Monday, March 30, 2009

Sierra Wireless AirCard 402: 2-in-1 EVDO PC/ExpressCard


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Sierra Aircard 402 2-in-1 EVDO Rev-A Modem

Sierra Wireless today introduced the Sierra Wireless AirCard® 402, the first product in the Sierra Wireless AirCard product line to offer 2-in-1 functionality. The AirCard 402 is a PC Card that offers the convenience of switching to the ExpressCard form factor whenever required. By offering both PC and ExpressCard form factors in a single device, Sierra Wireless spares customers the expense of purchasing a new mobile broadband device when they upgrade their notebook computers.

The AirCard 402 data card is designed for EV-DO Rev. A networks, offering high speed data connections of up to 3.1 Mbps on the downlink and up to 1.8 Mbps on the uplink. Through the convenience of Sierra Wireless TRU-Locate(TM), a high performance built-in global positioning system (GPS), users can quickly and accurately establish location for local searches and navigation.

The AirCard 402 data card offers the same lighted graphic treatment that debuted with the Sierra Wireless USB 598, providing high-impact branding opportunities for network operator customers. It is scheduled to ship in the second quarter of this year and we think both Sprint and Verizon will offer the combo-card.

Sierra Wireless will demonstrate the AirCard 402 data card at CTIA Wireless 2009, to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 1 to 3 and we expect to get some shots of it when we meet with them.
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