Asus Details WiMAX Plans

Eee PC 901 with WiMAX Dongle WUSB25E2V2Asus has been on the WiMAX bandwagon since last January’s Consumer Electronics Show and they are just about to roll out more about their WiMax equipped Eee PCs at the WiMAX Summit Taipei 2008. The good news if you’re already an Asus Eee Owner?  Don’t fret, you can purchase a dongle to give you WiMAX connectivity. (You can see a picture of the dongle to the right attached to the EEE 901, which is also being officially announced at Computex tomorrow.) Follow the Read More link for the full press release that contains more info than you could ever want to know about Asus and WiMAX. But there is one question this doesn’t answer. Where’s the WiMAX to connect these devices to? We keep hearing it is coming, and I sure hope it does, but we aren’t there yet. At least not here in the US.

ASUS has announced its plans to exhibit Mobile WiMAX CPE solutions at the WiMAX Summit Taipei 2008. On inaugural display is the new ASUS WiMAX Eee PC™ 901, along with the ASUS WMV25E1+, WMNV25E2+, WUSB25E2V2 and WEXP25E2V2 — which all support this latest technology, and guarantee fast WiMAX connectivity and compatibility. These top-notch products provide extremely high speeds and exceptional last mile usage; supplying a wireless broadband device solution to enable portable and mobile network access, and dramatically reduced deployment costs for the last mile.

Fast and Reliable Connectivity with WiMAX

In order to provide for a 4G network infrastructure, ASUS has been dedicated to WiMAX CPE development since 2005. With solid and in-depth product experience in the fields of Computing, Communications and Consumer Electronics, ASUS’ excellent design technology has implemented numerous best-selling products. Building upon such experience, ASUS plans to launch the next-generation network device — to provide users with high performance, exceptional quality, high reliability, simple design and easy configuration for a highly reliable WiMAX infrastructure.

Highly portable and shockproof, the world popular Eee PCâ„¢ combines excellent wireless capabilities with broadband wireless WiMAX connectivity to provide users with fast and reliable connectivity anytime, anywhere. At the WiMAX EXPO, ASUS will unveil the new WiMAX Eee PCâ„¢ 901, which will fulfill the concept of ““connectivity without boundaries” for the new era of Internet connectivity.

““Imagine carrying the Eee PCâ„¢, and while traveling or at a café, connect to the world in just 20 seconds — just like carrying a portable gateway to the world.” said Jonathan Tsang, Vice Chairman of ASUS, while holding aloft the lightweight Eee PCâ„¢. He also says, ““Combining the Eee PCâ„¢ with WiMAX will surely provide revolutionary and unique user experiences for everyone.”

In order to allow users to personally experience this unique combination, ASUS will be displaying a WiMAX Eee PC™ 901 on the WiMAX EXPO VIP Bus. This will allow users to experience firsthand quick Internet connections anytime, anywhere during the travel from the Xinyi district to the Nangang exhibition area. Another exciting point to note is the official grand launch of the next generation Eee PC™ 901 tomorrow at the ASUS Computex 2008 booth, located at booth no. TF1L & 101B at TICC (Taipei International Convention Center), from June 3 — 7.

The ASUS WM series CPE incorporates Intel Mobile WiMAX technology, which has been applied to numerous WiMAX network deployments around the world — and ushers in the 4G network. This high coverage, high speed and low cost last mile solution has been proven to create different business models that will herald in the new age of Network deployment.

Benefits of Flexible Product Design Capabilities

ASUS’ flexible design capabilities help implement different frequency support based on different models — which in turn enables scalable network deployments. The high RF output power of 27dBm and different antenna options enables flexible planning for link budget; while over-the-air firmware updates applies a low cost network upgrade plan. Additionally, bandwidth selection for 3.5~10MHz offers different applications such as Video streaming, instant messaging, Voice over IP and high-speed file transfer scenarios.

