Opera Wireless and NANORADIO Join Forces to Bring Enhanced Connectivity to BLUSENS Portable Media Players; Companies Will Jointly Integrate a WiFi Solution Optimized for Digital Multimedia Devices and Service Middleware Platform.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, November 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Opera Wireless, S.L., a company specialized in wireless connectivity technologies and services, Nanoradio a fabless semiconductor company specialized in building components for WiFi applications and Blusens Spanish market leader in Consumer Electronics and specifically in Handheld Consumer Electronics today announced that they have entered into an agreement to offer WiFi solutions for portable multimedia players. Under the terms of the agreement, Opera Wireless and Nanoradio will jointly integrate and implement Nanoradio WiFi solutions - Chipset and WiFi SW drivers into Blusens G14 product which final version will be released in January 2007 during Las Vegas CES.

"Blusens together with its appointed R&D and Design House Opera Wireless have chosen the Nanoradio WiFi solutions after an exhaustive benchmarking with other solutions in the market. Nanoradio offers key features for the product we are preparing and for the rest of our roadmap:" says Jose Garcia, CEO of Blusens.

    - World Smallest and Lowest Power Consumption WiFi Chipset
    - Bluetooth co-existence
    - State of the art RF performance for superior radio sensitivity
    - Optimized Algorithm for data, voice and Hi-Fi Audio

"It has been a strategic choice for us to choose best of breed solutions in the market to launch our new generation of handheld multimedia players and home consumer electronics, specifically the Blusens G14, first in the starting blocks. We are executing a very ambitious roadmap since a few months ago" says Jose Ramon Garcia, CEO of Blusens. An additional important element of the decision was the compatibility of Nanoradio chipset with its previous Blusens G12, an MP3, DivX Player with bluetooth.

According to Alberto Lopez, CEO of Opera Wireless, "our common background in the telecommunication field helped us to broaden the scope of our Agreement with Nanoradio and share a common vision on how to optimize both companies business efforts. We have chosen Nanoradio for our roadmap of products and the cooperation goes far beyond the mere implementation of the chipset into PMP devices. This association is a corner stone in the IP based communication and interaction with Opera Wireless middleware platform for Community Management. We are preparing the path to IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) and direct our business efforts towards providing telecommunication operator with additional revenue streams.

Par Bergsten, CEO of Nanoradio, "We are proud to be selected as the WiFi solution provider for Blusens G14 MP3 player. We have found the perfect partner in Opera Wireless as the design house to implement our WiFi solution into Blusens product and other media products to come!"

The addition of WiFi to Blusens Portable Multimedia Player will allow to provide seamless interoperability with the rapidly expanding universe of wireless enabled products and complement its already existing MP3 DivX player with Bluetooth. Wireless connectivity is strategic for Blusens that is initiating to offer services to its multimedia players customers in a hosted environment order to enhance end-user experience.

Availability

Blusens G14, MP3, DivX player with WiFi and Bluetooth will be available in available in the retail market in Q1 2007 in Spain and certain other markets.

For more information on Blusens, please visit www.blusens.com . For more information on Opera Wireless, please visit www.operawireless.com and for more information on Nanoradio, please visit www.nanoradio.com .

About Blusens

Blusens is the leading manufacturer of MP3 players and top 5 in DivX-DVD players in Spain. With just four years it has become a reference in the Consumers Electronic market in the Spanish market with over than 6,000 points of sale. Blusens took the strategic decision a few months ago to heavily invest in R&D, to create a joint-venture with a Chinese manufacture and to have its own design department to create its proprietary housings. Blusens has been repeatedly mentioned in the press for being one of the most successful and promising company in the field of consumer electronics devices. Blusens is now initiating its international expansion in certain key markets of Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

About Opera Wireless

Opera Wireless has conceived and developed an end-to-end solution for telecommunication operators and broadcast operators, Consumer Electronics Brands offer their customers and users customized services through its middleware specialized in Managing Communities of Users and Portable Multimedia Players with connectivity. Opera Wireless offers solutions and devices to untapped markets in the field of consumer electronics developing devices with Bluetooth, WiFi, UWB, a-GPS etc. On the service side Opera's management team relationship with telecommunication groups enable to offer full end-to-end solutions to the market and generate recurrent revenues from consumer electronics products.

Opera Wireless for the background of its staff decided to focus on the mass consumer electronics market together with mobile operators to exploit their broadband network with new services based on WiFi and other communications. Opera Wireless pushed to the market the TrustVision concept a full end-to-end mobile television deployment with broadcasters and mobile operators based on DVB-H and wireless communications for interactive services using return channel.

About Nanoradio

Nanoradio AB was founded in March 2004 and is a new Swedish semiconductor supplier targeting the Cellular handset- and consumer electronics market. The company is a "fabless" company providing wireless solutions that is, all manufacturing is outsourced. Nanoradio has developed a state of the art technology for integrated circuits with focus on the critical success factors for handheld products, namely, current consumption, physical size, total cost for customer and customer support. Nanoradio has a team of 65 people with extensive experience from the cellular and wireless industry as well as semiconductor industry and start-ups. Nanoradio's unique low power WLAN chipset makes high speed wireless access possible in portable electronics.




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