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Falcom Samba 75 - Integrated Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE Engine

Falcom Samba 75

Falcom Samba 75 is a plug-and-play, compact, light-weight, wireless modem that provides EDGE, GPRS and GSM connectivity for portable, handheld computers and others.

The SAMBA75 maintains the same form-factor of the well-known SAMBA GSM/GPRS modem. It allows subscribers to send and receive data, including digital images, web pages and photographs, with a transfer rate three times higher than possible with GSM/GPRS network. It supports SMS, fax & MMS. The SAMBA75 is designed for use on any GSM network in the world, it is a Quad Band EDGE and GSM/GPRS engine that works on the four frequencies GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS 1800 MHz and PCS 1900 MHz and it can be used in all existing GSM networks in Europe, the U.S.A. and Asia.

This full type approved integrated modem constitutes a self contained, fully integrated implementation of the GSM/GPRS and EDGE functionalities. The SAMBA75 provides an integrated SIM card reader and an internal GSM antenna. The physical interface to the modem application is made through an embedded USB connector.


General Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE modem
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
class 4 (2 W) for EGSM900
class 1 (1 W) for DCS1800 / PCS1900
small size and low power consumption
Voice, SMS, MMS
compliant to GSM Phase 2/2+
Fax and data transmission without extra hardware
internal 3 V SIM interface
easy remote control by AT commands for dedicated applications
fully type approved according to GSM phase 2+ specification
fully shielded and ready-to-use
Electrical characteristics power supply: +5 V DC (through USB port)
Physical characteristics dimensions: (L x W x H) 88.7 x 37.6 x 12.6 mm
weight: 79 g
normal range temperature: -30 °C to +65 °C
restricted operation: -25 °C to -20 °C and +55 °C to +70 °C
Basic features telephony (TCH/FS) and emergency calls
full rate, enhanced full rate, half rate and adaptive multi rate
dual tone multi frequency function (DTMF)
SMS (GSM and GPRS mode): text and PDU, point to point MT and MO, SMS cell broadcast
WAP compliant and compliant with SMG 31
GSM features transparent and non transparent up to 9600 bps
group 3: class 1, class 2, alternate speech and fax, MNP 2
GSM services call forwarding, call barring, multiparty, call waiting and call hold, calling line identity, advice of charge, USSD, closed user group
GPRS features data downlink transfer: max. 85.6 kbps
data uplink transfer: max. 42.8 kbps
multi-slot class 12, coding schemes CS-1 to CS-4, GPRS class B
using TCP/IP stack
EDGE features data transfer max. 384 kbit/s
provides audio/video streaming
multi-slot class 10, coding schemes MCS-1 ... MCS-9
Other features SM, FD, LD, MC, RC, ON, ME + SIM phone book management
fixed dialling number, SIM toolkit class 2
SIM, network and service provider locks
real time clock
alarm management
UCS 2 character set management
Interfaces internal SIM interface: 3 V only
USB serial link
firmware upgrade: over USB interface and SIM card
Hardware requirements a valid SIM card
free compatible USB port
appr. 6 Mb of free hard disk space
Pentium® 90 or higher with CD-ROM drive
Software requirements OS: Windows® 2000/XP
HyperModem or other terminal programs
web-browser and e-mail client


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