Belgian mobile solutions provider Option has launched a new HSPA+
USB modem, the iCON 505, which will be available from Sweden’s
TeliaSonera later this month. Option’s ultra-compact lightweight iCON
505 modem enabled maximum download and upload speeds of 10.2 Mbps and
5.76 Mbps respectively. A firmware upgrade – to be available soon –
will boost download speeds on the device to 14.4 Mbps.
Option.N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless
technology company, is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new
HSPA+ USB modem - the iCON 505. The new USB modem is sold by
TeliaSonera Sweden as of this month and offers TeliaSonera's broadband
users the possibility of staying connected, using the fastest network
of their choice, wherever they go
Surfing, blogging, and tweeting at top speeds
Going on holiday or travelling for work? Whether it's for business or
pleasure, blogging, surfing, tweeting, sharing images or just staying
in the loop is made easy with Option's ultra-compact modem - the iCON
505. With a stylish design, this extremely lightweight multimode device
(29g) delivers exceptionally fast Internet connection for users on the
move now and in the future.
With impressive maximum download and upload speeds of 10.2Mbps and
5.76Mbps, the iCON 505 is uniquely upgradeable, allowing it to evolve
as networks move towards faster HSPA+ speeds. With a simple firmware
upgrade it will soon offer download speeds reaching 14.4 Mbps. It can
easily transfer large files or handle high-quality streaming media at
speeds that match or exceed those found on traditional fixed line
internet connections in many homes and offices.
Designed in Europe and being the first USB modem in Europe to be
powered by the Icera Livanto® baseband chipset, the iCON 505 is quick
and easy to set up and offers outstanding reliability and excellent
Option helps to take care of the environment by not only endorsing
eco-friendly production processes but also by ensuring that our
packaging uses renewable and sustainable materials.
Staying ahead of the rest of Europe with Option's technology
Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option, comments: "The new iCON 505 is a good
example of Option delivering highly sophisticated wireless technology
in a very fast, compact, simple to use and reliable product. The new
iCON 505 meets the evolving needs of our customers in a timely way. "
iCON 505 features include:
- Download speeds of up to 10.2Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5.76Mbps
- Upgradeable to higher download speeds.
- Compact (6cm) and ultra light (29g) design
- Easy installation with Option's Plug 'n' Play technology
- Functional easy-grip finish
- Multimode HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM compatibility
- Multiple communication ports for simultaneous data call and network coverage reports
- USB 2.0, backward compatible to USB 1.1