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SYMBOL DEBUTS WIRELESS VOIP HANDSET WITH ACCEPTED STANDARDS.



Symbol Technologies has introduced the first wireless Voice- over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) handset that supports the two most widely adopted technology standards for wireless data and wired voice transmissions. The new Spectrum24 NetVision Phone is the only wireless VoIP See voice over Wi-Fi.  product that operates on both IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, www.ieee.org) A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. 802.11b 11 Mbps Direct Sequence (DS) wireless local area networks (LANs) and International Telecommunications Union See ITU.

(body, standard) International Telecommunications Union - (ITU) ITU-T, the telecommunication standardisation sector of ITU, is responsible for making technical recommendations about telephone and data (including fax) communications systems for PTTs and suppliers.
 (ITU (International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland, www.itu.ch) A telecommunications standards body that is under the auspices of the United Nations. Comprising more than 185 member countries, the ITU sets standards for global telecom networks. ) H.323 standard-based telephony systems.

Symbol sells the NetVision Phone directly to its core customers and indirectly to its community of wireless VoIP telephony and channel partners through OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and  and reseller agreements. The new NetVision handset allows enterprise customers to add wireless voice connections to their in-building wireless LANs and achieve mobility with the same level of functionality as their existing Ethernet desktop phone systems. Symbol expects the demand for in-building VoIP wireless handsets, like NetVision, to grow proportionally with the adoption of 802.11b wireless LANs, as enterprise customers extend their wired networks to support wireless PDAs, laptop PCs, and yet-to-be developed converged voice and data devices.

"This remarkable product and technology innovation was a creative engineering effort designed to capitalize on Cap´i`tal`ize on`   

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 the growing installed base of 802.11b 11Mpbs enterprise wireless LANs by adding enterprise level telephony capabilities," said Tomo Razmilovic Tomo Razmilovic (born 31 May 1942) is a Croatian businessman. He is the former chief executive officer of Long Island, New York-based Symbol Technologies. Currently, the United States Government considers him a fugitive, with the United States Postal Inspection Service offering a , chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Symbol Technologies, Inc. "With in-building wireless and telephony standards widely adopted, NetVision gives our customers a flexible and cost effective way to gain open standards based mobility through wireless telephony."

The NetVision product competes in the fastest growing area of the in- building wireless market, the converged voice and data segment, which operates on the ISM See ISM band.  (Industrial, Scientific, Medical) 2.4 GHz band.

According to the April 2001 release of "The Wireless Business Connection", the market for wireless handsets on 802.11b converged voice and data networks will have an annual growth rate of over 220 per cent for the next two years, with roughly 60,000 handsets shipping in 2001, and over 200,000 shipping in 2002. "If we combine this with the growth for Wi-Fi wireless LANs, currently approaching a $1 billion market worldwide, we believe that companies will see the benefits of adding wireless telephony to their wireless data networks," said Shelly Tyler, senior analyst, InfoTech.

The Symbol wireless VoIP product set features the NetVision family products resold with the Ericsson WebSwitch 2000 and the recently announced Ericsson WebSwitch 100 G4, a four-port desktop gateway for small business. The new NetVision phone will support these products in its initial roll out.

The wireless VoIP handset is designed to integrate directly into the Nortel Networks ITG ITG In the Groove
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 Product line, Mitel IPERA 2000, Cisco AVVID/Call Manager, while firmware has been developed to support a host of other telephony systems from Alcatel, Innovaphone, Motorola, Vegastream, and more.

When integrated with gateway products, the NetVision wireless VoIP handset supports PBX (Private Branch eXchange) An inhouse telephone switching system that interconnects telephone extensions to each other as well as to the outside telephone network (PSTN).  (Private Branch Exchange) supplementary services, such as call waiting, call transfer, conferencing, call park, paging, as well as Symbol's added mobility features, including, intercom mode (walkie-talkie), text messaging, and pre-emptive pre·emp·tive or pre-emp·tive  
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 roaming.

The NetVision phone also supports Symbol's Quality-of-Service (QoS) voice prioritization to guarantee high voice quality.

About Symbol Technologies

Symbol Technologies, winner of the National Medal of Technology, is a global leader in mobile data transaction systems, providing innovative customer solutions based on wireless local area networking for data and voice, application-specific mobile computing and bar code data capture. Symbol's wireless information appliances connect the physical world of people on the move, packages, paper and shipping pallets, to information systems and the Internet. Today, some 10 million Symbol bar code scanners, mobile computers and wireless LANs are utilized worldwide in markets ranging from retailing to transportation and distribution logistics, manufacturing, parcel and postal delivery, government, healthcare and education. Symbol's systems and products are used to increase productivity from the factory floor to the retail store, to the enterprise and out to the home.

For more information, visit http://www.symbol.com or call 44-(0) 118 9457427.
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