Jungo, Ralink Technology Team on Low Footprint USB Wi-Fi Solution

Jungo Ltd., a leading provider of USB software protocol stacks and tools for driver development and testing, has joined with Ralink Technology Corporation to develop a unique low-footprint USB based Wi-Fi solution. This new solution enables equipment manufacturers to integrate Wi-Fi capabilities into non-native Wi-Fi platform designs using the USB interface. The cooperation combines Jungo’s proven embedded USB software with Ralink’s extensive knowledge of wireless chipset design.

Jungo’s embedded stacks combined with Ralink’s Wi-Fi chipsets enable OEMs and manufacturers of home entertainment equipment, automotive infotainment products and other embedded devices to add dynamic Wi-Fi capabilities to their designs without increasing their cost.

The Wi-Fi USB solution from Jungo and Ralink includes support for seamless integration of TCP/IP protocols via USB, universal security algorithms such as WPA, WEP and WEP2 and full support for all IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standards.

“The collaboration between our companies has led to the creation of a new niche in the Wi-Fi enabled device market,” says Ophir Herbst, Vice President and General Manager for Jungo Connectivity Software. “We believe that enabling manufacturers to integrate Wi-Fi capabilities seamlessly into USB enabled devices will provide long-term benefits to consumers.”

“Ralink is pleased to partner with Jungo to offer the leading edge Wi-Fi enabled USB solutions that create new revenue opportunities for our customers,” said Rick Jeng, President of Ralink Technology. “The Ralink-Jungo solution provides OEMs and ODMs an integrated solution that can enhance the performance of their products and help bring them to market faster.”

About Jungo
Jungo Ltd., an NDS Group company, is a provider of broadband home value-added service solutions. Jungo’s flagship products, OpenRG[TM] (residential gateway software platform) and OpenSMB[TM] (small and medium business gateway software platform) enable broadband operators to deliver managed revenue-generating services to the digital home. Jungo also offers extensive connectivity software solutions for USB and PCI, including WinDriver[TM], a driver development toolkit that enables developers to quickly create custom device drivers that can run on a multitude of operating systems without modification, and USBware[TM], a complete, high-quality embedded USB software protocol stack, allowing device manufacturers to easily incorporate standard USB OTG/Host/Device connectivity in their designs.

About NDS
NDS Group plc (NASDAQ: NNDS), a majority owned subsidiary of News Corporation, supplies open end-to-end digital technology and services to pay-television platform operators and content providers.

About Ralink
Ralink Technology Corporation is a leading innovator and developer of wireless LAN chipset solutions. Ralink 802.11x chipsets are recognized for superior throughput, extended range, low power consumption and consistent reliability demanded by Wi-Fi, mobile and embedded applications. These feature-rich chipsets have a high level of chip integration for client and AP solutions for CB, miniPCI, PCI, PCIe and USB interfaces, enabling customers to build smaller and more sophisticated mobile wireless products cost-effectively. Ralink’s patented MIMObility[TM] technology extends Wi-Fi applications from traditional PC networking to a range of digital multimedia and handheld devices including cell phones, PDAs, cameras, print servers, HDTV and video game players. Ralink Technology is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan and has an R&D center in Cupertino, California. For more information, email info@ralinktech.com.