Sierra Wireless Introduces CDMA EV-DO Revision A Product Line
Posted on 22-Mar-2006 21:51
Filed under: News
Sierra Wireless has introduced a product line for CDMA EV-DO Revision A networks. The AirCard 595 wireless wide area network card and the MC5725 PCI Express Mini Card embedded module are designed to take advantage of the increased speed and functionality offered on the next-generation CDMA EV-DO networks, providing faster file uploads and the capacity to support multimedia applications such as video streaming or Web conferencing.
EV-DO Revision A is an upgrade to current EV-DO networks that supports faster data rates and increased system capacity, offering peak data rates of 3.1 Mbps on the downlink and up to 1.8 Mbps on the uplink. The faster data rates, particularly on the uplink, will improve the user experience for those who need to send large files such as photos or graphics to colleagues or clients over their wireless data connection.
Scheduled for commercial shipment in the third quarter of 2006, the AirCard 595 will also be fully compatible with current EV-DO networks, as well as CDMA 1X networks, for use in areas where an EV-DO Rev. A network is not available.
Designed to provide an integrated EV-DO Revision A connection for AirCard Enabled notebook computers and other mobile computing devices, the MC5725 will be also backward compatible to provide seamless connections to current EV-DO and CDMA 1X networks.
Early models of the AirCard 595 and the MC5725 are available to infrastructure vendors, OEM customers, and network operators for testing and integration purposes.