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Novatel Wireless Introduces Second Phase of MiFi Developer Program

SAN DIEGO, Oct 06, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced the second phase of the MiFi Developer Program. Available to select software developers and enterprise customers as part of the Novatel Developers Lounge, the MiFi Developer Program provides a rich set of application programming interfaces (APIs) and technical support for the creation of value-added software applications on the MiFi platform.

Developed to add value and mature the MiFi platform, the second phase of the program enables selected developers to access the intelligent platform on board MiFi, including Linux OS, memory, WiFi, flash memory, MiFi status, SD card, GPS and more. The developers selected for this phase of the program will be provided with resources, including comprehensive API's to the computing resources on board and detailed programming guides. Developer candidates for this phase of the program can submit applications through the Novatel Developer's Lounge.

With support for Novatel's NovaCore Software Development Kit (SDK), MiFi is capable of hosting advanced software applications on a Linux-based operating system. NovaCore was designed to enable the development of specialized software applications, including location based services (LBS), connectivity management, device personalization, local time management, roaming, data protection, multiple device support and a variety of additional interfaces.

Leveraging MiFi's ample storage capacity, processing power and geographical location support, software developers will be able to deliver innovative mobile applications to consumers and the enterprise. Recently, a Novatel partner, Nomadesk, a developer of award-winning on-demand file sharing software, used the SDK to develop a Web UI to access cloud storage, providing both SD access as well as user options to easily synch to the cloud allowing additional secure storage.

Alcatel-Lucent has adapted its OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian solution by porting it as an application to the MiFi platform. The NLGmobile security platform addresses mobile employee security and vulnerability threats by leveraging 3G networks and an automatic VPN to provide always-on remote management, protection, tracking and "remote kill" functionality even when the laptop is off or offline. By interoperating with encryption and patch management vendors, NLG delivers 24/7 protection of corporate information and proactive zero hour patches for fast response to security threats. Now IT staffs have full visibility and control of all remote assets and can protect sensitive data on employees' mobile laptops, anytime, anywhere. Alcatel-Lucent has chosen MiFi development platform to be their primary device to host their NLG application.

Eye-Fi, maker of the world's first wireless memory card for digital cameras, works seamlessly with MiFi to allow users to easily and instantly upload photos and videos from wherever they are via MiFi.

"The expansion of the MiFi developer community provides limitless opportunities for developers to innovate, mature and add value to the intelligent MiFi platform," said Rob Hadley, CMO, Novatel Wireless. "With Novatel's global reach and carrier relationships, the development of innovative applications will provide enhanced functionality in multiple global markets for both business and consumer users."

Novatel Wireless is currently working with its technology partners to create a variety of personalized applications and media for consumers, as well as remote mobile device management and security solutions for enterprise customers.


Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G WCDMA (HSPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' USB modems, embedded modules, Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products and software enable high-speed wireless Internet access on leading wireless data networks. The Company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit (NVTLG)

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless' filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2009 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name, logo and MiFi are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless, Inc.

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