Continued collaboration between Sierra Wireless and Fujitsu Siemens
Computers to deliver new AirCard Enabled platforms and GPS support for
highly-regarded LIFEBOOK product line
Sierra Wireless announced that Fujitsu Siemens Computers has once again
selected Sierra Wireless embedded modules to provide HSPA network connectivity
to selected models in the LIFEBOOK product line of professional notebook
computers. New platforms incorporating Sierra Wireless modules are expected to
roll out over the course of 2008, including the new LIFEBOOK P8010, which is
scheduled for commercial launch in March.
“Sierra Wireless advanced technology and excellent design made it the right
choice for our LIFEBOOK notebook series,” said Andreas Thimmel, Senior Vice
President Volume Business, Fujitsu Siemens Computers.
“The fully featured LIFEBOOK notebook line is highly regarded around the
world for its performance and innovation,” said Jim Lahey, vice president, EMEA
for Sierra Wireless. “We highly value our collaboration with Fujitsu Siemens
Computers, and look forward to continuing to work with the company to provide
mobile professionals across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with reliable integrated
mobile broadband solutions that enable them to work from wherever they need to
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the first PC OEM to utilize the GPS capability
included in Sierra Wireless embedded modules, with a software application that
supports the extension of location based services to upcoming notebooks. When
supported by the mobile broadband network operator, this capability could
provide features such as local find and locate for services such as fuel
stations and restaurants, or navigation assistance using common software tools.
Sierra Wireless Embedded Modules
Sierra Wireless embedded modules for HSPA networks offer tri-band UMTS/HSPA
and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE network access for roaming on mobile broadband
networks worldwide, as well as Receive Diversity and GPS support. Designed for
integration into notebook computers, fixed wireless terminals, and other
devices requiring high-speed mobile broadband connectivity, Sierra Wireless
embedded modules are fully shielded and offer an operating temperature range of
-25 to +60 degrees Celsius to suit all applications.
To simplify and expedite product development cycles, Sierra Wireless also
provides OEM customers with a comprehensive software development kit or Sierra
Wireless’s own Watcher software for easy connection management. OEM customers
can rely on Sierra Wireless to deliver a suite of PCI Express Mini Card
products along with best-in-class technical and integration support, so end
customers experience the same reliable, robust AirCard Enabled data solution
users have come to expect from the AirCard line of PC card products.