Connect One, the Device Networking Authority, is shipping Wi-REACH Classic, a compact, battery-operated, mobile, personal WiFi hotspot that delivers high-speed Internet connectivity for laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs and other wireless devices, to distributors worldwide. Wi-REACH Classic transforms existing 3G USB modem into a personal WiFi cloud that can be easily shared between as many as 10 WiFi devices. Connect One’s Wi-REACH Classic provides natural mobile Internet connectivity for tablet devices such as Apple’s iPadTM that use WiFi as the main or only interface to the network.
Wi-REACH Classic offers extensive coverage and long battery life. In addition to supporting more than 130 3G modems worldwide, Wi-REACH Classic’s innovative technology extends this support by identifying any 3G USB modems and attempting to deliver connectivity to unlisted modems as well. A built-in rechargeable battery delivers four to five hours of normal use that can be recharged using the built-in USB connector. Wi-REACH Classic’s battery can even be recharged during operation using the supplied AC adapter or a special two-headed USB cable that recharges the battery from the USB ports of a laptop computer.
“Wi-REACH Classis delivers WiFi, routing, and mobility to any 3G USB modem,” noted Erez Lev, Connect One’s VP sales, “By creating multiuser mobile Internet connectivity, Wi-REACH Classic enhances the modem owner’s investment. Highly portable and completely cordless, Wi-REACH Classic fits easily into your pocket.”
Wi-REACH Classic enables cellular providers to bring value to their existing 3G customer base, and cellular accessory stores can sell into the large aftermarket of 3G data products.