Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
GPU Shipments Increased from Previous Quarter
LG to Establish Factory for Electric Vehicle Components in the U.S.
Microsoft Unveils Project Brainwave for Real-time AI
Panasonic Touts 1TB Optical Disc For Storing Cold Data
Google to Detail Titan Security Chip for Cloud Services
Toshiba Puts Weight in Talks With Western Digital on Chips Business Sale
Micron Expands its NVDIMM-N Portfolio
Verizon Raises Prices, Limits Video Quality on Unlimited Plans
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Mobiles > Cisco/M...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, April 27, 2006
Cisco/Motorola Call Wi-Fi Phone Deal Off


Motorola and Cisco Systems have abandoned the development their dual-mode cellular and Wi-Fi phone in favor of phones that would allow multiple devices to work with any vendor's enterprise IP (Internet Protocol) phone switch, a Motorola executive said yesterday.

The companies had announced a partnership last July with plans to develop a device and release it in early 2006. The aim of the project was to let enterprise employees use one phone both outside and inside the office, with calls smoothly shifting over to a wireless LAN in the office and to the cell network outside the office.

Typical office phone features, such as dialing by extension within the enterprise, would be built-in.

The Motorola-Cisco partnership remains, but development has ended on the planned product, which never had an official name, according to John DeFeo, Motorola Corporate Vice President of enterprise products.

"It just simply took too long to get it moving," DeFeo said. "The market is moving very fast." Among other things, the industrial design of the device and the wireless LAN radio to be used in it were too old to make for an appealing product, he said. The development process involved coordinating product road maps between the two companies and working with mobile operators that would offer the phones, DeFeo said.

The planned device was to follow the CN620, a phone jointly developed by Motorola, Symbol Technologies, and Avaya, DeFeo said. Unlike the CN620, it would have been fully interoperable with Cisco's CallManager IP PBX (private branch exchange) and wireless LAN gear.

Motorola's new approach will be to develop a single platform that can be used for any dual-mode device the company wants to make and will work with IP PBXes from all vendors, DeFeo said.

He would not say when the first products based on that platform would be available. Motorola wants to branch out to many devices in order to support the same type of roaming capability for applications such as instant messaging, push-to-talk and location-based services, he said.

Meanwhile, Motorola has introduced other dual-mode phones that offer fixed-mobile convergence using other technological approaches, such as UMA (unlicensed mobile access), DeFeo said.

Cisco representatives were not available for comment.


Previous
Next
MPEG LA Signing IPR Protection Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese Partners        All News        Microsoft EU Battle Gets Technical
Nokia Agrees to Pay InterDigital $253 Million     Mobiles News      Nokia Introduces Three New Multimedia Mobiles

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Motorola's G5S and G5S Plus are Official
New Motorola Z2 Force Edition Comes With 360-degree Camera Mod
New Moto Z2 Play Has a Higher Price, Comes With New Moto Mods
New Alcatel A30 and Moto G5 Plus Available On Amazon
New Budget-friendly Moto G5 and G5 Plus Come With Metal Designs
Motorola Introduces New Moto Z Play and Hasselblad True Zoom
Lenovo To Release Motorola Modular Smartphone
Motorola Moto 360 Sport Watch Launching Next Month
Cisco and Ericsson Partner On Future Networking Technologies
Droid Turbo 2 Coming In Europe As The Moto X Force
Motorola Introduces New DROID Turbo 2 and DROID Maxx 2
Motorola Outlines Android Marshmallow Update Plans

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .