Sierra Wireless Inc. has released the AirCard 595 wireless wide area network card and the MC5725 PCI Express Mini C...
March 20, 2006
Sierra Wireless Inc. has released the AirCard 595 wireless wide area network card and the MC5725 PCI Express Mini Card embedded module, both of which are designed to take advantage of the increased speed and functionality offered on the next-generation EV-DO Revision A networks.
The upgrade is expected to provide mobile professionals with faster file uploads and the capacity to support multimedia applications such as video streaming or Web conferencing.
EV-DO Revision A is an upgrade to current EV-DO networks. It will support faster data rates and increased system capacity, offering peak data rates of 3.1 Mbps on the downlink and up to 1.8 Mbps on the uplink.
“The faster data rates, particularly on the uplink, will improve the user experience for those who need to send large files such as photos or graphics to colleagues or clients over their wireless data connection,” the Richmond, B.C. company said in a release.
The AirCard 595, a Type II PC card, will be compatible with current EV-DO networks, as well as CDMA 1X networks, for use in areas where an EV-DO Rev. A network is not available.
The MC5725, meanwhile, will be backward compatible to provide connections to current EV-DO and CDMA 1X networks.
Early models of both are currently available to infrastructure vendors, OEM customers, and network operators for testing and integration purposes.