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View Full Version : AirPrime’s Helium 1X Series Module Shipping Inside Hitachi’s new Multimedia Communicator Pocket PC

Jason Dunn
02-07-2003, 12:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.airprime.com/news02_03_03_release.htm' target='_blank'>http://www.airprime.com/news02_03_03_release.htm</a><br /><br /></div>"AirPrime, Inc., a leading provider of CDMA wireless access solutions for the OEM market, and Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT) a leading global electronics company, today announced that Hitachi’s new Multimedia Communicator Pocket PC is integrated with AirPrime’s Helium 1X embedded module platform and associated Pocket PC software support. <br /><br />AirPrime’s EM3205, part of the Helium 1X series, is the embedded wireless engine powering the Multimedia Communicator on CDMA2000 1X networks. AirPrime’s solution includes key software and drivers, designed for Microsoft’s new Pocket PC CDMA framework. Announced by Hitachi and Microsoft last month, the Multimedia Communicator is a fully integrated Pocket PC, phone, camera, and keyboard equipped with wireless data applications, such as email, Internet browsing, and access to corporate networks and will be the most complete wireless package on the market. The device is based on Microsoft’s new Windows® Powered Pocket PC Phone Edition software for CDMA networks." <br /><br />Please post your <a href="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8423">comments in this thread.</a><!><br /><br />“Hitachi’s decision to partner with AirPrime is based on its strong track record in developing 3G CDMA wireless access solutions for OEMs and wireless operators worldwide,” said Shigeru Matsuoka, general manager, Mobile Information and Communication Appliance Division for Hitachi. “The company has a world class CDMA development team coupled with strong CDMA Carrier relationships and integration services. AirPrime is enabling us to quickly develop, integrate, certify and commercialize the compelling Multimedia Communicator Pocket PC CDMA access solution. “ <br /><br />“Our strong and strategic partnership with Hitachi provides our mutual customers with compelling and powerful next-generation wireless access solutions,” said Dan Schieler, vice president of sales and marketing. “Partnering with a global leader like Hitachi further validates our ability to leverage our partners’ expertise and meet the aggressive schedules of OEMs with innovative, best-in-class next generation CDMA wireless solutions.” <br /><br />Leveraging QUALCOMM’s CDMA2000 1x technology, the EM3205 is part of AirPrime’s Helium 1X family of embedded modules. The EM3205 supports multiple frequency band configurations to achieve an optimal balance of functionality, coverage, and cost. AirPrime designed a unique embedded module, the EM3205, to provide voice, data, SMS services and E911 compliant technology including full gpsOneTM capability. Supporting diverse customer requirements, the Helium 1X embedded modules are available in multiple mechanical form factors. In addition to the feature-rich wireless module platform, AirPrime also developed essential enabling software such as Mobile IP support, IOTA clients, and key drivers that provide a variety of interface options over both UART and USB standards. AirPrime’s unique software creates a truly comprehensive product offering compatible with Microsoft's new Pocket PC 2002 platform for CDMA. <br /><br />This project represents the next generation in Mobile Data Computing. In an announcement released last year, AirPrime and Hitachi formed a strategic partnership. Under the terms of the relationship, Hitachi and AirPrime will continue to collaborate on compelling 3G CDMA solutions. A key CDMA development partner for Hitachi, AirPrime continues its progress in bringing Hitachi’s CDMA products to market in North America. <br /><br />About AirPrime Inc. <br />AirPrime Inc. is a leading supplier of high-speed, CDMA (code division multiple access) wireless access solutions to the OEM (original equipment manufacturing) market. AirPrime is focused exclusively on providing the optimal current and next-generation wireless access products to OEMs for use in handheld devices, notebook PCs, and Internet appliances. AirPrime's wireless products will also be used in telemetry and emerging applications. A private, venture-backed company, AirPrime is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., and has a sales presence in existing and emerging markets around the world. <a href="http://www.airprime.com/">http://www.airprime.com/</a>. <br /><br />About Hitachi, Ltd. <br />Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics companies, with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2001 (ended March 31, 2002) consolidated sales of 7,994 billion yen [$60.1 billion (U.S.)]. The company manufactures and markets a wide range of systems, including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. More information on Hitachi can be found at the company’s website: <a href="http://global.hitachi.com">http://global.hitachi.com</a>. <br /><br />AirPrime and the AirPrime logo are trademarks of AirPrime Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. <br /><br />AirPrime Contact <br />Justin Schmid <br />760/ 476 8632 <br />e-mail: [email protected] <br /><br />Hitachi Contact <br />Gerard F. Corbett <br />650.244.7900 <br />e-mail: [email protected]