Users eye wireless voice/data unification

Hochmuth, Phil
June 2005
Network World;6/20/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 24, p22
Trade Publication
As forward-looking companies move of legacy PBX to VoIP infrastructures, even bolder groups of users are looking to literally cut the cord connecting employees to 20th-century voice technology. This article reports the move of most companies from local area network (LAN)-based VoIP to voice over wireless LANs (VoWi-Fi). One organization using campus-based VoWi-Fi is the state of New York court system. In courthouses in Manhattan and the Bronx, New York, several dozen Nortel Networks Corp. wireless LAN IP phones are deployed to court officers and other personnel, who use the phones as a complementary voice communication device, along with standard shortwave radios.


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