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Option Enables Mobile Broadband With A Purpose

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Option Enables Mobile Broadband With A Purpose


Option showcases suite of connectivity solutions at Mobile World Congress 2012


LEUVEN, Belgium – February 27, 2012 – Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), a global leader in wireless connectivity, security and experience, is showcasing its portfolio of connected devices at Mobile World Congress. Combining multi-band radio design expertise with connectivity management and application software, Option enables purposeful broadband connectivity through its portfolio of innovative connected solutions.


Products on show at MWC 2012 include XYFI, the world’s smallest personal hotspot; VIU², a remote camera with dedicated apps for smartphones; Cloudkey, a mobile security solution that provides simple and secure access to cloud applications and data; and Globe Surfer III+, Option’s newest mobile broadband router built on its trusted and proven router platform.


Option has a strong track record in designing and delivering a wide range of fit-for-purpose high quality connectivity solutions, from connected devices for consumers and business to embedded module support from start to finish. Its client list includes tier 1 mobile operators, major OEMs and distributors with a global footprint.  


Option’s XYFI, the world’s smallest 3G WiFi router, instantly connects to 3G, WiFi and hotspots, bringing easy and secure connectivity to everyone. It enables users to set-up a total of eight simultaneous connections and offers smart WiFi offloading. XYFI can be powered by any USB power source and comes to market with its unique set of tailor made power accessories, including a super long lasting battery pack. The smart web-based interface and dedicated mobile pages guarantee the best possible connectivity experience.


VIU² is an elegantly designed and easy to set up and use remote 3G camera for smartphones. It allows users to stream high quality live video to their smartphone and easily access it via an intuitive dedicated iOS or Android app. With sophisticated motion detection algorithms and battery back up, it is a “use anywhere” personal monitoring solution.


Option combines connectivity with strong authentication-based security to provide a platform for building modern, secure internet and intranet access solutions. Cloudkey integrates market proven Vasco DIGIPASS authentication with Option’s 3G communications technology to provide an all in one product that simplifies strong, secure access to sensitive internet applications.


“Mobile broadband is increasingly being seen as a utility,” said Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option. “The market has moved on to a point where today it is not enough to simply enable broadband connectivity, it has to be connectivity with a purpose. Option is at the forefront of combining excellent connectivity with world-class security and great user experience.”


Option delivers easy and secure wireless information sharing anywhere, anytime. Its portfolio of connected solutions are showcased at the Option hospitality suite at the B-Hotel opposite the Fira Montjuïc on Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes.



Option Team – AxiCom PR

Tel +44 20 8392 4050

E-mail: option@axicom.com



Option is a global leader in wireless connectivity, security and experience. Option enhances the performance, functionality and usability of wireless communications through a portfolio of 3G, 4G HSPA/LTE and WLAN connectivity solutions. The company works with mobile operators, OEMs, retailers and enterprise customers to create compelling products that enable new connected and secure services. Option is headquartered in Belgium, with further R&D facilities in Germany and an ISO 9001 production engineering and logistics facility in Ireland. Option maintains offices in Europe, the US, Greater China, Japan and Australia. More at www.option.com


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