Connect One Launches Wi-REACH Classic 3G/4G Personal Mobile Hotspot

Connect One, the Device Networking Authority, unveiled Wi-REACH Classic, a compact, battery-operated, mobile, personal WiFi hotspot that delivers high-speed Internet connectivity for laptops and wireless devices such as cameras, PDAs, and multimedia players. Using 3G/4G mobile network technology, Wi-REACH Classic quickly and easily provides multi-connection Internet access wherever you are, whether at the beach, in the car, or on the train.

Wi-REACH Classic combines the connectivity of WiFi with the excellent mobile coverage of 3G/4G cellular. This wireless broadband device transforms an existing 3G USB modem into a personal Wi-Fi cloud that can be easily shared between as many as 10 Wi-Fi devices. Wi-REACH Classic is highly portable and completely cordless, fitting easily into a pocket. Its built-in rechargeable battery delivers four to five hours in normal use and can be recharged using the built-in USB connector.

Thanks to upgradeable software, Wi-REACH Classic is designed to support up and coming networks such as WiMAX and LTE. Users can migrate to 4G networks with a simple software upgrade by simply plugging their next-generation USB modem into Wi-REACH Classic.

“Wi-REACH Classis is portable, flexible and ready for the future,” noted Amir Friedman, Connect One’s CEO. “We designed Wi-REACH with ultimate flexibility in mind. It moves with you, moves between wireless networks, and keeps moving into the future.”

Powered by ConnectOne’s low-power iChip technology, Wi-REACH Classic offers four-to-five hours of up time. Using a USB interface, Wi-REACH Classic supports the most universal and fastest growing wireless modem interface today. Future modems designed with the USB interface can plug into Wi-REACH Classic and keep it viable and current for many years to come.

At the heart of Wi-REACH Classic is Connect One’s CO2144 “router on a chip” communication engine already in use by hundreds of OEM customers worldwide. Connect One’s Private Label Program allows operators, companies and distributors to private label Wi-REACH Classic and to embed Wi-REACH Classic functionality into new, innovative products. Detailed reference designs enable companies to build their own customized products.

Price and Availability
Wi-REACH Classic is available from Connect One at a price of $99. For more information on purchasing Wi-REACH Classic or joining Connect One’s Private Label Program, please contact sales@connectone.com.

About Connect One
Established in 1996, Connect One is widely regarded as the Device Networking Authority, with many innovative firsts to its credit. The company manufactures semiconductors, modules and products that facilitate secure, reliable and robust Internet Protocol-based communication for everyday devices. Connect One is privately owned, with offices in San Jose, CA, and Kfar Saba, Israel.

Connect One, The Device Networking Authority, iChip, and Wi-REACH are trademarks of Connect One Ltd.