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Option XYFI Voted Best Connectivity Device 2012

Option has this week unveiled the XYFI currently the worlds smallest mobile 3G and WiFi Hotspot, powered by a USB connection. Allowing you to install the device where ever there maybe a free USB port.

Once inserted into a USB port the Option XYFI mobile 3G, WiFi hotspot can be administered via a web-based GUI and dedicated mobile pages. Its even equipped with its own microSD card slot which can be used to share files and documents over your local network.

Option XYFI

“XYFI’s easy ‘out-of-box’ set-up brings instant connectivity to everyone, without the need to install any software or drivers. It can be powered in many different ways, making it ideal for use on the move anywhere that a user has 3G or WiFi coverage, a USB slot and power. The intuitive web pages are optimized for use on mobile devices and guarantee users the best possible connectivity experience.”

The small size, high speed and functionality of the Option XYfi 4G Modem WiFi Hotspot is sure to make it one of the more popular must have travel router.  The Option XYFI is a must have gadegt for the person that wants to stay connected in this age of mobile broadband.

The price of the Option XYfi is £119.00 in the UK.

4G Modem

The Option iCON 711 is the latest 4G Modem available in the UK.  The iCON711 is a HSPA+ Modem which means that it can work with the HSPA+ Networks in the UK to provide download speeds up to 21Mbps.

4G Modem

This 21Mbps Modem simply connects into the USB port of your Laptop or PC and provides high speed mobile broadband connectivity.  We tested the iCON711 4G Modem with the three network and got 11Mbps download speed which we were very impressed with.

You can also plug the iCON711 into a suitable 4G Router or Travel Router that has a USB slout for the connection of a 3G or 4G USB Modem to enable your HSPA+ Mobile Broadband Connection to be shared between multiple wired or wireless users.  By using the iCON711 4G Modem with a 4G router you can create a wireless hotspot and enjoy the benefits of 4G mobile broadband.

The iCON 711 USB 4G Modem also features a TS9 Antenna Connector which converts the TS9 connection to an SMA Antenna connection so you can connect a 4G Antenna to boost your 4G signal reception.

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 www.att.com/edo.

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