Aptilo Networks is a Swedish company founded in June 2001 as a spinout from the former
Mobile Internet division within Axis Communications. Aptilo Networks is a provider of
solutions such as the Mobile Access Server that has been developed to meet the emerging
requirements from operators of unlicensed mobile networks including local area owners,
wireless ISPs', mobile operators.
Mobile Access Server manages and optimizes network connections, provides secure access
and service management for individual users, and tracks the location of client devices for
delivery of location-dependent services over wireless technologies of Bluetooth or
wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11). The solution can be used in various locations such as
Airports, Hotels, and at Conferences. The server can verify users centrally, control
access rights, generate user data, facilitate positioning services and monitor the local
networks. The server also has an interface for external billing and customer-care systems.
Payment Server - provides network owners with a simple method of offering ad-hoc
users access to the Internet and local network services using secure credit card payments,
payments via mobile phone invoices and other established electronic payment methods.
Bluetooth Access Point Controller - allows one or several access points to cover a
"hot spot," offering the possibility for network owners to handle temporary
users and registered subscribers regardless of connection method - WLAN, Bluetooth or
Ericsson Bluetooth Networks
Bluetooth Networks is a venture within Ericsson Business Innovation, a highly
skilled team developing and providing wireless systems based on the Bluetooth technology.
Their market focus is global, with a large portfolio of conducted trials with
selected partners worldwide: Shell, ICA (a major Swedish retail chain), SJ (the Swedish
national railways), SEB/Euro card, and a Bluetooth launch trial that has been conducted in
BlipNet 1.0 - a Bluetooth Access
System. BlipNet is a Bluetooth based access system that enables application developers to
create new value adding applications, opening up for completely new ways of communicating
with the customers. BlipNet will be used by Enterprises and Operators to extend
business opportunities by delivering information and services to the customer at the right
place at the right time or by increasing efficiency of own operations.
The product consists of a the BlipServer SW and a virtually unlimited number of
BlipNode access points. The BlipServer and the BlipNodes connect using the standard
corporate LAN or even the internet. The system is controlled from a BlipManager, a simple
and easy-to-use management interface.
BlipServer: This is the core component of BlipNet, and it has a feature-rich JAVA API
(Application Programming Interface) which makes it possible for third party developers to
interface with the BlipNet and create custom applications.
BlipNode: A point-to multipoint access point with full Bluetooth performance supporting
a large number of profiles, which makes many different applications possible.
BLIP C11 - Bluetooth Local
Bluetooth based access point, containing WAP and Web servers, based on LAN access
profile. Stand-alone and LAN access operation.
eXI Wireless Inc
eXI Wireless is involved in research, development, and marketing of wireless
communications as well as connectivity solutions for business and personal convenience.
eXI Bluetooth Area Network
creates a wireless network based on Bluetooth wireless technology. The eXI Bluetooth Area
Network (BAN) will enable a new range of mobile and wireless applications for public
spaces such as retail complexes, hotels, airports, and the workplace. The system will
support an array of services including data, voice and video. Download Network White Paper PDF.
Netario concentrate on providing the public access infrastructure in city
centres to become a pan-European Bluetooth Solutions provider.
The company is currently developing a solution in Manchester city centre in the UK
to enable wireless voice and data services. The company also has plans for the system to
be implemented into a further 12 European cities.
Tadlys focuses on developing gateways and network infrastructure based on Bluetooth
wireless technology. Tadlys' Bluetooth Access Network (TBAN) system supports video, data
and voice services, of wireless devices and fixed network resources. The solution allows
mobile devices to connect to private and public networks through Bluetooth Access Points,
for e-mail, internet browsing and other services. It uses a Linux-based Protocol Stack.