- 25 July 2005 09:40
Zultys raises the stakes as VoIP goes wireless
Powerful WIP 2 WiFi phone takes IP telephony beyond the desktop
SYDNEY, July 25, 2005 – Zultys Technologies today added another member to its family of award-winning VoIP products by announcing the release of the WIP 2 wireless IP phone. The WIP 2 delivers the full functionality and ease of use of a desktop IP phone in a handy mobile format, providing seamless connectivity as users roam throughout an enterprise.
“Nearly 80% of our customers have asked us about WiFi VoIP products,” said Tony Warhurst, Director of Business Development, Oceania at Zultys Technologies Australia. “They tell us they would like the ability to take their desktop IP phone with them rather than have a second mobile unit with reduced capability. Other WiFi IP phones coming into the market today don’t provide users with enough features or sufficient battery life. The WIP 2 excels in all areas.”
The WIP 2 wireless IP phone contains all of the features and functionality found in the ZIP 2x2 desktop IP phone, announced in March of this year. The WIP 2 is built entirely on open standards and runs on a highly stable, real-time Linux operating system. The phone is compatible with any IP telephony system using SIP (Session Initiation Protocol), providing customers with greater flexibility in their telephony system. The WIP 2 is the first wireless IP phone to provide presence, and also offers two call appearances, voice encryption, paging, 3-way conferencing, instant messaging, and all standard telephony functions. This makes the WIP 2 ideal for a number of different applications and environments.
The WIP 2 is unique in its ability to give users significant talk and standby time. The phone provides better battery life than any product on the market, giving users four hours of continuous talk time and 12 hours of standby time. The phone makes it easy for a user to access all commonly used functions, such as hold, transfer, and DND.
As with the ZIP wired phones, the WIP 2 incorporates Zultys’ patented jitter buffer for superior speech quality even under network conditions that are less than ideal. In speaker-phone mode, full duplex acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) ensures optimal sound quality. Users can dial a destination by phone number, SIP address, or IP address. A SIP address can be abbreviated, for example to “sales.” Hot key dialing allows users to review and edit the destination address prior to calling. The integral phone book allows entries to be easily searched, inserted, modified, and deleted.
Another clever feature is the way the phone handles paging. The paging feature is supported on the MX family of IP PBX products from Zultys. Using a single button on the WIP 2, a user can initiate paging to a group, thereby emulating “push to talk” capabilities within the enterprise. Such a feature is invaluable in construction areas, medical facilities, or any other organisation where immediate communications is mandatory.
The WIP 2 from Zultys can be used as a desktop phone, yet allows employees to move around the office and retain full control of their availability and communications. The phone’s presence feature will indicate whether the user is available, in a meeting, on the phone, or busy. The WIP 2 can equally be used as an extension to an existing office system or as a cost effective way to provide phone service prior to cabling a site.
Pricing and Availability
The WIP 2 is in trials now with quantity shipments beginning in November. Pricing for the WIP 2 will be announced in September.
About Zultys Technologies
Incorporated in 2001, Zultys Technologies has its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. Zultys designs and manufactures products that converge telecommunications and data communications for businesses. Zultys develops its hardware and software specifically to create products that deliver completely integrated solutions, allowing for ease of deployment, management, and use. These products support multiple languages and are based on open standards to ensure interoperability in a network. After installation, productivity increases and operating costs decrease. Zultys sells its products worldwide and has distribution today in 114 countries. For more information on Zultys or its products, access: http://www.zultys.com.
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