Ascomís Voice Over WI-FIģ Handsets Powered By Texas Instruments VOIP And Wireless LAN Technologies
TIís Wireless LAN IP Phone Platform Delivers Portability, Enhanced Features to IP Phones
STOCKHOLM (May 9, 2006) - Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) and Ascom Wireless Solutions, a market leader in on-site wireless communication throughout Europe, announced that Ascomís i75 voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) handsets are leveraging TIís Wireless LAN (WLAN) IP phone platform, the TNETV1700. TIís integrated hardware and software solution delivers the performance and low power required for Ascom to deliver extended talk and standby times to its enterprise customers, and enhanced features such as wireless telephony, alarm and messaging.
ďWith over 50 years of experience in on-site wireless communications, Ascom is continuously taking strides to deliver exceptional mobility to its customers,Ē said Staffan Ornbratt, product manager, VoWiFi system, Ascom Wireless Solutions. ďLeveraging TIís leadership VoIP and wireless technology allows Ascom to offer a VoWiFi experience that increases overall efficiency and productivity of its users.Ē
TIís TNETV1700 WLAN IP phone platform serves at the center of Ascomís i75 handsets that support both the 802.11b and 802.11g radio networks, as well as the 802.11i and 802.11e standards for an increased level of security and voice quality. The VoWiFi handsets offer longer talk and standby times based on the high performance and ultra-low power consumption that the TNETV1700 delivers. Built-in programmability allows for easy upgrades or expansions as standards and capabilities evolve.
The Ascom i75 handsets are part of Ascomís complete, standards-based VoWiFi package that also includes a smart, robust messaging system, VoIP gateway that can be integrated with current communications networks, and a Portable Device Manager that simplifies network administration tasks. Ascom offers two designs of its i75 handsets that are targeted at the healthcare and heavy industry segments.
ďWe are pleased to be working with Ascom to bring a higher quality, more productive experience to enterprise IP phone users through our VoIP and WLAN technology,Ē said Pamela Jordan, WLAN IP Phone product manager, Texas Instruments. ďBy leveraging our programmable WLAN IP phone platform, Ascom provides investment protection for its customers, including the ability to update systems through software to enhance capabilities or further increase talk and standby times.Ē
Targeted at the enterprise and residential markets, TIís WLAN IP phone platform is a complete solution designed to help developers get to market fast. It includes the TNETV1700 VoWLAN processor, based on TIís proven, power-efficient OMAPTM architecture used worldwide today by wireless leaders, and TIís TNETW1230 WLAN chipset with software support to meet existing and evolving standards. TIís award winning Telogy SoftwareTM for VoIP provides the industryís leading voice processing software, and supports the transport of toll quality voice over WLAN networks.
Other TI technology completing the solution includes the TPS65013 power management conversion IC that provides more than 95 percent power efficiency and steps-down power partitions during periods of call inactivity; and the highly integrated TLV320AIC21C dual codec with interfaces to handset, headset, speakerphone and microphone.
For more information about TIís TNETV1700 WLAN IP phone platform, visit www.ti.com/voip.
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