February 12, 2009 in Hardware (E)
[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - Wireless routers and other 3G devices can finally be developed on Mac OS X systems, thanks to the help of nova media, a Berlin based mobile solution provider. The company unveiled a development kit based on a 3G embedded wireless module today, which offers Mac drivers for Internet, Voice and GPS functions. It already includes connections for antennas, SIM cards and headphones besides a card holder for the 3G module called GTM382.
The GTM382 module offers fast HSPA speeds with up to 7.2 Mbit/s download and 2 Mbit/s upload speeds and supports reliable EDGE and GPRS connections. It has been tested worldwide on mobile networks and infrastructures and achived all regulatory approvals.
"Now for the first time, developers using Macintosh computers can use the development kit to simulate 3G hardware and program software solutions." states jan Fuellemann, PR spokesperson at nova media. "nova media offers extensive technical support based on several years of cooperation with Option, the company who develops the 3G modules and a market leader in mobile data solutions worldwide."
The GTM382 development kit is already supplied with an external antenna, a headphone, USB cable, RF cable and the power supply. The mainboard offers a MiniPCI Express card holder for the module and a SIM card holder. Drivers for Mac OS X 10.4.11 and higher as well as for Linux and Windows in addition to in-depth technical documents complete the package.
The GTM382 development kit is available for developers for Euro 199.00 (plus VAT if applicable) at nova media's website.
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.