June 30th, 2006

Why did Bridgescale invest in Jasper Wireless?

Jasper Wireless is at the forefront of the new revolution in wireless: beyond the cell phone to machine to machine communication. And what a huge market it is. There are 6 billion people on the planet to target with cell phone service, compared to 20 billion devices.

Most every digital device could benefit from wireless connectivity.

Jasper’s SaaS (software as a service) solution provide an affordable way for companies to run connected devices on a single platform. Jasper works with both network operators and device developers, offering a single platform designed to launch, run and expand their connected device business more efficiently.

The company makes it possible to solve business problems in areas as diverse as fleet tracking, digital billboard advertising, home and business security and medical systems. The opportunities in these new markets abound.

Jasper’s solution also solves basic business problems for carriers. Today, wireless carriers are challenged by networks and systems that were built for mobile phones.

At very low ARPDs (average revenue per device), carriers need a way to cost-effectively provision new devices and allow customers to track their installed based from a next-generation web interface.

Jasper is gathering industry momentum, signing as an exclusive partner with AT&T Wireless in the United States, KPN in Europe, Rogers in Canada and Telcel in Mexico.  Many more carriers are expected to follow.

We expect Jasper’s solution, combined with the best wireless networks in the world, to become the market leader in machine to machine communications.