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Multi-Tech Systems CTIA Cellular Development Platform Giveaway Winners Ready to ?Get Their Geek On?

Multi-Tech Systems CTIA Cellular Development Platform Giveaway Winners Ready to “Get Their Geek On”

Multi-Tech's Get Your Geek On ad from CTIA

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 21, 2011

Multi-Tech Systems, a world leading manufacturer of cellular modems for M2M (machine-to-machine) communications, announces the successful completion of a promotional giveaway conducted during the International CTIA convention held in Orlando, Florida, March 22-24, 2011. The giveaway coincided with the general release of the next generation of the company’s Cellular Development Platform (CDP), a complete, application-ready hardware solution featuring an OpenEmbedded Linux development environment to enable 3G cellular connectivity for business applications. The promotion invited attendees to “get their geek on” and become eligible for the giveaway by participating in a CDP demonstration to learn more about the enhancements to the product. For each of the three days of the convention, an eligible participant was awarded a free CDP developer kit and a free 90-day data plan courtesy of Sprint. All three winners have been notified and their Sprint activated CDP developer kits have been received.

Now companies in a variety of industries, such as transportation, healthcare, security or systems integration, can leverage the Cellular Development Platform to simplify the development and deployment processes. The CDP uses Linux-based open source software allowing a developer to take advantage of the variety of programming languages (C, C++, C#, Java, Python, Perl, Ruby, PHP), libraries (OpenSSL, XML) and applications (SQLite, lighttpd, SSH, SFTP) that exist in the open source community. The hardware, which includes an ARM9 processor, 64 MG memory, 2G or 3G cellular modem and GPS, 36-pin GPIO connection (using I2C, SPI, ADC), USB host, and RS-232 and Ethernet connections, provides a complete one-box solution to host an application and easily integrate a variety of devices and sensors. To support development on the CDP, a developer community is available to share resources and provide direct access to Multi-Tech’s hardware and software engineers at The Cellular Development Platform hardware, software and support solution represents the most complete offering in the marketplace, significantly reducing the barriers of high development costs and long development cycles previously experienced by companies looking to add M2M communications to their application.

Application developers, hardware engineers and other interested parties ready to “get their geek on” are invited to learn more about the Cellular Development Platform by attending a developer webinar or exploring the developer community. A whitepaper outlining options for enabling cellular connectivity, video demonstrations, application stories and other resources are also available by visiting the CDP product page on the company website. For a limited time, the same CDP developer kit awarded to the CTIA giveaway winners, which includes all the accessories and cables required to begin developing and testing, is available for purchase for $ 299 exclusively on the Multi-Tech ecommerce site and Sprint models include a complimentary 90-day Sprint data plan.

About Multi-Tech Systems

Multi-Tech® Systems is a global manufacturer of award-winning device and embedded modems and Unified Communications products that connect data over cellular networks from anywhere in the world. As a leader in the industry for 40 years, Multi-Tech’s reputation for reliability and innovative design is evident with 80+ patents, 20+ million devices being used by thousands of customers worldwide and certifications from more than 30 carriers and over 80 countries. Multi-Tech is certified by the WBENC as a Women’s Business Enterprise and by C-TPAT (Customs–Trade Partnership Against Terrorism). Visit

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