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Old 03-04-2009
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Nova iCON 225 USB modem for Mac

nova media today unveiled iCON 225, a sleek and afforable 3G USB modem for Macintosh computers. The iCON 225 supports fast HSDPA connections with up to 7.2 Mbit/s download speeds as well as quad-band EDGE and GPRS.

"The iCON 225 is a relieable and afforable 3G modem for the Mac community, which is not SIM locked or otherwise bound to a certain provider or network." states Jan Fuellemann, PR spokesperson at nova media. "The iCON 225 supports the fast HSDPA protocol in all 2100 MHz networks, which are common in Europe and Asia. In most other countries, EDGE and GPRS are supported which offer speeds up to 220 Kbit/s in downloading data and up to 120 Kbit/s in uploading data."

The iCON 225 includes the internet connect wizard launch2net for Mac OS X. This software offers a one-click connection to the Internet without the need to enter cryptic configuration details. launch2net already includes connection settings for most mobile network providers worldwide and offers a comprehensive connection statistic.

Pricing and Availability:
The iCON 225 is available today from nova media for Euro 117,- (plus sales tax if applicable) and requires Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.2 or higher. A lanyard and an USB extension cord comes with the modem.
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Re: Nova iCON 225 USB modem for Mac

iCON 225 is a USB modem to establish mobile Internet connects all around the world. This modem is the perfect solution for Macintosh and Windows computers to provide a fast mobile Internet connections with support of fastest HSDPA, 3G UMTS as well as EDGE and GPRS connections.
  • To use this modem with your Macintosh or Windows Computer, you need a SIM card from a cell provider which has to be enabled to use data transmission. This SIM card is placed into the iCON 225 and the included software will setup and control the connection.
  • Using HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) you can use mobile Internet connections with up to 7.2 Mbit/s download speeds and up to 2 Mbit/s upload speeds*
  • If no HSDPA or 3G UMTS is available you can still use worldwide EDGE or GPRS connections with download speeds up to 220 kbit/s and upload speeds up to 80 kbit/s

Instant online experience with Mac OS X and Windows

iCON 225 includes launch2net software for Mac OS X as well as GlobeTrotter Connect software for Windows 2000, XP and Vista. Just connect the iCON 225 to your computer and run the appropriate software. With a few clicks you are connected to the Internet.

Technical details

  • Small and light to carry: 63 mm x 26 mm x 13 mm, 27 g
  • USB-powered, no external power supply needed
  • HSDPA and 3G UMTS compatible to all 2100 MHz mobile networks
  • Quad-Band EDGE and GPRS compatible to all 850/900/1800/1900 MHz mobile networks
  • HSUPA connections with up 7.2 Mbit/s download and up to 2 Mbit/s upload speed*
  • EDGE connections with up to 220 kbit/s download and up to 80 kbit/s upload speed
  • Mac OS X: Instant online experience and automatic setup
  • More than 300 connection settings already included within the launch2net software
  • Windows: Fast and easy setup:
  • Selfinstalling software included in the modem?s RAM
  • Innovative Micro-SD card slot with up to 8GB of storage
  • Includes a USB extension cord as well as a Lanyard
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