Sprint and Sierra Wireless are pleased to announce that the Sprint Mobile Broadband Connection Card by Sierra Wireless (AirCard 595) is now available for use with select Mac laptops. As the first EV-DO Revision A-capable device to offer support for Mac users, the AirCard 595 allows Powerbook users to leverage the high-speed wireless data benefits of the Sprint Power Vision Network to gain fast, secure wireless access to critical information and applications. Sprint today has the most wireless broadband coverage of any carrier through its Power Vision Network (EV-DO), which reaches more than 200 million people nationwide, covering over 220 communities with at least a 100,000 population as well as 780 airports nationwide. Additionally Sprint has upgraded its network to provide EV-DO Revision A coverage to nearly 75 million POPs in more than 21 major markets.
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The AirCard 595, a Type II PC Card is the latest addition to Sierra Wireless' award winning AirCard line of wireless wide area products for mobile computing.
Working on a CDMA EV-DO Rev A network, the AirCard 595 offers peak data rates of 3.1 Mbps on the downlink and up to 1.8 Mbps on the uplink. The faster data speeds provide a richer experience for those who need to send large files such as presentations, databases, photos, or graphics over a wireless data connection. Also, these new speeds offer great benefits for media streaming and two-way video conferencing.
The AirCard 595 features Sierra Wireless' new patent pending design highly efficient and receptive antenna. With this new antenna, the AirCard 595 provides end users with the fastest, most reliable connections with improved speeds and extended coverage through better network signal acquisition in low signal strength areas. The fixed design also offers increased reliability with no moving parts and a sleek low profile industrial design for improved durability and usability.
-Faster wireless data speeds up to 1.8 Mbps upload and 3.1 Mbps on the download
-Full CDMA technology support for CDMA EV-DO Rev A, EV-DO Rev 0 and CDMA 1x
-New fixed design high performance antenna for highest speeds, extended coverage and reliability
-Supported OS: Windows? Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS X
-Interface: 32-Bit CardBus with NDIS & DUN support, NDIS provides ease of use and improved battery life
-Most stylish PC Card solution, offering the best mobile data experience in the market
-High speed wireless connectivity in more places than Wi-Fi, offering greater mobility at speed comparable or faster
-Support for latest 3G technolgy, but backwards compatibility for use for areas where EV-DO Rev A is not available
-Secure internet access wherever there is network coverage
-Solid product reliability so users can work efficiently on the road