Option collaborates with Qualcomm to provide new Gobi embedded solutions
LEUVEN, Belgium - June 30 2010 - Option (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that it is working with Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) to develop and deliver customized global embedded connectivity solutions based on the new Gobi(TM) 3000 platform. Option is one of the first companies with whom Qualcomm is partnering to bring these high speed 3G solutions to the market. Both companies have been working together on earlier generations of the Gobi platform and have several Gobi implementations running with device manufacturers.
Option's solutions based on the Gobi 3000 platform will include a full size PCIe mini-card for laptops, a half size PCIe mini-card specifically designed for small laptops and an ultrathin LGA module targeting consumer devices and machine-to-machine applications. Option state-of-the art connection software, uCAN© Connect - which is fully Gobi compliant - will be part of the offering the Company is bringing to its customers.
The new products will enable high speed connectivity up to 14.4 Mbps in the downlink and 5.76 Mbps in the uplink and have a GPS feature. All models provide wordwide connectivity either via HSPA or EV-DO and will use the Gobi 3000 API empowering applications developers to create value-add applications that can perfectly run on any Gobi compliant hardware. The half size mini-card and LGA modules have voice communication capability and the half size minicard features optional Wi-Fi.
Option and Qualcomm have a long standing relationship which benefits OEM and ODM customers and further strengthens Option's strategy of bringing a complete portfolio of services to OEM and ODM customers to provide wireless broadband connectivity to their devices (for a full overview of Option's services visit http://www.option.com/en/newsroom/media-center/white-papers/).
The combination of Gobi-enabled connectivity solutions, along with Option's expertise in connectivity software and integration support, customized solutions and professional services to the OEM/ODM market make it the ideal solution for manufacturers of mobile devices interested in delivering high-quality mobile broadband data connectivity to its customers worldwide.
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.