Nomadix and Innovative Data Solutions Provide Flexible WiFi Billing Capability for Taj Airport Garden Hotel-Sri Lanka

Service intended to make WiFi experience easier for Taj's business and leisure travelers

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NEWBURY PARK, Calif., Nov. 14, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nomadix, Inc. (www.Nomadix.com), the leading supplier of intelligent network devices and interconnect services for guest access, Digital Cities, and carrier HotSpots, and Innovative Data Solutions (IDS), a mobile data communications technology provider, today announced they have deployed flexible WiFi billing technology at Sri Lanka's Taj Airport Garden Hotel (TAGH). TAGH is one of Sri Lanka's most prestigious hotel properties, and the new WiFi service allows TAGH a unified billing system in which guests pay one connection fee and are free to access the Internet from anywhere on TAGH's 37-acre grounds.

"Due to the size of the Taj's property, our billing system has to support users while they essentially 'roam' the grounds with their wireless devices," said Sanjay Singh, general manager of TAGH. "The pool and the gymnasium are away from the main building, and the Harbour Bar is situated by the side of the Lagoon. Our challenge was to provide an easy billing system where guests could pay once, have one user ID, and make unlimited use of our amenities."

TAGH caters to corporate and leisure travelers, as well as to airline crews of most major carriers that operate out of BIA. The Taj is also home to many long-term expatriate guests, many of whom are engaged in the Katunayake Free Trade Zone (FTZ). TAGH also hosts numerous seminars, conventions and weddings-all in meeting halls with capacities above 1000.

"Nomadix was the clear technology partner," said Jeremy Fernando, managing director and CEO of IDS. "When the Taj presented us with their need for simple, wide-area Internet accessibility, we chose Nomadix because this is exactly what their Gateways are designed to do." The Nomadix Service Engine (NSE) software is embedded on Nomadix Gateways that reside in venue, carrier, or service provider infrastructure to enable connectivity in public access environments. Using Nomadix' unique Plug-&-Play technology, the NSE software immediately and invisibly adapts a computer's proxy settings to enable a more secure, easy-to-use connection. In addition, the NSE supports a variety of billing, roaming and revenue-generating mechanisms for venues and operators. Since its inception, Nomadix has shipped 25,000 NSE-enabled units to over 50 countries.

IDS will use the Nomadix Gateway in conjunction with a Power Line Communication (PLC) system to serve as the data network. The PLC network is easily deployed and does not require new wiring. The NSE provides a flexible billing system with pre-paid, post-paid and period-over-time billing options. The system is completely integrated with TAGH's Fidellio Property Management System (PMS).

"Nomadix Gateways are known the world over for their flexibility and scalability," said Kurt Bauer, president and CEO of Nomadix. "Our deployment with IDS and the Taj demonstrates the strength, reliability, and flexible service provisioning capabilities associated with our brand. Nomadix is all about helping our customers create and manage their Internet service, in a wide variety of venues and locations, to maximize profitability. "

About IDS

IDS is a technology solutions provider with years of experience in providing wireless and mobile data communication solutions. The company represents leading manufacturers such as Proxim, Corinex and Wavecom and their products and solutions are marketed through reputed Systems Integrators in the country and in the region. More information on IDS could be viewed at www.idsworld.com or obtained via email, info@idsworld.com.

About Nomadix

Nomadix is the leading provider of intelligent network devices and interconnect services that make nomadic computing easy. The company offers the Nomadix Service Engine (NSE), which allows the public access service operators and venue owners to deploy a cost effective, secure and easy to use high-speed Internet access offering. Nomadix Interconnect Services( are a suite of services that provide intelligent roaming connectivity, content and application delivery in conjunction with the NSE and other public access networks.

The company is headquartered in Newbury Park, Calif., and sells and supports its products and services globally through licensing and OEM partnerships, Value Added Resellers and Systems Integrators. For additional information, please visit http://www.Nomadix.com or call +1-818-597-1500.



        

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