Telecom Lead Team: Franklin Wireless, a provider of dual-mode WiMAX and CDMA modems for 3G and 4G wireless
broadband data communications, announced that its new S700 and S800 Series of
stand-alone modems that operate over LTE networks will soon be commercially
Planned for the second quarter of 2012, the S700 Series
and S800 Series support FDD LTE and TDD LTE networks, respectively.
The company believes that the main market opportunity for
the S700 and S800 Series is expected to be the growing machine-to-machine (M2M)
space and these products can support a wide variety of products that require
wireless monitoring and connectivity including vending machines, surveillance
cameras, point-of-sale kiosks, utility meters and digital signs.
These modems will include several variations
including dual-mode LTE/CDMA and dual-mode LTE/UMTS (WCDMA) versions and will
be powered by Franklin’s M700 and M800 Series of embedded modules.
“The S700 and S800 Series of stand-alone modems
allows Franklin Wireless to further augment its product portfolio and provides
our company with a range of LTE devices that can support the growing M2M market
opportunity,” said OC Kim, president of Franklin Wireless.
The company added that the series of devices represents a
reliable and cost effective solution to enable OEMs and others to integrate
cellular connectivity into their products.
The S700 and S800 Series of stand-alone modems will
support Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and Linux.
A few months back, Franklin Wireless announced the launch of its new U311 single-mode WiMAX USB modem, which
operates over the 3.5GHz frequency band, as opposed to the U310’s 2.3GHz and
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