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DOVADO launches router for 3G USB modems

DOVADO has released a new low-cost router intended for the mobile broadband market; a market predominantly served by USB modems throughout the globe. The DOVADO USB Mobile Broadband Router (UMR) allows users to insert their USB modem and share out their internet connection with ease via Ethernet or Wireless LAN, providing access to all their computers and wireless-enabled devices throughout the home or office. The UMR is easy to configure and reliable in performance.

The UMR supports a number of USB modems today, and is due to be continuously firmware upgradable in order to support many more modems as they enter the market. The currently supported modems are:

Huawei Technologies E169G
Huawei Technologies E170
Huawei Technologies E172
Huawei Technologies E220
Huawei Technologies E226
Huawei Technologies E270
Huawei Technologies E800 Express Card (requires USB adaptor)
Huawei Technologies E870 Express Card (requires USB adaptor)
Huawei E960 HSDPA Wireless Gateway (as USB modem)
Novatel Wireless Ovation MC930D
Novatel Wireless Ovation MC950D
Novatel Wireless Merlin XU870 Express Card (with XUA-1 USB adaptor)
Option GlobeSurfer® iCON 7.2
Option GlobeSurfer® iCON 7.2s
Option GlobeSurfer® iCON 225
Option GlobeSurfer® iCON HSUPA

To keep track of the list of currently supported modems, visit www.dovado.com/modems

In its compact desktop form, the DOVADO UMR offers a multitude of physical interfaces, these being:

4 x 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN ports
2 x USB 2.0 ports for modem connectivity (2nd port provides extra power to strengthen modem’s overall radio performance)
802.11b/g WLAN Access Point
1 x WAN port (for future use)
The UMR can be used as an all-in-one access device within a home, office or onboard a vessel/vehicle.

“Mobile operators have been incredibly successful in the introduction of USB modems, delivering broadband internet for both desktop and laptop computers alike. The value DOVADO brings to the market is to simplify the process of maximizing all the potential these modems have to offer, by providing users the ability to share this single internet access beyond one single computer throughout a home or small office environment.” says Erik Arthur, CEO of DOVADO.

To read further on the DOVADO UMR, visit www.dovado.com/umr