Novatel Wireless Unveils Expedite E970D, E960D Embedded Modules

Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, introduced the E970D and E960D Expedite Mini Card Embedded Modules, providing OEMs and laptop manufacturers worldwide with an optimal solution to integrate 3G wireless functionality into their product lines. The E970D is a global embedded modem, with receiver diversity optimized for HSPA networks in Europe, Middle East and Asia (900, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands). The E960D is a global embedded modem, with receiver diversity optimized for HSPA networks in North America (850, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands). Backwards compatibility and automatic switching between GPRS/EDGE/3G networks enables users to work, play and stay connected anytime and anywhere.

Expanding on the robust qualities of the Expedite product line, the E970D and E960D Mini Card modules enable data download rates up to 7.2 Mbps. The E970D and E960D provide enhanced upload rates of up to 5.7 Mbps (a 15X increase over existing Novatel Wireless embedded products). With a high efficiency compact design (PCIe type F2), extended voltage input capability, integrated GPS and optional PCM voice capabilities, the E970D and E960D embedded modules offer industry leading flexibility, security and reliability.

“We are continuously monitoring the evolving needs of our customers so that we can tailor our development efforts towards the ideal form factors and advanced functionalities,” said Peter Leparulo, Chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless. “The E970D and E960D Mini Cards were designed to provide reliable, high-speed performance, regardless of where you need connectivity.”

Utilizing advanced three channel receiver technologies, these patent-pending modules ensure users get the maximum performance currently possible, regardless of radio conditions, including while in moving vehicles or inside buildings. Advanced receiver technologies also benefit network operators by lowering demands on the network while delivering higher throughput performance, effectively increasing network capacity.

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G WCDMA (HSPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless’ USB modems, embedded modules, Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products and software enable high-speed wireless Internet access on leading wireless data networks. The Company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL.

The Novatel Wireless name, logo and Expedite are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc.