MobiWire - formerly known as Sagem Wireless - has unveiled a portfolio of secure business phones with embedded security for voice, SMS, data and on-device encryption. There’s a feature phone with a proprietary OS and an Android-powered smartphone as well. The devices have been co-developed with secure communications specialists ERCOM following a partnership announced last year.
Control of the phone’s security is managed by a company IT department, not by the user. The built-in security cannot be removed from the device or tampered with.
MobiWire has also launched a GSM-enabled handheld Point of Sale device called Mobiprint. It’s designed to help retailers that offer account top-up, bill payment and e-ticketing in developing markets. Mobiprint has been developed in partnership with Spanish-based electronic top-up service Movilway. It uses GSM technology to transfer payment information directly to a secure server, immediately providing proof of the transaction with a printed receipt.
Jerome Nadel, EVP of User Experience & Marketing at MobiWire, said “As the market evolves there is a need for devices that build on and optimise the convergent technology in both a consumer and business context. By using technology to deliver an intuitive and reliable user experience, we can deliver innovative connected services that solve real problems that affect people today and really start to transform markets. We are delighted to use our expertise and understanding of connected devices and user experience to develop a customised core technology platform that, together with Movilway, specifically meets the needs of a frequently overlooked market.”
|We spoke to Jerome Nadel of MobiWire at Mobile World Congress 2011; the interview will feature in one of our podcasts within the next few weeks. You can download every podcast automatically by connecting to our RSS feed or finding them via iTunes… and you can also subscribe to our free weekly newsletter by registering on our website using the ‘Register’ link in the top right-hand corner.