Sprint Hitches WiMAX to Wi-Fi Routers

Sprint-Nextel Corp. has added 4G to its “personal hotspot” line-up. The Sprint Personal Hotspot PHS300S and the Cradlepoint MBR-1000 Broadband Router for business both feature both 3G and 4G connectivity, and can bridge multiple, Wi-Fi devices to the Sprint network when attached to a USB modem. Users can simultaneously connect Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, laptops, MP3 players, […]

Skype Wants to Stalk You Everywhere

Imagine a world where everywhere you turn, a Skype client is waiting for you to use it. In the wake of the Consumer Electronics Show, the potential for VoIP service provider Skype to become natively embedded in a range of devices, from televisions to wireless devices to laptops to any other connected gadget — just […]

Economic Bright Spot: Embedded 3G

As the economy gets worse, some bright spots do emerge, and the latest is the embedded 3G modem market — a boon for the operators that embrace it. As 3G service got better, more ubiquitous and faster in 2008, modem manufacturers enjoyed an upswing in demand with shipments reaching 20 million units for the year, […]

D2 Technologies Launches New Embedded VoIP Software

Embedded software provider D2 Technologies has unleashed the next generation of its vPort VoIP product line, which enables manufacturers to quickly and affordably develop such VoIP-enabled devices as Wi-Fi/VoIP dual-mode phones, triple-play devices, advanced VoIP adapters/gateways, IP phones and other mobile devices. The new version of vPort offers enhanced multiservice/multisession protocol support, allowing it to […]

Panasonic Toughbooks Feature Sprint Broadband Services

Panasonic Computer Solutions Co. and Sprint Nextel Corp. said Tuesday that the business-rugged Toughbook W5 and T5 notebooks will feature built-in support for Sprint Mobile Broadband services, including its upgraded EV-DO Rev. A service. With this certification, users can access Sprint Mobile Broadband service in more than 220 communities and 725 airports across the United […]

Rugged & RF-Ready

WIRELESS-ENABLED LAPTOPS are regarded widely by business executives as critical tools. A recent survey of small businesses attests to this trend. In its poll of nearly 1,500 small businesses, the American Small Business Travelers Alliance (ASBTA) found owners believe wireless technology is essential to their businesses. Most (80 percent) rely on wireless devices to stay […]

Panasonic, Cingular Add Toughbook Feature

Panasonic Computer Solutions Co. (PCSC) and Cingular Wireless said this week the Toughbook CF-74 notebook now features built-in support for the 3G UMTS/HSDPA BroadbandConnect Service from Cingular using Novatel Wireless Embedded Module. The CF-74 joins the CF-29 and the CF-18 as part of the Panasonics portfolio of UMTS/HSDPA-enabled notebooks. With this additional certification, users will […]

Rev Up Device Sales With Rev. A

Rev Up Device Sales With Rev. A Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 THE CDMA DEVELOPMENT Group (CDG) wireless trade association announced in October that there are eight CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A mobile broadband devices available on the market today, with three of these devices already being sold at retail locations, prior to commercial deployment of the […]

Pantech Wireless Introduces PX-500

Pantech Wireless Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of South Koreas Pantech Group, announced Wednesday the introduction of the PX-500 mobile broadband connection card in the United States. The card is certified to operate on the current Sprint Nextel Corp. Power Vision NetworkSM and will support higher data speeds for a mobile DSL-like experience once Sprint makes […]

Slicing and Dicing the Buzzword: Convergence

Coming together. A combination. Cohesion. We all can come up with synonyms for “convergence,” but what does it really mean and how can you use it to sell advanced services for higher commissions? When people talk about communications convergence, they often mean service integration over IP. The most basic form is combining voice and data. […]

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