Wednesday, March 19, 2008

AirWalk Introduces its CDMA Femtocell

AirWalk Communications, a start-up based in Richardson, Texas, introduced its "EdgePoint" CDMA femtocell

for home and small office use. By deploying the compact (7 by 7 by 2 inches) femtocells at customer sites, cellular carriers can reduce the customer churn typically associated with poor reception. At the consumer end, the unit plugs directly into a DSL or cable broadband connection. The femtocell is programmed for their existing handsets and laptop computers. Users can guarantee good reception -- including smooth handoff of calls originated on EdgePoint to the macro network, and can work with their carriers to secure service plans tailored to their needs.

The EdgePoint architecture combines a base station transceiver, base station controller, and network interfaces into a single unit, and can be configured for either 1xEV-DO Rev. A or 1xRTT. The unit has a range of about 250 feet (76 meters)