Using Windows Mobile-based voice over wireless LAN smart phones combined with a wireless services manager and a network services manager, Motorola provides enterprise users with mobile access to voice and data services typically tethered to the desk.
Motorola introduced a unified, enterprise-class wireless communications
platform Nov. 11 that combines Windows Mobile-based voice over wireless LAN
smart phones with two servers, one for integration with traditional office PBX
systems and the other for providing centralized provisioning and device
Designed to provide enterprise users with mobile access to voice and data
services normally tethered to the desk, Motorola said its TEAM
(Total Enterprise Access and Mobility) solution turns a traditional desktop
into a mobile virtual office.
"The TEAM solution is designed from
the ground up to provide the voice quality, interoperability, mobility,
scalability, security and user experiences that enterprises want," Imran
Akbar, Motorola's vice president and general manager of Converged Enterprise
Communications, said in a statement. "The TEAM
solution is architected as a non-intrusive overlay and can be easily deployed
without changes to existing infrastructure."
According to Motorola, of Schaumberg, Ill.,
the TEAM solution takes VoWLAN beyond voice
with mobile e-mail, calendar/contact syncing, text messaging, Internet/intranet
access and the flexibility of Windows Mobile 6.1 for business applications. In
addition to offering telephony services integrated with the PBX and
enterprise-grade push-to-talk, the TEAM
solution can also interoperate with existing two-way radio systems.
The TEAM solution is integrated into
existing WLAN and PBX infrastructures, creating a single common platform for
the delivery of integrated voice and data services. TEAM
includes two servers: a WSM (wireless
services manager) and an NSM (network
services manager). The WSM provides
push-to-talk services, text messaging and PBX interoperability, while the NSM
provides centralized provisioning and management.
The system can scale from a few users to as many as 4,500 users. Motorola
said the system will also easily incorporate future features, including
dual-mode (VoWLAN and cellular), and the extension of services to other
voice-capable Motorola devices such as mobile computers and bar code scanners.
A recent research report from Frost & Sullivan predicts the North
American market for enterprise VoWLAN devices will grow from $110.5 million in
2007 to $2.15 billion in 2014.
"Our customers are demanding enterprise-grade voice and data solutions
that can help them improve productivity while reducing operating costs,"
said Darryl Morin, CEO of Advanced Wireless.
Motorola's VoWLAN solution is available now in North America
through the company's PartnerSelect program. Global availability is planned for
early next year.