Novatel Wireless, Inc. announces product availability for Microsoft’s new Active Notifications software on WWAN modules equipped with HSDPA and EV-DO technologies. Novatel Wireless’ modules will enable real-time email and calendar connections between Microsoft Exchange Server and the mobile PC.
The Microsoft Active Notifications software alerts users to incoming e-mail and calendar appointments while the computer is in sleep mode. Users will be able to take immediate action when important events occur. No longer does the user need to manually connect to the network and check for e-mail or changes to his/her calendar. In order to provide these notifications in real time, the WWAN modules from Novatel Wireless connect wirelessly through HSDPA and EV-DO networks to the Microsoft Exchange Server, securely connecting and storing user information and filter policies.
"Windows Vista is designed to fit people’s lives and our work with Novatel Wireless helps us deliver on the promise of personal computing, said Dave Wascha, director of partner marketing communications for Windows Client at Microsoft Corp. "With the PC being the most powerful and versatile device in the home, customers win when a wide range of devices — gaming consoles, phones, set-top boxes, networked appliances and mobile devices — work well with the PC. By working closely with Novatel Wireless we are offering an improved user experience for our joint customers."
The Novatel Wireless servers will work within current network architectures and ensure secure communication, authentication, provisioning and billing across the entire wireless network. The client technology will be supported on all Novatel Wireless wide-area network (WAN) modules, and, together with the server technology and applications, will allow operators to offer new services to their end users. Novatel Wireless will bring this development initiative to both its carrier and OEM channels and will support the technology across all its broadband access markets, including mobile computing, machine to machine (M2M), and additional vertical markets.
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