DUBLIN & BOSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The award-winning AccuROAM™ platform is extending reliable, high-capacity Wi-Fi service to previously challenging environments like the air, the ocean and remote locations, Accuris Networks (www.accuris-networks.com) announced today. Many large worldwide cellular carriers already rely on technology from this innovator in Wi-Fi offload and roaming and the company recently added Aircell, a Gogo company and leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services, to business aviation. Using AccuROAM, Aircell just rolled out Gogo Text & Talk, the first service that lets air travellers perform end-to-end calling and texting on their smartphones using Wi-Fi as if they were on the ground.
“This technology gives users an experience that's the closest on the market to how they would use their smartphones in their land-based environments”
Although the first use of AccuROAM technology in aviation environments is Gogo Text & Talk, the platform also has game-changing potential for other extreme locations such as shipping fleets, oil rigs and remote military installations. AccuROAM enables seamless, secure Wi-Fi connections to work as a full extension of GSM or CDMA networks securely and cost effectively, without infrastructure changes or other expensive requirements.
"Our solution has the unique ability to enable cellular service in places where it has been difficult due to cost or licensing issues," explained David Reeder, VP Business Development and Sales North America at Accuris Networks. "We expect to partner with other service providers to open up new corners of the world to monetize Wi-Fi."
By using the AccuROAM platform, the Aircell Gogo service can support true Mobile Operated, Mobile Terminated (MO-MT) messaging. In addition, the platform -- which acts as a "roamed-on network" -- enables Gogo to offer partner operators the same features as an actual operator such as billing, settlement and policy control. Accuris worked with Gogo to give their customers "least-cost routing" pricing for SMS and voice calls when flying abroad.
For the millions of travellers who rely on their smartphones, the new AccuROAM-enabled Aircell Gogo Text & Talk service lets them do everything in the air they would do in their home or office without having to go through third-party providers or arrange for friends to download the same IM application.
"This technology gives users an experience that's the closest on the market to how they would use their smartphones in their land-based environments," continued David Reeder. "We'd be surprised if any service provider that wants to create new revenue streams in remote places where mobile coverage is expensive or extremely difficult would find a less costly, more effective platform than AccuROAM."
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