Maryland-(BUSINESS WIRE)-May, 22, 2003
With its success of over 500 hotspots in Asia, Teletronics
International Inc. (Teletronics) announced today that
it launches its hotspot business to USA and beyond.
Under a marketing plan of $12.99 per month unlimited
usage with nationwide roaming, which is almost 1/3 lower
in cost than its competitors, Teletronics intends to
install at its expense the hotspot gateways at selective
airports and gasoline stations for services covering
the entire USA.
Furthermore, "recognizing the vast different info-communications
market scenario in US, where locally owned ISPs are
growing with vitality and IT small businesses are popping
up everywhere like mushrooms," Dr. Dickson Fang,
the President/CEO of Teletronics said, "our hotspot
strategy in USA is based on an operator-favorable revenue
distribution, which means an entrepreneur with a publicly
accessible space such as restaurant, shop, parking lot,
apartment, or mall can buy our gateway at a cost below
$500 and become an instant high percentage profit-sharing
Another significant hotspot product currently under
beta testing is Teletronics' mobile-gateway, which allows
passengers in buses, trains, and other public/private
vehicles, to use their WiFi laptops or PDAs to access
Internet via GPRS, CDMA, or PHS networks.
The product, scheduled to be released before this summer,
will provide Teletronics a unique cutting edge wireless
technoglogy to expand its territory in the ever increasingly
competitive hotspot market.
Teletronics has just successfully completed the equipment
delivery and onsite installation of an entire hotspot
system for 363 McDonald's stores in R.O.C. Taiwan. Teletronics'
delivery was under an agreement with Yaw Jenq Technology
Inc. (YJT), who is the overall contractor with McDonald's.
To officially commence the hotspot service to the public,
a news conference was held in Taipei on May 21, 2003
attended by YJT, McDonald's and Intel, the latter being
the promoter of its Centrino laptops via the McDonald's
In the conference, Simon Hsu, the President of YJT,
acknowledged Teletronics role with gratitude in YJT's
hotspot business undertaking.
As the single most significant institutional shareholder
of YJT, Teletronics has co-developed and co-owned with
YJT, the technology for WLAN systems and WiFi Easy-Up
Hotspot systems. This technology has been successfully
deployed in Taiwan McDonald's (363 restaurants), Kohikan
Enterprise and other Internet Cafes (300 Direct Outlets
and franchises), plus a number of office buildings (443),
shopping malls (11), college campuses (29), international
airports (2), and 5-star hotels (31) in Hong Kong, Taiwan,
Beijing, Shanghai, and other major cities in China.
Teletronics is an 18-year old telecom hardware/service
company based in Rockville, Maryland. The company designs,
develops and manufactures both fixed or mobile, short
and long range wireless systems for commercial as well
as military applications. www.teletronics.com