Casio and Sierra Wireless Team to Deliver Connectivity for PDAs

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Casio and Sierra Wireless Team to Deliver Connectivity for PDAs WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Casio (casio.com) and Sierra Wireless (sierrawireless.com), announced yesterday that they are working together to deliver numerous wireless solutions to the mobile user. The agreement involves the development of Sierra Wireless AirCard wireless modems to support the new CASSIOPEIA BE-300 and the recently introduced E-200 Pocket PC 2002 model. Sierra Wireless will also continue to work closely with Casio to ensure that the wireless technologies are integrated with other Casio Personal Digital Assistants. The agreement names Sierra Wireless as the exclusive provider of CDMA and GPRS PC Card wireless modem products for Casio in North America. The collaboration provides an important benefit to PDA users who demand increased efficiency and effectiveness while away from the office. The Cassiopeia Pocket manager BE-300 and the Pocket PC E-200 are both examples of Casio’s emphasis on expandability and wireless connectivity. The Sierra Wireless AirCard modems will enable business users to securely access critical corporate information through wireless connectivity to a host of applications including e-mail and corporate networks. “Our wide portfolio of expandable PDAs will give users the flexibility to have information in a tight, integrated package,” said Gary Schultz, director of marketing for Casio’s mobile information products division. “We are excited to work with an innovative partner, like Sierra Wireless, to deliver Wireless Data connectivity to growing number of PDA users who want the flexibility and freedom to access information on the go.” Both Sierra Wireless and Casio are members of the WirelessReady Alliance, a program founded by Sierra Wireless that unites wireless industry-leading members in the development of Wireless Data solutions.

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