Franklin Wireless and Expway Showcase New Hotspot
Franklin Wireless and Expway showcased the new Franklin Hospot streaming videos to devices using Wi-Fi and the Expway Middleware. The demonstration sparked interest from operators and other device makers. The event was held at SKY100 – 100th floor of International Commerce Centre in West Kowloon, Hong Kong October 18th, 2016.
Franklin Wireless provides the MiFi HW, and Expway the SW package that includes both the demo app and middleware. The unique feature here is that the Middleware is NOT on the Mifi, but on the “other device”. Expway is the only MW provider who supports such a separated architecture. As the Mifi is stripped down of all the fancies and acts only as a proxy, it means that the HW retail price can be very low.
With this device, carriers can now deploy eMBMS on all Android, iOS, notebooks, PCs.., i.e. any device that supports WiFi! This makes sense especially in markets where people are extremely price-conscious. Carrier can combine their app with Expway’s Middleware SDK, and upload this combined package to an App Store. From there, the end-user downloads it to their smartphone, tablet, laptop.., anything that has a screen & supports WiFi.
For more information, please read the press release
Franklin Wireless Launches Cost-Effective Hotspot Devices With The Expway Middleware.