Product/Technology: Novatel Wireless MiFi - Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
Hardware, Software or Service: Hardware/ Software
Launched: May 2009 (New)
What it does? The MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot creates a personal cloud of high-speed Internet connectivity that can be easily shared between up to five users or Wi-Fi enabled devices such as laptops cameras gaming devices and multimedia players enabling access to high-speed Internet connectivity from anywhere there is a cellular connection including moving trains or vehicles. The MiFi platform also enables wireless back-up storage and file sharing via a removable microSD card (up to 32 GB) as well as a rich application platform that can support a wide-variety of both consumer and business applications. Additionally MiFi's sleek form factor (about the size of a couple of stacked credit cards) enables users to turn it on slide it into a pocket or bag and forget it.
2010 Product Innovations - Network Products Guide
What makes it Innovative? With the introduction of the MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot Novatel Wireless has created a whole new category of mobile broadband devices that allow users to carry with them a personal cloud of high-speed Internet connectivity that can be easily shared among multiple users and Wi-Fi devices. Additionally Novatel Wireless' MiFi does not require any tethering to manage its set-up connection or capabilities; everything is accessible via MiFi's web-based user interface. MiFi also features storage and file sharing capabilities via a microSD memory card which can be managed wirelessly. MiFi also features a rich Linux-based application platform which can be leveraged to support a multitude of both consumer and business focused applications including usage tracking email caching location based services and AutoVPN support. MiFi enhances the user experience of any Wi-Fi enabled device (mobile phones laptops gaming devices cameras picture frames music players etc). By creating a mobile hotspot users can connect up to five users or devices and keep them connected whether they are at home work school or traveling. MiFi enables users to take full advantage of their WiFi capable devices wherever they may be. The MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot platform is now available on 15 global operators in 16 countries.