Multi-Tech Introduces Its First Cellular Wireless Product Line

3/18/2003 - Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading data communications technology company based in suburban Minneapolis, announces its first cellular wireless products at this year’s CTIA exposition in New Orleans. The new products include embedded and external models utilizing both GSM/GPRS and CDMA technologies used to communicate data and voice over worldwide cellular communications networks. The company’s embedded models can be used by other developers to add wireless communications capabilities with a minimum of time and expense, while the external models can be used for applications needing a complete wireless modem equipped with an industry standard RS232 interface.

“The expansion of the Multi-Tech product family to cellular wireless was a logical and natural step,” states Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. “Cellular wireless is most often associated with business applications needing geographical continuity for dispersed applications, and the security of traditional data communications. With Multi-Tech’s 30 plus years of providing data communications to the business community, we are very familiar with this environment. We also have developed both GSM and CDMA products that will match nicely with our worldwide channels of distribution. And by developing both embedded OEM and external industrial strength designs we address developer requirements and end user expectations. We believe cellular wireless solutions will continue to provide the best answers to business wireless needs in the future, and our newly announced products prepare us for that future.”

The new SocketModem GSM/GPRS and CDMA embedded products are complete, ready-to-integrate wireless modems utilizing Wavecom’s WISMO® multi-band GSM/GPRS Class 10 and CDMA2000 1xRTT technology. Quick to market modules allow developers to add wireless communication to products with a minimum of development time and expense. The SocketModems are drop-in wireless solutions with the same form factor as Multi-Tech’s patented SocketModem, SocketModemIP, and SocketEthernetIP. SocketModems will be approved for worldwide use and will include R&TTE, GCF, PTCRB, and CDG.

The new ModemModule GSM/GPRS and CDMA embedded products are complete, ready-to-integrate wireless modems utilizing Wavecom’s WISMO multi-band GSM/GPRS Class 10 and CDMA2000 1xRTT technology. Rugged industry standard chassis design provides for vertical or horizontal mounting including board to board or board to cable. This is a quick to market means for adding wireless communication to products with a minimum of development time and expense. Developer kits are available.

The new MultiModem GSM/GPRS and CDMA stand-alone products are complete, ready-to-deploy wireless modems utilizing Wavecom’s WISMO multi-band GSM/GPRS Class 10 and CDMA2000 1xRTT technology. Rugged, water resistant, industrial chassis design with RS-232 DE-15 Voice/Data interface connector, permanent screw-type power connector, and SMA antenna connector provides for desktop or panel mounting. Six LEDs provide operational status indicating power, network status, and four LEDs for RS232 signal activity.

An ISO 9001 certified global manufacturer of award winning Internet, remote access, and telephony products, Multi-Tech Systems provides end-to-end solutions for small- to to medium-sized businesses. Multi-Tech’s products are available through a worldwide network of business partners (distributors, resellers, system integrators, ISPs, and ISVs), or embedded in solutions from OEMs.

Privately held, Multi-Tech Systems has over 59 U.S. patents and numerous international patents. The company’s intellectual property portfolio includes patents covering transmission of multiplexed voice, data and video packets used in technologies such as Internet telephony, PC telephony, voice over IP or frame relay, and DSVD modems. For additional information, contact Multi-Tech at 800/328-9717 or 763/785-3500, via fax at 763/785-9874 or browse the company’s World Wide Web home page at www.multitech.com.

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