ECS EliteGroup unveils second mobile device featuring Comsys' ComMAX chipset
Feb 10, 2009 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) --
ECS EliteGroup Computer Systems (ECS), a manufacturer of computer
motherboards, PCs, notebooks, servers and wireless solutions, and
Comsys Communication & Signal Processing Ltd, a fabless semiconductor
vendor, announced on Monday (9 February) the launch of a second ECS
mobile device featuring Comsys Mobile's ComMAX chipset.
According to the company, ECS EliteGroup is launching its U170 eMAX
model, a WiMAX USB modem dongle that also functions as a cellphone.
Similarly to the S370 Personal Internet Communicator, introduced to the
market in January 2009, the device integrates the Comsys Mobile ComMAX
CM1125 single-chip multimode mobile WiMAX/GSM-EDGE baseband processor.
The U170 eMAX is a new class of solution designed for the connected
youth/student sector, providing a low-cost, compact device that
functions both as a WiMAX USB modem dongle and a mobile phone. The
device can be connected to any notebook/laptop computer to provide
WiMAX functionality for Internet/data service, or detached from the
computer to function as a mobile phone for voice and SMS service.
In addition to providing mobile WiMAX and GSM functionality, the ComMAX
chip supports service continuity for converged mobile WiMAX/GSM-EDGE
operators using standard MIP and IMS/VCC solutions.
The U170 eMax is scheduled to be commercially available early in May
2009. No pricing details were disclosed.
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