Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Motorola Introduces Wave 2-Ready WiMAX CPE

Motorola unveiled two new 802.16e Wave 2-ready WiMAX devices. -- the desktop CPEi 750 and a PCCw 200 PC card.

Motorola's desktop CPEi 750, a second generation WiMAX 802.16e-compliant wireless broadband modem, provides fixed, wireless broadband connections to support bandwidth intensive, media rich applications. The CPEi 750 features one data and two VoIP/ATA ports and is available in both 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz. With its "plug-and-play" functionality, it acts as a compact communications center for advanced home communication. The CPEi 750 is slated for availability by mid-2008.

Motorola's new PCCw 200 PC card can support both 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz on one card, giving users access to nomadic and mobile connectivity with global roaming capabilities. The PCCw 200 is expected to be available for commercial deployment in the second quarter of this year.

These new Wave 2-ready devices are successors to Motorola's currently available portfolio that includes the data-only CPEi 100 launched at CES 2008, the outdoor CPEo 400, and the PCCw 100 PC card. The portfolio also includes a data and VoIP product - the CPEi 300.

Motorola noted that it currently has 17 contracts for commercial WiMAX systems and more than 60 WiMAX engagements in 40 countries worldwide, including 46 active trials.

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