03.03.2012German Basketball Champion Brose Baskets trusts lesswire
Berlin based company installs Wifi car hotspot in team bus
Bamberg/Berlin March 03, 2012 – The German basketball champion 2011 – Brose Baskets from Bamberg – uses the Wi2U car hotspot to access the internet, while they are on the way to an away game. The Wi2U car hotspot is a product of lesswire AG, a Berlin based wireless solutions vendor for the automotive industry. The Wi2U car hotspot was designed for in-car use allowing up to eight users to simultaneously access the internet via UMTS connection while on the go.
The first usage was pretty simple: just connect to the power supply system, insert a SIM card and log in with a PIN. There is no driver necessary. The Wi2U car hotspot drains power from the cars 12VDC or 24VDC power supply system. It is also possible to connect the hotspot to a cigarette lighter.
An external antenna guarantees good connection also during a high speed drive. The Wi2U car hotspot allows a download speed of 7.2 Mbps as well as an upload rate of 5.76 Mbps.
Team leader Casey Jacobsen says: "Wireless internet in our team bus allows us to check news reports after away games and to play online games. That’s pretty cool." And Guard Brian Robert adds: "I really appreciate the fact that lesswire’s Wi2U provides our team bus with access to the internet. That makes bus drives more comfortable."
"We are happy to create a comfortable bus drive for the German basketball champion," says Frank Borrmann, lesswire AG product manager. "A life without wireless internet is nearly impossible these days. But a good network coverage is not available everywhere. That is why we developed solutions to resolve this problem and we are happy to support the Brose Baskets team."
The Berlin based lesswire AG is a leading vendor of wireless products and solutions for the automotive industry. Founded in 1999, lesswire offers end-to-end solutions based on BlueBear modules (Bluetooth) and the WiBear product family (wireless LAN) both for the backfitting as for the OEM industry. Products made by lesswire are characterized by a high level of innovation and quality Made in Germany. Since 2006 lesswire is part of the PRETTL Electronics AG. The company runs offices in Berlin and Erd/Budapest.
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