New ExpressCard modem offers quad-band 3G connections
June 23, 2009 in Hardware
[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - The GlobeTrotter Express 441 offers quad-band 3G internet access for MacBook Pro computer with an ExpressCard slot. The built-in HSPA support offers download speeds with up to 7.2 Mbit/s and upload speeds with up to 5.76 Mbit/s, if supported by the mobile operator. The antenna of the GT Express 441 is retractable and automatically powered off when retracted, so it can stay in the ExpressCard slot of the MacBook Pro, even when travelling in an air plane.
"This card is the closest thing to a built-in 3G module. Whenever you withdraw the antenna, the Internet connection is established. By retracting, the connection will be closed." states jan Fuellemann, PR spokesperson at nova media. "The supplied GlobeTrotter Connect software for Mac OS X is a mac-like and convenient to use mobile Internet manager and features a powerful SMS text manager solution as well."
For 3G, the GlobeTrotter Express 441 supports 850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands, for GPRS and EDGE connections, the 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz bands are supported. The necessary software is delivered on the modem's flash memory ready to install and does not need a separate CD or download, which makes it very convenient to use on different computers.
Pricing and Availability:
GlobeTrotter Express 441 is available now for Euro 189.21 including VAT. The ExpressCard includes GlobeTrotter Connect software for Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.6 and higher as well as Windows XP and Vista.
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. Copyright 1996-2009 nova media Mobile Data Solutions GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and MacBook are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.