Pantech Wireless, Inc. announced the introduction of the PX-500 mobile broadband connection card in the U.S. The card is certified to operate on the current Sprint Power Vision NetworkSM and will support higher data speeds for a mobile DSL-like experience once Sprint makes its advanced mobile broadband services (EV-DO Rev. A) available beginning later this year. Using the cards with compatible laptops, the PX-500 gives customers access to the Internet, including, audio, video and data applications, anywhere the Sprint network is available.
The mobile broadband solution operates at 3.3V for longer laptop computer battery and features an embedded dual-band soft flip antenna.
PX-500 features include:
The Internet is Wherever You Are: Access the company network, send and receive email with or without attachments, access the Internet. The Pantech PX-500 Sprint Mobile Broadband Connection Card works with the Sprint Power Vision Network to allow you to do what you want, when you want and where you want. 0 / JAVA 2.0
Supports Fast Network Data Speeds: Designed to operate on CDMA 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0 and EV-DO Rev. A networks, the Pantech PX-500 will provide a mobile DSL-like experience when Sprint launches its EVDO Rev. A coverage in the future, and will be backwards compatible to 1xRTT and EV-DO Rev. 0 speeds in areas where Sprint EVDO Rev. A coverage is not available.
32-Bit CardBus at 3.3V Operation: Draining less power than a 16-Bit CardBus at 5V (the requirement to support PDA connectivity) and reducing the frequency of recharging the host computer's battery, the 32-Bit CardBus on the Pantech PX-500 is optimized for superior laptop performance and increases productive time in the field.
33 MHz Bus Speed: The fastest available Bus speed for a Type II PC card enables the most efficient interface between a PC card and a laptop computer.
High Performance Antenna Specifications: An advanced dual band diversity antenna system design that incorporates an external flip antenna, maximizing data speed performance and allowing for stronger network signal reception. External antenna port included.
Packaged with Sprint PCS Connection ManagerSM software for connectivity to the Sprint Power Vision Network:
Easy-to-install, easy-to-use software provides a common look and feel across connectivity products from Sprint. Client and network-based compression provides increased perceived data throughput for certain applications and protocols. Signal strength, byte counter, network type and other connection parameters are displayed on the user interface. Self-diagnostic tools, an intuitive "Go/Stop" button for network access and a detailed Help File enhance the user experience.
Pricing and Availability
The Pantech PX-500 is among the best-value data cards on the market, for a suggested retail price of $199.99 or is available for free with a two-year subscriber agreement and mail-in-rebate. The card can be purchased through all Sprint indirect and business sales channels, online at www.sprint.com and in Sprint retail stores.