Affymetrix Leverages iPass Open Mobile for Global Corporate Wi-Fi Access

Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:00am EDT

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  REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Aug 28 (Marketwire) -- 
iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the global Wi-Fi and enterprise mobility
services leader, today announced that Affymetrix, Inc.(NASDAQ: AFFX), a
leading provider of life science analysis solutions for basic and
clinical research, has selected the iPass Open Mobile service for global
Wi-Fi connectivity for its workforce.

    iPass Open Mobile delivers a service for enterprises that simply,
securely and cost-effectively enables employees to be globally mobile
from any device. Additionally iPass Open Mobile provides access to the
world's largest commercial Wi-Fi network of over one million hotspots
including in-flight Internet and far more hotels, airports, and business
venues than any other network.

    "iPass Open Mobile allows Affymetrix to deliver company-wide enterprise
mobility services to better control corporate data on mobile devices,
improve the productivity of the business travelers while reducing
communication costs," said Christophe Culine, senior vice president of
worldwide sales. "Affymetrix employees are able to roam globally with
over one million Wi-Fi hotspots in the iPass Mobile Networks."

    iPass Open Mobile enables organizations to provide mobile employees with
seamless connectivity to the world's largest commercial Wi-Fi network,
providing a consistent user experience across smartphones, tablets and
laptops while avoiding costly roaming charges and expensive Wi-Fi day
passes. Organizations gain visibility into enterprise, group, individual,
and device mobility and can easily control expense and security to reduce
the total cost of enterprise mobility. For more information please visit: 

    Affymetrix technologies are used by the world's top pharmaceutical,
diagnostic, and biotechnology companies as well as leading academic,
government, and nonprofit research institutes. Affymetrix is
headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and has manufacturing facilities in
Santa Clara, San Diego, Cleveland, Ohio, Singapore, and Austria. The
company has about 1,180 employees worldwide and maintains sales and
distribution operations across Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

    About iPass Inc. 
 iPass helps enterprises and telecom service providers
ensure their employees and subscribers stay well connected. Founded in
1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers the world's largest commercial-grade
Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform. With more than one
million Wi-Fi hotspots across 111 countries and territories, iPass gives
its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity anywhere in the world
-- simply, securely and cost-effectively. Additional information is
available at or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.

    iPass(R) is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Open Mobile is a
trademark of iPass. Wi-Fi(R) is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi
Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.


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