Laird Technologies Releases Android Support for 40 Series Radio Modules

Modules Meet Stringent Requirements of Latest Mobile Computers

 
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St. Louis, Missouri, USA – January 9, 2013 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, has released Android 2.3 Gingerbread support for its Summit 40 Series radio modules, which support dual-band 802.11n (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1.  

“Business-critical mobile devices such as handheld mobile computers are beginning to run Android instead of Windows Embedded Handheld or Windows Embedded Compact,” said Laird Technologies Product Director Chris Bolinger. “40 Series radio modules now offer the same proven enterprise-grade features on both Windows and Android.”  

Those enterprise-grade features include secure, reliable connectivity in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands, fast roaming from one access point to another, certified support for Version 4 of Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX), and easy configuration and management using the Summit Client Utility (SCU), trusted on more than one million mobile devices worldwide.  With 40 Series radio modules, SCU also supports configuration and management of Bluetooth profiles, giving administrators a single interface for both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 

40 Series radio module software is available for Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Linux kernel version 2.6.37, Windows Embedded Handheld 6 and 7, and Windows Embedded Compact 6 and 7. The software and a full array of technical support services are included with every 40 Series module at no additional charge. 

Embedded wireless solutions from Laird Technologies include Summit Wi-Fi radio modules, a full line of Bluetooth® radio modules, and innovative Range-Amplified MultiPoint (RAMP) radio modules. These unique product solutions are ideal for applications in the automotive, industrial, medical, IT/computing, and M2M communications industries. 

Contact Information 
For additional information, visit http://www.lairdtech.com or contact us at: 
  Americas: +1-800-492-2320  
  Europe: +44-1628-858-940  
  Asia: +852-2932-0610 
  Email: WirelessInfo@lairdtech.com  

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About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies is a global technology company focused on providing components and solutions that protect electronic devices from electromagnetic interference and heat, and that enable connectivity through wireless applications and antenna systems.

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, mining, railroad and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 9,000 employees in more than 46 facilities located in 16 countries.

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