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TDC EDGE GPRS Modem triples Wireless data speeds

A new GPRS EDGE Modem offering wireless Internet connections at three times the speeds of conventional GSM/GPRS modems has been introduced by TDC

[UKPRwire, Tue Feb 10 2009] A new GPRS EDGE Modem offering wireless Internet connections at three times the speeds of conventional GSM/GPRS modems has been introduced by TDC.

Aimed at security cameras, kiosks and other data intensive remote systems, the Multitech MultiModem® EDGE from TDC is also ideal for providing immediate, high speed data connections to mobile workers in the emergency services, transit systems and construction industry. Based on quad-band GSM, and supplied with full Type Approval, MultiModem provides an instant, always on data connection worldwide on existing GSM networks.

The Multitech MultiModem delivers some of the fastest wireless data speeds achievable over standard cellular networks by using EDGE technology. It is simply and easily integrated into embedded applications through the on board RS-232, USB, PCI and Ethernet interfaces. Features include an embedded TCP/IP stack, bringing Internet connectivity to any device without the need for a hardware redesign.

In order to deliver fast, always on data communications, it supports EDGE Class 12 Packet Switched Data, giving link speeds of up to 240kbps. It also supports GSM circuit-switched data connections at up to 14.4kbps, class 1 Group 3 FAX and SMS services.

MultiModem is delivered in a robust, industrial chassis with an SMA antenna connector. It can be desk or panel mounted, and features numerous helpful LED status indicators. Drivers are available for popular operating systems.

Editors Notes:

About TDC
TDC (part of the Abacus Group), is a technical component distributor specialising in embedded components for wireless applications such as GSM, GPRS, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and ZigBee. TDC’s customers place as much value on the world-class technical support the company provides as the high quality products it distributes.

About Abacus Group plc
Abacus Group plc is one of the leading distributors of electronic components in Europe, with directly owned companies having locations in every major European electronics market.

Abacus Group companies are marketed in four groups:
Abacus Electronic Component Distribution (ECD) has a portfolio of over 180 franchises within 12 trading operations providing technical distribution services through locally based sales offices.

Abacus Embedded Systems Group (ESG) covers businesses offering displays and communications expertise, and includes Trident, Axess, TDC and Abacus Embedded.

Abacus Own Brand encompasses Dubilier and Eledis offering competitively priced, quality passives, electro-mechanical components and batteries.

Alpha 3 Manufacturing provides electromechanical sub contract manufacture, under three trading operations: DEM Manufacturing, CTL Manufacturing and CCS Electronics.

For further information contact:
Simon Taylor, TDC, Stroudley Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 8FN. Tel: 01256 332800. Fax: 01256 332810, Email: Web:

Press Contact: Peter van der Sluijs
Neesham Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 1296 628180

Photo caption: The new Multitech MultiModem® from TDC offers wireless internet connections at three times the speed of conventional GSM/GPRS modems.


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