With 4G speeds and user-friendly design, the AirCard 319U and AirCard
320U offer the right mix of form, function and features to please
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX:
SW) today introduced the AirCard® 319U and the AirCard 320U, the two
newest 4G USB modems in its AirCard product line.
The AirCard 319U USB modem is the newest product in its lineup for
Dual-Carrier HSPA+ networks. Scheduled to launch on the TELUS network
in Canada in March, the AirCard 319U USB offers download speeds of up
to 42 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of up to 5.76 Mbps.
It also features an innovative swivel hinge design that allows the body
of the modem to be tucked up against the side of the notebook and
protects it from being damaged by accidental bumps, for easier and
safer use in tight spaces like commuter trains and crowded cafes.
The AirCard 320U is Sierra Wireless' first in a family of USB modems for
LTE networks, offering download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and upload
speeds up to 50 Mbps. Its design, which is based on the AirCard 312U
USB modem that launched in August 2010 for DC-HSPA+ networks, is
thinner and more user-friendly than competitive LTE products currently
available, with an articulating and pivoting hinge that works with the
widest possible variety of USB port placements. AirCard USB modems for
LTE networks are scheduled for commercial availability in the second
quarter of this year.
"In recent years, we have seen people become more discerning and
sophisticated about their electronics purchases, and buyers of mobile
broadband modems are no exception," said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice
President and General Manager, Mobile Computing for Sierra Wireless.
"The Sierra Wireless AirCard 319U and AirCard 320U are designed to
please, both in functionality and style. They're fast, of course, but
they have also been designed to look good and work well on the move,
where sometimes all you have is five minutes and a spot on a diner
counter to download that presentation or consult with your kids on
The new AirCard USB modems for 4G networks provide a truly mobile
lifestyle for customers, allowing them to use their notebook computers
online from anywhere they have a cell signal, with performance rivaling
and often even surpassing what they can get on their home broadband
connections. LTE and DC-HSPA+ network technologies are the fastest
cellular network technologies currently available, providing a great
user experience with better network performance than ever before.
In areas where a DC-HSPA+ network is not available, the AirCard 319U
seamlessly switches to earlier network technology standards, including
HSPA+ and its precursors, UMTS, EDGE, GSM, and GPRS. In addition to
LTE, the AirCard 320U supports DC-HSPA+, earlier versions of HSPA+ and
its predecessors, UMTS, GSM, and GPRS.
The Sierra Wireless AirCard 319U and AirCard 320U USB modems are simple
to set up and use - with built-in support for both Microsoft Windows
and Mac OS X operating systems and automatic software installation
directly from the device, users can be up and running in minutes. The
included Sierra Wireless AirCard Watcher™ software optimizes browser
performance and provides a dashboard that allows users to monitor
connection status and signal strength.
Sierra Wireless AirCard Devices
Sierra Wireless designs and builds AirCard devices with the end customer
in mind. Customers who select Sierra Wireless benefit from:
Ease of Use - Connect faster, in fewer steps, with intuitive software that installs
directly from the device itself.
Consistent, Reliable Performance - What good is access on-the-go if it's not working when you need it?
Sierra Wireless AirCard mobile broadband devices regularly win
accolades for speed, consistent connectivity and performance.
Durability - Life on the road is tough. Sierra Wireless AirCard mobile broadband
devices are designed and tested to ensure they exceed industry
specifications for tolerance of extreme temperatures, drops, shocks and
For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirCard 319U and AirCard
320U USB modems, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/productsandservices/AirCard/USBModems.aspx. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or
Sierra Wireless is showcasing new products for 4G networks at Mobile
World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, from February 14 to 17. Visit us on
the Avenue at AV-36.
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About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) offers industry-leading mobile
computing and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications products and
solutions that connect people, devices, and applications over cellular
networks. Wireless service providers, equipment manufacturers,
enterprises and government organizations around the world depend on us
for reliable wireless technology. We offer 2G, 3G and 4G wireless
modems, routers and gateways as well as a comprehensive suite of
software, tools, and services that ensure our customers can
successfully bring wireless applications to market. For more
information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.
"AirCard" is a trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service
names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective
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