Sierra Offers CDMA Access

 
 
By Peter Coffee  |  Posted 2001-01-22 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Putting CDMA wireless access into a Type 2 PC Card, Sierra's Wireless AirCard 510 modem, available this month, gives portable-PC users 14.4K-bps bandwidth (up to 56K bps with compression) via the Sprint PCS Group network.

Putting CDMA wireless access into a Type 2 PC Card, Sierras Wireless AirCard 510 modem, available this month, gives portable-PC users 14.4K-bps bandwidth (up to 56K bps with compression) via the Sprint PCS Group network.

With power consumption of about one-third of a watt, the card has an internally stored, field-replaceable antenna to minimize bulk and reduce the risk of damage.

Supporting Windows 9x, Windows NT and Windows 2000—but not Windows CE—the sub-$400 device doesnt support voice operation but can receive fax and Short Message Service text traffic. More information is at www.sierrawireless.com.

 
 
 
 
Peter Coffee is Director of Platform Research at salesforce.com, where he serves as a liaison with the developer community to define the opportunity and clarify developers' technical requirements on the company's evolving Apex Platform. Peter previously spent 18 years with eWEEK (formerly PC Week), the national news magazine of enterprise technology practice, where he reviewed software development tools and methods and wrote regular columns on emerging technologies and professional community issues.Before he began writing full-time in 1989, Peter spent eleven years in technical and management positions at Exxon and The Aerospace Corporation, including management of the latter company's first desktop computing planning team and applied research in applications of artificial intelligence techniques. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University, he has held teaching appointments in computer science, business analytics and information systems management at Pepperdine, UCLA, and Chapman College.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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