Proxim successfully deployed its multi-point wireless solutions for video surveillance along the tracks of the Tenerife Tram for increased passenger safety.
People don’t tend to think of Iraq as a place with a heaping helping of innovation. The events of the past seven years or so often bring to mind explosions, unrest, and other war-like circumstances that we imagine has left them in a state more reminiscent of the stone age than the modern one. Slowly but surely our perceptions of the fertile crescent nation have emerged from the gutter to see a place where civilization is no myth and progress is a reality, and not just on a socio-political level. Technologically, Iraq is doing their part to keep pace with other emerging nations and at the forefront of that effort is Fanoos Telecom.
The Kurdistan-based carrier boasting “Iraq’s most reliable wireless broadband service” and 250,000 subscribers is going 4G, or more accurately, they’re setting up a WiMax network to bring their customers what the International Telecommunications Union now considers not-quite-4G. Utilizing Tellabs® SmartCore™ 9160 platform as its chief tool of deployment, the service will offer high performance and interoperability with multiple radio access network vendors. CEO Hiwa Rauf believes this specific equipment set has the ability to help his company “develop a complete network and avoid single vendor lock-in…” The aim is to “create an interoperable wireless broadband system that’s ready for future expansion,” but for now they’re concentrating their efforts on focal points in the North, distributing the new network to the cities of Sulaimaniyah, Mosul and Kirkuk. Fanoos hopes to complete their WiMax rollout to those key cities by the end of this year.… Read the rest
WiMAX devices help drive the market and demand for the new 4G technology. There are many ways to share the 4G connection. It’s not all the WiMAX-enabled laptops, notebooks and handsets. The technology can be adapted all types of use, including inserting a USB modem into a mobile router. It provides a home connection using a home router that uses your CLEAR USB modem.
Cradlepoint makes some of the best 3G/4G routers on the market today. Their solutions allow mobile, home and office solutions. Users can bring their 4G connection home without having to pay more per month for the luxury of having WiMAX at home. The Cradlepoint MBR1000 provides an Ethernet connected solution with 3G/4G fail over should the Ethernet connection go away.
Users can plug in their 4G modem into the MBR1000 and will be connected to the WiMAX network through the USB connection. It provides an internet connection for up to 64 devices, perfect for a home or office connection. Connect your laptop and surf the fastest connection available. Your children’s iPod will be able to download the latest apps with the fastest connection available. A great solution to provide a connection includes the Cradlepoint MBR1200. It’s a more mobile solution than the MBR1000 and connects to data cards along with the 4G connection.
For emergency services and other mobile 4G applications, there are a selection of mobile routers from Cradlepoint. The CTR500 is as a great solution that connects up to 16 Wi-Fi enabled devices to a 4G connection using a USB modem. Users can tether their handset devices, like the HTC EVO 4G, the first WiMAX-enabled smart phone availabe in the U.S.
Cradlepoint updates its firmware to support the latest USB modems, including the U301 from Sprint. It’s the latest USB Modem from Sprint that connects to the WiMAX network. Cradlepoint makes some of the best 3G/4G routers on the market. There are many applications, from office, home and mobile Internet connections to the fastest wireless connection, 4G WiMAX.… Read the rest
Cradlepoint announced that its routers will support the latest 3G/4G USB modem from Sprint. It’s the latest USB device that are supported by Cradlepoint routers. It provides a connection to the Internet anywhere you are using a router.
The USB modem, the 250U from Sierra Wireless, connects to 4G networks where available and connects to Sprint’s reliable 3G network when a 4G connection isn’t available. It’s only available to businesses through select distribution channels and will be widely available in July 2010. It works on all Windows operating systems and Mac OS.
It costs $59.99 per month plus the initial fees for purchasing the device. If you put the 250U into a Cradlepoint router like the CTR500, you can connect up to 16 Wi-Fi enabled devices at one time. It’s an expansion upon most of the 3G/4G hotspots offered by 4G sellers like Sprint and CLEAR. There are many options for Cradlepoint routers, like the PHS 300. It connects up to 16 Wi-Fi enabled devices to the network.
Currently, Sprint offers 4G in 31 markets, including Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Baltimore, covering about 50 million people. They will look to expand to more markets by the end of 2010, adding New York, San Francisco, Miami and Los Angeles to the list of WiMAX markets. Sprint offers a number of 4G devices, including the Overdrive 3G/4G router and the first 4G phone, the HTC EVO 4G.They also offer USB modems and other 4G devices.
CLEAR is another 4G seller. They have some new mobile hotspots, including their own version of the Overdrive and a 4G-only hotspot that works in all the CLEAR markets. CLEAR also offers a selection of USB modems that work with Cradlepoint routers. If you’re thinking about switching to 4G markets and looking to get more out of your USB modem and contract, check out Cradlepoint routers. They provide a great extension and users can share the 4G connection to devices like the iPad, iPod touch and fourth generation iPhone.… Read the rest
“Sprint continues to lead the 4G revolution and is proud to expand its growing portfolio of devices with the addition of 3G/4G USB 250U from Sierra Wireless,” Fared Adib, vice president-Product Development for Sprint, said, “Consumers, businesses and industries such as construction, government, healthcare and transportation will be able to extend their Internet experience beyond the home and office and benefit from the constant connectivity and real-time access at lightning fast speeds.”
