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SpectraLink Unveils New Generation of Enterprise Wireless VoIP Telephones

SpectraLink Corporation, has announced the next generation of its market-leading 802.11-based NetLink Wireless Telephones. The new handsets are being shown and demonstrated at Networld+Interop in Las Vegas at SpectraLink’s booth #6955.

SpectraLink has developed two distinct handsets, the NetLink e340 Wireless Telephone and the NetLink i640 Wireless Telephone, to address the unique requirements of mobile employees in a broad range of industries. In addition, SpectraLink will be introducing a wireless deskset to the NetLink product family to enable enterprises to fully leverage their wireless infrastructure. SpectraLink’s three new products are fully compatible with 802.11b wireless LAN networks and support standard and proprietary IP telephony protocols as well as traditional circuit-switched PBX interfaces.

The NetLink e340 Wireless Telephone is the smallest and lightest wireless VoIP handset available in the market. Designed for general enterprise applications, the NetLink e340 handset delivers advanced business telephone features in a compact handset design. The NetLink i640 Wireless Telephone sets a new standard for durability and functionality. Designed for environments such as hospitals, manufacturing plants, and home improvement stores, the NetLink i640 handset also incorporates an exclusive VoIP multicast push-to-talk capability with an integrated loudspeaker. Both handsets feature an improved user interface utilizing a high-resolution graphic display and softkey menu access.

Complementing its market-leading handheld devices, SpectraLink is also developing wireless fixed telephones to allow enterprises to completely eliminate wiring to the desktop. Incorporating a speakerphone, large display, and special feature keys, the new NetLink Wireless Desksets will be available as standalone devices or as docking stations for the NetLink e340 and NetLink i640 handsets.

“Our new family of NetLink Wireless Telephones is designed to address multiple enterprise applications, bringing mobile employees unparalleled efficiencies in their daily tasks,” said Bruce Holland, president and CEO for SpectraLink. “Leveraging wireless LAN technology to address both mobility and deployment costs of enterprise telephony is a significant step toward the truly wireless workplace.”

The NetLink e340 is priced starting at $399 and the NetLink i640 price starts at $599. Both new products will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2003. NetLink Wireless Desksets will be available early in the fourth quarter of 2003.

Product Overview

SpectraLink’s NetLink Wireless Telephone portfolio is designed to meet the communication needs for enterprises of any size in an array of industries. NetLink Wireless Telephones operate as client devices on wireless LANs utilizing the IEEE 802.11b global standard, allowing converged mobile voice and data applications on a single wireless infrastructure. SpectraLink Voice Priority (SVP), a quality of service (QoS) mechanism, is employed on the wireless LAN to ensure excellent voice quality with minimal impact on data throughput. NetLink Wireless Telephones integrate with the best-selling PBX systems, and support proprietary IP protocols as well as H.323 for enterprise wireless VoIP solutions.

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