Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced shipment of its new Data On The Go™ PC card. Data On the Go is the first fax/modem PC card to offer analog data access with Qualcomm's CDMA digital dual-mode phones. Users can send and receive e-mail and faxes, as well as access the Internet and corporate intranets over existing analog cellular and wireline systems. The Data On The Go PC card supports current analog service and can be upgraded to operate on both analog and future cdmaOne™ (IS-95) digital data standards. In the future, CDMA digital data standards can also be accessed as they become commercially available, giving users data access via only a serial cable with a Qualcomm digital phone.
The Data On The Go PC card, co-developed with SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., is the first solution to offer users easily integrated voice and data on dual-mode phones. The Type II PC card fits into a laptop computer and connects to either a Qualcomm CDMA dual-mode cellular phone, a standard analog cellular phone or a Public Switching Telephone Network (PSTN)wireline connection and uses standard fax and communications software. In addition, it provides up to 33.6 Kbps high speed connections in wireline mode via V.34 and V.42 bis protocols, achieving up to four-to-one data compression. The Data On The Go PC card will become available through most CDMA cellular and PCS service providers.
"We are excited about the advanced mobile data services and connectivity solutions that the Data On The Go PC card brings to remote computing," saidMark Steele, director of data product management for Qualcomm's Subscriber Products Division. "With the Data On The Go PC card, users will have access to commercial analog wireless data today and will be ready for digital data implementations in the near future."
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis and those related to performance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 29, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.
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