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Strengthened Management Team Brings Business Development and Sales Expertise to International Markets

3rd October, 2007 – Bluesocket, the leader in open, standards-based enterprise mobility solutions, has appointed Simon Allen as Regional Manager for UK and Ireland reporting to Worldwide VP Sales, Ann Doyle – effective October 2007.

Simon joins Bluesocket from Cyclades where he worked as EMEA Channel Director and then, following acquisition, Avocent International. He has also held Channel Management positions at UUNET and is familiar with the dynamics of the UK and Ireland Channel market.

“I’ve been providing solutions supported by wireless networks since 1996. Recently, the historic challenges to enterprise adoption have been largely overcome and we are now entering the next phase of market acceptance where demand is booming,” says Simon Allen.

“As organisations face increasing competitive pressures, they are looking for ways to not only improve the productivity of their workforce (ie increased revenues), but also decrease the costs of doing business. One common area of focus for cost reduction is to streamline the deployment and management of their networking infrastructure, all the time looking for ways to increase the use and value of that infrastructure in order to create a more flexible and ‘mobile’ enterprise.

“These are exciting times for Bluesocket and our partners; a new Channel Partner Programme has been launched to leverage this demand and to ensure the skills are available within the Channel to execute and effectively support the implementation of this technology.”

The findings of a survey conducted by the Aberdeen Group on Wireless LAN Deployments (June 2007) show that 95 per cent of enterprises surveyed have deployed a wireless network in their organisation. Best-in-class organisations are using their wireless networks to improve the productivity of their workforces, whilst simplifying the implementation and decreasing the costs of their networks.

With the recent acquisition of Pingtel, the leading provider of open source SIP-based Enterprise Communications Systems (ECS), Bluesocket establishes a solid foundation for the delivery of converged mobility and unified communications offerings, and places the company in a leadership position to provide complete enterprise mobility solutions that combine secure wireless LAN and Voice over IP (VoIP).

Simon Allen adds: “Bluesocket’s recent acquisition of SIP-based enterprise communications solution leader, Pingtel Corporation, establishes a solid foundation for the company to deliver complete enterprise mobility solutions. The wireless LAN and VoIP – including unified communications – markets are converging to create a $10 billion plus market.”

About Bluesocket

Founded in 1999, Bluesocket is a leader in open, standards based enterprise mobility solutions. Bluesocket is the first company to deliver an enterprise communication solution that unifies secure wireless LAN, SIP-based enterprise Voice over IP and fixed mobile convergence. Its complete wireless network and voice solution portfolio bring trust and simplicity to increasingly complex wireless networks maximizing customer ROI and increasing their competitive edge.

For more information, please visit http://www.bluesocket.com or call Six Degrees PR + 44 (0) 1628 480280

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