Franklin Wireless’ CDU-680 Distributed to Sprint’s Business Solutions Partners in U.S.
SAN DIEGO, CA–(MARKET WIRE)–Sep 27, 2007 — Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTC BB:FKLT.OB – News) announced Quality One Wireless L.L.C., a leading global distributor of mobile handsets and other wireless accessories in Orlando, Fla., is now distributing Franklin Wireless’ CDU-680 CDMA EV-DO Rev. A mobile broadband USB modem to Sprint’s Business Solutions Partners (BSPs) in the U.S.
The CDU-680 is the first EV-DO Rev. A modem to incorporate flash memory, a GPS receiver and a unique swiveling USB connector. The device is certified to operate on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network, which reaches more than 203 million people nationwide with EV-DO Rev. A service and supports data speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps.
The extremely compact CDU-680 USB modem provides a flexible way for users to connect to the ultra-fast EV-DO Rev. A network since it is compatible with any laptop, tablet PC or desktop USB port and operates with Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems. The modem defaults to EV-DO Rev. 0 technology where EV-DO Rev. A coverage is lacking.
One differentiating feature of the CDU-680 product is the onboard flash memory, which eliminates the need for a CD or CD drive to install the factory pre-stored Connection Manager software for PC, Mac and Linux computers. Users also have enough space to store downloaded music files, documents and installation guide. Another unique feature includes a swiveling USB connector, which allows the modem to be raised vertically for improved radio frequency performance or folded away when not in use.
“We are pleased to partner with Quality One Wireless to expand the reach of our mobile broadband products,” said Mr. O.C. Kim, president of Franklin Wireless. “With the CDU-680, Sprint’s BSPs have a solution that offers customers a multi-platform connectivity solution that will enable them to connect anywhere, anytime.”
Franklin Wireless products are marketed through Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”) and distributors, as well as directly to operators and end users.