press release

New Customer Announcement: Bee Networx helps Reliance Home Comfort get connected, and stay connected

TORONTO, CANADA JANUARY 15, 2010 Bee Networx (formerly Astilbe Networks) recently added essential homes services leader Reliance Comfort Ltd. Partnership to its growing customer base. “Our flagship product, LinkPro, lets Reliance Home Comfort stay connected to its mobile team, and service more customers in a day,” says Andrey J. Szpynda, President and Chief Executive Officer.“
Residing on the mobile device, our proprietary software works with our customers’ business and administrative applications to reduce operational expenses, boost field worker productivity, and improve existing business processes by optimizing network connections and data management,” says Szpynda. “With LinkPro, Reliance Home Comfort has minimized connection drops and established the kind of session persistence that allows the company to accelerate repair and maintenance cycles. ”

LinkPro allows organizations with mobile work forces to:

  • Improve the effectiveness of their field operations
  • Simplify tasks and improve mobile worker productivity
  • Dramatically reduce mobility costs, even in the case of unlimited data plans
  • Reduce the TCO of their mobility solutions
  • Create new business processes to further improve the quality of field services
  • Ensure compliance with SOX security and privacy regulations.
  • Improve network coverage and reliability.


With LinkPro, several software elements work together to allow mobile devices to seamlessly manage data for legacy server applications on the Internet using one or more wireless network technologies despite mobility and disconnection. Unlike any other data routing technology, LinkPro allows the user to specify network preference based on business objectives and application-driven policies.
Based on user-defined rules, the system automatically detects the presence of a wireless network and determines whether it should use this connection to send or receive data, and if so, which data it should send or receive, balancing the cost of using the connection with the benefit from the actual communication. Network usage is coordinated dynamically based on continuously changing user priorities and available networks. Multiple networks can be used in parallel, and network usage can be scheduled in advance. Currently LinkPro is available in the Windows mobile environment – the most commonly used system for enterprise applications outside of email.

About Reliance Home Comfort

Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership offers essential home services to customers across Canada, specializing in two main product lines: the sale, rental, service, maintenance, and financing of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and electronic security system sales, installation, rental, service, monitoring, and related commercial activities.
The company’s portfolio of more than one million residential water heaters in Ontario is Canada’s second largest portfolio of rental water heaters. Our Security and Monitoring business is the second largest business of its kind in Canada with over 300,000 subscribers.

About Bee Networx

Bee Networx is a system software company that is transforming mobile data communication with new technology for the management and transmission of bulk data to and from mobile devices. Our proprietary technology is based on a game-changing new protocol developed at the University of Waterloo, Canada, that delivers seamless, cost-effective connectivity, unprecedented session persistence, and improved performance.
Contact: Susan Levinsky, VP, Marketing, Bee Networx at