Option to bring premier USB modem to AT&T
First GPS-enabled LaptopConnect device from AT&T
LEUVEN, Belgium, March 5 2010 - Coinciding with AT&T's announcement of yesterday afternoon, Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that it is shipping AT&T's first ever mobile broadband USB-modem with integrated GPS. The AT&T USBConnect Velocity is the premier mobile broadband USB modem offered by AT&T today, offering mobile users 3 great features in one device: built-in GPS, microSD storage up to 32GB and mobile broadband access on the AT&T 3G network.
Integrated aGPS and Option GPS Control Panel
The built-in aGPS features open the door to location-based applications like Microsoft(TM) Streets & Trips and Google Earth. In addition, Option is delivering a free software application, the Option GPS Control Panel, that helps customers manage their GPS connections and allows users to show their location on Yahoo Maps, display YellowPages.com results and get driving directions from Bing.com. The free Control Panel can be downloaded from option.com/gps.
High speed, global connectivity
The AT&T USBConnect Velocity lets you connect to the nation's fastest 3G network spanning more than 320 major US cities at 3G speeds while easily switching to AT&T more than 20.000 Wi-Fi hotspots when needed with qualified DataConnect plan and Wi-Fi enabled laptop. Going overseas poses no problems either as Velocity offers global compatibility with quad band 3G and 2G support.
Smart design, plenty of storage capacity
This sleek device with black tactile grip offers the simplicity and practicality of a one-piece device that protects the USB port with its sliding function - never lose the cap again. With Velocity you can take all your apps and data with you as the device provides a microSD slot providing the ability to store up to 32 GB.
Easy to use, easy to take with you
Getting online on the go is easier than ever with Velocity using its plug-n-play set up and online tutorial. The device comes with all software needed for Microsoft Windows (XP/Vista/7) or Mac OS X (10.4 and up),no CD necessary. The USB modem weighs less than 1 oz (28 gr.) making it the ideal travel tool.
Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option commented: 'The AT&T USBConnect Velocity offers both consumer and business users an amazing mobility tool. The Velocity is easy to use, has a nice design, uses the best wireless speeds available and is a lightweight. The built-in GPS functionality comes at a time when more and more websites look at location based technologies to improve their services. Mobile users continuously look for more value when checking out new mobile device. This USB-modem in combination with AT&T's data plans is great value for money. It is always a pleasure to work with AT&T on such great product designs. '
Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations
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Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option's headquarters are in Belgium (Leuven). The company has Research & Development in Belgium (Leuven) and Germany (Augsburg), and an ISO 9001 production engineering and logistics facility in Ireland (Cork). Option also has offices in Europe, US, Greater China, Japan and Australia. For more information please visit our website www.option.com.
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