Panasonic Develops Two Prototypes of Wireless LAN-equipped Mobile Phones
- High quality IP TV mobile phone and DLNA (*1) compliant mobile phone -
Nov 30, 2006 - Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. (President: Yoshiaki Kushiki) announced that it has developed two prototypes of mobile phones equipped with wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g (*2)) module. Using wireless LAN module, the handset could be utilized as high quality IP TV phone or as player, server, and controller to enjoy rich digital contents wirelessly with DLNA compliant products at home. These two prototypes will be exhibited at its booth at the ITU TELECOM WORLD 2006 to be held in Hong Kong, China from December 4 to 8.
The first prototype handset could be used as in-house IP phone utilizing an internal wireless LAN network which enables the user to enjoy IP TV phone function with high quality voice and motion picture at up to 30fps (frames per second).
Using the prototype handset with DLNA function as a player, the user could enjoy streaming of high quality movie contents from DLNA compliant server. If the handset is used as a server, the user could see still pictures taken by the mobile phone at DLNA compliant products such as TV or PC. Moreover, the user could operate DLNA compliant products to watch digital contents using the handset as a controller.
(*1) DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
The digital home is an evolution of the idea that PCs, consumer electronics and mobile devices should work together seamlessly through a wired or wireless network to share digital media within a home environment. Digital living extends that idea to reach beyond the home and to include sharing content while traveling, from the office, or any other possible scenario outside of the home.
The handset that will be exhibited at the booth is prototype, and is not DLNA certified.
A wireless LAN standard released by Working Group 11 of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) LAN Standards Committee, IEEE802.11b/g works in the 2.4 GHz band. and operates at a maximum raw data rate of 11Mbps(IEEE802.11b)/54Mbps(IEEE802.11g).
About Panasonic Mobile Communications
Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., whose headquarters are based in Yokohama, Japan, is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of mobile communications products. As one of the main business domains for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., best known for its Panasonic brand digital electronics, Panasonic has been developing cutting edge technologies since its establishment in 1958, including the world’s first 3G video handset for the Japanese market in 2001. Panasonic is committed in providing added-value solutions to end-users through its mobile communication products. For more information, please visit www.panasonic.co.jp/pmc/en
Best known by its Panasonic brand name, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of US$76.02 billion for the year ended March 31, 2006. The company’s shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:MC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company’s website at http://panasonic.net/.
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