Types of Air Cards

Sierra Wireless AirCard 881

The Sierra Wireless AirCard 881 was the first air card to connect to HSUPA (High-speed Uplink Packed Access) technology, which is used to provide high-speed connectivity and includes advanced graphics and applications. The Sierra Wireless AirCard 881 can upload at speeds from 400 to 800 kilobits per second (Kbps). The card is available in 2G and 3G modes and is compatible with Microsoft XP and Vista. It will support Mac OS laptops with a PC card slot adapter. Users can include attachments to their emails, upload and transmit data quickly with secure access and strong performance even in areas with weak or noisy conditions.

Option GT Ultra

The GT Ultra AirCard is in the AT&T family of mobile devices. This small air card comes equipped with a SIM card slot, an external antenna port and a flip-up antenna. It should easily fit into the ExpressCard slot of a laptop. The card comes with AT&T’s Connection Manager software, a free program, Windows or Option’s GlobeTrotter Connect, the equivalent for Mac OS X users. The GT Ultra integrates AT&T’s 3G BroadbandConnect and Edge Networks, allowing users to access business applications, surf the Internet and email from throughout the world.

Novatel V740 PC/Mac Wireless Broadband Card

The Novatel V740 is a sleek and portable device offered through Verizon that is compatible with PCs and Macs and operates at 3G speeds. The small broadband device allows users to surf the web, email, upload files and send pictures and multimedia messages. Users can also access corporate networks via VPN (Virtual Private Network).

Merlin C777 by Novatel Wireless

The Merlin C777 is a 2-in-1 compact 3G broadband card offered through Sprint PCS. The 2-in-1 feature includes PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) and ExpressCard Wireless Mobile Broadband, compatible with most computers that have wireless capabilities. The device also comes with GPS-compatible features.


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