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Multi-Tech Shipping HSDPA Embedded Modem for M2M Applications


New SocketModem® HSDPA Available with USB or Serial Interfaces

MINNEAPOLIS, AUGUST 2008 – Multi-Tech® Systems, Inc., a leading data communications and telecommunications technology company based in suburban Minneapolis, is now shipping a new embedded HSDPA modem for use by developers to add cellular wireless communications to products with a minimum of development time and expense. The new SocketModem® HSDPA offers standards-based tri-band UMTS/HSDPA cellular communications and is available in USB or serial interface versions that can match the requirements for adding cellular capability to new or legacy designs. The new SocketModem HSDPA is part of the company’s Universal Socket Connectivity family that shares a common design footprint and pin assignments.

“OEMs partner with Multi-Tech because we provide the M2M communication technologies needed for their designs allowing full concentration on their application expertise,” states Bill Chesney, Vice President of Sales for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. “Our SocketModem HSDPA models are complete and approved modems so they can be implemented in designs to reduce a product’s time-to-market. The SocketModem HSDPA is yet another member of our family of embedded solutions that create communication-ready devices by integrating connectivity into a single universal socket design.”

The SocketModem HSDPA supports tri-band UMTS/HSDPA 3.6 and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE cellular communications. The SocketModem HSDPA (model MTSMC-H-U) operates over a 2.0 USB interface and the SocketModem HSDPA (Model MTSMC-H) uses a serial interface for legacy designs operating at speeds up to 920K bps. The units support Short Message Service (SMS), AT commands and include an MMCX antenna connector plus SIM connector. The modems are FCC, PTCRB and R&TTE certified.

Multi-Tech Systems is an ISO 9001:2000 certified global manufacturer of Unified Communications, Internet and device networking products connecting voice and data over IP networks. Multi-Tech, Systems has 75 U.S. patents and numerous international patents. Contact Multi-Tech in the U.S. at 800/328-9717 or +763/785-3500, via fax at +763/785-9874, EMEA at T: +(44) 118 959 7774 (UK) or T: +(33) 1 49 19 22 06 (France), or via fax at F: +(44) 118 959 7775 (UK) or F: +(33) 1 49 19 21 00 (France) or at

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