San Diego, CA—November 5, 2007—Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKLT.OB), a developer and marketer of wireless broadband communications devices and applications, and Mexican operator Iusacell (Mexico Stock Exchange: CEL) announced the launch of the Franklin Wireless CDU-680 mobile broadband USB modem on Iusacell’s CDMA 1xEV-DO Revision A network in Mexico.
The Franklin Wireless CDU-680 USB modem is available through Iusacell distributors and is the first EV-DO Rev. A modem to incorporate flash memory, a GPS receiver and a unique swiveling USB connector.
As Mexico’s only 1xEV-DO Rev. A network operator, Iusacell has embarked on a strategic and differentiating approach that focuses on mobile data products and services, which places the company as a leading-edge technology operator. Customers can send and receive email with large file attachments, receive and send high-resolution pictures and video and wirelessly connect to the Internet anytime, anywhere. EV-DO Rev. A supports peak data rates of 3.1 Mbps.
“The addition of Franklin Wireless’ CDU-680 USB modem gives our users the flexibility they need to take advantage of Mexico’s fastest mobile broadband network,” said Jorge de la Mora, Data Solutions Vice President with Iusacell. “The product is compatible with multiple operating systems and incorporates sophisticated features our customers are demanding.”
The extremely compact CDU-680 USB modem provides a flexible way for users to connect to the ultra-fast EV-DO Rev. A network since it is compatible with any laptop, tablet PC or desktop USB port and operates with Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems. The modem defaults to EV-DO Rev. 0 technology where EV-DO Rev. A coverage is lacking.
One differentiating feature of the CDU-680 product is the onboard flash memory, which eliminates the need for a CD or CD drive to install the factory pre-stored Connection Manager software for PC, Mac and Linux computers. Users also have enough space to store downloaded music files, documents and installation guide. Another unique feature includes a swiveling USB connector, which allows the modem to be raised vertically for improved radio frequency performance or folded away when not in use.
“With the CDU-680 USB modem, Franklin Wireless continues to push the envelope with high-end features and capabilities for wireless broadband USB modems,” said Mr. O.C. Kim, president of Franklin Wireless. “We are pleased to offer Iusacell’s users a multi-platform connectivity solution that will enable them to connect anywhere, anytime.”
Franklin Wireless products are marketed through Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”) and distributors, as well as directly to operators and end users.
About Grupo Iusacell
Grupo Iusacell (Mexico Stock Exchange : CEL), a wireless cellular services and PCS supplier in Mexico, with national and international coverage, offers more and better voice communication and data transfer solutions through technologies recently developed like the exclusive 3G network. In addition to its main mobile services, it also provides a wide range telecommunication offer; mobile high speed data transmission, long distance and local services. For more information about Grupo Iusacell, please visit www.iusacell.com.mx.
About Franklin Wireless
Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKLT.OB) designs and markets wireless broadband high speed data communication products such as 3rd generation (“3G”) wireless broadband modules and modems to end users and wireless companies in North and South American countries. Franklin focuses on wireless broadband USB modems, which provides a flexible way for wireless subscribers to connect to the wireless broadband network with any laptop, table PC or desktop USB port without a PC card slot. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information about Franklin Wireless, please visit www.franklin-wireless.com.