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Junxion’s cell-to-LAN bridge has been certified by two of four major carriers: While Verizon Wireless continues to posture against any but very limited uses of its 3G cellular networks, its two largest domestic competitors have certified Junxion wireless wide area network (WWAN) to LAN/WAN bridge. The Junxion Box was one of the first of its class—a few devices in limited distribution preceded it—and has faced continued skepticism about carrier adoption even as the company has pushed boxes out the door. They don’t disclose sales figures, but they look awfully happy these days.
At CTIA, both Sprint Nextel and Cingular had Junxion Boxes in their booths and actively talked up the product as a wireline failsafe and a mobile workgroup device, among other purposes.
Unlike most competing devices, including the Linksys box that Sprint will resell primarily for the consumer market, the Junxion equipment can accept most PC Cards using most 2.5G and 3G standards, including EVDO and UMTS. The Junxion has an Ethernet switch and built-in Wi-Fi. It can also create a VPN connection from itself to an end-point elsewhere. Junxion offers a variety of management tools to help larger firms pull together statistics and configure units as a whole rather than one at a time, even when in the field.
Posted by Glennf at April 15, 2006 3:44 PM