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Motorola debuts Wave 2-ready WiMax CPE and PC card

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Motorola has unveiled two new 802.16e Wave 2-ready WiMax devices, the desktop CPEi 750 and PCCw 200 PC card.

“Motorola offers a tiered portfolio of fixed and nomadic devices that meet a variety of feature and functionality requirements demanded by consumers,” says Fred Wright, senior vice-president: Cellular Networks and WiMax at Motorola.
“From simple data-only devices to robust units that combine data, Voice over IP, and WiFi, our portfolio of market-tested, PC cards and award-winning design CPEs are helping to accelerate broadband growth for both fixed and mobile operators’ WiMax deployments. With these devices, they can offer new services today to many types of customers.”
With the addition of the CPEi 750 and PCCw 200 PC card, Motorola continues to expand its portfolio of distinct and stylish Wave 2-ready WiMax devices which includes the CPEi 850.
These new Wave 2-ready devices are successors to Motorola’s currently available portfolio that includes the data-only CPEi 100 launched at CES 2008, the outdoor CPEo 400, and the PCCw 100 PC card. The portfolio also includes a data and VoIP product, the CPEi 300.
Motorola’s new PCCw 200 PC card can support both 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz on one card, giving users access to nomadic and mobile connectivity with global roaming capabilities. The PCCw 200 is expected to be available for commercial deployment in the second quarter of this year.
Motorola’s desktop CPEi 750, a second generation WiMex 802.16e-compliant wireless broadband modem, provides fixed, wireless broadband connections to support bandwidth intensive, media rich applications. The CPEi 750 features one data and two VoIP/ATA ports and is available in both 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz. With its “plug-and-play” functionality, it acts as a compact communications center for advanced home communication. The CPEi 750 is slated for availability by mid-2008.
With true “plug-and-play” capability, operators are able to speed time to service and reduce operating costs associated with service turn-up. Users can be online in just a few minutes from the time they’ve unpacked the CPE from the box. The WiMax network automatically detects the Motorola subscriber device upon power up and performs the necessary authentication processes. An elegant and user-friendly graphical interface allows end-users to self-diagnose their connections and personalise their service.
Motorola’s WiMax device portfolio is fully compliant to the IEEE 802.16e-2005 technology standard which enables both fixed and mobile use. Products in the portfolio will be delivered for WiMax Forum certification to ensure interoperability among the global WiMAX ecosystem.
Motorola’s wi4 WiMax solutions are designed to support fixed, portable, nomadic and mobile applications. The WiMax access points, CPEs, PC cards and mobile WiMax chipsets under development for use in Motorola’s mobile devices are part of the MOTOwi4 portfolio of solutions that complement and complete wireless broadband networks.