generation Mobile Broadband Networking Solutions. GPB¡¯s mission is to provide a seamless and unified platform for the delivery of user centric multimedia communication and services regardless of the nature and availability of the backbone infrastructure.

GPB¡¯s SONaccess is designed to enable fixed-mobile convergence, WLAN-cellular integration and secure seamless roaming across multiple networks. Its primary feature is the concurrent delivery of all media types ¨C voice, data and video ¨C to an easy-to-use graphical user interface, independent of location and type of networks.

GPB¡¯s SONbuddy is a software that turns each Wi-Fi device into an intelligent router so that they automatically organize a multi-hop self-healing network without the need for an access point or other wireless infrastructure. All the users within this Self Organizing Network (¡°SON¡±) can communicate with each other using the built-in applications like VoIP, Instant Messaging, File Exchange and Screen Sharing.

GPB¡¯s SONmetro range of products enable the provision of wireless broadband connectivity at GSM type coverage with DSL/Cable data speeds at a cost substantially lower than any other wireless solution. SONmetro is powered by ODMA and is an intelligent relaying system, where the path and method of transmission are not predetermined, but adapted dynamically based on available opportunities.

For more information about Green Packet, visit www.greenpacket.com.


About ALSO TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD
Also technology Pty Ltd is a major distributor of IT products in Australia, serving more than 4,000 customers across all channel segments. Further information can be obtained from www.alsotech.com.au
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