Double the Coverage, Double the Bandwidth at 70 MPH! WAAV Releases EV-DO Rev. A Powered AirBox and Introduces the World’s First Multi-Connection Broadband Cellular Router

  • Cambridge, MA
  • February 13, 2007

WAAV today announced EV-DO Rev. A capabilities for their AirBox series in conjunction with the first multi-connection broadband cellular router, the AirBox X2. Gamers to mass-transit riders to police officers will enjoy the speed benefits of Revision A and the AirBox X2 utilizes two of these connections for an even faster experience.

Are your kids tired of the same old DVDs? Now, you can let them battle their friends on XBox™ Live, Playstation® Network, PSP® or even their Laptop. The ultra-fast EV-DO Rev. A powered WAAV™ AirBox is perfect for gaming and demanding power users. Revision A technology is an improvement over Revision 0 and features greatly improved data rates (both up and down) and far lower latency, which is better for Voice over IP (VoIP), video telephony, and gaming. Whether you are an avid Skype™ user, a hard core gamer, or want to broadcast live video from your vehicle EV-DO Rev. A opens up new possibilities for remote data connectivity.

The world’s first mobile broadband cellular router to unite two different cellular networks into a single connection, the AirBox™ X2, was released with EVDO Rev. A today by WAAV. High-end consumers and demanding businesses can now surf their heart out with increased bandwidth, redundancy, and coverage. Using two connections from the same carrier doubles the upload bandwidth, while using two connections from different carriers provide the coverage area of both carriers. Users easily connect to the Internet through Wi-Fi or Ethernet.

The AirBox X2 is WAAV’s answer to the fast-growing government and enterprise market for in-vehicle Internet and is based on the original AirBox CM3 from WAAV. Mass-transit vehicles like buses, trains, ferries, and ships have too many users to utilize any single connection solution on the market today. The X2 however, handles many users with ease even while moving at high-speeds. Optional GPS receivers let vehicle fleet managers know where their vehicles are in real-time. Additionally, multiple providers can be used to increase the coverage area and lessen the risk of any downtime due to provider failures such as overloaded capacity, network outage, disaster, or inclimate weather.

Police officers can now feel more secure during each pullover, knowing that a fellow officer is watching them. With the AirBox X2 sending streaming video over its high-speed internet connection to the police station, this is reality today. According to Jonathan Venezian, WAAV's Government Program Manager, WAAV "is dedicated to the well-being of our public safety officials, and to ensuring they are empowered to do their jobs to the best of their abilities, in turn providing the best possible protection and services for their communities." Whether its a high-speed pursuit or a news team racing to a breaking story, the ability to transmit high quality video in real-time from a moving vehicle demands increased coverage area, redundant connections, and enhanced upload speeds, provided by the AirBox X2.

About WAAV:

WAAV (pronounced "wave") offers network communication solutions, applications, and services. WAAV designs, manufactures, and markets the patented AirBox line of rugged cellular routers to provide broadband connectivity, turning vehicles into WiFi hotspots or remote environments into reliable Internet connections. WAAV's Control Room service allows centralized monitoring of all devices in the field. WAAV introduced the first broadband mobile cellular router in 2005 and was the first to offer a multiple-connection cellular router for broader bandwidths, increased coverage area, and redundant connectivity. WAAV continues to develop its product line to improve performance, reliability, and functionality for industry-specific solutions. With world-class reliability, performance, and support, WAAV’s product portfolio covers enterprise, government, fleet, video, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and machine to machine (M2M) markets. Engineering services are available for custom integration and specific industry solutions.