CASIO Europe and Sierra Wireless have announced a marketing agreement that brings 3G wireless connectivity to CASIO mobile data collecting terminals in Europe. Under the terms of the agreement, the IT-3000, DT-X10, and new DT-X11 mobile data collecting terminals will support Sierra Wireless’s AirCard 850 wireless wide area network (WWAN) card for HSDPA UMTS networks. With the AirCard 850 card, CASIO’s mobile data collecting terminals can transfer data via UMTS, HSDPA, EDGE, GSM, and GPRS networks worldwide.
The AirCard 850 WWAN card operates on the 2100 MHz UMTS/HSDPA frequency band commonly used across Europe and Asia, and connects to EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks on all four frequency bands used worldwide (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), when UMTS is not available. With average data transmission rates of 500 to 800 kbps and peak rates up to 1.8 Mbps, working wirelessly for field-based employees is now reliable, fast and efficient. The AirCard 850 is the only 3G WWAN card offering support for Windows CE devices.
High-speed remote data transfer is especially important in the transportation and logistics market, where real-time data transfer is vital for delivering jobs on time and enhancing customer service. In the shipping industry, for both new collections and proof of delivery, the combination of the CASIO terminals and the Sierra Wireless AirCard 850 allows seamless track-and-tracing. In the field of mobile sales, the CASIO IT-3000 with the AirCard 850 enables sales people to transfer order information in real time from customer locations, resulting in faster order processing and improved efficiency. In mobile ticketing, timetable changes and staff messages can be sent directly to the terminal, improving customer service and the level of information the conductors can offer.
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