Novatel Wireless Expands Expedite Family of Embedded Modules With New E725 3G EV-DO Express Mini Card
ORLANDO, Fla., Mar 28, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced the Expedite(R) E725 3.1 Mbps 3G Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) PCI Express Mini Card for embedded applications. With the Expedite E725, Novatel Wireless now provides original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers a wide variety of modules that can be easily integrated into 3G laptops and other wireless mobile devices to provide end-users with access to EV-DO broadband networks in both fixed and mobile environments. The integration expertise provided by Novatel Wireless reduces time-to-market, providing a significant competitive advantage for its OEM customers, which include the world's leading PC and laptop manufacturers that have amassed a combined U.S. market share of more than 50 percent.
The Expedite E725 leverages 3G Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) EV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) technology to provide users with data speeds up to 3.1 Mbps, which is faster than many wired broadband data services. The card enables manufacturers to stay one step ahead of the competition by offering their customers the ability to achieve fast, wireless broadband speed and LAN-like mobility to stay connected regardless of geographic location. The compact Expedite E725 has a highly efficient broadband design, automatic network switching capabilities and provides consistent and reliable throughput performance. In addition, its Assisted Global Positioning (A-GPS) functionality allows location data retrieval from GPS satellites and leverages GPS navigation and other location-based applications.
According to Rob Hadley, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, the E725, and the entire Expedite family of embedded modules clearly demonstrates the company's firm commitment to providing the OEM market with innovative, quality embedded solutions and expanding its OEM customer base.
"We realize that product quality is extremely important to our OEM customers," said Hadley. "Novatel Wireless strives to provide OEMs with modules that are easy to integrate so they can bring their products to market more quickly. The Expedite E725 is a prime example of an embedded module built on proven technology that brings end-users fast broadband network access and extended coverage for full mobility. Manufacturers can continue to rely upon Novatel Wireless to provide a wide range of embedded modules and top-notch engineering expertise to help decrease product development cycles."
The Expedite E725 is currently available and ships with a complete software development kit and application program interface. Pricing is dependent on quantity purchased. For more information, please visit http://www.novatelwireless.com or visit the Novatel Wireless booth (4366) at CTIA Wireless 2007.
ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS
Novatel Wireless, Inc. is revolutionizing wireless communications. The company is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G WCDMA (HSDPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' Merlin(TM) PC Cards and ExpressCards, Expedite(R) Embedded Modules, MobiLink(TM)Communications Software Suite, Ovation(TM) Fixed Mobile Convergence Products and Conversa(TM) Software Suite enable high-speed wireless access. The company delivers innovative 3G solutions to operators, distributors and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)
This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless' filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.
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