quote) just announced it added a platform which opens the doors to
the development of a high-performance Wireless LAN (WLAN) IP phones. The
possibility of creating such a device is expected to enhance the
company�s suite of Voice over IP (VoIP)
tutorial) products. The company says its product will benefit users
wanting to save money by using IP-based communications.
Users of the new TI�s
TNETV1600-based WLAN IP phones for enterprise and residential
applications will be able roam throughout an enterprise campus or home,
check email and access other data services.
"Being active in the onsite
communication field for many years, we are always looking to evolve our
solutions with new technology. The combination of VoIP and WLAN is a
very promising platform for our target market segments," said Stefan
Bramberg, CTO of Ascom Wireless Solutions, provider of
enterprise mobility terminals throughout Europe. "This
cooperation between Ascom WS and TI will greatly enhance our feature set
and time to market for new portable handsets.
Wireless LAN (WLAN) IP phone technology TNETV1600 is based on the
company�s OMAP16xx architecture, which is commonly utilized in cell
phones. The company says that its new technology bundle will allow
developers to manufacture WLAN IP phones with talk and standby time
comparable to mobile phones.
TI's TNETW1230 WLAN is
equipped with a chipset with software support to meet existing and
developing standards, and TI's Telogy Software for VoIP, a voice
processing software that supports the transport of toll quality voice
over WLAN networks. Additional TI technology used in the design includes
the TLV320AIC22C dual channel codec, integrating drivers for handset and
headset on one chip and the TPS65010 power management product, a fully
integrated battery management/power management IC. TI is further
implementing standards-based and pre-standard security features in this
platform to offer comprehensive and secure Voice over WLAN
�Coupling broadband telephony
with mobility presents tremendous cost savings, flexibility and new
feature opportunities for consumers using residential VoIP," said
Jeffrey A. Citron, chairman and CEO of Vonage. "Also, business travelers
whose mobile phones don't work overseas or who pay expensive roaming
fees can benefit from WLAN IP phones as well. As the market leader in
VoIP and WLAN, it makes sense for TI to enable the creation of these
next-generation IP-based portable devices, and we're pleased to be
working closely with them to broaden the reach
of this technology."
|Johanne Torres is the assistant editor for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was
the assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She
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