Monthly Archives: July 2011

HTC Evo 3D Mobile Phone

Now your photos can have as much depth as the moment itself. HTC EVO 3D captures your photos and videos in 3D‚ plus you can view them without the glasses. The stunning 4.3″ qHD display gives you crisp websites, vivid images and incredibly fluid videos.

HTC Evo 3D Phone

HTC Evo 3D

  •  Android™ with HTC Sense™
  • 1.2GHz dual core processor
  • 4.3″ 3D touch screen
  • Dual 5 megapixel colour camera
  • 1730 mAh battery
  • Capture photos and videos in 3D
  • Watch the video here

Raven XE Antenna

The 3G Router Store has increased it’s range of UMTS and 3G Antennas to provide a greater choice for customers purchasing 3G routers such as the Raven XE.

The new antennas include the Smartdisc, Miniwing, S-Blade and TBR2100.  The new 3G antenna products all support GSM UMTS and 3G network frequencies and are available at very competitive prices.

AT&T and Option introduce 4G connection kit for Emerging Device Developers

Network-Ready Certified 4G Module and Streamlined Integration Tools Speed Development Cycle and Time to Market for New Consumer and M2M Solutions

AT&T and Option, the wireless technology company, today announced a new AT&T Connection Kit for emerging device developers, the first featuring a 4G (HSPA+) module. The industry leading AT&T Connection Kit program provides the tools and environment necessary to streamline device development and optimize performance on the AT&T network.

The newest connection kit leverages Option’s LGA module GTM601 and will help fast track the certification cycle for device developers seeking to introduce new 4G connected devices. This second-generation LGA module is an ideal solution for integration in small consumer electronics devices or broadband M2M applications.

Key features of the GTM601 module include:

  • LGA (Land Grid Array) design allowing a very slim product — 26.8 mm by 31.8 mm by only 2 mm thin — with excellent heat dissipation, enabling 4G connectivity in super-thin form factors without sacrificing feature completeness or robustness.
  • Worldwide compatibility — support for GSM/HSPA/HSPA+ in the world’s most widely used spectrum bands, assuring 4G broadband speeds and 2G/2.5G worldwide connectivity.
  • Plug-and-play software libraries are available for the most popular mobile platforms. For Android-based devices Option offers a RIL, GPS HAL and Audio HAL, for Windows CE 6.0 and Windows Mobile 6.5 a RIL and GPS driver can be provided.
  • Reliable GPS and GLONASS support for applications that require worldwide location information.

The AT&T Connection Kit featuring the Option module also includes AT&T SIM cards, data capacity for testing, access to AT&T Control Center, powered by Jasper Wireless, and best practice guidelines to bring approved devices to market faster than ever before.

The AT&T Connection Kit with Option’s 4G module builds on the existing AT&T Connection Kit for Device Developer program available through the dedicated AT&T emerging devices web site. To learn more about AT&T’s Emerging Devices Organization or to see the additional Connection Kit options, please visit

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Option unveils VIU2 – the revolutionary plug and play 3G camera.

VIU2 – Elegantly designed and easy to use 3G camera streams live high quality video and audio to a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Option, the wireless technology company, today announced the VIU2, the new mobile 3G camera that allows anyone to easily set up and manage their own professional-level security solution. This security solution is ideally suited for the surveillance of homes, warehouses, vacation homes, construction sites, offices and much more. The VIU² is the only plug & play stand-alone security solution that can stream live video and audio from anywhere to any device that has a connection to the Internet, making it unique in its kind.
Option VIU2 3G Camera 

The VIU2 is very easy to set-up and use. In reach of a mobile network, you just need to know how to plug in a power cable and to send an SMS to be up-and-running with the 3G camera. The user puts the 3G camera in the location he/she wants to monitor. He/she then activates and manages the surveillance camera through his/her personalized VIU2 webpage. When movement or sound is detected, the system automatically sends out a warning message through either SMS or e-mail to notify the user of the event.

The integrated VIU2 security service on the personalized webpage suits everybody’s needs: from a single camera, single user scenario to multi-camera setups where hundreds of users are able to watch the streams and receive notifications wherever they are. Additional services such as cloud storage of the most important motion detections clips or recordings for increased reliability are available as well.

The VIU2 is currently sampling to mobile operators with volume shipments scheduled for the second half of 2011. The complete security solution can be customized to fit the exact needs of the mobile operators and their sales channels. The applications for iOS® and for Android® based platforms will become available shortly.

