Tuesday, January 2, 2007

SpectraLink Shows its Next Generation Wi-Fi Telephones

SpectraLink announced its next-generation Wi-Fi telephony handsets supporting IEEE 802.11a, b and g radio standards.

The new NetLink 8000 Series handsets are enterprise-grade handsets designed for long talk times (four, six and eight hours depending on model) added durability and resilience.

Two models are available: the basic NetLink 8020 Wireless Telephone, and the enhanced NetLink 8030 Wireless Telephone supporting SpectraLink's exclusive integrated push-to-talk (PTT) capabilities, now enhanced with 24 PTT channels plus a unique priority channel for emergency broadcast applications.

The handsets can use either SpectraLink Voice Priority (SVP) or Wireless Multimedia (WMM) (depending on Wi-Fi infrastructure support). Security includes Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2).

List price for the NetLink 8020 Wireless Telephone is $595, while the PTT-enabled NetLink 8030 Wireless Telephone is priced at $675.