Feb. 9, 2007 -- BridgePort Networks, Oberthur Card Systems, and CounterPath Solutions on Friday launched a commercial version of MobileSTICK, a tool that allows users to access VoIP and instant messaging over a personal computer with the security and mobility of a SIM card-based authentication system, the companies said.

The device plugs into a computer USB port and enables the use of a PC softphone with an existing mobile phone number to make and receive calls, the companies said.

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