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Tatara Systems, an innovator and developer of converged mobile solutions for communications service providers, announced today that it has been commercially deployed by JiWire.

Tatara’s products are the foundation of a new set of services from JiWire, including their recently announced SpotLock mobile connect and security service to help users seamlessly and securely connect to Wi-Fi. Using Tatara’s Mobile Services Convergence Platform, JiWire is able to provide a rich suite of applications and content to their mobile users across Wi-Fi networks, both public and private (

"Our partnership with Tatara is an excellent fit for JiWire as we continue to expand our service offerings for mobile users across Wi-Fi networks worldwide“, said Kevin McKenzie, CEO of JiWire. "Tatara offered the best solution available to not only deploy our Wi-Fi services today but also to scale and expand our suite of services in the future“.
“JiWire is an early mover in the industry that has recognized and capitalized on the power of Wi-Fi and the opportunities it affords for new revenue generating services” said Steve Nicolle, CEO of Tatara Systems. “JiWire is well positioned to enhance the mobile user experience and offer advanced capabilities to their subscribers, including a full range of security, content and location-based services.”
Tatara’s Mobile Services Convergence Platform allows service providers to offer a rich and consistent set of voice and data services across multiple devices (laptop, PDA and handset) and network technologies, both home and roamed. JiWire partnered closely with Tatara to develop the SpotLock software client application, providing subscribers with a complete solution for location directory updates, connection management, general software management and extending real-time content. This solution ensures that JiWire is well positioned to offer a host of advanced mobile services addressing a variety of profitable business models moving forward.

About JiWire
Founded in 2003, JiWire provides information and services to help mobile professionals and computer enthusiasts find and connect to the wireless Internet. Through relationships with 400 Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) and thousands of independent venues, JiWire offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to free and commercial hotspot locations around the world as well as unbiased how-to guides, product reviews, and industry news. This critical information, combined with services to manage and securely connect to any wireless network, offers users everything they need to safely and easily connect without wires -- anywhere. Customers include AvantGo, CNET Networks,, PC World,, and, among others. was named one of the "50 Coolest Websites" by Time Magazine and is a recipient of a 2005 Mobility Award presented by MobileTrax. With over one million people using JiWire's services, the company has created one of the worl
d's largest WiFi communities. To learn more, please visit

About Tatara Systems
Tatara invents, develops, and deploys solutions for communication service providers allowing them to offer converged mobile services to their subscribers. Tatara's Mobile Services Convergence Platform gives service providers the ability to offer a rich and consistent set of converged mobile broadband services over multiple network technologies, including WLAN, WAN/3G, wireless broadband, and wired, and with the same high level of real-time control on roamed networks as they have on networks they own. Based in Acton, Mass., Tatara Systems is a privately held company backed by the leading communications investment firms Highland Capital Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit

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