3Com’s 11 a/b/g Wireless PC Card With XJACK(R) Antenna to Ship with Colligo Personal Edition

Instant Peer-to-Peer Wireless Networking Now Available Using Colligo’s Personal Edition
Recognizing that mobile workgroups need to connect their devices to work together when away from the office network, Colligo is bundling its Personal Edition software with the new 3Com(R) 11a/b/g Wireless PC Card with XJACK(R) Antenna. This single card supports all three existing IEEE 802.11 networking standards – 11a, 11b, and 11g – so you can connect to any existing Wi-Fi network. Colligo’s software helps to solve nomadic workgroup inefficiencies by allowing team members to connect any Windows-based laptops, Tablet PCs and handheld devices via ad-hoc (server- free) peer-to-peer connection or wireless networks to share data and communicate electronically.
“We’re hoping to take away the pain of current time-consuming and arduous workgroup productivity practices by providing a software solution that is as effortless and accessible as possible,” comments Ted Theocheung, VP Marketing, Colligo Networks. “Through a three-step process of ‘Discover, Connect and Interact’ and with one-click functionality, we have created a solution that is simple to install and easy to use.”
“The 3Com 11a/b/g Wireless PC card is ideally suited for Colligo’s users,” said Brent Nixon wireless product line manager at 3Com. “With its retractable XJACK antenna and 802.11a/b/g support, mobile users do not have to worry about external antennas or the Wi-Fi flavor being used, whether it be ‘a’, ‘b’ or ‘g’.”
Colligo Personal Edition software enables any wireless-capable PC or PDA to instantly and securely network to one or more computers, no matter where you are. Easy to learn and use, it allows you to increase productivity by completing tasks on the spot. No more reminders or extra trips back to the office to work with others.
Users of Colligo Personal Edition can upgrade to Colligo(TM) Workgroup Edition, a more feature-rich solution. The upgrade is available via direct online sales at www.colligo.com.

My spin: I always wonder how smaller companies can get their foot in the door and get some leg up on larger companies. Colligo competes head on with Groove. This 3Com deal gives Colligo a foot in the door.