Option Unveils iCON 225 Wireless USB Modem



    MACAU, China, Nov. 13 /CNW/ -

    - Compact, High-Speed HSDPA USB Device Shipping Now

    Option N.V. (Euronext:OPTI; OPNVY), the wireless technology company,
today unveiled its smallest HSDPA USB device so far at the Mobile Asia
Congress in Macau, China. The iCON 225 is the Company's response to the
growing market demand for very small yet high-performance wireless
connectivity solutions focused on consumer and prosumer segments. Option's new
iCON 225 is an HSDPA device, specifically aimed at mass market business. HSDPA
is the world's most commonly used 3G network technology. The device is already
shipping to operator customers.

    Small, light and fast wireless device

    Measuring only 63 x 26 x 13 mm and just weighing 40 g, the iCON 225 is
Option's most compact HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) USB wireless
modem to date. Offering data rates of up to 7.2 Mbps, the device can download
an MP3 music file in five seconds or a YouTube video in a minute.

    Worldwide e-mail and internet access

    Incorporating quad-band EDGE, GPRS and GSM data connectivity as well as
2100 MHz HSDPA/UMTS, the iCON 225 is an easy-to-use and convenient data
roaming solution that allows travellers to access e-mail and the internet
virtually anywhere in the world. In addition, Option's Advanced Receiver with
equalizer ensures the iCON 225 delivers optimum performance. Option's
Zero-CD(TM) technology allows applications, manuals and drivers to be
downloaded and installed automatically when the device is connected to a
computer for the first time: CD installation and bulky printed instruction
manuals have been eliminated.

    iCON 225 at GSMA Mobile Asia Congress in Macau

    Option unveiled the iCON 225 publicly today at the GSMA Mobile Asia
Congress in Macau, China, 13-15 November 2007. The Option booth can be found
in Hall D, stand J16. Option is also the exclusive supplier of HSPA data cards
to journalists working in the event's Media Zone. Visit
http://www.mobileasiacongress.com for more information.

    
    Product Highlights

    -   Compact USB stick form-factor measuring 63x26x13 mm

    -   Multimode HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM

    -   Worldwide coverage with quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM

    -   HSDPA connectivity at up to 7.2 Mbps

    -   EDGE/GPRS/GSM connectivity at up to 247 kbps

    -   Zero-CD Plug 'n' Play technology

    -   Transparent support for IPSec and VPN technology

    -   Comprehensively tested on infrastructure and networks wordwide

    -   Future proof through upgradeable firmware in Flash Memory
    

    Hi-res images and datasheets for the new iCON 225 can be found via
http://www.option.com/icon225/index.shtml

    About Option

    Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the
design, development and manufacture of 3G HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and WLAN
technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up
an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the
performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option's
headquarters are in Belgium (Leuven). The company has Research & Development
in Belgium (Leuven), Germany (Dusseldorf and Adelsried), Sweden (Stockholm),
and an ISO 9001 production engineering and logistics facility in Ireland
(Cork). Option also has offices in Europe, US, Asia, Japan and Australia. For
more information please visit http://www.option.com.





For further information:

For further information: Jan Pote, Corporate Communication Manager, Tel
+32(0)16-317-411, E-mail: j.pote@option.com

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