updated 11:05 am EST, Thu February 14, 2008
Launch2net, AT&T modems
Nova Media today highlighted launch2net -- an application that handles setup as well as connections to the internet for PC card and ExpressCard modems -- on the heels of AT&T's new LaptopConnect modems. "If you need a bit more than just a connect/disconnect button, launch2net is the right software for you." said Jan Fuellemann of nova media. "launch2net offers advanced statistics, auto-connect, disconnect after a certain time or traffic spend online, a menu icon so the software does not have to be running to establish a connection and more." Launch2net is priced at $110, and requires Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later.
The software allows users to connect a cellular phone, USB modem, ExpressCard modem, or PC datacard to a Mac for browsing the internet on-the-go. Nova Media lists a slew of compatible devices for Alcatel, BenQ-Siemens, Ericsson, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Telit, GT, Huawei, Novatel, Option, T-Mobile, and Vodafone.
Worldwide connection settings are already included, coupled with a configuration assistant that helps users select preconfigured network settings for instant online access in most countries around the globe.