Motorola, Proxim, Avaya Team For Mobility

Sulkin, Allan
September 2004
Business Communications Review;Sep2004, Vol. 34 Issue 9, p60
Trade Publication
The article reports that Motorola Inc., Proxim Inc., and Avaya Inc. have partnered to bring to market the first dual-network (802.11 WLAN/GSM cellular) mobile handset that works as an extension behind an IP-PBX system. The Enterprise Seamless Mobility solution is designed to simplify business communications by using a single mobile device that can satisfy on- and off-premises communications requirements. Although the first release works only with an Avaya/Proxim network infrastructure, the solution will work with WLAN equipment from other vendors in future releases. Avaya claims to have successfully tested a significant percentage of its Communications Manager software generic features with the CN620 and will release details shortly. Motorola, Avaya and Proxim believe that the newly enhanced W3I0 and W110 products resolve the issues acting as barriers for 802.11 voice communications, making the 802.11 wireless handset experience comparable to a wired desktop telephone. By distributing the infrastructure cost to a wider range of station users, entry costs for the new Enterprise Seamless Mobility offering would be more affordable for new CN620 station users.


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