Patrick Hofkens, Chief Development Officer at Option, commented: “As Option is focusing on developing end-to-end wireless solutions the VIU2 is a very good example of combining software & services, hardware and our core technology expertise of mobile broadband into a unique wireless solution. This solution provides mobile operators an additional way to commercialize mobile data services.”

Highly Ranked Telecoms Domain Names For Sale

Westlake Communications Ltd has released the following key telecoms domain names for sale and are now accepting offers.  These domain names are ranked on page 1 of google for key search terms relating to the domain name.

Offers are invited and can be made by e-mail to


Sales Hold On Avaya IP Handsets

A temporary sales hold has been placed on the recently released version of the Avaya 9608, 9621G and 9641G phones running on IP Office, following the Avaya announcement of an issue with these handsets.

Avaya IP Phone

A new software release suitable for IP office will soon be available.

This does not affect use of these handsets on Avaya Aura.

New Option Globesurfer III+ Router

Option have announced the launch of the Globesurfer III+ embedded HSPA 3G Router.  The Globesurfer III+ will replace the popular Globesurfer III and offer faster download speeds up to 14.4 Mbps.


Using GSM Gateways on Vodafone

We were recently asked about the Vodafone policy about using Vodafone SIM cards with GSM gateways.  In the Vodafone contract and on their website they state :-

“GSM Gateway Commercial Policy


A GSM Gateway is any equipment containing a SIM card which enables the routing of calls from fixed apparatus to mobile equipment by establishing a mobile to mobile call.

In view of the uncertainty over the legality of certain types of GSM Gateways, Vodafone’s policy is not to accept applications for the operation of GSM Gateways on its network. Customers should be aware that where a GSM Gateway is connected to the Vodafone network in breach of this policy, Vodafone has and will continue to disconnect SIM cards that it believes are being used illegally.”

The above can be found at

This would suggest that Vodafone, apart from not being able to interpret some pretty basic legal ruling from Ofcom, will not under any circumstances accept or tolerate a Vodafone SIM card to be used in a device that will allow a fixed telephone device, such as a telephone to be used on their network.

If this is truly the case then why do they continue to offer the Vodafone B970 3G Router that contains a telephone port that you can connect a telephone and make voice calls – this is in fact acting as a GSM Gateway so any Vodafone SIM card used in this unit that has been used for a voice call should be terminated. 

Why are they also offering GSM Fax numbers becuase how else will a SIM card be able to receive faxes without the use of a GSM Fax Terminal that you can connect a fax machine to.  The same sort of single SIM GSM Gateway terminal used by thousands of companies with temporary or remote sites that rely on mobile phone communications.

I hope that Vodafone is able to provide some clarity as to their business policy as it does not make sense to us and many of their customers. 


New Handheld GSM and 3G Network Signal Analyser – D2376

The D2376 is a new handheld GSM and 3G frequency network signal analyser which is ideal to determine the best networks for the deployment of GSM Gateways and 3G Routers and other GSM and 3G devices.

D2376 Handheld GSM and 3G Signal Analyser

 The D2376 radio signal analysers, for use with GSM, GPRS and 3G radio networks, can perform a radio survey to provide a list of available cells in the local area and their signal strengths, for you to select the best network for your installation.

The D2376 provides information such as network name and code, base station ID, Bse Station frequency (900, 1800 or 2100Mhz), signal strength in % and dBi and can be set to search for both GSM and 3G networks or can be set to GSM only or 3G only for convenience.

This is a great handheld GSM and 3G network signal tester to help with fault finding and to provide the best choice of 3G network for your location.

The D2376 Handheld 3G Signal Analyser has a detachable antenna with a standard SMA connection so it can be connected to different antennas to help establish the best performing 3G antenna for your application and environment.

3D Phone – LG Optimus 3D Mobile Phone

LG announce the launch of their new Optimus 3D Mobile Phone. 

3D Phone

  •  Hugely impressive 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen displays flicker-free 3D images, including menus, videos, photos and games, all without the need for glasses
  • Record 3D videos with the dual rear-facing 5MP cameras, which can also capture full digh definition (1080p) footage in 2D
  • Instantly share 3D footage on YouTube’s 3D channel direct from your Optimus 3D or use the HDMI output to watch or play on your 3D TV
  • A dual-core processor powers the 3D performance plus unparalleled browsing and navigation
  • Comes with three 3D games; Asphalt 6, Nova and Let’s Golf 2