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Novatel Wireless and Diversinet Team Up to Provide Security for Wireless Modems
The Minstrel Wireless Modem from Novatel Wireless is a solid unit in and of itself, however the addition of secure certificate transactions will increase sales

usb modems  Wireless and Diversinet Team Up to Provide Security for Wireless Modems Novatel Wireless and Diversinet Team Up to Provide Security for Wireless Modems P. Hayes - August 16, 2000 Event Summary Diversinet Corp., a provider of m-commerce security infrastructure, said Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with San Diego-based Novatel Wireless Inc., a wireless Internet company, to integrate Diversinet's security technology with Novatel Wireless' Minstrel family of Wireless Palmtop Modems. Market

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