02.06.2012Mobile Internet on a tour bus
lesswire AG presents Wi2U public hotspot and other mobile WLAN solutions at AMI-COM in Leipzig
Berlin/Leipzig, May 31, 2012 – Even travelers can access the Internet via a WLAN thanks to lesswire AG, a Berlin-based provider of embedded wireless applications who will present its Wi2U public hotspot at the AMICOM trade fair for mobile communication in Leipzig from June 2 – 6, 2012. This WLAN to UMTS router gives tour operators and public transportation companies the option of installing a WLAN hotspot in their vehicles to offer their passengers mobile Internet access. The exact location of the vehicles can also be determined using the integrated GPS module.
“Our Wi2U public hotspot gives tour operators a fantastic opportunity to distinguish themselves from their competitors. Even IP telephony and gaming are possible thanks to strong UMTS reception through an external antenna,” said Dr. Ralph Meyfarth, CEO of lesswire AG. The hotspot has a range of up to 50 meters, and passengers can use the mobile network to connect to the Internet either for a flat rate or a time-based rate.
Lesswire AG will present its wireless automotive solutions at the booth of the European Mobile Media Association (EMMA) at AMICOM. In addition to the Wi2U public hotspot, the booth will feature a concept car from EMMA with an integrated Wi2U car hotspot for WLAN/Internet access inside the vehicle.
Lesswire AG will also be displaying its WiBear11n WLAN front-end module for the automotive and industrial sectors. This compact OEM module supports the simultaneous use of both the WLAN 802.11a, b, g, n standard and Bluetooth 2.1/3.0 in existing products. “Miniaturization and cost-efficiency are driving forces in the automotive industry. From the fourth quarter of 2012, we will also offer a smaller version of the WiBear11n module measuring just 15 x 15 x 2.5 millimeters. This is an ideal component for applications which demand high performance in a tiny space,” explained Andreas Beierer, Sales Director at lesswire. The WiBear11n works in temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C, and it features an integrated Linux-based web server reference application and a powerful SDIO interface for connecting to customer systems.
“We have poured our combined knowledge of automotive and embedded systems into our easy-to-install Wi2U products,” said Frank Borrmann, Product Manager at lesswire. “We do not compromise on the quality of our wireless products for our customers in the consumer market either. The lesswire philosophy is to meet the highest demands of the automotive market and develop solutions tailored to our customers’ needs – and this applies to every single one of our products.”
About lesswire AG
Lesswire AG is a Berlin-based provider of embedded radio solutions for wireless industrial communication and wireless applications for the automotive industry and the smart energy sector. The company was founded in 1999 and offers complete product solutions based on its BlueBear (Bluetooth) modules and the WiBear (WLAN) product family for the OEM market and aftermarket. Lesswire products feature the high degree of innovation and quality worthy of the "made in Germany” label. With sites in Berlin and Erd/Budapest, lesswire AG has been part of PRETTL Electronics AG since 2006.
For further information, please visit www.lesswire.com.
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