Sierra Wireless presents the new AirCard 402, a 2-in-1 mobile broadband card. The AirCard 402 is a PC Card that can be switch to ExpressCard form factor easily, which means the card can be used with both PC Card and ExpressCard slots.
The AirCard 402 supports EV-DO Rev. A networks offering high speed data connections of up to 3.1 Mbps on the downlink and up to 1.8 Mbps on the uplink. It provides also GPS capabilities with Sierra Wireless TRU-Locate technology.
Sierra Wireless AirCard 402 will be released in Q2 2009.
Update: Sprint has released this 2-in-1 mobile broadband card and the price is $99.99 (after $180 instant savings and a $50 mail-in rebate).
- Data speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps on the downlink and 1.8 Mbps on the uplink.
- GPS capabilities with Sierra Wireless TRU-Locate technology to support mobile operator Location Based Services (LBS) for accurate and fast time-to-signal fix.
- Sierra Wireless GPS Monitor enables the user to enable/disable the modem’s GPS capability, collects and displays all the GPS information, and is integrated with location services from popular online mapping sites.
- 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.
- Supports Windows 7 Mobile Broadband, which simplifies the user experience by enabling the mobile broadband connection within the View Available Networks feature within Windows.