Verizon Wireless and Sierra Wireless announced today that the AirCard 402 2-in-1 mobile broadband card has been approved through Verizon Wireless' open development program. The AirCard 402 joins the Sierra Wireless USB 598, which was approved through Verizon Wireless' open development program earlier this year.
The AirCard 402 2-in-1 mobile broadband card is remarkably compact and simple to use, with Sierra Wireless TRU-Install automatic software installation, which installs Sierra Wireless Watcher connection manager software upon first insertion into the notebook. It can be safely stored in the computer?s PC Card slot or ExpressCard slot for quick and easy internet access on-the-fly ? its low profile and durable design allows users to carry the notebook with the card in place, and the AirCard 402 can be set to reconnect automatically when the computer is reopened.
Using the Verizon Wireless mobile broadband network, customers can download a 1 MB file in approximately eight seconds, or upload it in less than 13 seconds. The Sierra Wireless AirCard 402 data card supports EV-DO Rev. A technology, providing average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits per second and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps.
Sierra Wireless AirCard 402 2-in-1 mobile broadband card
* Sierra Wireless TRU-Install software installation technology is preloaded on the device, guiding first-time users through quick installation of the drivers and full software client with no CD required.
* Sierra Wireless Watcher connection manager offers a simple and intuitive dashboard that provides status, performance, and network information, as well as support for sending and receiving SMS messages, call usage history and tracking, phonebook capability, and online help including frequently asked questions and troubleshooting tips.
* 2-in-1 design fits PC Card and ExpressCard slots * Wireless EV-DO Rev A download speed up to 3.1 Mbps and upload to 1.8 Mbps * Windows 7 Mobile Broadband capable * TRU-Install automatic software installation * Small, durable, fixed design * GPS Capabilities * New streamlined design with eye-catching light branding
Verizon Wireless? open development program provides customers with the option to use wireless devices it does not offer directly, such as the Sierra Wireless AirCard 402 data card, on the most reliable voice and data network in the country. Verizon Wireless? open development program is driven by the company?s desire to encourage innovation, give customers new wireless choices, and quickly address opportunities to expand the wireless market. The company continues to provide full-service offerings for business and consumer customers.