Kyocera Wireless has announced a free firmware update for its KR1 Mobile Router to support a variety of EV-DO Rev.A devices. The KR1 Mobile Router is a universal accessory that is compatible with most EV-DO PCMCIA cards, ExpressCards as well as USB-enabled devices and EV-DO handsets.
“Clearly now that EV-DO Rev. A network deployments are more widespread, there is going to be increased demand to use that performance boost with a variety of devices, such as Kyocera’s KPC680 ExpressCard,” said Lee Ittner, executive vice president, global sales and marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. “This simple firmware update for the KR1 Mobile Router offers professionals and home users alike the ability to create and share the broadband wide area connection that Rev. A enables.”
The Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router takes a single CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 or Rev. A connection and creates a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot using 802.11b&g technologies, allowing connectivity for multiple PCs. A cost-effective alternative to traditional networks, the KR1 Mobile Router target users are said to include mobile work groups such as dispatch teams, consultants and road-warrior sales groups.