SOURCE: Option

January 18, 2010 02:38 ET

uCAN software shipping with new iCON 505M USB modem

LEUVEN, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - January 18, 2010) - Option (, the wireless technology company, today announced that it is commercially shipping uCAN® Connect software bundled with its new line of USB modems, the iCON® 505M, to European network operators. This announcement demonstrates the Company's commitment to provide integrated 3G solutions including software, hardware and services to its customers.

uCAN Connect is the Company's cutting-edge, configurable, highly customizable and easy to use connection manager software platform. The software meets the operator's requirements for a simple, modular, easy to use and easy to support connection manager that can be quickly customized to meet the needs of their different customers such as regional operating companies, MVNOs, end-user communities or resellers. uCAN Connect software reduces the operators' costs that are typically associated with a connection manager through a unique combination of features such as the smart skinning engine for optimal customization, the possibility to add new software feature packs later on, the fact that the software is truly cross-platform (Windows, Mac OS or Linux) and the incorporation of an interface allowing new devices to be supported - either from Option or third party devices.

The iCON 505M USB modem itself has a sleek and robust product design, it can be used throughout Europe and brings true performance reaching down- and upload speeds up to 14.4Mbps and 5.76Mbps allowing transferring large files or handling high-quality streaming media at speeds that match or exceed those found in many homes and offices. The USB modem also features a micro-SD slot for storing applications and content such as documents, music files or video files. The USB modem is future proof as it is upgradable via the Internet making the integration of future networks standards possible as they become available in the operator networks.

The characteristics of the iCON 505M USB modem combined with the uCAN Connect platform make this product the ideal mobile broadband solution for the both the consumer and professional market.

Option will be at the Mobile World Congress, the world's leading event in the mobile communications industry (Spain, Barcelona - February 15-18 2010). Visit us in Hall 2, booth 2J54. Trade and technology journalists requesting interviews, please contact: Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, Tel +32 475 92 55 82, E-mail:


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uCAN software shipping with new iCON 505M USB modem:

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Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has established an impressive reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. The company also has Research & Development in Belgium (Leuven) and Germany (Augsburg) and an ISO 9001 logistics facility in Ireland (Cork). Option maintains offices in Europe, US, Greater-China, Japan and Australia. For more information please visit

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