updated 02:10 pm EST, Wed November 8, 2006
New ConnectPort WAN VPN
Digi International today debuted a Rev A version of its ConnectPort WAN VPN, which it claims is the first commercial-grade EVDO Rev A Wireless WAN (WWAN) router. The ConnectPort WAN VPN is designed to provide a secure, high-speed cellular connection for reliable network connectivity to remote sites and devices. The device features an integrated Sierra Wireless MC5725 EV-DO Rev A embedded module to provide download speeds as high as 2.5Mbps with averages between 450-850Kbps and upload speeds averaging between 300-400Kbps. The ConnectPort WAN VPN integrates a Sierra Wireless MC5725 PCI Express Mini Card embedded module, enabling users to utilize Rev A EVDO networks and upgrade to next generation networks when they become available by replacing the wireless module. The EVDO Rev A version of the ConnectPort WAN VPN is currently in certification testing with Sprint, and completion is expected in fourth quarter 2006. The base product has been available since April of 2006.