Motorola, Avaya, Proxim To Create Multi-Network Enterprise Voice/Data System
Jan 14, 2003, 5:53 PM by (staff)
Motorola, Avaya, and Proxim today announced they will collaborate on the creation and deployment of converged cellular, Wireless LAN (WLAN), and Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony solutions. These solutions will be enabled by an array of new products, including a Wi-Fi/cellular dual-system phone from Motorola, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-enabled IP Telephony software from Avaya, and voice enabled WLAN infrastructure from Proxim. The jointly-developed, standards-based solutions will support contiguous voice and data service across enterprise networks, public cellular networks, and public hotspot WLANs based on 802.11 technology (Wi-Fi). Trials of the joint solution are expected to begin in the second half of 2003.
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