Multi-Tech Rolls Out External Wireless Modem with USB Connectivity

2/24/2004 - Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading data communications and telephony technology company based in suburban Minneapolis, announces an external USB version of its cellular wireless modem in both GSM/GPRS and CDMA technologies used to communicate data, voice, and fax over worldwide cellular communications networks. The new modems offer standards-based multi-band GSM/GPRS Class 10 and CDMA2000 1xRTT capabilities. These ready-to-deploy, standalone modems allow developers to add wireless communications to products with a minimum of development time and expense. The USB MultiModem MTCBA-G-UFx units are GSM models suitable for deployment virtually anywhere in the world. The USB MultiModem MTCBA-C-UNx units are CDMA models provisioned for the specific carrier network on which they will be deployed. The modems are expected to start shipping in the second quarter of 2004.

“With the growing number of USB ports appearing on new hardware platforms, adding a USB model to our wireless product family was a natural step,” states Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. “USB is being highly integrated into new hardware and is the wave of the future. USB provides a more flexible alternative for the designer because if its ability to connect multiple devices per port, and because those devices do not require power supplies. With Multi-Tech’s long standing commitment to business communications, cellular wireless best matched our customer needs and our experience. With this addition of yet one more technology step to our wireless family of products, we believe our wireless solutions will continue to provide the best answers to business wireless needs in the future.”

The MultiModem GSM/GPRS and CDMA stand-alone products are complete, ready-to-deploy wireless modems utilizing multi-band GSM/GPRS Class 10 and CDMA2000 1xRTT technology. Rugged, water resistant, industrial chassis design with USB 1.0 Voice/Data interface connector, and SMA antenna connector provides for desktop or panel mounting. Six LEDs provide operational status indicating power, network status, and four LEDs for serial port activity.

An ISO 9001:2000 certified global manufacturer of award-winning Internet, remote access, and telephony products, Multi-Tech Systems provides end-to-end solutions for small 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 in embedded solutions from OEMs.

Privately held, Multi-Tech Systems has over 60 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

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