LAS VEGAS, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — CTIA Wireless 2010 — Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board:FKWL.ob – News) (http://www.franklinwireless.com), the market leader in dual-mode WiMAX/CDMA modems for 3G and 4G wireless broadband data communications, today announced the launch of its R526 EVDO Rev. A+ embedded Wi-Fi hotspot router for U.S., Latin American and Caribbean markets.
Franklin’s R526 is ideal for consumers who need to stay connected on the go. This device features a built-in RJ45 Ethernet port for wired connection, a replaceable and rechargeable lithium-ion battery as well as an intuitive web-based user interface that allows for simple set up and network configuration.
“Applying our industry-leading expertise in dual-mode modem technology, Franklin Wireless makes it easier than ever for mobile users to connect to the Internet anywhere, anytime,” said OC Kim, co-founder and president of Franklin Wireless. “When compared with other Wi-Fi devices on the market today, Franklin’s embedded CDMA hotspot router offers an affordable option with a very user-friendly interface.”
Featuring enhanced portability, Franklin’s new CDMA hotspot router is smaller and weighs less (2.46 ounces or 70 grams) than other products available in the market today. A dual-band device (800/1900 MHz) featuring 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, the R526 supports Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems and does not require any special software to access network connections.
The R526 is expected to be available in April 2010 through Franklin Wireless and many of its carrier partners.
Additional information about the R526 and the company’s other products is available at the Franklin Wireless Booth (#235, Central Hall, M2M Zone) during CTIA Wireless 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 23-25.
About Franklin Wireless
Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTC:FKWL.OB.ob – News) designs and sells broadband high speed wireless data communication products such as third generation (“3G”) and fourth generation (“4G”) wireless modems and modules. The Company focuses primarily on wireless broadband Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) modems, which provide a convenient way for wireless subscribers to connect to broadband networks with any laptop or desktop PC. The company’s products are positioned at the convergence of wireless communications, mobile computing and the Internet. Recently, Franklin Wireless opened its first regional office in Asia and also expanded its R&D and product design capabilities through a strategic investment in South Korea based Diffon Corporation.
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in San Diego, CA, the company is committed to serving the global wireless community by catering to the dynamic needs of its customers. For additional information, please visit http://www.franklinwireless.com/.
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