Nova media ( has unveiled launch2net Premium, an US$49.90, 3G connection manager with the ability to share your Mac’s 3G connection with iPads and other devices.

Launch2net Premium supports most 3G surfsticks available and already includes connection settings for network providers worldwide. Connection information is provided by a statistics feature. It also includes an integrated SMS text message manager with support for multipart and multigroup text messages and is linked to the address book of Mac OS X.

Launch2net Premium can share a 3G modem connection using its Mobile Hub technology. Mobile Hub turns a Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspot with just a few clicks and allows other WLAN devices to log into the new network just like any other Wi-Fi network. Mobile Hub features a blacklist to deny access and offers WEP 128-bit security.

Launch2net Premium requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.5.x or 10.6.x. A demo version of launch2net Premium is available for download. Updates from previous version are free for all users who bought a license of launch2net after March 1, and approximately $26 for all other launch2net customers.