Multi-Tech Releases External USB Version of Cellular Wireless Modem

6/25/2004 - Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading data communications and telephony technology company based in suburban Minneapolis, is now shipping an external USB version of its cellular wireless modem in both GSM/GPRS and CDMA technologies. The modem is used to communicate data, voice, and fax over worldwide cellular communications networks, and offers 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. Shipping now, the modems are priced at an MSRP of US$229.00 for the GSM models and US$319.00 for the CDMA units.

“For organizations requiring a wireless technology for worldwide deployment, we believe cellular wireless offers the widest range of coverage, states Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. “And with the growing number of USB ports appearing on new hardware platforms, providing a USB model to our cellular wireless line expands the deployment options for both designers and end-users. Cellular wireless USB technologies provide a flexible alternative because a single USB cable provides both the data communication link as well as power to the unit. 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/USB 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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