Sierra Offers CDMA Access

 
 
By Peter Coffee  |  Posted 2001-01-22
 
 
 

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.

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