Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, today announced the Kyocera Passport, a CDMA2000 1x Evolution Data Optimized (EVDO) PC card that will be available this fall to CDMA carriers around the world.
The easy-to-use Passport 1xEVDO card, also known as the Kyocera KPC-650, can be installed in minutes and gives laptop users high-speed wireless data access of up to 2.4 Mbps(a). Passport not only provides the convenience of mobility but also offers broadband access to corporate applications, email, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) browsers and seamless Short Message Service (SMS) text messaging capability(b). Additionally, Passport's dual-band receive diversity and high-performance antenna design allows for improved coverage nationwide and higher data rates.
"Our internal testing shows Passport to be the fastest EVDO card available in our markets -- up to twice as fast as other competitive offerings currently available on CDMA networks," said Don McGuire, vice president of Global marketing and North American sales at Kyocera Wireless Corp.
The Kyocera Passport features an adjustable rotating antenna for maximum signal strength and includes intuitive Passport Navigator software for easy installation and connection management that is compatible with EVDO and CDMA2000 1x services. The card boasts download speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps in EVDO coverage areas and achieves download speeds with bursts of up to 153 kbps on CDMA2000 1x connections outside of EVDO coverage.
The Kyocera Passport 1xEVDO PC Card is 2.13 in. x 4.84 in. x 0.51 in. and weighs 2.01 ounces.