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Wednesday, 07 July 2010 00:00
Internet via Bluetooth Software for Home Use

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Heraklion, Greece, July 7, 2010 – Proximity marketing system manufacturers Bluevibe Ltd., have just announced the release of ‘[email protected]’, a Windows application that turns regular PCs (with Bluetooth connectivity) into Internet Access Points via Bluetooth.

Mobile Phones located in Bluetooth range of these PCs can access the Mobile Internet, using a custom-built mobile browser that works similarly to browsers on PCs. The mobile browser application, Bluevibe Mobile already numbers over 200.000 downloads, and is available from the GetJar Mobile App Store.

The functionality has been available through the company’s professional Proximity Marketing System (Bluevibe) since its version 2.0, and is now being made accessible to the general public, due to public demand, as a Windows application, that works with most Bluetooth dongles in the market, on the most popular Operating System, with support for all its recent versions (Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit + 64-bit and Windows 7 32-bit + 64-bit ).

The application installs on PCs seamlessly and then sets up a local Bluetooth network in which it broadcasts the broadband network available to the PC, forming an Internet Access Points for all nearby bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, with no need for WiFi support.

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Mr. Vangelis Antoniadis, CEO of Bluevibe Ltd, explains the reasons for developing this software: “A lot of people completely outside the Proximity Marketing sector contacted us enquiring about the Internet via Bluetooth feature of our system. Obviously they didn’t need a complete proximity marketing system, which is why we decided to develop this application for the average home user, identifying a completely different market demand.”

“Our clients have already been using this sort of functionality since last year to turn their premises into Internet-enabled locations, providing Internet access to the vast majority of people present – not just those with a WiFi enabled device. TGI Friday’s in Dundrum, Ireland, are a prominent example, where more than 800 people used the system in the first 6 months following its installation.” commented Mr. Antoniadis. “We didn’t really expect it to do so well in a restaurant – where people go to eat and don’t usually engage in other activity – but we had close to 20.000 page views, most of them related to social networking sites such as Facebook and Bebo. And it makes sense: people want to stay connected even outside their homes. Given the response we’ve had in restaurants we’re pretty enthusiastic with what we could do with this in other spaces where people wait idly, such as airports, football stadiums, and other public spaces.”

[email protected] is available through the company’s online store and is available, as an introductory offer, for $4.99 (one-off fee). For more details on the application requirements and specifications and other related information visit the Bluevibe website.

About Bluevibe Ltd

Bluevibe Ltd. is committed to providing innovative Bluetooth marketing products and services. It develops its own Proximity Marketing system, combining both Bluetooth and WiFi, in order to support the widest possible range of mobile phones – from the low-end device to the iPhone / BlackBerry phones – with opt-in Bluetooth marketing campaigns in mind, through the use of rich mobile applications. You can find out more about Bluevibe through its website.