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Sierra Wireless introduces two new 4G mobile hotspots
Posted: 14-Feb-2011 [Source: Sierra Wireless]

[The new Sierra Wireless AirCardĀ® 753S and AirCard 754S mobile hotspots support Dual-Carrier HSPA+ and LTE network technologies.]

Barcelona, Spain -- Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR - News) today introduced two new 4G mobile hotspots to its line of AirCardĀ® Mobile Broadband Devices. Designed to take advantage of high-speed mobile broadband connectivity offered by new 4G networks, the AirCard 753S and AirCard 754S Mobile Hotspots connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously to the internet over Dual-Carrier HSPA+ and LTE networks, respectively. Both products are scheduled for commercial shipments in the second quarter of this year.

The AirCard 753S and AirCard 754S Mobile Hotspots are about the size of a deck of cards, remarkably lightweight, and easy to set up and use - with no software to install, the average user can be connected in less than one minute. An integrated LCD display provides all the necessary information, including WiFi access information, battery life, network signal strength, and the number of devices connected. Audible alerts and an intuitive web interface also provide easy monitoring of device status. The web interface, which can be accessed easily from any common web browser, provides an intuitive way for users to change the hotspot's administrative and security settings.

"When you combine a mobile hotspot with 4G speeds, you get a very flexible and useful device that can serve multiple needs, from work on-the-go with an offsite team, to a family internet hub at a vacation spot or in the car," said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Computing for Sierra Wireless. "With their integrated screens and intuitive setup, the Sierra Wireless AirCard 753S and AirCard 754S get customers up and running in a snap on virtually any WiFi-enabled device."

In areas where 4G network coverage is not available, both models automatically switch over to 3G networks, ensuring continuous connectivity and roaming across network boundaries. The vastly improved speeds offered by 4G networks provide users with plenty of bandwidth, even when shared across multiple devices. The AirCard 753S offers downlink speeds of up to 42 Mbps (megabits per second) and uplink speeds of up to 5.76 Mbps on a DC-HSPA+ network. The AirCard 754S offers downlink speeds of up to 100 Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 50 Mbps when operating on an LTE network.

For the first time, Sierra Wireless will also offer a suite of accessories designed to enhance the performance and functionality of the new mobile hotspots. Planned accessories include car chargers, silicone skins, extended batteries, and cradles with integrated antennas for indoor use and desktop charging.

Sierra Wireless is showcasing the new AirCard 753S and AirCard 754S Mobile Hotspots at Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona, Spain from February 14 to 17. The company will be exhibiting on the Avenue in AV-36.


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