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Three Wireless products unveiled, including SMB BlackBerry app

CA offers management software for BlackBerry; Aruba delivers Draft n Wi-Fi hardware

Research In Motion (RIM) Monday released software designed to help businesses with up to 30 users get the same core wireless e-mail and related functions from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server that larger companies and government organizations now get.

Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM launched BlackBerry Professions Software today for wireless access to e-mail and business applications in an easy-to-manage format, company officials said in a statement.

The software is priced at US$499 for five users and US$849 for 10 users, and it can be expanded to 340 users with additional licenses.

In a separate announcement, CA announced CA Mobile Device Management software to manage BlackBerry smart phones. Among the features it offers: the ability to wipe data from lost or stolen devices over the air.

The new software is available for US$65 per device. CA is planning to provide similar capabilities for other devices, a spokesman said.

In yet another announcement, Aruba Networks announced new Draft 802.11n access points and a high-performance controller module to allow organizations to convert to faster Draft n Wi-Fi speeds and begin support for cellular-to-WiFi devices, the company said.

The new Multi-Service Mobility Module from Aruba can be used to retrofit Aruba's MMC-5000 and MMC-6000 Multi-Service Mobility Controllers, potentially allowing 80Gbit/sec. throughput and support for 32,000 users and 2,000 local access points.