Multi-Techs Embedded Wireless Products Showcased at Embedded Conference

4/28/2003 - Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading data communications technology company based in suburban Minneapolis, is exhibiting its first cellular wireless products at this year’s Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco. The new products include 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.

“Multi-Tech’s direction has always been to better serve business customers with the latest in data communications and telecommunications products,” states Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. “The selection of cellular wireless products is the best choice for Multi-Tech to enter the wireless market. That is because the performance of cellular wireless data best fits with what businesses need and what they now use with PSTN communications. Cellular wireless data offers geographical continuity for dispersed applications, and the security of traditional data communications. We have been providing this type of communications for the business community for all of our 30 plus years. Needless to say we are very familiar with this environment. The embedded wireless products we developed are both GSM and CDMA products. That combination nicely matches our worldwide channels of distribution. 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 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 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.

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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