SAB Gateway is a versatile WLAN access controller implemented in Perl and requires only a low-performance linux computer to run, which also makes it embeddable into small Internet access devices. It delivers easy-to-use broadband access at the wireless hotspot without requiring the end-user to install any client-side software. The SAB Gateway is from March 2004 onwards released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) on SourceForge.net.
HELSINKI – Wificom Technologies, the supplier of SAB Server™, the premier service management product for wireless and wireline broadband operators, today announced its release of the SAB Gateway™ software as Open Source onto the world's largest Open Source software development website SourceForge.net.
SAB Gateway™ is a versatile WLAN access controller implemented in Perl and requires only a low-performance linux computer to run, which also makes it embeddable into small Internet access devices. It delivers easy-to-use broadband access at the wireless hotspot without requiring the end-user to install any client-side software. The SAB Gateway™ is from March 2004 onwards released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) on SourceForge.net.
In parallel with the GPL distribution, the company is offering its SAB Gateway™ to third parties such as gateway vendors to integrate, free of any royalties.
Fabian Ritzmann, Product Development Manager of Wificom, said Wificom’s core business is clearly to focus on developing the central service management product SAB Server™ and to take an active role in the roaming market. Wificom will continue to support SAB Gateway™ and help to foster an active Open Source community around SAB Gateway™.
“For us it is imperative to increase the footprint of SAB Server™-compatible gateways on the public broadband access market. In this process our partnership with gateways vendors is key. In addition to already existing strong partnerships we believe that releasing the SAB Gateway™ software as Open Source will prove to fit some of our clients wanting to further develop their own gateway products or adding such code onto existing equipment already available in the hotspot. The basic idea behind Open Source is very simple: when programmers can read, redistribute, and modify the source code, the software rapidly evolves to match the business needs very closely.”
Wificom is today the backend supplier supporting the highest number of external gateways with its SAB Server™ including world-leading public access gateways from vendors such as Gemtek Systems, Colubris Networks, Proxim and Nomadix.
To access the Open Source download site, go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/wlan-gateway/
To access all the related documentation, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
To obtain commercial rights to distribute SAB Gateway as part of another product, e-mail email@example.com
About Wificom Technologies
Wificom is a premier supplier of backend billing and service management products for the global broadband and wireless service industries. As a leader in roaming technology, Wificom is partnering with operators, service providers and clearinghouses to define roaming standards and bring them to market through the SAB Server™ product line. Wificom’s SAB Server™ is an all-in-one solution that streamlines rollout of hotspot services and is used by regional telecom operators, IT integrators and wireless Internet service providers in more than 25 countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia. SAB Server™ integrates service creation, billing, rating, roaming, customer care, reporting, device independent content delivery and value-added location-based services. Wificom was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with offices in Sophia Antipolis, France, and Dubai Internet City, U.A.E. In 2003, Wificom was selected by Tornado Insider as one of the 100 most innovative high-tech start-up companies in the world. http://www.wificom.com
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Fabian Ritzmann, Product Development Manager, Wificom Technologies
Tel +358-9-56 27 46 00