Sierra Wireless and Telecom New Zealand have announced the availability of AirCard 595U USB modem and the AirCard 597E ExpressCard, offering customers an alternative to PCMCIA cards for using Telecom Mobile Broadband to access their email, the Internet, and online applications while on the move.
The AirCard 595U USB modem (pictured) can be plugged directly into a USB port in either a notebook or a desktop computer, 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 computers.
In addition to its more compact form factor, the AirCard 597E ExpressCard offers several advanced features, including a high-performance integrated antenna to improve signal capture and data speed, and the latest MSM6800A 65-nanometer (65nm) chipset from QUALCOMM, with improved power-efficiency and wireless data performance.
Both devices offers an average download speed of 800 kbps (kilobits per second) and average upload speeds of 300 kbps, operating over CDMA EVDO rev a. When this service is not available the devices fall back to the CDMA EVDO Rev 0 network, with extended coverage.
Both the AirCard 595U USB modem and the AirCard 597E ExpressCard are available from Telecom retail stores and online.