M2M Connectivity Pty Ltd, Sierra Wireless’s Australian and New Zealand distributor for embedded modules, today announced the expansion of the Sierra Wireless product portfolio with two new embedded
M2M Connectivity Pty Ltd, Sierra Wireless’s Australian and New Zealand distributor for embedded modules, today announced the expansion of the Sierra Wireless product portfolio with two new embedded modules for HSUPA networks that will vastly improve the speed at which users can work while mobile.
With Sierra Wireless embedded modules operating on an HSUPA network, mobile data customers will be able to send email attachments, upload information, and transmit data at speeds more than five times faster than currently available, up to a theoretical maximum speed of 2 megabits per second (Mbps). Downlink speeds are also improved over currently available models, with a theoretical maximum download speed of 7.2 Mbps.
This improvement in uplink speed creates opportunities for a variety of new applications involving client-generated content, such as web conferencing or video surveillance, and for customers accessing and modifying corporate information through a virtual private network, the user experience is expected to significantly improve.
Sierra Wireless’s newly unveiled HSUPA-capable product line includes the MC8780 and the MC8781 PCI Express Mini Card embedded modules. All offer tri-band UMTS/HSPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE network access for roaming on high-speed networks worldwide.
For developers, the PCI module format provides a quick and low cost way to keep products up-to-date. Developers can work with the current MC8775 HSDPA module that is approved on Telstra’s NextG network, and when the HSUPA module is commercially available can simply replace the module with minimal redevelopment effort.
Sierra Wireless MC8780/8781 Embedded Modules are designed for integration into notebook computers, fixed wireless terminals, and other devices requiring high-speed wireless data connectivity. They are fully shielded and offer an operating temperature range of -30 to +60 degrees Celsius to suit all applications. The MC8780 and MC8781 also offer Receive Diversity and GPS support.
The products will be commercially available at the end of Q2 2007. For more information please contact M2M Connectivity at: