Sierra Wireless Debuts New USB Modem and ExpressCard

Sierra Wireless has added two new products to its lineup of HSPA mobile broadband modems. The AirCard 885E ExpressCard and the Compass 885 USB modem are small, full-featured, offer the latest high-speed mobile broadband technology for use worldwide.

The Sierra Wireless Compass 885 tri-band USB modem for HSPA networks includes TRU-Install software installation to simplify setup, a microSD memory card slot to expand its functionality, and a laptop clip accessory to provide flexibility in use. Compatible with mobile broadband networks worldwide, the Compass 885 USB modem is the only product in its class to include a connector for an external antenna, allowing users in remote areas or fringe network coverage to extend and strengthen their connection to the network, said the company.

With a more compact ExpressCard design, the AirCard 885E is an ideal wireless modem for people who regularly travel with a notebook computer that includes an ExpressCard slot. Its durable, fixed antenna design with no moving parts offers a reliable wireless connection, and with TRU-Install software installation, customers are up and running quickly with no need for an installation CD.

The Compass 885 USB modem and the AirCard 885E ExpressCard support tri-band HSPA/UMTS with receive diversity on all three bands, and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM, making them ideal for world travelers. Both products offer peak data speeds of up to 7.2mbps on the downlink, and up to 2.0mbps on the uplink (software upgradeable to 5.76mbps uplink as future improvements become available). They are compatible with both Windows and Mac notebooks and desktops and offer GPS support for location-based services such as local search and navigation applications. Both the AirCard 885E ExpressCard and the Compass 885 USB modem are scheduled for commercial availability in mid-2008.

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