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March 26, 2010

Franklin Wireless Launches New CDMA Hotspot Router

By Madhubanti Rudra, TMCnet Contributor

WiFi (News - Alert) connection is no longer an option -- it is a must-have for any individual on the go.

With Franklin’s newly launched R526, consumers will now get a premium quality portable device, which will help them to connect to the Internet anywhere, anytime.

In business since 1982, Franklin Wireless (News - Alert) said it is committed to serving the global wireless community by catering to the dynamic needs of its customers. Franklin’s recent launch of its R526 EVDO Rev. A+ embedded Wi-Fi hotspot router keeps to this tradition well.

Franklin Wireless Corp. designs and sells broadband high speed wireless data communication products such as 3G and 4G wireless modems and modules. The company focuses primarily on wireless broadband USB modems, which provide a convenient way for wireless subscribers to connect to broadband networks with any laptop or desktop PC.

And its recently launched R526 adds another feather to the company’s hat.

Franklin’s device features a built-in RJ45 Ethernet port for wired connection, a replaceable and rechargeable lithium-ion battery as well as an intuitive web-based user interface that allows for simple set up and network configuration.

Also, Franklin’s product is different from other WiFi devices available in the market in a number of aspects, according to the company. Integrating CDMA hotspot router, this device is more affordable and more user-friendly than the other comparable products.

“Applying our industry-leading expertise in dual-mode modem technology, Franklin Wireless makes it easier than ever for mobile users to connect to the Internet anywhere, anytime,” said OC Kim, co-founder and president of Franklin Wireless. “When compared with other Wi-Fi devices on the market today, Franklin’s embedded CDMA hotspot router offers an affordable option with a very user-friendly interface.”

At 2.46 ounces or 70 grams, Franklin’s new CDMA hotspot router is smaller and lighter than most products available in the market and features enhanced portability.

It is a dual-band device (800/1900 MHz) featuring 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, the R526 supports Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems and does not require any special software to access network connections.

The product will be initially released for United States, Latin American and Caribbean markets. The R526 is expected to be available in April 2010 through Franklin Wireless and many of its carrier partners.

Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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