NetComm Limited announces the release of its 3G Travel Router t1. A true wireless 3G hotspot, the tiny t1 unit needs no power or Internet cables and can keep multiple wireless devices connected on the fly in the car, office, hotel room or walking down the street. Running off an internal battery, highly mobile users are free of the need to set up cables in whatever temporary situation they find themselves operating in.

NetComm Limited announces the release of its 3G Travel Router t1. A true wireless 3G hotspot, the tiny t1 unit needs no power or Internet cables and can keep multiple wireless devices connected on the fly in the car, office, hotel room or walking down the street. Running off an internal battery, highly mobile users are free of the need to set up cables in whatever temporary situation they find themselves operating in.

The t1 is the pocket-sized version of the NetComm 3G17WN, another non-embedded 3G modem-router. Both of these allow connection via ADSL, but for true portability, inserting a 3G dongle permits sharing of the service via Ethernet cable or through Wireless b/g/n (up to 150Mbps). Alternatively, the 3G dongle can be used for automatic failover in case the ADSL connection is lost.

The sleek and attractive t1 unit is just 103mm (L) x 76mm (W) x 22mm (H), which is similar to many PDA devices and small enough to fit in a pocket. Battery life in usage mode is about 2.5 5 hours, but there is the option of using a power cable to allow indefinite operation.

The 3G17WN is a larger desktop unit with an external antenna.

The connectivity offered by these 3G devices is invaluable when private or business users find themselves in a situation where ADSL is not available or below optimum speed. The 3G capability is then ideal either as a primary connection method or as a failover option. Likewise, dongle modems alone can sometimes provide poor reception, which is very frustrating if someone has little choice about where they set up their computer in a meeting or other situation. But using their Wi-Fi functionality, the NetComm devices can be placed to allow maximum reception for the dongle, whilst users connect to them wirelessly

Helping travelers avoid smartphone bill shock from overseas roaming and data downloads is one advantage that the t1 can offer. The devices Ethernet port allows phone owners to access the Net from (for example) their hotel rooms Ethernet connection. They can then use the t1 as a Wi-Fi access point to get their phone online instead of depending on the foreign 3G network. Similarly, small groups of people travelling together could access the Internet via the one connection instead of all of them paying for 3G dongles or phone roaming.

Whatever the scenario, from professional business travel, temporary offices or family holidays, the NetComm t1 and the 3G17WN have the capacity and flexibility to provide an Internet connection with the minimum of hassle and hardware.

To see NetComms range of 3G, ADSL and Hotspot devices, please visit their stand (2B119 Hall 2) during the MWC or contact:

Brett Stevens (BrettS@netcomm.com.au +61 450 556 129) or

Karen McCrum (KarenM@netcomm.com.au +61 420 960 409)

About NetComm Limited

With over 27 years, experience, NetComm Limited is Australias leading developer of broadband Internet products and services. With particular expertise in 3G/HSPA devices, NetComm offers a diverse product portfolio addressing business, consumer and specialized vertical industries.

NetComm delivers leading-edge wireless 3G broadband solutions, data communication products, and Internet productivity services to meet the requirement of Carriers, ISPs and System Integrators throughout the world.

The company has a history of sustained growth and innovation, and is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: NTC).