Socket Announces Bluetooth Wireless Modem
Socket Communications today announced the first battery-powered cordless 56K modem for PDAs. The new device gives users mobility to access the Internet or email through a telephone from any Bluetooth enabled device that supports a Dial-Up Networking (DUN) profile, without being tethered to a cord.
The Cordless 56K Modem with Bluetooth Wireless Technology comes with a rechargeable, removable Lithium-ion battery that supplies a minimum of three hours of use. It uses an internal antenna and is a class 1, Bluetooth 1.1-compliant device providing 330 feet of wireless freedom. It is also V.92 hardware ready, giving users the option to add call waiting, get online quicker and download files faster. The modem is certified to work in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
“Our growing family of cordless products enables mobile professionals to communicate with handheld devices without cords, wires or cables,” said Vanessa Lindsay, Socket product marketing manager. “The new cordless modem offers hassle-free access from a Palm, Pocket PC, or Windows Notebook from anywhere within 330 feet of an analog telephone line.”
The new modem supports the Bluetooth General Access Protocol, Service Discovery Protocol, Dial-up Networking Gateway and FAX Gateway, and features LEDs that provide instant information on Bluetooth link status, data activity and charging status. It supportany Bluetooth enabled device that supports a DUN Client profile including Palm, Pocket PC, and Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP. It will cost $129 USD, with volume shipping is expected to begin by the end of Q1, 2004.
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