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Mobitex

(MOBIle TEXt) A low-speed, packet-switched, wireless data network from Mobitex Technology AB, Gothenburg, Sweden (www.mobitex.com). Jointly developed in the early 1980s by Ericsson and Swedish Telecom, Mobitex transmits 8 Kbps in the 400-450 MHz band in Europe and 900 MHz band in North America. First deployed in Sweden in 1986, it was later offered by RAM Mobile Data in the U.K. and U.S.

Mobitex has been used for paging, public transport and safety and various machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. It provided email for the first BlackBerry phones.

A Background of Notable Names in the U.S.
In 1998, BellSouth acquired all interest in RAM Mobile Data U.S. and changed its name to BellSouth Wireless Data. When BellSouth and SBC joined to create Cingular Wireless in 2000, the BellSouth Wireless/Mobitex division became Cingular Interactive. That unit was sold in 2004 to an investment company that changed the name to Velocita Wireless. See Velocita Wireless, DataTAC, CDPD and Ricochet.
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Velocita Wireless offers the Mobitex network, which is the broadest coverage, lowest cost and most flexible packet data network for M2M applications.
According to the company, the "Mobitex Wireless Communication Laboratory" is a part of Mobitex Technology's plans to increase its offer for dedicated private networks.
The new GPRS service will be added to the company's Mobitex network giving its customers what Transcomm claims will be the most flexible portfolio of data-only mobile services in the UK.
As part of the project all buses in Santiago will be equipped with Mobitex equipment to provide real-time information.
Rakesh Kushwaha, CTO and co-founder, mFormation, Edison, NJ, who pioneered and delivered device management solutions over packet-based wireless networks such as CDPD (AT&T/Verizon) and Mobitex (Ericcson) in the 1990s.
The Velocita network utilizes Mobitex technology which is currently operating in more than 32 public/private networks in 23 countries with millions of users and Mobitex-enabled devices.
In the past we have used other wireless devices utilizing the Motient or Mobitex transmission systems, but were never completely satisfied," said Forrest Sealey, vice president of merchant technical support with Retriever Payment Systems.
Multi-Network Support - BlackBerry supports multiple wireless network standards including GSM/GPRS, iDEN, CDMA2000 1X, Mobitex, DataTAC and WLAN, enabling BlackBerry Enterprise Server customers to support a variety of devices and geographies without any change to their back-end infrastructure.
and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM) (TSX:RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry 5790 Wireless Handheld(TM) operating on Velocita's nationwide Mobitex network.