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InCar Hotspot Wireless Access Now Includes GLK-Class

Emmanuel P January 5, 2011


Mercedes-Benz has now included in its list of InCar Hotspot-enabled vehicles its GLK-Class SUV. Previously, only the the GL-Class (X164), the M-Class (W164) C-Class (W/S204), the CL-Class (C216), the E-Class (W/S212) and S-Class (W/V221) cars had this unique accessory available. Seven Mercedes-Benz models can now be equipped with wireless net access for people who simply cannot be out of touch from the Internet for long.

As with the kits for the other vehicle models, four devices, such as a laptop, smartphone, iPod touch and any other wireless-enabled device can be accommodated simultaneously. Signals from the network are received by the car’s antenna, which are channeled to a router specifically designed for automotive applications. Paired with a data-enabled SIM card, the system provides a wireless Internet connection inside the moving vehicle. Data transmission standards supported by this system include HSDPA, UMTS and GSM / EDGE. It goes without saying that connectivity and bandwidth are network-dependent variables and may vary from location to location. The retrofit kit for the GLK is part number A204 900 5705 and costs around $1,200 without installation.

Source: MB Passion Blog


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