The AirCard 595U USB modem is the latest addition to the Sierra Wireless family of wireless products. Packaged in a stylish, compact housing, the AirCard 595U USB modem either plugs directly into your laptop's USB port or the included docking cradle, letting home and enterprise users enjoy wireless EV-DO connectivity whether waiting at an airport, relaxing at a hotel, or meeting a client at a restaurant. The result is one of the best mobile and fixed wireless solutions on the market, and a great alternative to both PCMCIA and ExpressCard solutions.
Leveraging the latest high-speed EV-DO Revision A technology, the Sierra AirCard 595U USB modem provides maximum wide area wireless data access at speeds up to 3.1 Mbps download and 1.8 Mbps upload. Users can also expect average upload speeds to improve to 350 to 500 Kbps (from 70 to 144) and download speeds to 450 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps (from 300 to 600). The faster upload data speeds provide a richer experience for large file uploads and media/video streaming. In addition, the 595U is backward-compatible with older networks when 3G EV-DO networks are unavailable.
The AirCard 595U also includes a built-in GPS antenna and support for location based services (LBS). Users can acquire accurate mapping directions to client appointments or the closest restaurant using the GPS and LBS functions, which determines the exact location of the modem and calculates all the directions accordingly.
Design and Installation
Sierra Wireless unveiled a new design for the AirCard 595U USB modem. Thanks to the highly efficient and receptive antenna, the 595U provides end users with the fastest, most reliable connections, with improved speeds and extended coverage through better network signal acquisition in medium- to low-signal-strength areas. The modem also offers a robust antenna connector for attaching an optional external antenna.