introduced its new Cisco Wireless-G IP iPhone. The device is the latest edition to the Linksys IP phone product family offering VoIP connectivity via WiFi Internet access. The WIP310 is an ideal solution for voice service providers and IP telephony value-added resellers who want to expand their voice communication offerings to consumers or small businesses by extending voice mobility capabilities with an 802.11 b/g/n WiFi infrastructure.
The Linksys by Cisco iPhone voice solutions is designed to harness the power of the Internet offering more than basic voice communication by integrating Internet connectivity and access to dynamic multimedia content like live weather updates and local search. The WIP310 is also the first
Linksys WiFi Phone to ease service provider integration utilizing the same robust Linksys session initiation protocol (SIP) implementation and
provisioning software found in the Linksys market leading ATAs and IP phones for quick interoperability minimizing service certification lead-time and customer service training.
The standards-based WIP310 phone is SIP compliant and is designed to work seamlessly with various standard-compliant IP phones and gateway products. In addition to SIP compliance, the phone additionally provides access to unique technical features including:
- 802.11b/g wireless LAN access (11 channels for North America, 13 channels for Europe)
- Wireless data rates to 54 Mbps
- 64- and 128-bit WEP and WPA Personal wireless encryption modes
- WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)
- 802.11e WiFi multimedia QOS
- Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery (U-APSD)
- WiFi auto-connection (Prioritized List)
Physical features include:
- 1.8-inch backlit TFT LCD
- Ports support stereo/mono ear phone jack and mini USB
- Approximately 3-hours of talk time and approximately 50-hours standby time
- Visual and audible ringing notification
- Polyphonic ring tone
- Speakerphone capability
- Two-tone LED indicates phone charging status
Additional Service Provider Benefits
Linksys by Cisco voice products also present service providers with increased revenue opportunities from the multiple management tools included in the device. Linksys iPhones including the WIP310 offer a Web GUI or PC-based set-up wizard designed for quick system integration. Should the WIP310 require any firmware upgrades, they could be easily accomplished by the end-user through an executable utility, which only requires connecting the phone to a PC with a USB cable or wirelessly via the Linksys secure remote mass provisioning and upgrade architecture.
Additionally all Linksys by Cisco voice products incorporate Linksys VoIP device management mechanisms including Secure Remote Provisioning, IP Media Loopback and Service Assurance Logging features. These capabilities give service providers the capability to reduce their system development time, standard processes and training expenses that have historically impacted their financial bottom-line.
Pricing and Availability
The Linksys by Cisco Wireless-G IP iPhone (WIP310) is designed for integration into service provider networks. The WIP310 is scheduled to be available in the third calendar quarter from Linksys approved service providers and value added resellers with a suggested price of $199.99. Please contact your local service provider or Linksys reseller for availability or visit http://www.linksys.com to locate service providers carrying Linksys products.