The USB modem is small and rotates 180 degrees, meaning it can fit any laptop, both vertical and horizontal USB ports. Users can stream live high quality video and download large files. The device is available now through business direct and business solutions partners. It will be released in every channel by mid-July. The device comes free after a $50 mail-in-rebate, a $49.99 instant savings and with a two year service agreement on a new line activation or eligible upgrade. The 4G cost per month is $59.99 per month for unlimited use on the 4G network, and 5GB of data on the Sprint 3G network.
The device works with Windows 7, Vista and XP along with Mac OS. It has a GPS tracking feature that provides location, navigation and mapping solutions while connected to the 3G network. The 250U has two external antenna pots with a separate LED display that shows the user whether it’s connected to the 3G or 4G network. It delivers fast speeds to business so they can streamline the internet portion of their business and pass the savings to the end user.
“Following on the success of Overdrive(TM) 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, we are extremely pleased to offer Sprint customers a unique new 3G/4G device, combining the speed of 4G with the reliable coverage of Sprint’s 3G network,” Mike O’Brien, vice president-Operator and Distributor Sales for Sierra Wireless, said,”The Sprint 3G/4G USB 250U mobile broadband modem from Sierra Wireless is made for road warriors, providing flexibility, high quality and top-notch performance.”
Sprint is the first national carrier to launch 4G technology. It covers 50 million people, including Atlanta, Maui, Chicago, Baltimore, Kansas City and Las Vegas. It plans on launching markets in San Francisco, Boston and New York City by the end of … Read the rest
Clearwire has expanded its line-up of 4G devices. The lineup includes two new personal Wi-Fi/4G hot spots and a Mac dual-mode USB modem. The devices will be available with unlimited data plans. They also make it easier for end users to connect 4G to a myriad of devices, like iPads, Macbooks and PSPs.
The CLEAR Spot 4G and CLEAR Spot 4G+ present new designs, integrated modems and CLEAR unlimited data options. It enables the Wi-Fi ecosystem to access CLEAR 4G. The CLEAR Spot 4G connects up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the 4G network where available. The CLEAR Spot 4G+ is the re-branded Overdrive from Sierra Wireless. This device connects to a 3G network when the 4G connection isn’t available.
The dual-mode 4G+ USB modem expands 4G/3G service to Mac users. For the first time, Mac owners can access the fastest wireless connection available. It switches over to the nationwide 3G network from Sprint and it also works with Microsoft laptops.
“In today’s on-the-go world, everyone deserves fast speeds and the usage they want at a fair price – without constantly checking their usage or worrying about their end of month bill,” Dow Draper, vice president of product development for Clearwire, said “These new devices offer today’s mobile user, and the millions of Wi-Fi products in use across the country, even greater access to CLEAR’s fast and affordable 4G service.”
CLEAR offers 4G unlimited usage plans in network areas that don’t require long term contracts with average download speeds of 3 to 6MBps. CLEAR is also the only 4G operator that offers home modems, for about $30 per month users can enjoy 4G speeds in their home with unlimited plans starting at $40 per month for unlimited mobile use. There are also a few bundle packages for both home and mobile use, along with voice plans. CLEAR is available in over 55 markets.
The CLEAR Spot 4G will be availabe for $99.99 or a $4.99 per month lease. It will be available nationwide at CLEAR stores and resellers beginning in July. The 4G+ USB modem for Mac users is availabe for $114.99 or a monthly lease of $5.99. It’s available today and in stores in Atlanta, Dallas, Hawaii, and central Pennsylvania.
The wireless revolution leads to the more mobile the product, the more people will want it. A constant connection to the Internet is a necessity now, instead of a luxury. If you’re looking for a constant connection to the Internet, check out Novatel Wireless’ latest offering, the MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot. It is the first device of its kind that creates a cloud of internet connectivity that allows users to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet through the 3G wireless connection.
The MiFi 2372 is a simple product to use. Take out an activated SIM card from your data-enabled phone and plug it into the MiFi device. It’s that simple. Then you have to set up the APN settings by connecting to the MiFi 2372 using a laptop or other Wi-Fi enabled computer. It’s easy and the network spans 30 feet from the device. The unlocked MiFi 2372 works on the 850/1900/2100 MHz frequencies. It works with most U.S. carriers including AT&T and T-Mobile. These work on GSM frequencies.
Novatel Wireless offers specific Verizon MiFi version along with Sprint MiFi that works on each carrier’s network. These device come locked and users need to get a data contract with each carrier to activate and use the device. There’s also a European MiFi 2352, which comes unlocked but works on the frequencies that are used in Europe and other countries in the 900/1900/2100 MHz frequency bands.
The average battery life is about four hours. This can be extended through accessories like the MiFi battery or MiFi 2200 battery. There is also a MiFi car charger for the MiFi for when you need to take the Internet on those long road trips for longer than four hours.
It’s a great solution for people that need a constant Internet connection and its simple to use. The MiFi Mobile Intelligent Hotspot from Novatel Wireless is the perfect solution for when you need an Internet connection anywhere in the world.… Read the rest