Sierra Wireless has announced an agreement to supply the new Sierra Wireless AirCard 595U USB modem for access to the Sprint Mobile Broadband EV-DO Rev A network. The Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Modem (AirCard 595U) will be available next month in Sprint sales channels.
The compact AirCard 595U USB modem can be plugged directly into the USB ports of notebook or desktop computers, or can be connected through an included docking cradle. This offers an alternative for customers without PCMCIA card slots and allows them to move a single wireless data service between multiple computers. The AirCard 595U includes an internal battery to ensure optimal performance, and offers GPS capability to enable “locate and search” functionality. The AirCard 595U supports both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
Users will have access to wireless data at speeds of 3.1 Mbps on the downlink and 1.8 Mbps on the uplink, on the latest EV-DO Rev A networks. The device works on the 800 and 1900 MHz bands.
The card will be initially available for US$49.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement and $50 mail in rebate.