Panasonic is collaborating with Sprint and Sierra Wireless to demonstrate the capabilities of CDMA EV-DO Revision A networks during the CTIA WIRELESS 2006, in Las Vegas.
Sierra Wireless and Panasonic have integrated the Sierra Wireless MC5725 embedded module for CDMA EV-DO Revision A networks into Panasonic Toughbook notebook computers for the demonstration.
EV-DO Revision A networks are designed to offer increased uplink speeds enabling faster file transfers. Expected to launch later this year, EV-DO Revision A networks will enable new applications for mobile users, including video and VOIP, and provide the ability to deliver large graphic or multimedia files over a wireless connection. EV-DO Revision A is expected to deliver peak data download rates of up to 3.1 Mbps and upload rates up to 1.8 Mbps.
Panasonic has recently launched its semi-rugged Toughbook CF-74 notebook (pictured), which is also certified on Sprint's EV-DO and CDMA 1X networks.