ASUS WiMAX Products Features and Benefits

ASUS WMV25E1+

The ASUS WiMAX WM25E1+ is the best indoor penetration WiMAX standalone Wave 1 CPE. It provides:

High gain and high power

Excellent Link Budget 27dBm output power for excellent link budget

High receiver sensitivity

-84 dBm @ 16QAM ¾

Supports up to three antenna with switch diversity to receive the best signals

Two patch and one dipole antenna

Easy Setup

Plug and play with Web-based Setup function

Easy-to-use configuration, easy-to-identify LED display

5 LEDs for strength signal indication

Features:

Frequency support: 3.4~3.6GHz, 2.5~2.7GHz (different SKU)

Adaptive modulation: QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM

Standard: IEEE 802.16e WAVE 1

High output power up to 27dBm ± 0.5  (tolerance = 0.5dBm)

Provides complete network applications that are ready for network deployment

Power Supply: AC Input — 100~240V (50~60Hz); DC Output — +12V/1.0A (12 Watt)

Size: 170 x 53 x 127 mm

Weight: 310g

ASUS WUSB25E2V2

WiMAX USB Dongle for notebook or PC. Just connect with WiMAX base stations to enjoy the WiMAX network.

It provides:

User friendly interface

Plug-n-Play for easy set up; and an easy-to-use interface for easy access to WiMAX

Sleek design with mirror-polished surface

Elegant design with fashionable and exquisite style, ASUS’ WiMAX client card is not only an accessory, but also a part of your lifestyle

Effortless remote control management

Simple management process that readily upgrades functions with remote provisioning — allowing for smart management with the remote control

Flexible-angle USB dongle

180 º rotatable dongle that aids in searching for better signals and improved receiver sensitivity — providing an optimized mobile application

Enrich your mobile Internet experience

Use the ASUS Mobile WiMAX card to expand internet applications anytime, anywhere

Features:

Host interface:USB2.0

Modulation: QPSK, 16/64QAM, OFDMA

Standard: IEEE 802.16e WAVE2

Frequency Support: 2.5~2.7GHz

RF Output Power: 23dBm+1

Power Supply: Average 3.3V/750mA

Size: 105x36x10.6

Weight: 70g

ASUS WMNV25E2+

WiMAX Integrated Access Device that connects with WiMAX BS as a WAN source and then provides Internet connection to the end-user via a 1 port RJ45.

It provides:

User friendly interface

Plug-n-Play for easy set up; and an easy-to-use interface for easy access to WiMAX

Sleek design with mirror-polished surface

Elegant design with fashionable and exquisite style, ASUS’ WiMAX client card is not only an accessory, but also a part of your lifestyle

Effortless remote control management

Simple management process that readily upgrades functions with remote provisioning — allowing for smart management with the remote control

Easy Setup

Plug and play with Web-based Setup function

Easy-to-use configuration, easy-to-identify LED display

8 LEDs for strength signal indication for different levels of signal reception

VoIP support

Supports RJ11 and provides high quality voice service with lower costs compared to traditional PSTN lines.

Features:

Standard: IEEE 802.16e WAVE2

Frequency Support: 2.5~2.7GHz

RF Output Power: 27dBm

Provides complete network applications that are ready for network deployment

ASUS Achievements for 2007

ASUS saw the year 2007 filled with accolades from across the globe with 2568 awards. It was also ranked in Business Week‘s ““InfoTech 100” for the 10th straight year; and named the ““Number One in Quality and Services” by the Wall Street Journal Asia.

ASUS at Computex 2008

For more details about our highlighted products, please come visit us at TICC (Taipei International Convention Center), Booth no. TF1L & 101B from June 3 — 7!

About ASUS

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than 8000 and a world-class R&D design team, the turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion U.S. Dollars. ASUS has been ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for 10 consecutive years, and has been ranked No.1 by the Wall Street Journal Asia for best quality products in Taiwan.

 

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