Sprint and Sierra Wireless today announced upcoming availability of Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless. As the second generation of the popular Overdrive device, Overdrive Pro allows users to connect up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously, including laptops, tablets, eReaders, gaming devices, cameras and even smartphones from other carriers, through a single connection (via Wi-Fi) to a 4G network. Here is more info:
Overdrive Pro offers several enhancements over its predecessor, Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, focused on performance and usability, including a 35 percent improvement in power-up and power-down times. Overdrive Pro?s integrated LCD screen, which provides valuable information like signal strength, battery life, and number of devices connected, is 45 percent larger than the previous version for a wider viewing angle, while the device itself is smaller for easier portability. The LCD display has also been made even more informative, with detailed connection and device information available through additional screens that can be accessed by double-pressing the power button.
With Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, the benefits to consumers and businesses are endless:
* Stream a favorite TV show or movie from Hulu or Netflix to your Netbook or tablet while simultaneously surfing the Web in another room
* Wirelessly connect an Xbox 360 and game real-time with someone located across the country
* Move pictures wirelessly from a camera to a digital picture frame and surf the Web on a laptop while streaming Pandora
* Work remotely anywhere in a 4G coverage area (or virtually anywhere with 3G) and easily connect a laptop, smartphone, tablet or wireless phone through a single connection
* Teams that are travelling can share Internet access with each other at hotels, airports and conference centers
* Taxis, limos and shuttle buses can provide Internet access for customer use while en route to their destination
* Healthcare teams can rely on an easy, reliable, power-up-and-go solution to use in Emergency Response Team (ERT) Go Kits, or while treating patients bedside
* Engineering, construction and insurance teams can instantly upload data, pictures of sites, accidents and images remotely
* Reporters first on the scene of a breaking story can share access to upload stories and photos while at the scene, without missing a beat.
Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless offers an easy way to keep all of your Wi-Fi-enabled devices connected, even when you?re on the move:
* Connects up to up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices
* Provides all the information you need to connect and monitor your connection through a simple user interface with integrated LCD screen
* Offers up to 150 foot range for Wi-Fi connections, providing flexibility in device placement and freedom of movement for users
* Supports 802.11n for wider compatibility with new Wi-Fi devices
* Shared microSD storage, GPS support and location-based services available to all connected devices
* Integrated security out-of-the-box requires no additional setup and provides peace of mind when working in public areas.
* External antenna ports, to be used with the separately sold docking station, coming soon
Overdrive Pro creates a connection between the Sprint 4G network and virtually all of the hundreds of millions of Wi-Fi-enabled electronics devices owned by or available to customers today. Beginning on March 20, customers will be able to purchase Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot exclusively from Sprint for $49.99 (excluding taxes) after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement. Customers can purchase the device and sign up for 3G/4G plans at select Sprint retail stores, through business sales, Web (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1)
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