New 3G connection manager shares data connections with iPads

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[] Berlin, Germany - nova media today unveiled launch2net Premium, a 3G connection manager with the ability to share a Mac's 3G connection with iPads and other devices. launch2net Premium supports most 3G surfsticks available and already includes connection settings for network providers worldwide. Detailed connection information is provided by a powerful, yet easy-to-use statistics feature. It also includes an integrated SMS text message manager with support for multipart and multigroup text messages and is linked to the address book of Mac OS X.

launch2net Premium can share a 3G modem connection using its Mobile Hub technology. Mobile Hub turns a Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspot with just a few clicks and allows other WLAN devices to log into the new network just like any other Wi-Fi network. Mobile Hub features a blacklist to deny access and offers WEP 128-bit security.

"Mobile Hub is the easiest and fastest way for an iPad, iPod touch, and other WLAN devices to use a shared 3G connection," states Jan Fuellemann, PR spokesperson at nova media. "A Mobile Hub is set up in seconds and available instantly. If you already own a surfstick and head for an iPad, you do not need the expensive 3G version anymore."

* Zero configuration and instant connection:
launch2net Premium includes hundreds of connection settings for mobile network providers all around the world. It works with most 3G modems and ExpressCard modems from Huawei, Option, Novatel, SierraWireless and Sony Ericsson and soon with modems from ZTE as well. There is no need for a manual configurtion or driver installation.

* Save on high data roaming and Wi-Fi hotspot costs:
launch2net Premium supports the use of prepaid SIM cards abroad and will take care of the connection details. Using the Mobile Hub fuctionality, the prepaid 3G connection can be shared with other WLAN capable devices to avoid using any third-party hotspots.

* Keep an eye on the connection data:
The powerful statistics of launch2net Premium can display details of every mobile data connection. The data can easily be filterd by the user, the SIM card used, home/roaming connections and by any given time period. In addition, launch2net Premium will display an alert when preset time or data limits have been reached and can automatically terminate a connection in either case.

* Send, receive and manage SMS text messages:
Using launch2net Premium, it is finally possible to send and receive SMS text messages using modern internet surfsticks. The software supports the built-in spell check of Mac OS X and features the use of custom folders to manage text messages.

Pricing and Availability:
launch2net Premium is available today for download at nova media's website. The price is Euro 49.90 ($ 49.90 USD for residents within the USA and Canada). launch2net Premium requires an Intel Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.5.x or 10.6.x. A demoversion of launch2net Premium is available for download as well. Updates from previous version are free for all users who bought a license of launch2net after March 1, and Euro 19.90 for all other launch2net customers.

The founders of "nova media Mobile Data Solutions GmbH" started their business in 1996 in Berlin. The company specializes on mobile data solutions for Mac OS X. More information at their website or phone +49 30 3909040.


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