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Defywire Secures Patent that Allows Wireless Devices to Transfer Multiple Types of Data Simultaneously

Today, when using many of the mobile data devices that combine voice functionality with e-mail or some other type of data application, there’s one big drawback: most wireless data devices will not allow you to make a voice call while simultaneously downloading or uploading data such as e-mail. So if you receive a phone call while checking your e-mail, the call goes directly to voice mail. It also means mobile workers, for instance, cannot use the same wireless device to check the status of an order while talking to the customer in real-time.
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The solution to this problem is now patented. Defywire, the Herndon,Va.-based wireless and mobile software provider, was just awarded Patent 6,891,860 for the “method and apparatus for establishing multiple bandwidth- limited connections for a communications device.” In other words, Defywire’s newly patented technology enables the single communications channel that is today used to support the transfer of information via a wireless carrier to the device to be split into several different uplink and downlink channels, each of which can be used to simultaneously support a different application.

The technology is a key part of the Defywire Mobility Suite, which extends the enterprise by providing mobile employees with secure, real-time access to corporate information systems and serves as the basis for Defywire’s myriad vertical mobile enterprise applications. The platform communicates with software that can be easily installed on wireless devices to support more efficient mobile communications.

“For the last several years, our company has been quietly selling a solution that revolutionizes the way companies use their wireless devices, and our receipt of this patent validates our belief that Defywire’s approach to moving data in the wireless market is truly unique,” said Jim Sondel, director of technology for Defywire. “Thanks to Defywire, enterprises can easily increase the functionality and speed of their wireless devices and thus increase their efficiency.”

This patent enables Defywire’s mobile enterprise applications such as e-mail to run much faster than any other applications on the market today, given that users no longer experience delays in sending and receiving data. It also enables wireless industry players to create more traffic on their next- generation high-bandwidth networks such as 2.5G, 3G, Wi-Fi and WiMAX.

In addition, Defywire’s patented technology enables any wireless device to operate as a server and act as a central port of communications or as a bridge between devices. So, for instance, users can now easily move files from one wireless device to another without the need for a centralized server. This opens up a whole new frontier for the wireless industry by enabling the support of peer-to-peer communications.

Defywire also has several other wireless patents pending; the technology in this patent serves as the basis for those other patents.
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